Month: December 2019

Senate Republican Expects Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial Will Be ‘Predictable’ and Over Before SOTU

Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Tuesday said that he expects President Tweety McTreason’s Senate impeachment trial will be finished before the president gives his State of the Union address in early February.Blunt made the remarks while speaking on Missouri talk radio station KSSZ about the ongoing impeachment proceedings against the president. During his appearance, Blunt…

Overnight clashes extend Hong Kong protests into new year

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police used tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons against anti-government protesters over New Year’s Eve and into the early hours of Wednesday, extending the months-long movement into a new year. The police actions were focused on the more industrial and working class districts on the city’s Kowloon side…

Turmoil in Iraq comes amid shrunken U.S. diplomatic footprint

The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad by protesters on Tuesday has underscored the vulnerability of U.S. diplomats in a country stuck in the middle of a mounting conflict between the United States and Iran.U.S. diplomats were forced to hide in safe rooms as Marines flew in from Kuwait to protect them after supporters…

Iran just outplayed the United States — again

To call the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad merely a diplomatic mission is to severely understate its scope and size. At 104 acres, the compound is nearly the size of Vatican City and comes complete with its own dormitories, dining halls, electrical plant, fire department and everything else needed to support the thousands of diplomats and…

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s simple, open-armed act of parental love

Despite the proliferation of rainbow flags and queer parades, and fabulous groundbreaking television shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pose” and “Transparent,” transphobia is deeply rooted in America.So, when a celebrity couple with a combined 30 million Instagram followers announces that they plan to use the pronoun “she” instead of “he” to refer to their 12-year-old…

Australia sending aid by sea to towns cut off by wildfires

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that destroyed homes and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline.Navy ships and military aircraft were bringing water, food and fuel to towns where supplies were depleted and roads were cut off by the…

Trump suggests some flavored vapes may be pulled from market

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Tweety McTreason said Tuesday that the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry.”Trump was vague about what the plan would entail, but suggested “certain…

Astronaut Breaks Record For Longest Single Spaceflight By A Woman

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is breaking records for women in space. As of Tuesday, Koch has been living and working on the International Space Station for 292 days ― which means she’s spent more consecutive time in space than any other woman. The previous record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman was held by former NASA…

Weather looking iffy for SpaceX’s next Starlink launch from Cape Canaveral

Emre Kelly, Florida Today Published 12:04 p.m. ET Dec. 31, 2019 | Updated 12:07 p.m. ET Dec. 31, 2019CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideWeather conditions could be problematic for SpaceX’s next launch on Friday, a Falcon 9 mission slated to take 60 Starlink communications satellites to orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Forecasters with the Air…

In photos: Pioneers we lost in 2019

Frank Robinson: The first African American manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to be named MVP in the National League and the American League. Valery Bykovsky: The pioneering Soviet-era cosmonaut flew to space three times. His first launch w…

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