Four stories is a long fall—and sadly, Brian Rice didn't survive it. The Carnival Cruise Line passenger died of blunt force trauma Friday after plummeting from the ninth deck to the fifth as the vessel returned to Miami, People reports. Medical staff on Carnival Horizon rushed to his aid,...
Politico reports that recent South Carolina polls show Joe Biden with an insurmountable lead. Biden’s advantage in the key early state is powered by big margins among African-American voters. Biden is pulling in about a third of the overall primary vote in South Carolina. Surveys from Quinnipiac University and the University of North Florida were released Monday. Two recent surveys cement his status as the front runner. His lead there is powered by a 44 percent backing from black voters. In a CBS poll Biden receives more than half of his support from African-Americans and has 45 percent overall support.
Sweden Drops Julian Assange Rape Investigation. Swedish authorities announced the end to their inquiry into the Wikileaks founder on Tuesday. The evidence is not strong enough to form the basis of an indictment, Eva-Marie Persson, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, via 'The New York Times'. In such a situation, the preliminary investigation should be discontinued, and that is what has happened, Eva-Marie Persson, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, via 'The New York Times'. The assault accusations of two women prompted the investigation, which began in 2010. Persson confirmed the credibility of the accuser's accusations but stated that the "evidential situation has been weakened.". When a warrant was issued for Assange's arrest, he claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Assange lived in the embassy for seven years. Ecuador revoked his asylum in April after which Assange was arrested by London police. He remains in a British jail awaiting U.S. extradition hearings. The U.S. accuses Assange of taking part in the breach of classified data
The NY Post reports that Rep. Ilhan Omar paid another $150,000 to Tim Mynett’s political consulting group. The payments came three months after The Post first revealed allegations the pair were romantically involved. The congresswoman’s campaign has funneled $146,712.63 to Mynett’s E Street Group since August. In August, the Post reported allegations she was having an affair with her paid consultant.
Environmentalists are ringing alarm bells after Brazil released its latest data on the Amazon rainforest, CNN reports. According to the government, the rainforest lost nearly 3,800 square miles over 12 months through July 2019, marking an 11-year high in deforestation and a 29.5% increase over the year before....
California's "wet season" usually begins in October and runs through March. When California doesn't get precipitation, the fire season becomes more of a problem.
Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unnecessary, Says Study. The study known as Ischemia followed 5,179 participants for a median time span of three and a half years. It is the largest study of its kind. The federal study focused on patients who were treated for non-emergency blocked arteries with stint or bypass surgeries and patients who were treated with medication alone. The study found that deaths occurring after stint or bypass surgery reached 145 people. Deaths among those who were treated with only medication reached 144. 276 of those in the stint and bypass group suffered heart attacks compared to 314 of those who were treated with medication. Many doctors expected that stents or bypass would benefit those with severe chest pain or blockages. But according to the study, "there was no suggestion that any subgroup benefited.". Doctors say the study "certainly will challenge our clinical thinking."
The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Uber had an ineffective safety culture when one of its autonomous test vehicles ran down and killed a female pedestrian last year in Tempe, Arizona
The White House has released a memorandum from President Trump's physician in an attempt to quell talk that his Saturday trip to Walter Reed Medical Center wasn't at all routine. "Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for...
Security forces in Bolivia on Tuesday launched an operation to supply gasoline from a fuel plant that had been blockaded by supporters of former President Evo Morales
Whoopi Goldberg will have you over, but stay for good? No way. "When you make a commitment to live with someone else, it's a commitment to ask their opinion and listen and work it out with them. I don't want to do that," the 64-year-old said Monday on the Tamron...
Thousands of teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse for a rally calling for further increasing teacher pay in the biggest such protest in the state amid a wave of educator activism across the country. (Nov. 19)
Kamala Harris's campaign is in trouble. According to Fox News there are calls for her to fire her campaign manager. Her campaign cut staff in a dramatic restructuring last month. She is now polling at just 3 percent, tying her with Michael Bloomberg for fifth place. Bloomberg has not even officially announced his entry into the Presidential race. Several reports have described internal strife at Harris’ Baltimore campaign headquarters. Aides are calling for campaign manager Juan Rodriguez’s resignation. Rodriguez dedicated Harris' already dwindling resources to a seven-figure TV ad campaign before the February Iowa caucus. One official said Harris’ current campaign structure has “No discipline. No plan. No strategy.”
Kevin Hart Teams Up With Netflix for Docuseries. The series, 'Don't F--k This Up,' will consist of six episodes. It will premiere on the streaming service December 27. The series follows Hart after his Oscars controversy last December. The actor and comedian stepped down from hosting due to controversial past tweets. In an Instagram video, Hart says the docuseries will cover "a hell of a rollercoaster.". It's as real, as raw, as transparent as you could be, Kevin Hart, via Instagram. Interviews with Hart's friends and family will also be featured on 'Don't F--k This Up.'. Old footage from the 'Central Intelligence' star's childhood will be displayed as well
President Donald Trump tweeted at Jennifer Williams, one of the vice president’s top national security aides. He said Williams should the transcripts of both his calls with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump wrote: She should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don’t know & mostly never even heard of, & work out a better presidential attack!” According to Politico, Williams recently testified before Congress for Trump’s impeachment hearings. She said the call between Trump and Zelensky was “unusual and inappropriate.”
The Army is looking into the possibility of moving impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his family onto a military base to make sure they're safe, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Ukraine native, who's testifying Tuesday, has been the subject of much online vilification from supporters of President...
A heroic woman rescued a badly burnt and wailing koala from an Australian bushfire on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The country's koala populations have been a major victim of the flames, with more than 350 of the marsupials feared killed in a major habitat.
Two Jail Workers Charged in Connection to Jeffrey Epstein’s Death. According to a recent report by the ‘New York Times,’ two federal workers are expected to be arrested and charged for their part in Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide. . The Bureau of Prisons employees who were responsible for monitoring Epstein on the day of his death, Aug. 10, reportedly failed to perform the proper safety checks. . Epstein, who was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, was being held in a highly monitored section of the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Rather than check on Epstein every half-hour as they were instructed, the two unidentified men fell asleep for hours. . They then attempted to falsify records in order to cover up their indiscretion. . According to the Associated Press, both corrections officers were initially offered plea deals but chose to turn them down. . They will now reportedly appear in the United States District Court in Manhattan on Nov. 19 to face their charges.