Saturday January 19, 2019

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The President, who will address the nation Saturday, isn't expected to change his border wall demand but will offer Dems other concessions, senior official says
President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon according to a senior administration official.


Opinion: The revealing words Trump said about Pelosi's trip
I can almost understand President Trump's decision to ground Nancy Pelosi and her traveling delegation.


Susan Pompeo's travels during shutdown anger some diplomats, sources say
At a time when most State Department staff weren't allowed to travel for work and some weren't even allowed to use their work phones, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife Susan embarked on an eight-day trip with her husband, requiring unpaid staffers to prepare and support her across the Middle East.


Despite shutdown, DOJ moves forward with land-grab cases for border fence
Justice Department attorneys are continuing to work on cases to seize land from property owners along the US-Mexico border, despite other cases being put on hold until the government reopens.


Ex-president orders pizza for Secret Service during shutdown
Former President George W. Bush called for federal lawmakers to "put politics aside" and end the government shutdown in an Instagram post Friday that showed him giving pizza to his Secret Service detail.


Stalled shutdown talks leave Trump cold
A year ago, President Donald Trump was spending a holiday weekend in the South Florida sun, making morning excursions to his golf course and passing warm evenings on the patio of his estate as a the sound of a piano wafted in the breeze.


Mueller's office disputes report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is disputing a BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project.


Toobin: A bad day for the news media
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office disputed an explosive story from BuzzFeed News as "not accurate" Friday night, after the news outlet reported the President had directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, for which Cohen was later prosecuted.


Reporter with checkered past comes back with Trump story
Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier, two reporters for BuzzFeed News, may have just scored the scoop that, if it is ultimately confirmed, irrevocably changes the course of the Trump presidency. If so, it will represent for Leopold the apex of a comeback from a troubled personal and professional past.


Cooper presses BuzzFeed editor on disputed story
CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks to BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith after a spokesperson for special counsel Robert Mueller says BuzzFeed's characterization of documents and testimony regarding Michael Cohen's congressional testimony are "not accurate."


Opinion: Impeachment inquiry is the right idea right now
I ran into a senior Democrat in the US House of Representatives while traveling Thursday night. After introducing myself and telling this member about my work as a political analyst and historian, this person asked me the question that seems to be on almost everyone's mind: Is it time to impeach President Donald Trump?


4 Americans killed in Syria had skills needed for highly-sensitive intelligence gathering, officials say
The four Americans killed in a suicide blast Wednesday in northern Syria possessed unique expertise for conducting highly classified intelligence-gathering missions in combat zones, according to several defense officials who have spoken to CNN.


CNN analyst roasts Trump, GOP for hypocrisy on religion
CNN analyst Philip Mudd criticized President Donald Trump's tweet where he discussed prayer rugs that were found at the southern border.


Gillibrand defends her statement before Franken's ouster: 'Enough was enough'
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defended her decision to call on former Sen. Al Franken to resign after allegations of unwanted touching and kissing were made against him, earning praise from a friendly audience of Iowans in Sioux City on Friday.


Nearly 2,000 flights canceled as storm heads to East Coast
A series of storms moving across the country will bring significant snow and ice to the north and heavy rains to the south Friday and into the weekend.


World
Prince Philip, 97, unhurt as Land Rover flips


Roads melt in Australia's record heatwave
An extreme heatwave already breaking records across Australia is expected to peak in many parts of the country Friday, with temperatures forecast to stay above 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) for the sixth day in a row.


Kim's envoy brings letter for Trump
North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.


Why is China blurring men's ears?
Chinese TV personality Jing Boran has something on his ear that authorities don't want you to see.


Zimbabwe shuts down internet as UN slams military crackdown
Zimbabweans spent most of Friday without internet after the government ordered the country's biggest mobile operator to shut down service again.


Suicide blast may be a taste of what's to come as US forces leave Syria
The drive down to the frontlines with ISIS is long and dangerous. Our escorts from the Kurdish-led forces insisted on taking us in armored vehicles from their base in the al-Omar oilfield. There are ISIS sleeper cells all around, they explained. They come out at night to plant roadside bombs.


World's central banks will have trouble fighting next recession
If there's a serious recession on the horizon, the world's central banks may have trouble fighting it.


Tesla cuts 3,000 jobs as Musk cites 'difficult' future
Tesla has announced plans to cut its full-time workforce by 7% as it works to increase Model 3 production.


Ford to make all-electric version of its F-150 truck
America's most popular vehicle is going electric. Ford will make an all-electric plugin version of the F-150 pickup truck.


Ahead of Davos, CEOs need a grip on reality


Alibaba's 'City Brain' helps cut traffic jams
Traffic used to be a frequent headache for residents in Hangzhou, the eastern Chinese city that's home to Alibaba.


How to hit 100mph in skiing's fastest race


Soccer great: 'I should've done more for equality'


Controversy in Australian men's tennis. Again.
It's all kicking off in Australian men's tennis. Again.


Shiffrin wins to continue march towards history
Her domination has forced the wider sporting world to take notice, and now Mikaela Shiffrin has done it again.


How life turned 'Krazy' for bar-owning Olympic ski champ
Life after a glittering sports career can feel like a come down for many top athletes, but for Austrian skier Mario Matt the party is still pumping.


U.S. News
Ex-Chicago cop sentenced to 81 months for killing Laquan McDonald
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Storm to dump snow and ice on millions
A series of storms moving across the country will bring significant snow and ice to the north and heavy rains to the south Friday and into the weekend.


Mom sues after her disabled daughter gets pregnant
A Florida woman is suing her daughter's former health care provider and three of its employees, alleging the developmentally disabled 23-year-old was raped, impregnated and suffered physical injuries while in their care.


Released NYPD emails show extensive surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters
Hundreds of recently released New York Police Department emails show the lengths that officers took to keep a close watch on activists during Black Lives Matter protests that gripped the city in the wake of the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.


An Alabama church handed out $16,500 to hundreds of furloughed federal workers
Travis Collins looked out on the long line of people snaking around his church parking lot. He recognized very few of the faces standing in the morning air. But he could feel the desperation.


American journalist who works for Iranian TV held as material witness
Marzieh Hashemi, an American anchor working for Iran's state television, is being held in the United States as a material witness and has not been accused of any crimes, a court document shows.


Inside the GM plant where nooses and 'whites-only' signs hung
It took 14 months for the noose to show up.


What's essential and what's not in a shutdown? Guidelines are 'pretty vague'
As the Trump administration recalls tens of thousands of government workers to restart operations previously closed during the partial shutdown, one expert says the law allows fairly wide latitude to decide which government functions are essential.


States race to distribute February food stamps amid shutdown
The nation's 38 million food stamp recipients will get their February benefits early amid the partial government shutdown.


GOP women struggled in 2018. Can the party fix it?
As Democratic women break records in Congress, some Republican women are calling for their party to do more to help female candidates.


In a 'funk' as 2020 decision looms, Beto O'Rourke hits the road
Beto O'Rourke is on the road -- but he doesn't seem to know where it's leading.


More than 1 million people subscribe to this electric toothbrush startup
It started with a trip to the dentist.


Her company wants you fitted with the right bra - at home
Heidi Zak thought she was going to revolutionize the way women buy bras. But two years after she launched her company, ThirdLove, she was still trying to attract customers.


DNA technology is helping police solve cold cases
In the summer of 2017, hikers found skeletal remains on the side of a highway outside of Baltimore.


Boy grabs wheel, avoids crashes after grandfather suffers stroke


Politics
Mueller's office disputes BuzzFeed report that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office is disputing a BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project.


Michael Cohen still intends to testify before Congress despite concerns for his family
President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen remains on track to testify before Congress in February, but he is concerned for his family, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN.


Acting attorney general's wife emails reporter that Mueller investigation is 'wrapping up'
Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent an email to a reporter pushing back on an article and said the special counsel investigation was by all accounts "wrapping up."


Stalled shutdown talks leave Trump feeling cold
A year ago, President Donald Trump was spending a holiday weekend in the South Florida sun, making morning excursions to his golf course and passing warm evenings on the patio of his estate as a the sound of a piano wafted in the breeze.


Trump plans to make Democrats an offer to end shutdown, not declare national emergency, in Saturday speech, official says
President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon -- what officials are describing as his third offer to end the shutdown, according to a senior administration official.


Technology
Technology is changing how we grow old and die
This is a story about how life could end for many of us: at home surrounded by high-tech sensors, voice assistants and automated pill dispensers. And there's a "companion" robot to ward off loneliness.


Netflix will regulate its content in India. It swears that's not a bad thing
Netflix is battling questions of censorship for the second time in three weeks — this time in India.


Amazon investors want it to quit selling facial-recognition tech to the government
Amazon shareholders are worried the facial-recognition software could be used to violate people's rights. They're calling for a vote on the issue at the company's next annual meeting.


Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oysters
The New York Harbor for years has been polluted and depleted of marine life. But one nonprofit is working to clean the murky water and revive its long-lost ecosystem — one oyster at a time.


Microsoft is investing $500 million to tackle Seattle housing crisis
Microsoft, which is headquartered in the Seattle region, said it will partner with nonprofit groups to address "the affordable housing crisis." The money will go toward building new homes and preserving existing housing.


Science & Space
Mars Science Lab launch delayed two years
NASA's launch of the Mars Science Laboratory -- hampered by technical difficulties and cost overruns -- has been delayed until the fall of 2011, NASA officials said at a news conference Thursday in Washington.


Shuttle lands at California air base
NASA officials Sunday waved off the first opportunity for space shuttle Endeavour to return to Earth, citing poor weather conditions.


iReporters watch planets, moon align


Inspiration for 'Contact' still listening
From a remote valley in Northern California, Jill Tarter is listening to the universe.


Indian lunar orbiter hit by heat rise
Scientists have switched off several on-board instruments to halt rising temperatures inside India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft.


Offbeat
Gamers prove their metal as rock stars
Jess Hu is a child care provider from Brooklyn, New York, but for 20 hours a week, she's a rock star. That's how much she estimates she plays the video game "Rock Band."


Comedian is living in an Ikea store
Read full story for latest details.


Texas town hopes to become UFO landing spot


Governor's son sells 'Don't Drop the Soap'
Read full story for latest details.


Cops snag lotto ticket from accused drug dealer
Read full story for latest details.


 

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