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|Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr join Trump impeachment defense team
The legal team representing President Trump in his Senate impeachment trial will include some familiar faces, especially for regular viewers of Fox News.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 11:24 AM
|Why Russia Doesn't Like (Or Have) Many Aircraft Carriers
Not enough money?
POSTED JANUARY 18, 2020 7:00 AM
|'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change. "So, we are now in a new year and we have entered a new decade and so far, during this decade, we have seen no sign whatsoever that real climate action is coming and that has to change,” Thunberg said in a speech in Lausanne. Hundreds will take trains over the weekend and then march to Klosters near Davos, the annual gathering of world political and business leaders that Thunberg is attending for the second year in a row and will take part in two panel events.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 11:10 AM
|Off-duty Hong Kong police officer arrested for supporting protests
An off-duty Hong Kong police officer was arrested along with seven other people on Friday as they tried to put pro-democracy posters on a footbridge, police said. It's the first known case of a police officer being apprehended for supporting the massive demonstrations that have led to more than 6,500 arrests in the past seven months. The officer, 31, and the seven other people aged 14 to 61, were arrested at 3:00 am on Friday in Tuen Mun, a district in northwest Hong Kong.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 1:41 PM
|'Days of God': A look at Iran's mounting crises
The Islamic Republic has been reeling from one crisis to another, from the targeted killing by the United States of its top general to the Revolutionary Guard's accidental shootdown of a passenger plane carrying scores of young people, most of them Iranians. U.S. sanctions have crippled its economy as tensions with America have soared. In a rare Friday sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stuck to the playbook Iran has relied on since 1979, blaming the country's woes on the U.S. and other Western powers, and proclaiming that Iranians still support the Islamic Revolution.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 7:50 AM
|Princess Cruises responds after 'Marriage Story' actress speaks out, sues alleging bedbugs
A "Marriage Story" actress and her husband are suing Princess Cruises, alleging their room was infested with bedbugs.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 7:57 AM
|Reuters poll: Sanders climbs, now tied with Biden among registered voters
Sen. Bernie Sanders has been steadily climbing in popularity this year and is now tied with former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 1:32 PM
|These clothes use outlandish designs to trick facial recognition software into thinking you're not human
Privacy-focused designers, academics, and activists have designed wearable accessories and clothes meant to thwart facial recognition tech.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 10:47 AM
|An ISIS preacher captured in Iraq was apparently so overweight that police had to take him away in the back of a pickup truck
Shifa al-Nima was captured in the Mansour neighborhood of Mosul by the Nineveh police command, according to Iraqi police.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 9:36 AM
|Donald Trump stirs tensions before Virginia gun rally by saying Second Amendment is 'under attack'
President Trump has stirred tensions before a gun rally in Virginia - a demonstration the state governor said carried credible "threats of violence" - by claiming that Americans' Second Amendment rights are "under attack". Thousands of pro-gun activists are expected to march on Virginia's State Capitol on Monday to protest about the state's new gun controls. The rally in Richmond has provoked fears of violence and unrest. Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency this week, banning guns from the site of the rally, amid concerns that the protest will be flooded with extremists, anti-government militias and white supremacists. Activists in favour of gun control have reported receiving death threats online. The FBI announced on Friday that it had arrested several members of The Base, a neo-Nazi group who were planning to attend, and seized their weapons. Authorities said the group were planning violent acts at the rally, similar to the "Unite The Right" white supremacist rally in nearby Charlottesville in 2017, in which one counter-protester was murdered. Trump told protesters that Democrats will "take your guns away" Credit: AFP/GETTY IMAGES Mr Trump said on Friday that the US Constitution was being attacked by Virginia, where lawmakers have approved three gun control bills that could be passed next week. The rules limit the purchase of handguns, stipulate new background checks, and permit local authorities to ban guns in public spaces. There are also plans by the Democrat-controlled legislative body to ban assault weapons. Gun ownership rates per country Mr Trump said on Twitter: "Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia", referring to the amendment in the Bill of Rights that gives Americans the right to bear firearms. "That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away." Shannon Watts, founder of the Moms Demand Action group that seeks tougher gun laws, said: "These extremists are afraid their guns will be taken away - we're afraid our children will be taken away." Charlottesville far-right protest Watts said that she and many members of her group and their families had been threatened online with death and rape. She said that members of her group in Virginia have had their addresses and other personal information shared online. Philip Van Cleave, leader of the pro-gun Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), the rally's organisers, has rejected calls for violence while encouraging militias from across the US to provide security for his group.
POSTED JANUARY 17, 2020 11:32 PM