As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee is holding their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump's outspoken, loyal former campaign manager, is appearing Tuesday to discuss the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller. But it's unlikely that Democrats will get much new information as they decide whether to draft articles of impeachment against the president. Two other witnesses who were subpoenaed alongside Lewandowski — former White House aides Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter — didn't show up at all, on orders from the White House.
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A central California resident has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes, the seventh person to die of a vaping-related illness.
The Tulare County Public Health Office confirmed the death Monday in a Facebook post, hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to spend $20 million on raising awareness about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis.
The agency said the Tulare County resident died of severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping. Officials didn't release the person's name and age.
In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the industries they're regulating.
The Cabinet choices are another sign that Trump's populist pledge to "drain the swamp" is a catchy campaign slogan but not a serious attempt to change the way Washington works. Instead of staring down "the unholy alliance of lobbyists and donors and special interests" as Trump recently declared, the influence industry has flourished during his administration.
The amount spent in 2019 on lobbying the U.S. government is on pace to match or exceed last year's total of $3.4 billion, the most since 2010, according to the political money website Open Secrets. Trump also has pulled in hefty contributions from industries with business before his administration, and his hotel near the White House has been a magnet for lobbyists and foreign interests since he was elected.
Climate change affects everybody. It doesn't care if you're black or white, rich or poor, male or female. Climate change affects everybody, and the notion that we can ignore it is just foolhardy. We are talking about the fate of our planet.
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Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer.
ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute.
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Iran's supreme leader announced on Tuesday that "there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level" — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries' presidents at the U.N. later this month.
Iranian state TV quoted Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying this is the position of the entire leadership of the country and that "all officials in the Islamic Republic unanimously believe" this.
"There will be no talks with the U.S. at any level," he said.
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.
General Mills has issued a nationwide recall over certain five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour due to the risk of a potentially deadly form of E. coli, the company and U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.
The voluntary recall affects bags of flour with a better if used by date of Sept. 6, 2020, a recall notice on Monday said. The recall was issued out of "abundance of care" after the bacterium E. coli O26 was found "during sampling."
Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed.
He steers the boat to an unmarked spot that he knows as the "coral nursery." ''It's like a forest under the sea," he says, strapping on blue flippers and fastening his oxygen tank before tipping backward into the azure waters. He swims down 25 feet (7.6 meters) carrying a pair of metal shears, fishing line and a plastic crate.
On the ocean floor, small coral fragments dangle from suspended ropes, like socks hung on a laundry line. Simpson and other divers tend to this underwater nursery as gardeners mind a flower bed — slowly and painstakingly plucking off snails and fireworms that feast on immature coral.
Heart-stopping video shows a toddler come within inches of falling to his death, as he crawled out of a window 13 stories high at a Bronx housing complex over the weekend.
People watching from below looked on, urging the child to turn around and go back inside the Bronx apartment Saturday afternoon. The 3-year-old boy could be seen slowly coming out next to an air conditioning unit on the 13th floor of a building at the Butler Houses in Claremont Village.
The near-disaster was recorded on video from the ground, as the woman who recorded the incident told NBC New York that everyone around her was yelling and doing whatever they could to get someone’s attention inside the apartment.
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Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day.
Negotiators took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. Monday but were to be back at the tables on Tuesday.
"They are talking, they've made progress, we'll see how long it takes," Brian Rothenberg, spokesman for the UAW, said Tuesday.
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The Secret Service is purchasing Jet Skis, in part to protect President Donald Trump's family as they participate in water sports.
A Secret Service purchase memo says the agency needs two Jet Skis and a trailer to “enhance safety/security for protective assignments on the water.”
The Secret Service needs the Jet Skis to protect the first family at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and in the Hamptons, on Long Island, the memo says.
Israelis vote Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges.
Netanyahu, the longest serving leader in Israeli history, is seeking a fourth consecutive term in office, and fifth overall. But he faces a stiff challenge from retired military chief Benny Gantz, whose centrist Blue and White party is running even with Netanyahu's Likud. Both parties could struggle to form a majority coalition with smaller allies, though, forcing them into a potential unity government.
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A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted a campaign rally by President Ashraf Ghani in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 31. Ghani was present at the venue but was unharmed, according to his campaign chief.
Just hours later, an explosion struck near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul but details on that blast were not immediately known. The Taliban claimed both attacks.
The violence comes as Afghanistan faces presidential elections on Sept. 28 — a vote the Taliban vehemently oppose. The insurgent group has warned Afghans not to vote in the election, and said their fighters would target election campaigns as well as polling stations.
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Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits.
An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White Plains, New York, for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Purdue filed for bankruptcy protection late Sunday, the first step in a plan it says would provide $10 billion to $12 billion to help reimburse state and local governments and clean up the damage done by powerful prescription painkillers and illegal opioids, including heroin.
These drugs have been blamed for more than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. in the past two decades.