Democratic House impeachment managers have begun their final day of arguments against President Trump. Friday's focus: obstruction of justice. The impeachment managers are arguing that Trump withheld crucial documents and blocked the testimony of top White House officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . "The president tried to cheat," said impeachment...
President Donald Trump called it his "profound honor" on Friday to be the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life. (Jan. 24)
Quentin Tarantino told Deadline that he believes "a war for movies got played out this last year." Tarantino referenced "commercial products" like Marvel films, "Stars Wars," and James Bond movies. The director said 2019 was "a really, really strong year" for "original movies." Tarantino told Deadline that he is relieved that 2019 saw a barrage of original movies that movie-goers went to see. "If it hadn't done it this year, it might have been the last stand for movies like that.
The Trump administration pledged Friday to step up efforts against the vast amounts of counterfeit clothing, medicine and other goods that have flooded into the U.S. with the rise in e-commerce
Bill Murray Officially Returning for 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' According to 'Vanity Fair,' Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver are also confirmed. Not all the main actors from the original two movies will be in 'Afterlife.' One of them is Rick Moranis, who played the ghost-hunting team's ally Louis Tully. The other is Harold Ramis, who died in 2014 at the age of 69. According to Murray, the absence of Ramis' Egon Spengler will be discussed in 'Afterlife.' Bill Murray, via 'Vanity Fair' 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' stars Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Mckenna Grace. The movie, which is being directed by Jason Reitman, reaches theaters on July 10.
Which Democrat has the best chances of becoming the nominee? Business Inside and Morning Consult conducted a survey and came up with a 2020 Democratic Power Ranking. Elizabeth Warren is in third place at 14% in Morning Consult polling. That's a substantial decline from the 21% support she held at her peak in October. Bernie Sanders is in second place, supported by 23% of Democrats. Joe Biden maintains high levels of support with 29%.
Iran's retaliatory strike on US troops injured more Americans than thought. The Pentagon on Friday said that 34 service members were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, reports the AP . Of those, 17 are still under medical observation. Eight of that group were shipped back to the Walter Reed Medical Center...
Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus Disney's theme park will be closed in China over the Lunar New Year. Shanghai Disney Resort made the announcement on Friday "in response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak." Guests have been refunded, and it is not yet known when the park will reopen. The virus originated in China's city of Wuhan, but it has spread throughout Asia and into the United States. The Wuhan virus has already infected more than 800 people and dozens have died. Other Chinese cities, including Beijing, have canceled their Lunar New Year activities.
Last month, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization reported on the plague of locusts that had overtaken Somalia and Ethiopia, and now a new East African nation is being beleaguered by the bugs. The FAO says Kenya is also dealing with an "unprecedented" and "devastating" number of desert locusts,...
The US has its second confirmed case of coronavirus. A Chicago woman in her 60s tested positive for the virus after visiting Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, health officials reported Friday. The woman, who developed symptoms a few days after returning to the US last week, is doing well...
US health officials say a new viral respiratory illness is an evolving outbreak that should be taken seriously, but US citizens should not be "worried or frightened." (Jan. 24)
What happens when you revamp the classic childhood game of tag by adding jumps, obstacles and a time limit? You get World Chase Tag, the first and only global league for professional, competitive tag. The basics of tag remain the same -- one person chases an opponent in an attempt to tag them. Created in 2011 by brothers Christian and Damien Devaux, the league has traveled all over the globe. It has also gained a popular internet following, as well as a television audience with broadcasts on ESPN, BBC, and Fox. The league has held four world championships, most recently, taking place on August 24, 2019 in London.
As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man
Taylor Swift Says She Isn't 'Muzzled' Anymore In the trailer for her upcoming Netflix documentary, 'Miss Americana,' Swift reveals that she is no longer "fighting for people's respect" and is focusing on her own happiness. Taylor Swift, via 'Miss Americana' Taylor Swift, via 'Miss Americana' Swift previously opened up about politics and how she felt people didn't want to hear what she had to say when she was younger.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is one of the most controversial members of the Trump administration. She has rolled back protections for students facing massive education debt. She's reduced protections for transgender students. Now, she has caused controversy with her statements on abortion. Devos drew comparisons between the arguments for a woman's right to have an abortion to slavery. She made the remarks during a Colorado Christian University event in Washington D.C. DeVos said that many Americans see both slavery and abortion as a "vast moral evil."
Mike Bloomberg is ticking up in the polls and he's pouring millions into ads criticizing President Trump's behavior and policies—ads that seem to be irking the president if his tweets are any indication. The developments have led to a slew of stories about Bloomberg's 2020 strategy. Details: Ad on...
More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018. The research noted social media use and poor work-life balance as significant contributors to the increase. Bert Uchino, a professor at the University of Utah who studies relationships and health, has said pervasive loneliness has “widespread effects.” Bert Uchino, via NPR Uchino also added that loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The study concluded that Gen Z has the highest loneliness scores, with boomers having the lowest.