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|Rep. Justin Amash turned on Trump. Will his Michigan district follow him — or turn on him?
If you want to understand how impeachment is being seen by actual Americans, there may be no better place to go than Grand Rapids, Mich.
In part that’s because the area around Grand Rapids, comprising Michigan’s Third Congressional District, is one of only about two dozen districts in the nation to vote for Barack Obama and for Donald Trump.
POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2019 6:00 AM
|PHOTOS: Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters
Police breached a Hong Kong university campus held by protesters early Monday after an all-night siege that included firing repeated barrages of tear gas and water cannons. Anti-government protesters have barricaded themselves inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University for days.
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 2:26 PM
|Rancher gets life in prison in beating death of his fiancee
Patrick Frazee was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges after the jury deliberated four hours before returning its verdict. Less than an hour later, a judge sentenced him to the life term, plus 156 years, the mandatory sentence after prosecutors previously decided not to seek the death penalty. Prosecutors said Frazee, 33, killed Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor and the mother of their 1-year-old, in her home.
POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2019 11:13 PM
|Elephant dies in captivity after killing villagers
An elephant named after Osama bin Laden, the late al-Qaida leader, has died in captivity after he was captured following a massive hunt in northeastern India, officials said Sunday.
POSTED NOVEMBER 17, 2019 1:33 PM
|UPDATE 3-Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red Sea
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea. The vessel was seized late on Sunday by armed Houthis, Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement carried by Saudi state media. South Korea said two of its vessels were captured, a tug boat and a sand dredger, each of which had one South Korean national was on board.
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 12:34 PM
|'People aren't stupid': de Blasio slams Bloomberg's 'stop-and-frisk' apology
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for the controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy, but Bill de Blasio says he had six years to say sorry.
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 3:27 PM
|Ukraine ex-president named witness in power abuse probe
Ukraine's former president Petro Poroshenko has been designated a witness in a criminal investigation related to the nomination of judges, the state investigation bureau said on Monday. Poroshenko has been embroiled in a number of investigations since leaving office in May. "His status is that of a witness," a spokeswoman for the state investigation bureau, which handles high-profile cases, told AFP.
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 12:35 PM
|China's H-20 and JH-XX Stealth Bombers: Beijing's Very Own Deadly B-2 Bombers?
What role will they have? Should America be worried?
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 4:49 AM
|Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ death row conditions
Pennsylvania’s prison agency agreed to improve death row conditions under a settlement announced Monday of a federal lawsuit that called the inmates’ living standards degrading and inhumane. Lawyers for the inmates who sued said the agreement provides people on death row with at least 42½ hours a week out of their cell, daily access to phones and contact visits with their families, lawyers and religious advisers. Death row inmates who have been psychologically damaged by long periods in solitary confinement will be evaluated and offered help adapting to a general population setting.
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 10:33 AM
|Trump floats idea of testifying in impeachment inquiry
After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dared him to testify in the ongoing impeachment probe, President Trump on Monday said he would “strongly consider it.”
POSTED NOVEMBER 18, 2019 9:57 AM