Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

Americas

Trump campaign wanted updates on 2016 WikiLeaks releases on Clinton, ex-aide testifies

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, reaching all the way to Trump himself, the Republican’s former deputy campaign chairman testified in court on Tuesday (Nov 12). Rick Gates, testifying in the criminal trial in federal […]

What to expect as the House starts Trump impeachment public hearings

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) – House Democrats will convene open presidential impeachment hearings on Wednesday (Nov 13) for only the third time in modern United States history, calling senior US diplomats to testify about President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure a foreign power to publicly commit to investigate his political rivals. The hearings in the House Intelligence […]

A Black Paratrooper’s First Veterans Day, and His Last

On Monday, for the first time in his life, Needham Mayes was a veteran on Veterans Day. His hospital bed was far from any parade, but the nation’s recognition of his service was no different from that of his fellow officers marching beneath flying flags. It was an honor hard fought, one that had taken […]

Trump says US has eye on dead ISIS leader Baghdadi's third in command

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (Nov 12) the United States knows the location of the third in command to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who killed himself last month during a US-led raid. “We have our eye on his third,” Trump said during the question-and-answer […]

Supreme Court leans toward Trump on ending 'Dreamers' immigrant program

The US Supreme Court’s conservative majority signaled support on Tuesday for President Donald Trump’s bid to kill a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants – dubbed “Dreamers” – who entered the United States illegally as children, even as liberal justices complained that the move would destroy lives. The court’s ideological divisions were on […]

Hillary Clinton says 'many people' urging her to run for president in 2020

WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) – Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday (Nov 12) that she is under pressure from “many, many, many people” to pursue a 2020 White House bid, but she signaled that she isn’t planning to run – at least, not at the moment.   Clinton made the remark in a […]

Facing 'certain death,' boy in US with vaping injury gets double lung transplant

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – A 17-year-old boy whose lungs were irreversibly damaged by vaping received a double-lung transplant at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a lifesaving measure taken when a patient’s own lungs are diseased or damaged beyond repair and there is no other hope of survival, doctors said Tuesday (Nov 12). Without the […]

Five Polling Results That May Change the Way You Think About Electability

Democratic voters have a clear ideological choice in this year’s presidential primaries. But if there is any lesson from the recent New York Times/Siena College surveys of the six closest states carried by the president, it’s that the Democrats have been presented with a series of choices about how to win back the White House […]

Cuomo Threatens National Grid: Provide Gas or Lose Your License

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and a utility that provides gas to New York City and Long Island have been locked in a standoff since May, when New York regulators blocked the construction of a $1 billion natural gas pipeline that would have run from Pennsylvania to New Jersey and New York. The utility, National Grid, […]

US Supreme Court won't shield gun maker from Sandy Hook lawsuit

Court says lawsuit against maker of rifle used to kill 26 people in Sandy Hook school massacre can go ahead. The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday dealt a blow to the firearms industry, rejecting Remington Arms Co’s bid to escape a lawsuit by families of victims aiming to hold the gun maker liable for […]