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  • Watch live: Senate impeachment trial: Trump’s defense team makes their case

    (CNN) — The tables have turned in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. After three days of arguments from the House impeachment managers, the President’s legal team has taken over the Senate floor to deliver their side of the story, detailing the defense of the President against the two articles of impeachment. “You heard the House managers speak for nearly 24 hours over three days,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said on the floor of the Senate as he began […]

  • Popular wine maker springs leak that spills into river

     More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled into a river near Sonoma County, California, as the result of a blending tank door at Rodney Strong Vineyards popping open, according to a report from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. CNN affiliate KGO reports.

  • 34 US service members diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after Iranian missile strike

    Thirty-four US service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq earlier this month, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday. Seventeen service members who were injured have since returned to duty in Iraq, sixteen of whom were treated locally in the country. Nine service members are still being treated in Germany. An additional eight service members who had been flown to Germany have since been sent to the United States […]

  • Man diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus near Seattle is being treated largely by a robot

    The first person diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States is being treated by a few medical workers and a robot. The robot, equipped with a stethoscope, is helping doctors take the man’s vitals and communicate with him through a large screen, said Dr. George Diaz, chief of the infectious disease division at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. The man, who is in his 30s, was diagnosed with the virus on Monday. He initially went […]

  • CDC confirms second U.S. Wuhan coronavirus case in Chicago

    A second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in a press briefing. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago. The patient flew from Wuhan to Chicago on January 13. She was not ill while traveling and health authorities do not think she spread the virus during that time. Health authorities say she […]

  • Doomsday Clock reset to 100 seconds to midnight. Here’s why that matters

    The Doomsday Clock was reset Thursday to just 100 seconds before midnight — the closest we have ever been to the complete and total annihilation of the earth (well, at least metaphorically). Midnight on the Clock symbolizes the end of the world, and each year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decides what time it is. “It is 100 seconds to midnight. We are now expressing how close the world is to catastrophe in seconds — not hours, or even […]

  • Fiery building explosion rattles northwest Houston

    HOUSTON– An explosion at a northwest Houston business shook part of the city early Friday, sending at least one person to a hospital, damaging nearby homes and sending firefighters scrambling to put out a resulting fire. The blast — which occurred at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, according to CNN affiliate KTRK — happened around 4:15 a.m. local time (5:15 a.m. ET) in the 4500 block of Gessner Road, about an 18-mile drive northwest of downtown, authorities said. Video posted to […]

  • ‘She’s just a jerk’: ‘World’s Worst Cat’ up for adoption in North Carolina

    NORTH CAROLINA– Sometimes honesty is the best policy. Especially when it comes to cats. The Mitchell County Animal Rescue in North Carolina posted an adoption ad on Facebook that introduced the world to Perdita, the ‘”World’s Worst Cat.” “We thought she was sick,” the ad said. “Turns out she’s just a jerk.” The transparent tactic has helped get stubborn pets adopted in the past, Mitchell County Animal Rescue Executive Director Amber Lowery said. They hoped it would work for Perdita, […]

  • US to issue new rules restricting travel by pregnant foreigners, fearing the use of “birth tourism”

    The Trump administration will implement a new policy Friday to make it more difficult for foreign nationals to travel to give birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, a practice commonly known as “birth tourism.” The new rules will be effective January 25, according to a State Department cable obtained by CNN, which was sent on Wednesday to embassies around the world. Consular officers are told they can’t directly ask a woman if they are pregnant, […]

  • New York Times: EPA to finalize rule that removes protections for streams and wetlands

    The Trump administration appears poised to finalize its replacement to stream and wetland regulations, and is expected to roll back a large body of federal protections. The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, which jointly regulate so-called waters of the US, have scheduled a late-morning news conference for Thursday. The New York Times reported late Wednesday the announcement would be this long-awaited rollback. In September, the EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the repeal of the Obama-era Waters of […]

  • Harvey Weinstein is ‘not a harmless old man,’ prosecutors say in opening statements

    Prosecutors detailed years of alleged sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein and said he “is not a harmless old man” during opening statements at his sexual assault and rape trial on Wednesday morning. “At the end of this trial, the evidence will be clear that the man seated right there is not just a tycoon in Hollywood, he was a rapist, sexually assaulting these women when they refused to comply with his desires and his orders,” said Assistant District Attorney Meghan […]

  • ‘Furries’ stop domestic violence assault outside California convention, help arrest suspect

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – Several members attending a furry convention in California on Friday helped restrain a man who was assaulting his girlfriend until police arrested him, according to officials. Six people witnessed the assault at the annual Further Confusion, or FurCon, in San Jose. Furries are enthusiasts who celebrate characters and stories involving anthropomorphic animals, or fictitious characters that have human traits. They said the man was assaulting a woman in a car, the San Jose Police Department said in a […]

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