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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash puts spotlight on Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky S-76B, investigations underway
Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky, whose helicopter crashed and killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Sunday, pledged to investigate the incident.
Grammys 2020: Keith Urban Leaving to Help Sick Nicole Kidman
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President Trump responded early Monday to revelations Sunday evening that former National Security Adviser John Bolton wrote in a unpublished book he witnessed first-hand Trump linking frozen Ukraine military aid to Kyiv helping investigate Trump's Democratic rivals, including Joe Biden. "I NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens," Trump tweeted, adding that if "Bolton said this, it was only to sell a book."Trump may have a point there. Right after The New York Times reported on Bolton's recollection of Trump's Ukraine quid pro quo: BREAKING: John Bolton's book, "The Room Where it Happened," is tentatively slated for release on March 17. The Amazon page just went live https://t.co/dZ1AkZDQ7x — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 27, 2020Still, that doesn't mean Bolton is wrong. He says he is willing to testify about Ukraine in Trump's impeachment trial, and several observers noted that Trump could also volunteer to swear he didn't offer the quid pro quo under oath.The rest of Trump's tweeted statement held up the partial transcript of his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky as "all the proof that is needed." In the transcript, Trump directly followed Zelenksy's mention of U.S. miliary aid with "I would like you to do us a favor, though," the favor being an investigation into a baseless conspiracy theory about Crowdstrike and a hacked Democratic National Committee server; Trump then specifically asked Zelensky to "look into" Joe Biden and his son Hunter.Before Trump responded to Bolton's reported revelations, Rudy Giuliani — Trump's envoy and an undisputed central figure in Trump's Ukraine activities — said in a statement that he "used to like and respect John and tell people they were wrong about how irresponsible he was. I was wrong." He then suggested Bolton "wasn't man enough" to raise his concerns about Giuliani to his face. More from Rudy - "He [Bolton] never once expressed concern to me. If he had confronted me, I could have explained it to him.....He [Bolton] wasn’t man enough to just ask and instead makes false and irresponsible barges to write a book about his failed career." https://t.co/2xjRyuH82n — John Santucci (@Santucci) January 27, 2020In Bolton's book, the Times reports, Bolton expressed concerns about Giuliani's Ukraine scheme with White House lawyers, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr; the Justice Department confirmed the latter conversation Sunday night.More stories from theweek.com Through Blankets of Hope, Brooklyn brothers aim to spark a global movement of kindness Bolton's lawyer blames the White House for leaking damaging book excerpts The Grammys are America's worst awards show
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton wore fabulous coordinating outfits, and they weren't the only couple that looked stunning at the 2020 Grammys.
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Bebe Rexha talked about her diagnosis with bipolar disorder and how that influenced her new album while talking with Ryan Seacrest on the Grammys 2020 red carpet.
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An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a major highway next to an airport Monday, the latest crash in the Islamic Republic as U.S. sanctions bar it from parts or new aircraft. Authorities said two people suffered injuries in the hard landing of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 flown by Caspian Airlines in Mahshahr, a city in Iran's oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province. Passengers, apparently in shock, calmly exited the aircraft with their carry-on baggage out of a door near the cockpit and another over the plane's wing, video from Iran's Civil Aviation Network News showed.
Scientist who simulated the global impact of a coronavirus outbreak says China containment efforts ‘unlikely to be effective’
The comments come as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second case of coronavirus in the U.S. Late Saturday, a third case of the virus was reported in Southern California, according to the Associated Press, citing a report from the Orange County Health Care Agency. Cases of the illness, which is related to SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, and MERS, Middle East respirator syndrome, have now turned up in a number of countries beyond China, where the illness originated in Wuhan City. The number of infections of coronavirus, or CoV, has risen to about 2,000, according to the Wall Street Journal.