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House Republicans Hit Back at Schiff After White House Blocks Ambassador’s Testimony

House Republicans Hit Back at Schiff After White House Blocks Ambassador’s Testimony The impeachment probe is focusing on a whistle-blower's allegations that Trump used USA military aid to secure a promise from Ukraine's president to investigate Biden, a leading candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and his son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy firm. [Full Article...]

Akira Yoshino shares Nobel for work on lithium-ion batteries:The Asahi Shimbun

Akira Yoshino shares Nobel for work on lithium-ion batteries:The Asahi Shimbun Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can be found in pretty much everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles, and can store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power . Goodenough is known worldwide for his work on developing lithium-ion batteries and in the early morning hours on Wednesday, he was one of three who won the Chemistry prize. [Full Article...]

Giuliani drags Romania into Trump-Biden scandal

Giuliani drags Romania into Trump-Biden scandal But in an afternoon tweet, Trump significantly understated the public support for his impeachment found in recent polling. Beijing-based Megvii Technology - one of 28 Chinese entities blacklisted by the US Commerce Department over allegations of human rights violations in China's Xinjiang province - is now reportedly linked to Hunter Biden , the son of former US Vice President and Democratic pr... [Full Article...]

California power cutoff begins as wildfire risks rise

California power cutoff begins as wildfire risks rise But he said there was a sense of irony to PG&E's aggressive action in the area now, after the company opted to not to turn off the power ahead of the November 8 fire that wiped out the town of Paradise. This is peak wildfire season in California. The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings and fire weather watches for areas of northern, central and southern California and "... [Full Article...]

Gunman kills two people in attack on synagogue in Germany

Gunman kills two people in attack on synagogue in Germany Two people have been admitted to a hospital in Halle with gunshot wounds and were undergoing surgery, Der Spiegel reported . A person lies on a road in Halle, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. She said it showed the attacker shooting a woman in the street after failing to enter the synagogue, then entering a business and killing another person before fleeing. [Full Article...]

14 yr old boy dies after assault outside Hamilton high school

14 yr old boy dies after assault outside Hamilton high school Speaking with CTV News Toronto off-camera one day after her teenage son had died, Shari-Ann Sullivan Selvey said she was alerted to Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, located near Parkdale Avenue South and Main Street East, on Monday afternoon for a problem. [Full Article...]

Aventura ParkSquare: an all-in-one residential paradise

Aventura ParkSquare: an all-in-one residential paradise Following the all-you-need-in-one-place principle, this residential space boasts a lavishly landscaped territory that accommodates all the entertainment, leisure, and hobby facilities you will need all within a few steps from your beautifully finished residence. [Full Article...]

Trump loses NY court fight to keep tax returns hidden

Trump loses NY court fight to keep tax returns hidden President Trump was never charged , though prosecutors said publicly that he was aware of and directed the illegal payments. The president's lawyers could not immediately be reached for comment. The ruling is unlikely to be the last word in what's quickly becoming a major constitutional clash over the extent of presidential powers. California enacted a law to require presidential candidate... [Full Article...]

Canada's major party leaders trade blows at federal debate

Canada's major party leaders trade blows at federal debate Elizabeth May stuck closely to her Green Party climate emergency theme. University of Calgary economics professor Trevor Tombe said that under the changes brought in by the Trudeau government, businesses were allowed to keep a maximum of $50,000 in "passive income" before the new taxes started. [Full Article...]

Groom robs bank day before wedding to pay for ring

Groom robs bank day before wedding to pay for ring A Texas man was arrested the day before his wedding day after he pulled off a bank robbery to pay for the ring, police have alleged. Bumpous told police that he needed the money to pay for the ring and the wedding venue. Heath Bumpous , 30, told bank staff he was carrying a gun, demanded money and fled in a getaway auto. "She contacted him and asked him if he robbed a bank". [Full Article...]

Sanders arrives back in Vt. after suffering heart attack

Sanders arrives back in Vt. after suffering heart attack Heart-attack patients may be statistically more prone to future heart attacks, Dr Nissen said , but that did not mean Senator Sanders will have another episode or has to slow down for more than a few days or weeks. Mrs Clinton, at the time the Democratic presidential nominee, had been diagnosed with pneumonia two days earlier, but her campaign did not reveal that fact until many hours after s... [Full Article...]

FBI's 'most prolific' serial killer charged in North Florida killing

FBI's 'most prolific' serial killer charged in North Florida killing It took years to catch Little, partly due to his nomadic lifestyle where he moved from place-to-place, targeting vulnerable women. At first, many of his victims' deaths had been blamed on overdoses. Police say he confessed to killing more than 90 women across the country including at least three women in Louisiana. Her body was found in a wooded area off County Road 326 in August 1982 near a hog p... [Full Article...]

USA imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Muslim treatment

USA imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Muslim treatment Two further firms, specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) have also made the list, along with one voice recognition firm, a voice recognition company and a nanotech startup. The Commerce Department statement alleged the entities are involved in a government campaign targeting Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. USA futures fell after China said it strongly opposed the American decisi... [Full Article...]

Presidential candidate Julian Castro condemns ‘remain-in-Mexico’ approach

Presidential candidate Julian Castro condemns ‘remain-in-Mexico’ approach Castro walked with the group and their lawyers, along with a deaf woman and her three relatives, across the worldwide bridge and asked Customs and Border Protection to allow them in, claiming an exemption to the MPP because of their status. [Full Article...]

Susan Collins slams Adam Schiff over Ukraine probe

Susan Collins slams Adam Schiff over Ukraine probe Referring to Schiff's actions, Trump tweeted: "This makes Nervous Nancy every bit as guilty as Liddle' Adam Schiff for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even Treason". The president has claimed, without evidence, that Schiff helped draft a whistleblower complaint to the intelligence community at the center of the inquiry. [Full Article...]

More elephants found dead at Thai waterfall

More elephants found dead at Thai waterfall It is thought the animals may have been trying to save a baby elephant that slipped over the edge. The most devastating loss occurred in 1992 when a herd of eight elephants fell into the waterfall and died. Officials on Saturday also found two live elephants on the waterfall's cliff, attempting to go down to help the other elephants. The Haew Narok Waterfall was closed to visitors after the dead... [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded For "New Understanding Of Universe"

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded For When we exercise or are at high altitudes, for example, our oxygen levels differ. Kaelin's 1999 study of the tumor-suppressor gene VHL , which helps control HIF, has been crucial for understanding cellular responses to changes in oxygen levels, according to a Harvard Medical School press release . [Full Article...]

Activists arrested worldwide during 'International Rebellion' climate rallies

Activists arrested worldwide during 'International Rebellion' climate rallies While protests were ongoing in Berlin, activists from Extinction Rebellion also demonstrated in other cities across the globe, including Sydney, Melbourne , Amsterdam and London. "Police wish to thank the many citizens who were inconvenienced this morning in traffic for their patience, while police negotiated a peaceful end to the protest". [Full Article...]

US Widens Blacklist To include China's Artificial Intelligence Startups

US Widens Blacklist To include China's Artificial Intelligence Startups In addition to Hikvision , those added to the blacklist include Megvii Technology, SenseTime Group, Dahua Technology , and the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau and 19 subordinate entities . IFlytek fell 2.7 per cent and Xiamen Meiya lost 1.8 per cent on Tuesday as investors factored in their limited exposure to overseas markets and the potential for the USA action to speed up restructuring, an... [Full Article...]

US Diplomat’s Wife Leaves UK Amid Fatal Crash Investigation

US Diplomat’s Wife Leaves UK Amid Fatal Crash Investigation Police said the teenager died after his motorbike collided with a auto close to RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire , a military base used by the US Air Force. Dunn, 19, was killed while riding his motorcycle in August. She's broken our family. While speaking to reporters Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson identified the American diplomat's wife as Anne Sacoolas . [Full Article...]


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