Trial highlights: Dems cry cover-up, Trump hails…

Democratic prosecutors say President Donald Trump's attempts to cover up his actions with Ukraine are another reason to remove him from office, while Trump is drawing support from anti-abortion activists

Beloved Fiona The Hippo Is Treated To A Birthday…

A beloved hippo gets a bubble bath.

President Trump To Sign U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade…

​An administration official told Reuters there will be a signing ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.

Impeachment Day 4: Schiff Invokes John McCain

Democratic House impeachment managers are in their final day of arguments against President Trump. Friday's focus: obstruction of justice. The impeachment managers are asserting that Trump withheld crucial documents and blocked the testimony of top White House officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . "The president tried to cheat," said impeachment...

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt in Turkey quake

An earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring hundreds and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said. (Jan. 24)

Trump's Tirade: Drug Pricing Plan

But he's yet to move many votes. House Republican have pitched their own plan that excludes the most significant — and controversial — elements of the bill. And in the Senate, just 10 Republicans have indicated any kind of support for Grassley and Wyden's legislation amid widespread concern that penalizing drug makers for price hikes would be equivalent to imposing price controls. "The main thing you don't want to do is come up with a construct that just arbitrarily sets drug prices," Sen.

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AP Source: Warriors close to trading Cauley-Stein…

The Golden State Warriors were working to finalize a trade that sends center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for a second-round draft pick this summer

5 Tips for Heading Back to College

5 Tips for Heading Back to College Going back to school can be scary. These tips can help you to jump back in with confidence. 1. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, to get a loan or grant for schooling. 2. Make sure you research the best school or program that will suit your needs. CAEL's Becky Klein-Collins, via NPR 3. Figure out which degree you want before taking the necessary steps towards your specific goal. 4. Settle any current affairs you may have so they do not clash with your upcoming education schedule. 5. Once you sign up, refresh your memory in the field by taking a free online course. Graduate! Network adviser Denise Whittaker, via NPR

Which Democrat Has The Best Chances Of Winning…

Which Democrat has the best chances of becoming the nominee? Business Inside and Morning Consult conducted a survey and came up with a 2020 Democratic Power Ranking. Elizabeth Warren is in third place at 14% in Morning Consult polling. That's a substantial decline from the 21% support she held at her peak in October. Bernie Sanders is in second place, supported by 23% of Democrats. Joe Biden maintains high levels of support with 29%.

Inspiration for Film Sues for $300M

The former stockbroker behind The Wolf of Wall Street has sued the production company that put up $100 million to make the movie. The fraud and breach of contract lawsuit seeks $300 million, the Guardian reports. The company, Red Granite, was caught up in an embezzlement scheme, and its co-founder...

What the weather was like during the Battle of…

Seventy-five years ago, WWII troops had difficulty fighting in the Battle of the Bulge because of the harsh winter they had to deal with.

Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus

Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus Disney's theme park will be closed in China over the Lunar New Year. Shanghai Disney Resort made the announcement on Friday "in response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak." Guests have been refunded, and it is not yet known when the park will reopen. The virus originated in China's city of Wuhan, but it has spread throughout Asia and into the United States. The Wuhan virus has already infected more than 800 people and dozens have died. Other Chinese cities, including Beijing, have canceled their Lunar New Year activities.

New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged…

People in New Orleans are demanding something be done about the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered

Dems: Congress must oust Trump to stop abuses

In the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff argues that it was "one hell of a Russian intelligence coup" that the president chased kooky theories about Ukraine pushed by Rudy Giuliani that benefited Vladimir Putin at U.S. expense. (Jan. 24)

Trump Joins Rally Against Abortion

President Trump told thousands of anti-abortion marchers Friday that he's their champion, and they agreed—breaking into chants of "four more years" after his speech on the National Mall. "Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," he said, USA Today reports. Trump is the first...

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Palmer with 62 takes 2-shot lead at Torrey Pines

Tiger Woods started his round with a four-putt double bogey

Trump Praises China's Handling Of Coronavirus…

President Trump praised China.

Who's Buying Social Media Impeachment Ads During…

Republicans aren't shy about mentioning impeachment in their ads — it's led to huge returns. Democrats haven't invoked it as heavily.

Harris Considers Endorsing a Former Opponent

Kamala Harris is thinking about throwing her support to former opponent Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential race, party officials tell the New York Times . Biden has already said he'd consider picking her as a running mate, and an endorsement could put her in position for that. But there are...

Schiff to Senators: Trump may investigate you next

Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial accusing the president of laboring to cover up his actions with Ukraine that finally led to the charges now against him. (Jan. 24)

Weinstein: Rosie Perez Backs Up Sciorra Account

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s. Perez, whose film credits include Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” told jurors that Sciorra shared details of the alleged assault, including that Weinstein had pinned her arms above her head as he raped her. Sciorra, who appeared in “The Sopranos,” testified on Thursday that Weinstein violently raped her more than 25 years ago.

Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in…

Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM

This Day in History: First Winter Olympics…

This Day in History: First Winter Olympics January 25, 1924 The first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Scandinavians dominated the 14 events that involved a total of six sports. Norway won the unofficial team competition with 17 medals. The United States came in third. Of the nearly 300 athletes, only 13 were women, and they only competed in the figure-skating events. The Olympics offered a particular boost to skiing, a sport that would become extremely popular within the next decade. The success of “International Winter Sports Week" led to the second Winter Olympic games in 1928.

DeVos Comments On Abortion Cause Controversy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is one of the most controversial members of the Trump administration. She has rolled back protections for students facing massive education debt. She's reduced protections for transgender students. Now, she has caused controversy with her statements on abortion. Devos drew comparisons between the arguments for a woman's right to have an abortion to slavery. She made the remarks during a Colorado Christian University event in Washington D.C. DeVos said that many Americans see both slavery and abortion as a "vast moral evil."

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ABC: Trump Orders Envoy Fired in Recording

President Trump has repeatedly said he doesn't know Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two associates of Rudy Giuliani who helped the ex-mayor investigate Joe Biden in Ukraine, and who were arrested in October . Parnas has since said he feels betrayed by Trump, which prompted him to turn over a trove...

Disruptive wintry mix snarls traffic as storm…

Precipitation will fall from Missouri to Michigan with many large cities seeing heavy snow accumulation.

More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says

More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018. The research noted social media use and poor work-life balance as significant contributors to the increase. Bert Uchino, a professor at the University of Utah who studies relationships and health, has said pervasive loneliness has “widespread effects.” Bert Uchino, via NPR Uchino also added that loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The study concluded that Gen Z has the highest loneliness scores, with boomers having the lowest.