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|Bloomberg 'weathered the storm' during fiery Democratic debate, his campaign says
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came under heavy fire from his rivals during Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate at the Paris Casino but “weathered the storm,” his senior adviser Howard Wolfson said.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 1:02 AM
|Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email
Former congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed to Yahoo News he told Julian Assange President Trump would pardon him if he turned over information proving Russians weren't the source of Democratic emails published by WikiLeaks.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 8:14 AM
|A Google manager has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife was reported missing in Hawaii
His wife, a Microsoft business program manager, was reported missing Tuesday while the Seattle couple was vacationing in Hawaii.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 5:11 PM
|Intelligence employee pleads guilty to leaking classified info to journalists
Federal prosecutors say Henry Kyle Frese researched multiple classified intelligence reports – some of which were unrelated to his job duties.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 6:04 PM
|Police chief strips down to underwear and storms out of meeting after being sacked
A police chief stripped down to his underwear and walked home through a snowstorm after being sacked by officials in New Hampshire.Richard Lee said he was left with no alternative when his town board asked him to hand over his badge, his uniform and the keys to his patrol car.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 5:37 AM
|China says will help manage Mekong as report warns of dam danger
VIENTIANE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - China on Thursday said it was helping its downstream neighbors cope with a prolonged drought by releasing more water from its dams on the Mekong River, adding it would consider sharing information on hydrology to provide further assistance in the future. The statement came as a new economic report predicted that the building of dams to harness hydropower on the Mekong River would reshape the economies of five countries along the waterway, fuelling long-term inflation and dependence on China. The drought over the past year has severely hurt farming and fishing in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam, and many blame China's 11 dams on the upper Mekong - which China calls the Lancang River - as well as climate change.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 9:35 AM
|2 passengers die after leaving 'chaotic' cruise ship
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed to 2,236 in China. Here is the latest.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 6:09 PM
|Report: California prisoner confesses to killing 2 molesters
A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the Bay Area News Group in Northern California that he clubbed both men in the head on Jan. 16 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. “We can't comment on an active investigation," Dana Simas, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, wrote in an email.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2020 10:08 PM
|Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapons ban over fears of potential civil war
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 10:11 AM
|'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'
Michael Bloomberg attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders at Wednesday’s debate in Las Vegas, with the billionaire former New York City mayor claiming the self-described democratic socialist’s ownership of multiple homes makes him a hypocrite.
POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 11:22 PM