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President Trump’s Impeachment Trial Begins in the U.S. Senate

The first day of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate is underway. The proceedings began with debate over the rules of the trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), an ally of the president, unveiled a resolution laying out the procedures. The resolution delays votes on whether to call witnesses or admit new evidence until after opening arguments…

Harry, Meghan to Quit Royal Jobs, Give up ‘Highness’ Titles

LONDON (AP) – Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds for their work under a deal that allows them to step aside as senior royals. The palace said Saturday that Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members of the royal family when new arrangements…

BREAKING: House Prosecutors Named for Trump Impeachment Trial

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced the House prosecutors for the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. They include Democrats Adam Schiff of California and Jerrold Nadler of New York, who led the House impeachment probe. Pelosi made the announcement this morning, hours before the House was expected to vote to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for…

Recovery Begins After Storms that Kill 11 in Midwest, South

In this image taken from video, emergency personnel survey the damage from toppled trees in this Greenville, Miss., neighborhood, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, as severe storms swept across parts of the U.S. South. The storms are blamed for a number of deaths, as high winds, tornadoes and unrelenting rain battered a large area of the South. (Faith Alford/WABG via AP)…

Iran Says It Has Launched Missiles at Iraqi Air Base Where U.S. Troops Are Housed

Iran state TV says Tehran has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops over America’s killing of a top Iranian general. CBS News Coverage of Missile Strike ABC News Coverage of Missile Strike State TV described it early Wednesday as Tehran’s revenge operation over the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. U.S….

Extremists Attack Kenya Military Base, 3 Americans Killed

The al-Shabab extremist group said Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that it has attacked the Camp Simba military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya, while Kenya’s military says the attempted pre-dawn breach was repulsed and at least five attackers were killed. (Source: Staff Sgt. Lexie West) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The U.S. military says that Al-Shabab extremists…

U.S. Troops in Middle East Come into Focus Amid Threats

BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military presence in the Middle East has been thrown into jeopardy after the killing of a top Iranian general. Iraq’s parliament voted Sunday to expel U.S. troops from their country, while the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said the U.S. military across the region “will pay the price” for the general’s death. He says that…

Iraq’s Parliament Calls for Expulsion of U.S. Troops

Iraqi MPs have passed a motion calling for the expulsion of US troops, but they are unlikely to be forced to leave. Photograph: Handout/ReutersBAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s Parliament is calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops from the country in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general. Lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution Sunday asking the…

US Rep John Lewis of Georgia Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is extolled at an event with fellow Democrats before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has announced he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vowing he will will continue…

Police: 2 Parishioners Shot and Killed Texas Church Gunman

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) – Police say congregants shot and killed a man who opened fire in a church near Fort Worth, Texas. White Settlement Police Department Chief J.P. Bevering says a person shot by the suspect also died in the Sunday morning attack at the West Freeway Church of Christ, and a second parishioner has life-threatening injuries. Authorities have…