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Bloomberg pledges $70 billion to bolster black America in new plan

Bloomberg pledges $70 billion to bolster black America in new planFormer New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his presidential campaign's plan for bolstering economic opportunity for black Americans.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 12:00 PM

Republican senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Things happen'

Republican senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Things happen'Republican Senator Richard Shelby defended an argument from President Trump’s legal team that soliciting foreign interference in an election is not an impeachable offense, saying, “things happen.”




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 3:42 PM

Five die in Russian hotel after boiling water floods basement

Five die in Russian hotel after boiling water floods basementFive people, including one child, were killed in the Russian city of Perm on Monday when a hot water pipe exploded in the night and flooded a basement hotel room with boiling water. At least three other people were taken to hospital with burns after the incident in the Mini Hotel Caramel, which is located in the basement of a residential building, the region's investigative committee said. A doctor treating the victims, Andrei Babikov, said a 33-year-old woman had burns covering 35% of her body.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 1:33 AM

Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ river

Body of woman who was missing for almost 6 years found in car submerged in NJ riverVanessa Smallwood of Maple Shade, N.J., was 46 at the time of her disappearance. She was identified in a statement from New Jersey State Police.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 2:10 PM

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across border

Illegal crossings plunge as US extends policy across borderAdolfo Cardenas smiles faintly at the memory of traveling with his 14-year-old son from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexico border in only nine days, riding buses and paying a smuggler $6,000 to ensure passage through highway checkpoints. Father and son walked about 10 minutes in Arizona's stifling June heat before surrendering to border agents. Instead of being released with paperwork to appear in immigration court in Dallas, where Cardenas hopes to live with a cousin, they were bused more than an hour to wait in the Mexican border city of Mexicali.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 12:24 PM

Virginia on edge as pro-gun activists seethe over governor’s state of emergency

Virginia on edge as pro-gun activists seethe over governor’s state of emergencyMoments after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam approached the podium at the state capitol building on Wednesday to announce that he was issuing a temporary state of emergency ahead of a gun rights rally on Monday in Richmond, the angry comments started pouring in. What started in November as a fight between rural Virginia gun owners and newly elected Democratic lawmakers seeking to propose gun control legislation has since been warped and amplified by extremist groups which, for different reasons, have sought to exploit real tensions around Virginia’s gun debate to advance their own agendas.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 3:05 PM

Cult slayed pregnant woman and five of her children in Panama

Cult slayed pregnant woman and five of her children in PanamaA religious sect whose members believed to be “anointed by God” forced a pregnant woman and five of her children to walk through fire as part of a cult ritual, according to local residents.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 2:14 PM

You Should Get an Electric Fireplace

You Should Get an Electric Fireplace




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 12:00 PM

Ex-Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line workers reveal the things they couldn't live without on board

Ex-Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line workers reveal the things they couldn't live without on boardWorkers for cruise lines like Carnival and Norwegian might be away from home for over six months, so they need to be thoughtful about what they pack.




POSTED JANUARY 19, 2020 9:35 AM

Climate crisis could justify asylum claims: UN committee

Climate crisis could justify asylum claims: UN committeeGovernments that send refugees back to countries severely affected by climate change could be in breach of their human rights obligations, a UN committee said on Monday. The independent experts on the Human Rights Committee issued a non-binding but closely watched ruling in a case brought by Ioane Teitiota from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. Several Pacific island nations including Kiribati are seen as among the most vulnerable in the world to climate change as they are just a few metres above sea level.




POSTED JANUARY 20, 2020 2:20 PM

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