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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

But say it's not impeachable A growing number of GOP senators are now acknowledging that President Donald Trump may have leveraged US military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an announcement of investigations that could help him politically -- but they contend that even that conduct does not warrant removal from office or hearing from additional witnesses.


Suffolk County announced Tuesday it is launching an internal probe of its Department of Social Services after an 8-year-old boy was allegedly left in the garage overnight in frigid temperatures and died of hypothermia.

Thomas Valva, a third-grader at East Moriches Elementary School who had autism, was found unresponsive at his home on Bittersweet Lane in Center Moriches on Friday, January 17, and was later pronounced dead at Long Island Community Hospital.

His father, 42-year-old NYPD officer Michael Valva, and his fiancee, 42-year-old Angela Pollina, are now charged with second-degree murder with depraved indifference to human life. Both have pleaded not guilty.


Three years into President Donald Trump's first term and the news media still don't understand how we got here. Read more


The head of San Francisco Public Works, which is in charge of cleaning up the city's feces-filled streets, has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of public corruption. San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru was arrested Monday alongside Nick Bovis, the owner of a popular sports bar in Fisherman's Wharf, Lefty O-Doul's. Sources told NBC Bay Area that Nuru was arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes for airport concession contracts.


CNN 'Fact-Checks' Day One of Impeachment but Neglects To Check Any Democrat Claims


Well, another Barnes & Noble closed so I have to drive further, but I still love my book stores. A few antique shops still around and a fave is still on Elfrelth Alley in Philly. Read more


Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma said Tuesday that senators participating in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial have "got to be able to see" the book manuscript of former national security adviser John Bolton before they vote on whether to include witnesses in the proceedings.


the vile and disgusting people in this country'.


Oleksandr Danylyuk says the requests to investigate the Bidens "rattled" Zelensky's team and the one person in the administration he trusted was Bolton.


US President Donald Trump unveiled his "Deal of the Century" peace plan on Tuesday in the White House, giving Israel full control of the settlements and Jerusalem as its undivided capital. The plan also established a Palestinian state. Read more


A retired Navy SEAL whose war crimes trial made international news has launched a video attack on former SEAL teammates who accused him of murder, shooting civilians and who testified against him at his San Diego court-martial in June. In a three-minute video posted to his Facebook page and Instagram account Monday, retired Chief Special Operator Eddie Gallagher, 40, referred to some members of his former troops as "cowards" and highlighted names, photos and " for those still on active duty " their duty status and current units, something former SEALs say places those men " and the Navy's mission " in jeopardy.


Developing story: HAVANA " The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. It was centered 117 kilometers (73 miles) northwest of Lucea, Jamaica. It's not immediately clear if there are damage or injuries.


Europe is the most-visited region in the world, with countries like France, Spain, Italy, and Germany each welcoming more than 37 million international visitors in 2017 alone. In addition to offering some of the world's best cuisine, museums, and architecture, Europe is a popular destination for U.S. travelers, who don't need a tourist visa to visit most countries.

But the rules are about to change. Starting on January 1, 2021, all U.S. citizens who want to travel to the 26 members of Europe's Schengen Zone will need to register with the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) or risk being turned away at the border.


The masked woman nervously approaches her target, shuffles into position and then unleashes a flurry of lashes " proving herself as the newest member of the first female whipping squad in Indonesia's Aceh province. The new recruit initially needed some coaxing to punish the offender " an unmarried woman caught in a hotel room with a man. Such behaviour constitutes a morality crime in Aceh, the only region in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation that imposes Islamic law " known as sharia. Those found guilty of breaches are often publicly whipped with a rattan cane. But despite her reticence, she persevered and delivered her first caning. "I think she did a good job," said Banda Aceh sharia police chief investigator Zakwan, who uses one name. "Her technique was nice."


The first person in Germany to have tested positive for the new coronavirus was infected by a Chinese colleague who attended a company training event in the state of Bavaria a week ago, health officials said on Tuesday.

The colleague, a woman from Shanghai, "started to feel sick on the flight home on January 23," Andreas Zapf, head of the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety, said at a press conference.

The 33-year-old man who contracted the virus lives near Starnberg, 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Munich, and is in a "medically good state," according to the health authority.

The Bavarian case is the first known example outside of China of the infection spreading between people who are not closely related.


Last year, we posted a disturbing story about an abusive Catholic priest from the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo. Father Brian Stanley had allegedly punished a child in 2013 by wrapping him in plastic and duct tape, covering up his eyes and mouth, and throwing him in a janitor's closet for an hour (if not more). At the time, he was criminally charged with false imprisonment (which is when you "imprison" someone without his or her consent). He pleaded guilty in November. The good news now is that he'll be going to jail. The bad news is how short his stay will be. In an Allegan courtroom Monday morning, Brian Stanley was sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for two days served. He will also serve five years probation and must register as a sex offender for 15 years.


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