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Trial highlights: Trump defense urges end to…

President Donald Trump’s legal team concluded its three-day presentation on the same note with which it began — that the Democrats’ case amounted to partisan politics that would undo the results of the 2016 presidential election

NTSB Releases Video From Kobe Bryant Crash Site

The NTSB has released a video from the crash site.

CBO Projects Federal Budget Deficit To Hit Record…

The CBO released a report saying, if nothing changes, the deficit would hit 4.6% of the U.S.' GDP this year.

US Gives Israel a Bold Green Light

With the ink still drying on President Trump's Middle East peace plan, Israel says it's ready for action. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he will have his cabinet vote Sunday on two key measures: applying Israeli sovereignty to parts of the Jordan Valley and to Jewish settlements in the...

CT man accused of killing wife airlifted to NY

A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife has been rushed to the hospital after being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Fotis Dulos was found when police officers went to his house in Farmington for a welfare check. (Jan. 28)

How The Coronavirus Could Make The Airline…

United Airlines said Tuesday it was canceling a total of 24 flights to and from China. The news comes as the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak leads to plummeting demand. The coronavirus originated last month. It has infected more than 4,600 people and killed at least 107. According to Business Insider, the US Department of State issued a travel warning on China. It upgraded its alert to level three, or "reconsider travel.

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AP analysis: NFL teams lost over $500M to injuries in 2019

According to an Associated Press study NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended the year on injured reserve

More Americans Went to the Library Than the Movie…

More Americans Went to the Library Than the Movie Theater in 2019 Among adults in Gallup's December 2019 poll, there was a reported average of 10.5 trips to a library last year. Heading to the movie theater was second on the list at 5.3 average trips. Rounding out the top 5 was sporting events at 4.7 and live music trips with 3.8. Taking in a national/historical park was fifth on the list at 3.7 trips. For library visits among genders, the poll adds women went to them nearly twice as much. Men are more likely to choose a sports event, a national park or casino. Gallup also shows that library visits were recorded more for those in low-income households. This is most likely because going to the library is free and provides access to a computer and the internet.

Bieber's New Album: Valentine's Day

After more than four years of waiting for new music, Bieber's fifth studio album "Changes" is set to be released on February 14. That same day tickets for his new US tour go on sale to the general public. The 45-date North American tour kicks off in Seattle at CenturyLink Field on May 14 and will wrap up in New Jersey on September 26 at MetLife Stadium. His subsequent world tour grossed $163.3 million in 2016 and $93.7 million in 2017, according to industry tracker Pollstar, although the singer canceled the tour's last stretch of dates.

McConnell: We Don't Yet Have the Votes to Block…

The arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial are over, even as the debate on whether John Bolton should be called as a witness rages on. Trump's defense team wrapped up its three days of arguments Tuesday; next up, senators will be allowed to ask the House managers and Trump's legal...

Buildings in Miami evacuated after earthquake…

Businesses in Miami, Florida, have been evacuated on Jan. 28, in wake of an earthquake that shook off the coast of Jamaica triggering concerns of a tsunami.

Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the…

Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the Middle of Jamaica and Cuba The huge tremor has been reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS adds that parts of Jamaica experienced severe shaking. Damages or injuries stemming from the 7.7 magnitude quake have not yet been reported. According to 'USA Today,' the shock's center is just over 70 miles from the Jamaican coastal town of Lucea. Social media posts add that the earthquake was so strong that it affected southern Florida. Structures around the city of Miami were reported to have been evacuated when it occurred. AccuWeather meteorologist Jesse Ferrell says this is the Caribbean's fourth shock of over 7.0 in nearly 20 years.

Key points in Trump's Mideast peace plan

The Mideast peace plan announced by President Donald Trump on Tuesday supports the Israeli position on nearly all of the most contentious issues in the decades-old conflict

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Here's the latest for Tuesday, January 28th: Trump defense team argues against calling Bolton during impeachment; Palestinians reject Trump's peace plan; U.S. health officials expand China travel advisory; Hybrid fitness a huge hit in Hollywood. (Jan. 28)

Reports: Husband Accused of Murder Attempts…

A Connecticut man accused of murdering his wife has attempted suicide, reports CNN . Fotis Dulos was "en route to the hospital with a faint pulse," his attorney said in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Authorities conducted a welfare check at Dulos' home after he did not show up for...

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At Harvey Weinstein’s trial, a big role for oth…

Harvey Weinstein is charged in sexual attacks on two women, but New York City prosecutors are having four more testify about alleged misconduct as part of an effort to portray him as a serial offender

Rescued Green Turtle Pooped Human Plastic Trash

A rescued green turtle poops human plastic waste.

Mississippi Governor Says 'Notorious' State…

Gov. Tate Reeves made the announcement after multiple deaths were reported at the prison within the first month of 2020.

Harvard's Chemistry Chair Accused of Lying About…

There's another big story out that mentions Wuhan—just one not related to the coronavirus. The chair of Harvard's chemistry department was on Tuesday charged with making false statements to the Department of Defense regarding his role in China's Thousand Talents Plan. Bloomberg explains that it and other government-run plans...

Schiff: Trump's defense reeling from Bolton's book

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff says the abrupt ending of the President Donald Trump's defense team today in the Senate shows "they are still reeling from the revelation of John Bolton's book and what he has to say." (Jan. 28)

FDA To Purell: Stop Claiming Hand Sanitizer Can…

The Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter of warning to Gojo Industries, Purell's parent company. The letter tells the company to stop claiming that its hand sanitizer can prevent diseases like Ebola and MRSA. The letter said the company had no evidence to support various claims made on Purell marketing materials. Purell claimed it "kills more than 99.99% of most common germs that may cause illness in a healthcare setting, including MRSA & VRE." It also claimed to reduce student absent days by 51%. According to Business Insider, Gojo said it will remove the misleading language from its website. The CDC officially recommends people wash their hands with Purell only if soap and water are not available.

US Archives confirms it won't take steps to…

The National Archives has reiterated that it will not immediately take any action to certify the Equal Rights Amendment as part of the U.S. Constitution

Nike Suspends Sale of Kobe Bryant Products

Nike Suspends Sale of Kobe Bryant Products All Kobe-related items have been removed from the Nike.com online store. A search for Bryant products results in a statement from the company. Nike, via statement Nike, via statement Nike, via statement Nike is still deciding what its strategy will be for releasing Bryant's signature shoe series, as the company wants to limit the sale of the shoe line on the secondary market. The Nike Kobe signature series have already been worn by more than 100 NBA players this season. Several players wore Bryant's sneakers on Sunday and wrote messages on them in tribute.

Roger Federer: 'Lucky' Australian Open Win

Getty/TPN Roger Federer says he was "lucky" to beat Tennys Sandgren in the Australian Open quarterfinals, and that he should already be "skiing in Switzerland." The Swiss player saved seven match points to beat the American 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. "Got to get lucky some times, I tell you that," Federer said after. "I don't deserve this one.

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Harry, Meghan 'Shocked' Over One Thing in Megxit

Financial independence? Check. No HRH titles? Check. No roles as Commonwealth Young Ambassadors? That, sources tell TMZ , was tough for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to take as they left the royal family for Canada earlier this month. But it seems the Queen drew a line in the sand during...

Investigation into helicopter crash underway

On Jan. 27, the National Transportation Safety Board began investigating why the chopper carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in Calabasas, California.

8 Million Children Forced Out Of School Due To…

8 Million Children Forced Out Of School Due To Violence In West Africa A UNICEF report calculates more than 8 million school-aged children in West Africa have been forced out of school because of extreme violence. Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are among the nations most affected with nearly 1 million people displaced, and more than half of those coming from Burkina Faso. While extremist violence has wracked Libya, Mali and Northern Nigeria in recent years, Burkina Faso and Niger were viewed as mostly immune. That view has changed as militant groups like the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara and Ansaroul Islam have posed a more significant regional threat. Many point to the ouster of autocratic President Blaise Compaoré in 2014, as pivotal in allowing extremists to infiltrate Burkina Faso. Compaoré ruled for decades and was accused of many atrocities, as well as negotiating with terrorists to prevent attacks within Burkinabe borders. U.S. State Department officials have even called out the risk to the entire region and as an extension, American economic interests. Deputy Assist. Admin. Cheryl Anderson