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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is calling on President Donald Trump to resign over the more than a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him. Booker told VICE News that the sexual harassment allegations against Trump are “far more damning” than the claims against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who on Thursday announced his resignation from office after multiple women accused him of groping them.
California has experienced one of the worst years on record for wildfires. Residents of the Golden State finally found respite from a yearslong drought when it officially ended in April ― but, as it turned out, some of the worst fires in California’s history were just around the corner. Cal Fire, the state’s firefighting agency, reports that more than twice as many acres burned in California this year compared to last year ― with more than 6,700 fires burning over 500,000 acres from Jan. 1 to Dec. 3, 2017.
Atlanta’s airport -- the nation’s busiest -- experienced the bulk of today’s travel troubles after an unexpected blast of winter weather headed southeast.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has again flirted with being an open white nationalist. In a tweet Friday, the congressman lashed out at multiculturalism.“Diversity is not our strength,” the congressman wrote, linking to an article on a deeply dubious anti-immigration
In his first televised interview since taking office, Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells NBC News Medical Correspondent Dr. John Torres that he wants to get Naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid overdoses, “in the hands of more people."
Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday's demonstration, which was by far the largest of the recent weekly anti-corruption protests when an estimated 20,000 people participated. The protests have been sparked by corruption allegations against Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing.
By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - The author of an article that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to convince a judge that he wrote the article to improve his public image. Manafort is facing charges as part of an investigation into accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said there are only about 450 of the whales left and 17 of them have died so far in 2017. The situation is so dire that American and Canadian regulators need to consider the possibility that the population won't recover without action soon, said John Bullard, the Northeast Regional Administrator for NOAA Fisheries. Bullard and other NOAA officials made the comments during a Tuesday meeting of the regulatory New England Fishery Management Council.
Todd Kohlhepp, 46, was initially arrested after police searching for a missing couple found a woman, Kala Brown, chained like a dog inside of a container on his property. Brown told investigators that Kohlhepp had shot her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Carver, and kept her chained for two months. Kohlhepp pleaded guilty in May to seven counts of murder for killings that took place over more than a decade, reports said.
North Korea reignited its feud with President Donald Trump on Saturday. A spokesman for the pariah state’s foreign ministry issued a strong condemnation of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move which has been widely criticized by world leaders. It also renewed its description of Trump as a “mentally deranged dotard,” which North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un called Trump in a statement released earlier this year.
Mother Jones magazine and the progressive organization Americans for Tax Fairness have taken a look at the more lavish of the House and Senate measures to cut taxes for the richest people in America ― a mammoth break on estate taxes. What’s the maximum extra dollars the 15 richest people in America could pocket? The House plan would completely eliminate all estate taxes by 2024, ending a nearly 100-year-old levy. Until then, the House measure would double the amount of the current exemption, which now allows heirs to inherit tax free an individual estate up to $5.5 million, and an estate worth $11 million left by a married couple. The Senate goes along with doubling the exemption, but not repealing the tax.
Drew Anthony raised enough money in a single opera performance to pay for a year of college tuition. After hearing his story, several prestigious universities have tapped him for spots at their school.
Medical officials confirmed the first fire-related fatality in Southern California’s most recent spate of wildfires to HuffPost on Saturday. Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula was found in a car that had crashed along an evacuation route in Ventura County ― north of Los Angeles ― on Wednesday night, a representative for the county medical examiner’s office said.
A line of charred stables running down blackened hills have become graveyards for dozens of horses caught in the raging flames of a southern California wildfire that burned them alive. "It was hell," said a security employee at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall, an hour north of San Diego. The employee, who asked not to be identified by name, said that 75 percent of the stables burned at the center, where some 500 elite horses were stabled and trained.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces were in full control of the country’s border with Syria during remarks at a conference in Baghdad, and his spokesman said the development marked the end of the military fight against IS. A senior military commander confirmed that combat operations had been completed. “All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh gangs and our forces completely control the international Iraqi-Syrian border,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah said in a statement released shortly after al-Abadi’s remarks.
Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., joins "This Week" just days ahead of the special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacant Senate seat.
Like the rest of China’s military revolution over the past quarter century, its small-arms revolution is a remarkable achievement. China’s People’s Liberation Army has traditionally relied on foreign and Communist bloc weapons manufactured in China under license—or not. Now, however, as the PLA undergoes an unprecedented modernization, a new generation of locally designed and manufactured light weaponry is arming China’s armed forces, from handguns to light machine guns.
Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. The dispute, which began in November 2016 with the arrest of three black Oberlin students who tried stealing wine from Gibson's, is now a lawsuit in which the exasperated bakery owners accuse the college and a top dean of slandering Gibson's as a "racist establishment" and taking steps to destroy the family's livelihood. Caught in the middle are longtime residents of this town of 8,300 people, many of whom identify themselves as liberals but who have patronized Gibson's for decades.
Beverly Young Nelson said in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred in November that the Republican Alabama Senate candidate had sexually assaulted her in the late 1970s when she was a teen and he was in his 30s. Nelson produced a yearbook signed by Moore last month as proof he had known her. In a Friday press conference, Allred said Nelson had noted beneath the inscription when and where she recalled Moore writing it. Nelson also confirmed she had made the notes during an interview with ABC’s Tom Llamas.
Vladimir Putin cuddles puppies, jaguars and babushkas, rides bears while dressed in armor and vanquishes evil as a beefy superhero, among other exemplary talents. Dubbed “SUPERPUTIN,” the installation opened on Wednesday, the same day the 65-year-old Putin announced his bid for a fourth presidential term. Thirty paintings and sculptures of Putin will be on display at the UMAM museum until Jan. 15.
In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) tells Chuck Todd that Republicans are trying to "sweeten the SALT" changes in the tax bill.
WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Saturday swung back at recent media reports about his costly use of government helicopters, calling them “total fabrications and a wild departure from reality.” In a post to Twitter, Zinke offered what he
Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.
Demonstrations outside the embassy in Beirut grew violent with some protesters throwing stones and burning US and Israeli flags as Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah also called for a protest against the decision in the Hezbollah-controlled southern suburbs of Beirut on Monday.
A charter bus carrying 29 people overturned Friday night on a San Francisco highway, causing major injuries and backing up traffic in the city for hours. Investigators didn’t immediately determine the cause of the crash that occurred after 8 p.m. on Highway 101 at Cesar Chavez Street in the heart of the city.