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Kapler says he didn’t do enough for alleged…

New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler says he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers

Hours Before Family's Disney Vacation…

Lieutenant Jason Menard, a firefighter in Worcester, Massachusetts reportedly lost his life in the line of duty and just hours before he and his family were going to depart on a Disney vacation.

AP: FBI Begins Corruption Investigation Around…

The Associated Press reports the FBI is looking into whether Gov. Tom Wolf or administration workers were coerced into approving a pipeline project.

Another President Faces Impeachment, Over Another…

University of Florida student body president Michael C. Murphy invited Donald Trump Jr. to make what proved to be a controversial speech on campus last month, and now Murphy is facing his own impeachment inquiry over the matter. The Tampa Bay Times notes the parallels between Murphy's impeachment battle and...

Rescued puppy has an extra tail on forehead

A 10-week-old puppy named Narwhal has a tail-like appendage growing from his forehead. The founder of the rescue facility caring for the dog says Narwhal doesn't notice the extra tail and cannot wag it. (Nov. 13)

Legal Marijuana: Risk For Abuse Among Teens

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The legalization of recreational marijuana in some states has led to a slight uptick in reports of cannabis use disorder among teens, a new study suggests. In data published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers report that rates of cannabis use disorder among Americans between the ages of 12 and 17 with a history of pot use increased from 2.18 percent to 2.72 percent from 2008 to 2016.

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Nadal saves match point v Medvedev for 1st win at…

Rafael Nadal saved a match point at 5-1 down in the third set before rallying to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (3), 6-3, 7-6 (4) at the ATP Finals Wednesday

Daisy Ridley Gave Her All to Final 'Star Wars…

Daisy Ridley Gave Her All to Final 'Star Wars' Film Ridley will reprise her role as Rey for the third time in 'The Rise of Skywalker.' She believes that this film is the best yet. Daisy Ridley, to 'Marie Claire' Daisy Ridley, to 'Marie Claire'

Laura Dern Thanks Kanye West For 'Cred' With Kids

Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday, Laura Dern opened up about seeing West wear a long-sleeved top emblazoned with a close-up image of her “Blue Velvet” character, Sandy Williams, over the summer. “This is thanks to the amazing designer Raf Simons, who paid homage to [director] David Lynch and his work,” the “Big Little Lies” and “Marriage Story” actor told DeGeneres. “But what he didn’t know is he actually gave me a tiny bit of cred in my household of teenagers, and I’m really grateful.”

Trump Says He Knows 'Nothing' About Overheard…

The moment has arrived: The public phase of the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump began on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Democrat Adam Schiff declared at the start of the hearing that the "future of the presidency itself" is at stake, while Republican Devin Nunes called the hearings a "carefully orchestrated...

Dealing with record lows and lousy conditions

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, reached an all-time low temperature of 11 degrees after slushy snow hit the area just a few days prior. Most people stayed indoors to avoid the bitterly cold conditions.

Most Important Moments of the Public Impeachment…

Most Important Moments of the Public Impeachment Hearings: Day One. On Nov. 13, the House Intelligence Committee officially began public impeachment hearings to investigate President Donald Trump. Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff delivered the first opening statement, saying that the hearings would affect “the future of the presidency itself.”. "Our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself, and what kind of conduct or misconduct the American people may come to expect from their commander-in-chief." Adam Schiff, via CNN. Bill Taylor, the top U.S. official in Ukraine, used his statement to lay out a specific timeline of his interactions with top U.S. and Ukraine officials. . At one point, Taylor spoke about Trump’s decision to withhold aid from the Ukraine unless they agreed to investigate Biden’s son, Hunter. . “Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which [Rudy] Giuliani was pressing for.” Bill Taylor, via CNN. Taylor also specifically spoke against the Republicans, calling Trump’s attempt to “leverage security assistance” against Ukraine “alarming.”. California Representative Devin Nunes, the highest-ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee, spoke in defense of Trump. Nunes used his time to voice his belief that the hearings are a “low rent, Ukrainian sequel” to the “Russian hoax.”. "It seems you agreed witting or unwittingly to participate in a drama, but the main performance — the Russia hoax — has ended and you've been cast in the low rent Ukrainian sequel." Devin Nunes, via ‘Nightline’

NJ will trap turkeys troubling Jersey Shore…

New Jersey has drumsticked up a plan to deal with flocks of wild turkeys that are ruffling some feathers in a Jersey Shore neighborhood

Trump: Not watching 'sham' impeachment hearings

President Donald Trump insists he hasn't watched "one minute" of the impeachment hearings, which he called "a joke." He made the comments during a news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Nov. 13)

A Staggering Number of People Signed Up for…

Disney+ says it hit more than 10 million sign-ups on its first day of launch, far exceeding expectations, the AP reports. Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series appears to be a hit out of the gate after its launch on...

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‘Bits and pieces:’ Americans view impeachment on…

Across the country, Americans are tuning in to the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump

Watch: Jim Jordan Grills Bill Taylor During…

Jim Jordan grilled Bill Taylor.

WSJ: U.S. Drone Video Shows Turkish-Backed Forces…

The Wall Street Journal says U.S. military officials alerted commanding officers to potential war crimes by Turkish-backed Arab forces in October.

Meeting With Erdogan, Trump Rails About…

President Trump met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday, and took time during their Oval Office meeting to slam another big event going on in DC simultaneously: the first day of public impeachment hearings . "I’m too busy to watch it. It’s a witch hunt, it’s a hoax, I’m...

Dems, GOP joust after first impeachment hearing

Testimony in the House’s first public impeachment hearing has ended, with Democrats and Republicans offering dueling narratives to the American public. (Nov. 13)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Out Of Court Due To Illness

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench Wednesday due to illness CNN reports that Chief Justice John Roberts announced that Ginsburg was "indisposed due to illness". A court spokesperson confirmed that the 86-year-old justice was home with a stomach virus. Ginsburg leads the liberal wing on the court, which is currently outnumbered 5-4 by conservatives. A court spokesperson said that Ginsburg would be participating in all cases heard by the court during her illness.

Overdoses possible in some student deaths on USC…

Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University Southern California

Chris Pratt Auditioned for the Role of Captain…

Chris Pratt Auditioned for the Role of Captain America Pratt has become a key Marvel member through his portrayal of Star-Lord in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise, but things could had gone differently. Casting director Sarah Finn said Pratt's audition for Captain America put him in the frame for 'Guardians' even though he lost the role to Evans. Although Finn was convinced that Pratt was the right man to portray Star-Lord, aka Peter Quill, she had to convince director James Gunn to let him audition. Sarah Finn, via statement Finn insists Pratt's audition was a "eureka moment" as they knew instantly he was their Star-Lord. Sarah Finn, via statement

Supreme Court Declines Shielding Gun Maker: Sandy…

The U.S. 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 its marketing of the assault-style rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 20 children and six adults.

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Brexit Chaos Had an Impact on Tesla

One consequence of Brexit: Tesla has chosen Berlin as the site of its first European factory. The UK was under consideration, but "Brexit made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK," CEO Elon Musk told industry website Auto Express after making the announcement Tuesday night. Reuters reports...

The weekend of Nov. 16-17 will feature the Leonid…

Looking for something cool to see during the weekend? Head outside at night and catch the peak of the Leonid meteor shower. Here's what to know about the shower.

Prince William Looking to Volunteer as a Crisis…

Prince William Looking to Volunteer as a Crisis Counselor. The British royal is gearing up to offer mental health support over the phone. According to Crisis Text Line CEO Nancy Lublin, William is serious about training. She adds to 'People' that the 37-year-old is trying to fit the work into his busy schedule. "When you’re really busy, and/or really famous, it’s very hard to volunteer." - Nancy Lublin, via 'People'. "What’s nice about this — it’s totally anonymous. He could be the guy at the end of the phone." - Nancy Lublin, via 'People'. Along with wife Kate Middleton, William celebrated the six-month anniversary of Shout this week. The pair helped start the mental help service earlier this year with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Shout, which is open 24/7, has reported 145,000 conversations with those having thoughts of suicide and depression. The service also helps people with anxiety and relationship and isolation issues