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|New Fox News poll on impeachment contradicts its most loyal viewer — President Trump
A new Fox News poll on voter support for impeachment contradicted President Trump, who recently boasted major support in favor of “No Impeachment.”
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2019 11:57 AM
|Alyssa Milano’s 'facts are wrong': Andrew Yang refutes activist’s allegations of campaign staffer sexual misconduct
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang denied allegations made by actress Alyssa Milano that an unnamed campaign engaged in sexual misconduct, saying the matter had been looked at promptly.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2019 11:58 AM
|Italian city evacuated as World War Two-era British bomb is defused
Italian authorities ordered the biggest peacetime evacuation in the country since World War Two on Sunday to defuse a massive unexploded British bomb that was partially damaged when discovered in the southern city of Brindisi. The historic evacuation displaced some 53,000 residents —more than half — of the coastal city on the Adriatic, due to the high risk that the 440-pound ordnance containing 40 kilograms of dynamite could explode. The chances of detonation were increased after the munition was damaged on November 2 by a bulldozer excavating for a remodel of a cinema.. The bomb is believed to have been dropped on the city in a 1941 air raid, during the period of World War Two when Italy was still allied with Germany and Royal Air Force bombers based in Malta were targeting Naples, Brindisi and Bari in order to disrupt Axis shipping lanes. According to the Italian defence department, it is just one of thousands of unexploded ordnances that still lie dormant and undiscovered throughout Italy. Earlier this month more than 10,000 Turin residents were evacuated for the deactivation of a similar British bomb, as were 4000 residents of the northern city of Bolzano in October. In the month and a half since the unexploded bomb was discovered in Brindisi, city officials put into place a strict evacuation plan with a 1,617 metre “red zone” around the damaged bomb, which was reinforced with an external structure last week. The city's airport, train station, hospitals and prison were shut down as part of the operation on Sunday. By mid-morning the bomb had been successfully defused by a team of more than a dozen Italian army explosives experts, who used a special metal key that was carefully turned with remote-controlled technology, as the mayor and other security officials watched drone footage of the operation from a nearby situation room. The bomb is expected to be set off tomorrow in a remote location outside the city.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2019 2:09 PM
|Body of 6-year-old girl swept away in flood waters has been found after 2-week search
The body of 6-year-old Willa Rawlings, who was swept away in the swollen creek waters two weeks ago along with two other children, has been found.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2019 2:37 PM
|Strong quake kills 1, collapses building in Philippines
A strong earthquake jolted the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least one person and causing a three-story building to collapse, setting off a search for people feared to have been trapped inside, officials said. The magnitude 6.9 quake struck an area about 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) northwest of Padada town in Davao del Sur province at a depth of 30 kilometers (18 miles), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. A child was killed in a village in Davao del Sur’s Matanao town when a wall of her house tumbled down as the ground shook and hit her in the head, officials said.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2019 2:48 AM
|Operation Plunder: How 1 Hellish Battle Slowed The Allies' Capture Of Nazi Germany
The battle was utter hell.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2019 9:30 PM
|9 Dem candidates demand DNC toss out current debate rules
Party officials signaled Saturday that they are unlikely to budge and change the rules.
POSTED DECEMBER 15, 2019 3:07 AM
|Kentucky governor pardons killer whose family donated to his campaign days before leaving office
The outgoing Republican governor of Kentucky has sparked outrage after he pardoned a convicted killer whose family had hosted a fundraiser for the politician and given him money.Matt Bevin, who was defeated in his bid for re-election in November, has issued over 400 pardons in his final days in office.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2019 8:27 AM
|Zambia Wants U.S. Ambassador Out for Defending Gay Couple
(Bloomberg) -- Zambian President Edgar Lungu wants the U.S. ambassador to leave the country after the diplomat criticized the African state for sentencing a gay couple to 15 years behind bars for having a consensual relationship.“We have complained officially to the American government, and we are waiting for their response because we don’t want such people in our midst,” Lungu said Sunday in comments broadcast on state-owned ZNBC TV. “We want him gone.”U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote said last month that he was “personally horrified” after the high court sentenced the two men and called on the government to reconsider laws that punish minority groups. The move was particularly disturbing as “government officials can steal millions of public dollars without prosecution,” Foote said.The U.S. provides $500 million in aid to Zambia yearly, according to Foote.“We are saying no to homosexuality,” Lungu said in comments broadcast by Sky News earlier this month. “When you are tying it to aid, if that is how you are going to bring your aid, then I’m afraid the west can leave us alone in our poverty. And we’ll continue scrounging and struggling.”The State Department didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.Read More: U.S. Rebukes Zambia for Jailing Two Men for Homosexuality(Updates with envoy’s comments from third paragraph)To contact the reporters on this story: Taonga Clifford Mitimingi in Lusaka at email@example.com;Matthew Hill in Maputo at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sebastian Tong at email@example.com, Helen Nyambura, Eric OmbokFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
POSTED DECEMBER 16, 2019 2:12 AM
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POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2019 9:00 AM