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The Latest: No evidence new virus from China…

U.S. health officials say they have no evidence that the new virus from China is spreading in the United States and they believe the risk to Americans remains low

Poll Reveals How Many Americans Say Their Overall…

A recent survey revealed that 71% of Americans say their overall health and wellness are good or excellent.

Fifth U.S. Coronavirus Patient Confirmed In…

Similar to the other American cases, officials say the patient in Arizona had recently returned from traveling to Wuhan, China.

The Others Killed When Kobe's Helicopter Went Down

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were just two of the nine people who died Sunday when the helicopter they were riding in went down in the hills just outside Los Angeles, killing everyone on board, as it was en route to a basketball tournament at Bryant's Mamba Sports...

Trump: 'Nothing was ever said to John Bolton'

President Donald Trump says a claim by former national security adviser John Bolton that Trump wanted to withhold security aid from Ukraine until it helped secure investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden is patently "false." (Jan. 27)

Michael Bloomberg Promises To Support Israel

Presidential contender Michael Bloomberg promised to “always have Israel’s back.” Bloomberg joked he’s the only Jewish candidate who doesn’t want to turn the U.S. into a “kibbutz.” According to Reuters, the joke was a dig at Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is also Jewish. In the 1960s, Sanders volunteered on a kibbutz, or a communal farm, in Israel. While Sanders supports leftist ideas, Bloomberg holds more centrist positions.

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Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond…

President Donald Trump is holding a rally Tuesday in Wildwood, New Jersey

Demi Lovato Releases New Single After 2020 Grammys

Demi Lovato Releases New Single After 2020 Grammys Lovato performed "Anyone" at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The single, written days before her overdose in July 2018, was released following the performance. Lovato was so emotional at the start of the performance that she had to stop and start the song over. The audience gave Lovato a standing ovation following the performance. The performance was Lovato's first live performance since her nearly fatal overdose. The pop star thanked everyone on Instagram for their support last night. Demi Lovato, via Instagram Lovato will also be performing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 in Miami.

Nike Pays Tribute To Kobe

On Sunday, Nike paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash. Nike said Bryant was "one of the greatest athletes of his generation." They also called him "a beloved member of the Nike family." Bryant signed a sneaker endorsement deal with Nike in 2003. He later partnered with the company to establish a basketball program for kids called Mamba League.

Impeachment Trial: Trump Defense Resumes

The second day of President Trump's defense in his impeachment trial has resumed in the Senate, though a big new wrinkle has emerged in the form of John Bolton . The former national security adviser's upcoming book reportedly alleges that Trump directly linked Ukraine aid to an investigation of the Bidens,...

Fog obscures Texas highway, slows down morning…

Foggy conditions and low visibility were recorded on US 287 in Mansfield, Texas (south side of DFW metroplex). A dense fog advisory is up and is slowing the morning commute.

CDC Says US Suicide Rate Climbed 40 Percent From…

CDC Says US Suicide Rate Climbed 40 Percent From 2000 to 2017 Data was used from the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting system. The rate is especially noticeable for those who work blue-collar jobs. Per 100,000 people, the study says construction workers register a rate of 49.4. That is nearly double the total rate for males, which is 27.4. The highest is 54.2, which the study notes is among those in mining, oil and gas fields. The CDC adds that suicide was responsible for the deaths of almost 38,000 in 2017. The age range was from 16 to 64 years old. That would put the 2017 rate at 18 per 100,000 people, an increase from 12.9 in 2000. Study authors, via discussion note

Ally of Venezuela's Maduro hires DC lobbyist to…

An ally of Nicolás Maduro has spent $2 million to hire a Washington lobbyist to ease U.S. sanctions and help reset bilateral relations as the U.S.-backed campaign to oust the socialist leader stalls

Bolton's claims cast a shadow on Trump impeachment

Claims by former national security adviser John Bolton are casting a shadow over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Bolton claims Trump said he wanted to withhold aid to Ukraine until it helped with investigations into Joe Biden. (Jan. 27)

Prince Andrew's Cooperation With Epstein Probe…

Prince Andrew's November 2019 BBC interview about his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein was called worse than a train wreck . His interview with the FBI and US prosecutors? Well, it hasn't really happened. Geoffrey S. Berman, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, was asked during a Monday...

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Why it Matters: Bolton revelations complicate…

Revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book are adding some drama to the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump

Quarter Of Americans Say They Are Eating Less…

Gallup released a poll on meat-eating trends.

U.S. Embassy Compound In Baghdad Reportedly Hit…

Anonymous officials and embassy staff members confirmed the attack to multiple media outlets Sunday. One person was injured.

Romney: 'Increasingly Likely' We'll Call Witnesses

Democrats say new allegations from John Bolton make it essential that witnesses be called to testify in the Senate impeachment trial that resumes Monday. The big question: Will four Republicans—the magic number needed to make it happen—agree? That remains unclear, but the GOP's Mitt Romney suggests the odds...

Trump, Netanyahu discuss Mideast peace plan at WH

President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House a day before he unveils a Mideast peace proposal. Trump said the Palestinians probably won't agree to it initially, but believes it has 'a chance.' (Jan. 27)

Buttigieg Wants To Cross Political Divide And…

Pete Buttigieg went on Fox News to pitch his chances of beating President Donald Trump. He said: “I don’t think you have to be a Democrat to see what is wrong with this president.” According to Politico, Buttigieg was asked what was his strategy in appealing to Republicans. He said: “If you’re having trouble looking your kids in the eye and explaining this presidency to them, you have a choice.” Sen. Bill Dotzler endorsed Buttigieg saying he is the man to “bring people together.”

Democrats' competing impulses: Should they fight…

A Democratic presidential race that started as a struggle between the activist left and the moderate wings of the party has become something far less ideological and more emotional as the first nominating contest has come into view

NBA Teams Honor Kobe Bryant to Start Their Games

NBA Teams Honor Kobe Bryant to Start Their Games NBA games were played in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's death on Sunday, but not without every team paying tribute to the Lakers legend. The games that tipped off following the tragedy all began with a moment of silence. Teams across the league all voluntarily took 24-second violations, an homage to Bryant's No. 24 jersey worn from 2007-2016. The Suns intentionally took an 8-second backcourt violation to honor Bryant's No. 8 jersey worn at the start of his career. Several players wore sneakers from Bryant's shoe line and wrote messages on them in tribute. The entire Pelicans roster wore Kobe Bryant sneakers for the national anthem. Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in Sunday's helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Fog Could The Reason For Bryant Crash

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the chopper crash that killed Kobe Bryant and 8 others. The weather is being considered a likely cause of the crash. Overcast skies and fog were reported at the scene of the helicopter crash. Forecasters reported low clouds and limited visibility in the vicinity at the time of the crash. Eyewitnesses recounted thick fog over the foothills where the helicopter went down. Fog was so bad the LAPD and the Sheriff’s Department grounded their helicopter fleets. “The weather situation did not meet our minimum standards for flying,” a Los Angeles police spokesman Josh Rubenstein told the Times.

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Couple Finally Found in Case of 2 Missing Siblings

A couple sought by police for months has finally been located in Hawaii, but there's no sign of two missing siblings linked to them . Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell were pulled over in Kauai and briefly detained, reports East Idaho News . Police seized their rental SUV and executed a search...

A potentially potent coastal storm could wreck…

Several storm scenarios for the weekend will leave many residents on left on alert for flooding rain, snow and gusty winds.

John R. Bolton’s Book Confirms Connection Betwe…

John R. Bolton’s Book Confirms Connection Between Ukraine Aid and Trump’s Inquiries A manuscript of John R. Bolton’s unpublished book, ‘The Room Where It Happened,’ has circulated in recent weeks, providing an inside look at Donald Trump’s communications with the Ukraine. According to the book’s account, Trump told Bolton, former national security advisor, to continue freezing $391 million in aid to the Ukraine. It would be until they complied with his investigations into Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son. This directly conflicts with the claims of Trump’s impeachment defense, who said the aid holdup was separate from the requested Ukraine investigations. Trump has since denied the validity of Bolton’s book, saying the claims were “only to sell a book.” Donald Trump, via Twitter Although the White House has ordered key officials like Bolton not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, Bolton has said in a statement that he would testify in the Senate if subpoenaed.