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Liz Cheney tried to blame the Syria debacle on impeachment – CNN

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL hands-on: Two rear cameras and that ugly notch is gone – CNET

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Like the iPhone 11, the Pixel 4 has a square camera array that houses the two rear cameras. Angela Lang/CNET It’s official: Google on Tuesday formally announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Finally! The Pixel 4 is one of the most leaked phones in recent memory. In fact, Google itself teased a photo it and the 4 XL back in June on Twitter. The new Pixel phones pack dual rear…

As the US withdraws, Assad and Putin are emerging as the winners in Syria – NBC News

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

ERBIL, Iraq — In less than a week, the tectonic plates have shifted beyond recognition in the Middle East. The U.S. counterterrorism operation against the Islamic State militant group, or ISIS, in northern Syria is in shreds. The U.S. military is accelerating its plans toward an almost total withdrawal from Syria, and the Kurdish troops in the northeast have called on Damascus and Moscow to help repel the invading Turkish…

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay area days before Loma Prieta anniversary – USA TODAY

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CLOSE A magnitude 4.5 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area Monday evening rattled residents, mere days before the 30th anniversary of one of the most dangerous earthquakes in the area’s history. The quake occurred at 10:33 p.m., with the epicenter in Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek, just over 25 miles from San Francisco, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Weak shaking was felt in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, per the USGS….

Hunter Biden zings Trump’s family, compares Don Jr. to ‘Prince Humperdinck’ – Fox News

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Video Joe Biden rolls out his anti-corruption plan Reaction from Peter Morici, University of Maryland business professor and former chief economist for the U.S. International Trade Commission. Shortly after praising his father‘s civility and tendency to steer clear of other people’s kids, Hunter Biden insulted President Trump‘s son, Donald Trump Jr., by comparing him to Prince Humperdinck , an unsavory character in the movie “The Princess Bride,” in a Tuesday interview. “I’ve been through some…

Trump inquiry: Bolton called Giuliani a hand grenade, ex-official says – BBC News

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Image copyright EPA Image caption Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, testified behind closed doors Former US national security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed about White House efforts to pressure Ukraine, he told an aide to alert a lawyer, US media report. Mr Bolton also reportedly warned that Mr Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everyone up”. Fiona Hill,…

As Trump criticizes Hunter Biden, House Democrats should be investigating his daughter – NBC News

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

On Sunday, Hunter Biden announced through his lawyer that he will step down from his position with a Chinese-backed private equity firm to avoid further controversy during his father’s presidential run. This news comes on the heels of GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of President Donald Trump’s chief defenders, publicly inviting Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to detail “corruption in Ukraine,” corruption that…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Turkey For Invasion Of Syria – NPR

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A photo taken from Turkey’s Sanliurfa province, shows smoke rising after Turkish Armed Forces hit targets in Rasulayn town east of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, on Monday. Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A photo taken from Turkey’s Sanliurfa province, shows smoke rising after Turkish Armed Forces hit targets in Rasulayn town east of the Euphrates River in…

Trump loyalist accused of being president’s ‘eyes and ears’ after crashing closed-door impeachment hearing – The Independent

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A loyal supporter of Donald Trump has been removed from a closed-door impeachment hearing after House officials ruled he had no right to be there. Matt Gaetz, a Republican congressman from Florida, had attempted to crash a meeting put together by the House intelligence, foreign affairs and oversight committees — the official congressional panels spearheading an impeachment inquiry into the president.  There was just one problem: Mr Gaetz does not serve…

Fort Worth police officer who killed woman in her own home charged with murder – KTRK-TV

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was booked into jail on a murder charge Monday afternoon. The police chief said earlier in the day that he acted without…

US troops express anger at Trump’s Syria policy: ‘We betrayed’ the Kurds – CNN

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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Bolton Objected to Ukraine Pressure Campaign, Calling Giuliani ‘a Hand Grenade’ – The New York Times

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ms. Hill is a widely respected, British-born former Brookings Institution scholar and intelligence officer. She is the author, with Clifford Gaddy, of “Mr. Putin,” a critical biography of the Russian leader, and she was appointed senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs on the National Security Council staff in 2017. She turned over her duties to her successor on July 15 and left on July 19, just days before the…

Fort Worth shooting: Police officer charged with murder – BBC News

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Media captionFootage shows moment officer shoots woman through bedroom window The US police officer who shot dead a black woman in her bedroom on Saturday has been held and charged with murder. Police in Forth Worth, Texas, wrote on Twitter that Aaron Dean was being held in the Tarrant County jail. On Monday police chief Ed Kraus told reporters Mr Dean had resigned from the force. Atatiana Jefferson was killed…

White House tried to limit what former Russia aide Fiona Hill could say to Congress, letters show – NBC News

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The White House tried to limit what Fiona Hill, who until August served as President Donald Trump’s top Russia analyst, could say to Congress in its impeachment inquiry, correspondence between her lawyers and a White House deputy counsel shows. The letters, obtained by NBC News, illustrate that while the White House did not try to block Hill from testifying, it did tell Hill’s lawyers about four areas that could potentially…

Turkey’s Erdogan presses offensive in Syria boosted by a nationalist surge at home – The Washington Post

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The stated goal of the mission is to clear Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, a pledge Erdogan has made repeatedly to the Turkish public. Ankara considers the fighters terrorists because of their links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has fought a decades-long insurgency inside Turkey. The security establishment in Turkey shares Erdogan’s goal and has carried out regular attacks on PKK fighters in northern Iraq for…

Fort Worth Police Shooting: Officer Is Charged With Murder for Killing Woman in Her Home – The New York Times

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Community members also cited the seven police shootings since early summer, six of them fatal, including the killing of a man who the police thought was carrying a rifle but was actually pointing a flashlight at officers after barricading himself inside a house. “We’re beyond anger,” said the Rev. Kyev Tatum, a pastor at New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Worth. “It’s trauma now. It’s unaddressed, toxic stress.”…

Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson resigns as family calls for his arrest – NBC News

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a woman while she was babysitting her nephew over the weekend resigned Monday, hours before the police department was going to fire him. Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus announced at a news conference that he intended to end Officer Aaron Dean’s employment, but that Dean tendered his resignation first. Dean, who joined the department in April 2018, still faces criminal charges…

Live updates: Trump’s campaign manager calls impeachment inquiry a ‘seditious conspiracy’ as another witness testifies – The Washington Post

Monday, October 14, 2019

“As you can see, my tweets are pretty passionate,” Spanbauer, who uses a different name online, said in an interview, adding that she doesn’t specifically wish anyone physical harm. “It hits very close to home for me. What the Democrats are doing to our president, to the office and to the people of this country is disgusting.”

Impeachment inquiry news: The past 48 hours explained – Vox.com

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Trump Ukraine scandal — about to enter its fourth week — saw a number of outstanding if relatively minor questions answered over the weekend, all while President Trump worked to further define his strategy to counter Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against him. The central question around Trump’s interactions with Ukraine is not whether he pushed that country to investigate potential presidential rival former Vice President Joe Biden, but whether there…