A 23-year-old Minnesota Twins prospect was found dead Sunday in his New Zealand hotel room, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Ryan Costello had just joined the Auckland Tuatara, a member of the Australian Baseball League, days before his death. A press release from the team says that "preliminary indications suggest he...
Singer-songwriter Julian Lennon joins keyboardist Chuck Leavell for a rare performance at a fundraising gala, helping raise funds for conservation and environmental efforts. (Nov. 18)
Marie Kondo rose to fame by encouraging people to rid their homes of items that don't "spark joy". Now, the de-clutter queen is recommending products that may spark joy, at least for her. The star of the Netflix series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" has launched an online shop. According to CNN, KonMari.com carries a line of products that "spark joy for Marie." There are more than 100 products for sale including a Shiatsu Stick for $12 and a pair of leather slippers for $206. The shop is organized into seven categories that cover everything from cooking to aromatherapy. Currently, KonMari.com is only shipping to addresses in the United States.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is cancelling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties
New Poll Says 70% of Americans Think Trump's Ukraine Actions Were 'Wrong'. According to a new poll conducted by ABC News and Ipsos, 70 percent of Americans think Donald Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate his political rival was wrong. . 51 percent believe that he should also be impeached and removed from office. with another 19 percent saying he should be impeached, but not removed. . As for the impeachment hearings, only 21 percent of Americans said they were “very closely” following along. 67 percent of those following “very closely” think Trump’s impeachment is justified and that he should be removed from office. . 42 percent said they are following along “not so closely” and “not closely at all.”. This may be because 41 percent of Democrats supported Trump’s impeachment and removal before the Ukraine matters came to light. . On the flip side, 65 percent of Republicans believe the president has committed no wrongdoing.
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.”
Marie Kondo has a lot going on . The decluttering guru's new books may not have been all that shocking, considering the success of her first, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. But her latest move might indeed surprise you: Kondo, the queen of suggesting you toss anything that doesn't "spark...
Roger Stone Found Guilty of Lying to Congress, Witness Tampering. Stone was on trial for obstructing a House investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. A federal jury found Stone guilty on all charges Friday. The trial concluded with unanimous guilty verdicts on five felony counts of lying to investigators, one count of obstructing a congressional probe and one count of witness tampering. Prosecution urged U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson to have Stone taken into custody, which she declined. Jackson placed Stone under the same restrictions he’s dealt with for months while out on bail. . Stone's fate now lies in Donald Trump's hands, with many wondering if the president will pardon his former political adviser.
Browns defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson believes Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph deserved to be punished for his role in Myles Garrett helmet-swinging incident
Three people are dead—including the shooter—after a shooting at a Walmart store in Duncan, Oklahoma, reports the Duncan Banner . It appears a male shooter with a semiautomatic handgun killed a man and a woman who were inside a car in the store parking lot. Fox 25 reports that...
More potential trouble for President Trump: The House is investigating whether he lied to Robert Mueller, which could provide more fodder in the impeachment inquiry, reports the New York Times . The revelation came Monday from the House general counsel. While in federal court in DC arguing for the release of...
You can never be too old for "Sesame Street." The beloved children's series premiered 50 years ago this month and is still a favorite among both kids and adults. Some celebrities share their thoughts on seeing the show _ and being on the show. (Nov. 18)
Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign is being slammed for misuse of black leaders names. The campaign falsely said that three prominent black figures in South Carolina supported his Plan for Black America. In late October, Buttigieg's campaign released an article published in the HBCU Times praising the plan. The campaign cited an open letter on behalf of three prominent South Carolina black leaders. The letter was also signed by more than 400 Douglass Plan endorsers.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was expected to announce Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood
Kanye West Calls Himself the 'Greatest Artist That God Has Ever Created'. The rapper spoke at Joel Osteen‘s Lakewood Church in Houston on Sunday. “I know that God’s been calling me for a long time and the devil’s been distracting me for a long time." - Kanye West, at Lakewood Church. "I’m standing up ... and saying, ‘I’m here in service to God and no weapon formed against me shall prosper.’ ” - Kanye West, at Lakewood Church. “I told you about my arrogance and cockiness already. Now the greatest artist that God has ever created is now working for him.” - Kanye West, at Lakewood Church. Kanye's wife, Kim Kardashian West, and his daughter, North West, joined him at the service. West was scheduled to perform a 'Sunday Service' at the church later in the evening. As many as 50,000 people attend the Houston megachurch per week, according to the 'Houston Chronicle.'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Donald Trump. He said the president should testify before Congress instead of tweeting. Trump defended himself on Twitter repeatedly against testimonies in the impeachment hearings against him. According to CNN, several former and current Trump administration officials have defied subpoenas. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also invited Trump to testify in front of Congress.
The Supreme Court just squelched "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's best hope of avoiding the bulk of his seven-year sentence for securities fraud . The court on Monday rejected Shkreli's request that it hear his appeal, reports CNBC . The 36-year-old began serving his sentence in 2018 and now will have to serve...
Parts of Spain came to a standstill on Nov. 17, as heavy snow blanketed the region of Asturias, where multiple roads were snow covered or blocked. The heavy snow caused power outages in some villages and increased the threat for avalanches in the mountains.
Scientists Seek 10,000 Dogs for Aging Study. The study is the largest-ever analysis of its kind. A pill meant to slow aging will be given to 500 of the test subjects. Researchers say they hope to use their results to figure out human longevity. . "What we learn will potentially be good for dogs and has great potential to translate to human health." - Co-director Daniel Promislow, via Associated Press. The study lasts five years and is being funded by the National Institute on Aging. Vet records and DNA samples will be required. Periodically, dog owners must fill out specific surveys. Throughout the process, dogs can live at home and not change up any of their normal activities. Veterinarian visits are also required. All types and ages of dogs can participate. If you would like to nominate your pup, go to dogagingproject.org