Judge dismisses House impeachment subpoena challenge from John Bolton deputy

Charles Kupperman, a deputy to John Bolton when he was President Trump's national security adviser, filed suit after the House subpoenaed him in October as part of its impeachment investigation, asking a federal court to decide if he should comply with the subpoena or follow the White House directive that he refuse to testify. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon dismissed the lawsuit on Monday, noting that the House had withdrawn its subpoena and said it won't reissue it, and the Justice De...
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North Korean leader calls for ‘military countermeasures’

Kim spoke for seven hours during the ruling Workers’ Party meeting.
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Top Democrat says bombshell report about withheld military aid to Ukraine is a 'game changer' ahead of Senate impeachment trial

Schumer called on the Senate to allow four key witnesses to testify, after The Times reported new details about the hold on military aid to Ukraine.
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Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

Washington has accused Iraqi authorities of having failed to "protect" US interests, the day after deadly American air strikes against a pro-Iran group sparked anger. At least 25 fighters were killed in Sunday night's attacks, which were in retaliation for the death last week of a US civilian contractor. "We have warned the Iraqi government many times, and we've shared information with them to try to work with them to carry out their responsibility to protect us," a senior US State Department ...
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Take an extra 20% off everything in the Boing Boing store from luggage to gaming accessories

So you didn't get all the gifts you wanted this year. Who does? The good news is, there's still time to take advantage of holiday discounts. Here are 10 of our favorite holdovers on holiday deals. Most are already on sale, but you can take an extra 20% off the final price by using the holiday coupon code 20SAVE20. Playseat® Challenge Racing Video Game Chair Get into the driver's seat with the ultimate accessory for racing games. It's compatible with current Xbox and Playstation systems as well ...
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Americans Are Flocking to These 10 Cities Where Jobs Are Plentiful – NBC New York

If you're looking for the perfect place to find a job, start a business or grow your salary, consider one of America's thriving “boomtowns”: cities where rapid economic growth is creating jobs and attracting new residents. Financial advice website SmartAsset analyzed data for the 500 largest U.S. cities to determine the top “boomtowns” in the country. The site considered seven metrics in its ranking: population change, unemployment rate, number of jobs created, GDP growth rate, busines...
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Breaking News: Chad O'Shea out as Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator

After just one year on the job the Miami Dolphins made a surprising move and fired offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea today. The Monday following the end of the NFL season is traditionally a day when many coaching changes are made, today was
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New Year's Eve: Police warning as UK prepares for 2020

People are warned against attending a display in London without a ticket as areas prepare to usher in 2020.
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Australia fires live: two dead in Cobargo as NSW and Victoria face bushfires threat – latest updates

Conditions worsen with more than 4,000 on the beach at Mallacoota in Victoria after a devastating day yesterday and the death of a firefighter in New South Wales. Follow live news and latest updatesHow big are the fires burning in eastern Australia? Interactive map 4.31am GMT Berejiklian says she supports Sydney’s fireworks going ahead tonight. She acknowledges the “mixed feelings” on the issue, but says “on balance I understand the decision to proceed, and on balance I support that decision...
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Puerto Rico’s Population Grows For First Time In 15 Years

The island of 3.2 million people experienced a slight population increase of 0.01% from 2018 to 2019.
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San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office Warns Boat Owners To Be Vigilant After Two Boat Thefts

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — Richard Lorenz has a startling realization around Christmas day when he went to where he docks his yacht in San Joaquin County. “Oops! Somebody stole the boat,” Lorenz said. The sheriff’s office says it had two reports of stolen boats, the yacht and a fishing boat, within days of each other. Stockton Police arrested these two people on Sunday, Kaili Garrett and Marcela Martinez, for allegedly stealing the fishing boat with stolen property inside it. The arrest led p...
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Cop Resigns After Writing ‘Pig’ Insult On Coffee Cup And Blaming McDonald’s Workers

Kansas police chief calls the incident a "black eye" on law enforcement.
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A daring escape: Ex-Nissan chief flees Japan ahead of trial

Ghosn, who is of Lebanese origin and holds French, Lebanese and Brazilian passports, disclosed his location in a statement through his representatives but did not say how he managed to get out of Japan, where he had been under surveillance. “I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard of Japan's legal obligations under international law and ...
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Trump signs law to reduce robocalls, though they won't end

An anti-robocalls measure signed into law Monday by President Donald Trump should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls promising lower interest rates or pretending to be the IRS, though it won't make all such calls disappear. The new law gives authorities more enforcement powers and could speed up measures the industry is already taking to identify robocalls. The law is a “big victory,” said Consumer Reports' Maureen Mahoney.
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Bears sign nine players to future/reserves contracts

The Bears 2020 offseason is officially underway, and as normally occurs shortly after the regular season concludes, teams, review the status of their practice squad players and determine whether they'll remain with the team as offseason activities get underway. On Monday, general manager Ryan Pace inked nine players who finished the 2019 season on the Bears practice squad to reserve/future contracts. Those nine players include receivers Reggie Davis, Thomas Ives, and Alex Wesley; tight end ...
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On the one hand, and on the other...

John has a good breakdown of the incident here. This was a congregation that had put some planning in ahead of time... "Next question: How many of these guys carried medical gear on their person?" Definitely learned the lessons of Sutherland Springs.  Nobody was going to be prowling the aisles of this church, shooting defenseless and cowering victims.But on the gripping hand... From the same social media discussion that spawned the comment about medical gear in the caption to the ...
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'There's no way in or out,' said a resident, one of 4,000 people who fled homes and are caught in Mallacoota

Thousands of people are trapped on a beach in southeast Australia after fleeing their homes as strong winds brought wildfires and smoke so thick that the morning sky turned dark.
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Australia fires: Thousands flee to the sea as fires race to coast

Residents and holidaymakers flee into the water as bushfires bear down on Australian coastal towns.
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Thousands Prepare To Escape Into The Sea As Wildfire Engulfs Australian Town

People in the coastal town of Mallacoota are sheltering on the beach as the wildfire approaches.
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Thousands Prepare To Escape Into The Sea As Wildfire Turns Sky Red In Australian Town

People in the coastal town of Mallacoota are sheltering on the beach as the wildfire approaches.
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Carlos Ghosn, ousted Nissan boss, says he has fled 'Japanese injustice'

Ghosn, who had been banned from leaving Japan, flies to Lebanon and says he will no longer be held in a rigged system Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial on charges of financial misconduct, has left Japan and arrived in Lebanon to “escape injustice”.The former Nissan chairman issued a statement on Tuesday morning in which he said he would “no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed”. Continue reading...
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Huawei Posts Solid Growth but Warns of Difficulties Ahead

In a year-end note, a deputy chairman said the Chinese tech giant’s confrontation with the United States would hurt its prospects for 2020.
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Carlos Ghosn, Fallen Nissan Boss, Flees Japan to Escape ‘Political Persecution’

Mr. Ghosn, who was facing charges of financial wrongdoing, said from Lebanon that he would “no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system.”
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With Births Down, the U.S. Sees the Slowest Population Growth Rate in a Century

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. grew from 2018 to 2019 by almost a half percent, or about 1.5 million people, with the population standing at 328 million this year, according to population estimates. That’s the slowest growth rate in the U.S. since 1917 to...
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Nissan's ex-head Carlos Ghosn flees Japan to Lebanon

In a statement, Carlos Ghosn said he "escaped injustice" after leaving Japan where he faced a trial.
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Man, 39, Dies After Crashing Into Tree Along I-80 Near Blue Canyon

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — The CHP says a 39-year-old man died after crashing into a tree off Interstate 80 near Blue Canyon on Monday. The crash happened around 1 p.m. Monday after the driver was reportedly driving at high speeds, using all lanes and the center median to pass traffic on eastbound I-80. The CHP says the driver was in the median when he lost control and went off the roadway, colliding with a tree. The Placerville man was pronounced dead at the scene. An air ambulance did land on ...
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Ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says he is in Lebanon after leaving Japan

Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn confirmed Tuesday that he left Japan for Lebanon. He had been awaiting a trial in Japan on allegations of financial misconduct.
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South Korea indicts former justice minister on charges of fraud, graft

South Korean prosecutors indicted former Justice Minister Cho Kuk on Tuesday on a dozen charges including bribery, two months after he resigned over a scandal involving family investment and university admissions for his children. The accusations are a setback for President Moon Jae-in after the liberal leader named Cho, a former top aide, to the cabinet post to lead reform of the prosecutors' office, which critics saw as being susceptible to political pressure. The Seoul Central District Pros...
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Ghosn in Lebanon, says he left Japan because of 'injustice'

Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday from Lebanon he was not fleeing justice but instead left Japan to avoid “injustice and political persecution” over financial misconduct allegations during his tenure leading the automaker. “I am now in Lebanon and will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where guilt is presumed, discrimination is rampant, and basic human rights are denied, in flagrant disregard of Japan's legal obligations under international law and t...
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Immigration in 2019: Trump restricts asylum and overhauls legal immigration

2019 was arguably the Trump administration's most successful one in its quest to severely restrict asylum and overhaul the legal immigration system.
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