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  • Judiciary Committee to vote Friday on sending articles of impeachment to House floor

    The House Judiciary Committee debated two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump late into Thursday night before Chairman Jerry Nadler gaveled the hearing out to take final votes Friday morning. The committee had been expected to approve the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the President on two party-line votes Thursday, following a contentious, marathon debate where lawmakers clashed over the allegations against Trump and the repercussions of voting to impeach him. Instead, Republicans erupted […]

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern underwent surgery after sudden brain hemorrhage

    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern underwent emergency surgery Thursday after a sudden brain hemorrhage, the professional basketball league said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family,” the NBA said. A 911 call about an individual with a “cardiac condition” came in around 2 p.m. Thursday, a New York City Fire Department spokesman told CNN. That individual was taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.

  • MLB will remove marijuana from list of ‘drugs of abuse’ and test for opioids under new drug agreement

    Major League Baseball will begin testing players for opioids and remove marijuana from its list of “drugs of abuse,” as part of its updated drug program, the league and the players union said Thursday in a news release. Going forward, players will be tested for opioids, fentanyl, cocaine and synthetic THC, along with the other substances listed under “drugs of abuse,” which includes banned substances and drugs classified as Schedule I or Schedule II under federal law. Those who test positive will be […]

  • White House negotiators reach tentative China trade deal, await President Trump signoff

    US and Chinese negotiators have agreed in principle to the “phase one” trade deal, according to a person familiar with the talks. President Donald Trump’s trade team was due to brief the President on the agreement during a mid-afternoon meeting at the White House. He will need to sign off on the plan before it’s final. Trump had already announced the broad contours of the “phase one” deal in October, and the two sides have been haggling over specifics since […]

  • All MLB teams will extend safety netting again, commissioner says

    All 30 Major League Baseball teams will extend safety netting to protect fans from foul balls, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday in San Diego. “I hope it goes without saying that the safety of our fans in the ballpark are of paramount concern both to Major League Baseball and to the individual clubs,” said Manfred. The changes will be made for the 2020 season, he said. Before the 2018 season, MLB extended the netting to at least the far end of […]

  • Team of Canadian fishermen rescue bald eagle from the grip of an octopus

    VANCOUVER ISLAND — A team of salmon farmers are feeling pretty proud after they were able to rescue a bald eagle from an octopus off the northwest tip of Canada’s Vancouver Island. The group was returning to their float house when they heard screeching and splashing sounds last Monday, according to salmon farmer John Ilett. After investigating the sounds, Ilett said the team found “a full-sized eagle submerged in the water with a big giant octopus in the water trying […]

  • NFL: Michael Vick will still serve as Pro Bowl captain, despite petition seeking to bar him

    Despite a petition calling for his removal, Michael Vick will serve as the NFL’s honorary Pro Bowl captain this year, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. More than 560,000 people signed a petition to bar Vick from serving as a captain, a role that would see him mentor players and coach from the sidelines. But Goodell said Vick’s made progress since his 2007 conviction for illegal dog fighting. “Over the last, what is it, nine years or so, we have supported Michael in […]

  • Survivors of New Zealand volcano eruption describe horrific scene as they rescued others

    Geoff Hopkins says he will never forget the cries as the survivors of the White Island volcano eruption were pulled aboard the boat. Screaming in pain, with skin peeling from their faces and limbs scorched by steam and ash, the survivors were transferred from a dinghy bobbing in the water off the small island. There was “lots of screaming. Panicked screaming,” he says, recalling the injured shouting: “‘Get me out of here. I’m burning. I’m burning.'” The tour boat Hopkins […]

  • Michelle Obama surprises DC elementary public school with $100,000 and gifts

    Michelle Obama is spreading some holiday cheer, surprising students and teachers of an elementary school in Washington with a gift of $100,000, computers and a new basketball court courtesy of TV host Ellen DeGeneres. In the segment of “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways,” the former first lady paid a visit to the Randle Highlands Elementary School in the southeast part of the city. “Obama!” one little girl shouts out in excitement when Obama drops by her computer lab class. “I stood still, […]

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