Why Trump’s Senate GOP allies are pushing accusations of Ukraine election meddling

CLOSE Impeachment charges against President Donald Trump went to the full House on Friday, following approval by the House Judiciary Committee. Some Republicans on the judiciary panel reacted harshly after the vote. (Dec. 13) APWASHINGTON  – Former White House Russia adviser Fiona Hill warned House  lawmakers last month not to buy into the "fictional narrative" that…

LeBron James sparks Lakers after getting chewed out by teammates

CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down his top five teams in the NBA so far this season. USA TODAYMIAMI — LeBron James was closing in on an inglorious triple-double. At halftime of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Miami Heat on Friday night, James had 11 points, six rebounds and seven turnovers.James checks…

Ex-Gov. Matt Bevin defends flurry of pardons as Kentucky lawmakers call for investigation

CLOSE Using his executive powers, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations during his last days in office in 2019. Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier JournalLOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin attacked the "highly offensive and entirely false" reports that financial or political considerations played a part in his pardon decision-making…

13-year-old boy arrested in stabbing death of New York college student

People pause and place a candle at a make-shift memorial for Tessa Majors inside the Barnard campus, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York. Majors, a 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia, was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. (Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP)New York police have arrested a 13-year-old…

Russell Simmons urges Oprah Winfrey to stop #MeToo documentary about him

CLOSE Three women have accused hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of rape. USA TODAYRussell Simmons is speaking out against Oprah Winfrey and her upcoming AppleTV+ documentary, which reportedly details allegations of sexual misconduct against the music mogul.Simmons, 62, took to Instagram Friday to once again passionately deny the allegations and address Winfrey, whom he called a "shining…

Bernie Sanders rescinds endorsement of Cenk Uygur for California Congressional seat

CLOSE Basking in loud chants of "Bernie's back," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders resumed campaigning weeks after being sidelined by a heart attack and told supporters he was ready to resume "the epic struggle" for the White House. AP, APWASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders rescinded his endorsement of progressive talk show host Cenk Uygur for a congressional…

5 things Republicans tried to change in the impeachment articles against Trump

CLOSE House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: Abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. USA TODAYWASHINGTON — Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee considered amendments to the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump during a Thursday session that lasted more than 14 hours ahead of Friday's expected vote. Trump is…

New to ‘Star Wars’? Here are 13 basic things to know before you see...

CLOSE Shakespeare or Yoda? In honor of her new film “Ophelia,” a feminist re-imagining of “Hamlet,” “Star Wars” actress Daisy Ridley guesses who said what. Josmar Taveras, USA TODAY12. When people purposefully sound dyslexic, they are likely quoting Yoda.Have you heard people say things like, "Patience you must have, my young Padawan," or "Powerful you…

Impeachment article hearings, Geminid meteor shower, ‘Richard Jewell’ hits theaters: 5 things to know...

Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:16 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2019 CLOSEAbrupt ending pushes House vote on impeachment to FridayAfter a grueling day of proceedings that went on for over 14 hours, the House Judiciary Committee will reconvene Friday morning to vote on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Since the committee features…

House Judiciary Committee to vote on impeachment articles: latest updates

CLOSE The House Judiciary Committee began a marathon two-day session to consider the impeachment charges against President Trump with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol. (Dec. 12) APWASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on impeachment articles following a marathon debate that went late into Thursday evening.The committee will resume debate…

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