January 24, 2020

Vietnam says two Chinese citizens in Vietnam confirmed to have coronavirus

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s health ministry said on Thursday that two Chinese citizens in the Southeast Asian country had tested positive for coronavirus, but were in “good condition”. The father and son pair were hospitalized on Jan. 22 after showing signs of fever and are being treated at the Cho Ray hospital in Ho Chi…

China virus concerns, mixed earnings dampen Wall St mood

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) – U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday on rising worries over the coronavirus outbreak in China that prompted a lockdown of two cities in the country, while a mixed bag of results…

California driver in Mercedes-Benz leads police on chase, dies after 100 mph, 330-foot jump over river

A California driver fleeing from police died after launching his Mercedes-Benz sedan over the San Joaquin River at nearly 100 miles per hour, according to multiple reports.The car traveled roughly 330 feet across the river, stunning local police. As the silver Mercedes descended, it reportedly took the tops off trees, before crashing and rolling into an upright position.”In my…

2nd California child molester dies after inmate’s cane attack, authorities say

A second convicted child molester has died following a fellow inmate’s attack with a walking cane at a central California prison, authorities said Wednesday.The second victim was identified as Graham De Luis-Conti, 62. Authorities said he died in a hospital Sunday, three days after being struck in the head at the California Substance Abuse Treatment…

‘Outlet challenge’ prompts safety warnings from fire investigators

Fire investigators in Massachusetts are hoping to help pull the plug on a new viral “challenge” that may be redefining the word “stupid.”It’s called the “outlet challenge.” Participants insert the plug part of a phone-charger cord only part of the way in, then try to produce a spark by touching a penny to the exposed…

Sean Hannity goes off on ‘lunatic’ Adam Schiff

Sean Hannity did not hold back Wednesday night, blasting the Senate impeachment trial and impeachment manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif., describing his performance as “never-ending, nonstop feigned moral outrage” by a “lunatic.””He looked like a lunatic who’s lost his mind. Babbling, repeating over and over and over and over again incoherently,” Hannity said on his television…

No. 2 GOP leader eyes Wednesday of next week for possible votes on witnesses | TheHill

Senate Majority Whip John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneSenate fails to get deal to speed up fight over impeachment rules Senate to vote on Trump’s Canada, Mexico trade deal Thursday Senate braces for Trump impeachment trial MORE (R-S.D.) says he expects the Senate to debate and vote on whether to subpoena additional witnesses and documents on Wednesday of…

Democrats’ impeachment case lands with a thud with GOP — but real audience is voters | TheHill

Yet the Democrats’ long and detailed legal arguments — while ostensibly intended for the ears of the 100 senators acting as both judge and jury in the trial — are more broadly intended to target voters far outside the Beltway, who will provide the ultimate verdict on Trump’s undertakings in Ukraine when they head to…

Report: Schiff May Have Misled Nadler on Lev Parnas Text Message

House Intelligence Chairman and lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) may have mischaracterized a text message exchange between Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani, according to a report in Politico.  The news outlet called it “a possible error the GOP will likely criticize as another example of the Democrats’ rushed effort to impeach President Donald Trump.” Last…

China Locks Down 11 Million in Wuhan, Home of Deadly Virus

Chinese health officials declared the newly identified Wuhan coronavirus a class-A disease and placed strick precautionary and control measures on affected areas of the country on Wednesday. In one move, authorities virtually locked down the source city of the virus, Wuhan – a city of 11 million people. Another 8 million live in the greater…

***Live Updates*** Trump Impeachment Trial: Democrats Begin Opening Arguments | Breitbart

Democrats will have 24 hours over the next three days for their opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. Opening arguments are set to start at 1 PM ET on Wednesday. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern. — 9:43 PM: Senate adjourns until 1 PM ET…

Al Gore Gushes About Greta Thunberg After Meeting in Davos

Former Vice President Al Gore lauded climate activist Greta Thunberg after meeting with the Swedish teenager at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, declaring, “Nobody speaks truth to power as she does.” “Great to see @GretaThunberg at #WEF20 today. Once again, I was struck by her potent and sobering call to action. Nobody speaks…

Randy Credico Testified Against Roger Stone. Now He’s Imploring Judge Not To Send Trump Ally To Prison

January 22, 2020 8:06 PM ET The government’s key witness in the trial of Roger Stone implored a federal judge Tuesday to spare the longtime Republican operative of jail time when he is sentenced next month. “I am writing to respectfully yet fervently implore you not to send Roger Stone to prison when he is…

U.S. senators on ‘digital detox’ as they hear Trump’s impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some members of the U.S. Senate hearing President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, a proceeding following decades-old precedent, said they welcomed at least one of the chamber’s anachronistic rules: a ban on cellphones. “We’re all on a digital detox,” said Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar, during a break in what is just the third…

Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian company at center of impeachment storm: cybersecurity firm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, an American cybersecurity firm said on Monday. Energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd was at the center of attempts by President Donald Trump…

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Court of Justice on Thursday will rule on a request for emergency measures by Gambia, which has filed a case against Myanmar accusing it of genocide against the Muslim minority Rohingya population. FILE PHOTO: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a…

At Florida base, a mix of relief, anxiety in Saudi shooting aftermath

NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) – With an FBI investigation underway, Navy security officer David Link still is not allowed to talk about what he saw when a Saudi gunman killed three U.S. sailors at this sprawling Florida naval base last month. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets Navy sailor David Link, one of…

At Senate impeachment trial, restless lawmakers struggle to sit through Schiff’s opening argument

As Rep. Adam Schiff concluded his lengthy impeachment opening argument Wednesday afternoon, the California Democrat was speaking to plenty of empty chairs in the Senate chamber.Around 3:20 p.m. in the chamber, there were roughly 15 open chairs from GOP senators who had left their desks for the final stretch of Schiff’s speech. There were additional — albeit fewer…

Eli Manning to retire as NFL’s highest-paid player ever: Here’s how much he earned

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will retire from the NFL on Friday, ending his football career as the top-earning player in league history.The longtime NFL quarterback earned an unprecedented $252 million in salary during his 16-year NFL career, according to Spotrac. In 2019, he shattered the NFL’s all-time career earning record established by his older…

Biden raises eyebrows during tense exchange with CBS News reporter

Former Vice President Joe Biden drew plenty of reactions on Wednesday over a tense exchange with a CBS News reporter on the campaign trail.While Biden was swarmed by many reporters in Mason City, Iowa, CBS political correspondent Ed O’Keefe pressed him about his ongoing clash with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., over Biden’s record on Social Security. It came…

Rapper Juice WRLD’s cause of death revealed

Rappers and industry insiders mourn death of Juice WRLDThe ‘Wasted’ rapper, Juice WRLD, passed away on Sunday after suffering a seizure. Members of the hip-hop community flooded social media with tributes to the fallen rapper, including Swae Lee, Chance The Rapper and A$AP Rocky. Juice WRLD was 21 years old.Late rapper Juice WRLD’s cause of death…

CNN’s Tapper: GOP Senators Creating ‘Alternate Reality’ to Defend Trump | Breitbart

CNN’s Jake Tapper said on Wednesday during his network’s coverage of the Senate impeachment trial that Republican senators were creating “this alternate reality where President Donald Trump is truly concerned about corruption.” Co-host John King said, “The Republicans had been in charge of the Senate from 2015 until today. If they wanted to call Hunter…

China virus death toll jumps to 17, officials say avoid epicentre city – Breitbart

Beijing (AFP) – The death toll from a new SARS-like virus that has infected hundreds in China rose to 17 on Wednesday, as authorities urged people to steer clear of the city at the centre of the outbreak. The coronavirus has caused alarm because of its similarity to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed…

Fact Check: Adam Schiff Falsely Claims Trump Conditioned Meeting, and Aid, on Investigations | Breitbart

CLAIM: President Donald Trump withheld a White House meeting, and military aid, from Ukraine until it agreed to announce investigations. VERDICT: False. There is no direct evidence of that in the entire House record. Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) laid out the case against President Trump in opening arguments on Wednesday in…

National Poll: Michael Bloomberg Hits 4th Place

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is now in fourth place among Democrat presidential primary candidates, according to a national poll released Wednesday. The Monmouth University survey shows Bloomberg has nine percent support nationwide with Democratic voters — a four percent increase since respondents were asked about the candidate in December. The same poll found…

Flynn asks for sentence of probation, community service | TheHill

© Getty Images Former national security adviser Michael Flynn argued Wednesday that he should be sentenced to probation and community service over charges that he lied to the FBI.In a court filing Wednesday, Flynn’s attorneys repeatedly cited their client’s past military service and volunteer work as evidence that he does not deserve to serve time…

Schumer blasts GOP votes over witnesses, documents at trial | TheHill

Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocratic senator blasts ‘draconian’ press restrictions during impeachment trial Feds seek 25-year sentence for Coast Guard officer accused of targeting lawmakers, justices Clinton: McConnell’s rules like ‘head juror colluding with the defendant to cover up a crime’ MORE (N.Y.) said unified Republican opposition to 11 amendments that Democrats…

More U.S. troops leave Iraq over potential injuries as Trump downplays brain risk

DAVOS, Switzerland/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not consider the brain injuries suffered by 11 U.S. service members in Iran’s recent attack on a base in Iraq to be serious, as the American military moved more troops out of the region for potential injuries. In a statement on Wednesday,…

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77

LONDON (Reuters) – Terry Jones, one of the British Monty Python comedy team and director of religious satire “Life of Brian”, has died at the age of 77 after a long battle with dementia, his family said on Wednesday. Born in Wales in 1942, Jones was also an author, historian and poet. He had been…

S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs on IBM, chip power

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs on Wednesday as a strong forecast from IBM added to optimism over earnings, while investors assessed risks from a virus outbreak in China. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidInternational…

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