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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions during a joint news conference with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. But they have yet to hear from the whistleblower who sparked the probe - and may never do.

Politics7 hours ago

Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump led by the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.

Money6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: CEO of Fisher Investments Kenneth Fisher speaks during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Orlando Florida, U.S., May 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week.

U.S. News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Fort Worth Police Department officer Aaron York Dean is seen in a booking photo at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. October 14, 2019.  Tarrant County Jail/Handout via REUTERS.

Black pastors in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday called for federal intervention to stamp out what they called systemic racism in their city's police force after a white officer shot dead black resident Atatiana Jefferson in her home.

Politics11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Judy and Dennis Shepard, parents of Matthew Shepard whose 1998 kidnapping and murder cast widespread attention on hate crimes against gay people, address a roundtable discussion on "improving the identification and reporting of hate crimes," through the Justice Department's Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative in Washington, U.S., October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a statement read at a Justice Department ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of a hate crime law bearing their son's name.

World News7 hours ago

The seized Welcome to Video website in an image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice.   REUTERS/via DOJ

Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.

U.S. News12 hours ago

Jewelry business owner Marjorie Klapper leaves the federal courthouse after being sentenced in nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., October 16, 2019.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for her role in what prosecutors say is the largest college admissions scam uncovered in the United States.

Entertainment News7 hours ago

The wife of the 1960s television "Tarzan" star Ron Ely was stabbed to death at their California home by the couple's son, who was then fatally shot by police in a confrontation outside the residence, authorities said on Wednesday.

U.S. News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Hundreds of teachers and supporters march, days before the teacher's union was set to go on strike if a contract settlement was not reached, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan O'Brien

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) finalized its decision on Wednesday to go on strike against the city's school district, the third-largest in the United States, after protracted labor negotiations did not produce a deal before their deadline.

U.S. News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo, at age 18, is surrounded by deputies as he is brought into court to be identified by a witness during the trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S., October 22, 2003. REUTERSDavis Turner

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether a lower court sufficiently considered that a man convicted in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area was a minor at the time of the crimes when he was sentenced to life in prison.

ESG2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A plastic bottle drifts on the waves of the sea at a fishing port in Isumi, east of Tokyo, Japan November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Global bottled water giants are ramping up trials of easily recyclable aluminum cans to replace plastic that pollutes the world's seas. Sound like a slam-dunk for the environment? Not entirely.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a rally to support a leadership  change in Iran outside the U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.

World News6 hours ago

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) arrives prior to participating in the closed deposition of George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, as part of the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday the committee will make public transcripts of interviews conducted with witnesses in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Business News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is shown following a recent fire that caused significant damage to the complex, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.,  June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Laila Kearney/File Photo

An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to the June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said on Wednesday.

Politics7 hours ago

Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor is traveling to the United States in order to testify next week in the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the situation.

Politics7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting.

Politics10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg wait onstage before the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefcz/File Photo

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious Medicare for All healthcare proposal.

Politics10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren found herself the favored target of her White House rivals during Tuesday's presidential debate, with moderate Democrats repeatedly arguing she is too liberal to beat Republican President Donald Trump in next year's election.

Sports News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Muffet McGraw reacts on the sidelines against the UConn Huskies during the second half in the semifinals of the women's Final Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw expressed scepticism on Wednesday over a California law permitting college athletes be paid, saying she was concerned that the legislation would not do much to help women athletes.

U.S. News12 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had a beautiful but sad White House meeting with a British family whose son was killed in the collision in England of his motorbike with a car driven by a U.S. diplomat's wife.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions during a joint news conference with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. But they have yet to hear from the whistleblower who sparked the probe - and may never do.

Politics7 hours ago

Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump led by the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.

Money6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: CEO of Fisher Investments Kenneth Fisher speaks during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Orlando Florida, U.S., May 8, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

The City of Boston's retirement board on Wednesday voted unanimously to end its relationship with money manager Kenneth Fisher, whose firm has lost almost $1 billion in assets after allegations he made disparaging remarks about women last week.

U.S. News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Fort Worth Police Department officer Aaron York Dean is seen in a booking photo at the Tarrant County Jail in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. October 14, 2019.  Tarrant County Jail/Handout via REUTERS.

Black pastors in Fort Worth, Texas on Wednesday called for federal intervention to stamp out what they called systemic racism in their city's police force after a white officer shot dead black resident Atatiana Jefferson in her home.

Politics11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Judy and Dennis Shepard, parents of Matthew Shepard whose 1998 kidnapping and murder cast widespread attention on hate crimes against gay people, address a roundtable discussion on "improving the identification and reporting of hate crimes," through the Justice Department's Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative in Washington, U.S., October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The parents of slain gay Wyoming man Matthew Shepard blasted U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday for failing to stand up for LGBT civil rights in a statement read at a Justice Department ceremony marking the 10-year anniversary of a hate crime law bearing their son's name.

World News7 hours ago

The seized Welcome to Video website in an image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice.   REUTERS/via DOJ

Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.

U.S. News12 hours ago

Jewelry business owner Marjorie Klapper leaves the federal courthouse after being sentenced in nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., October 16, 2019.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The owner of a California jewelry business was sentenced on Wednesday to three weeks in prison for her role in what prosecutors say is the largest college admissions scam uncovered in the United States.

Entertainment News7 hours ago

The wife of the 1960s television "Tarzan" star Ron Ely was stabbed to death at their California home by the couple's son, who was then fatally shot by police in a confrontation outside the residence, authorities said on Wednesday.

U.S. News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Hundreds of teachers and supporters march, days before the teacher's union was set to go on strike if a contract settlement was not reached, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan O'Brien

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) finalized its decision on Wednesday to go on strike against the city's school district, the third-largest in the United States, after protracted labor negotiations did not produce a deal before their deadline.

U.S. News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo, at age 18, is surrounded by deputies as he is brought into court to be identified by a witness during the trial of sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad at the Virginia Beach Circuit Court in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S., October 22, 2003. REUTERSDavis Turner

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday questioned whether a lower court sufficiently considered that a man convicted in the deadly 2002 "D.C. Sniper" shooting spree in the Washington area was a minor at the time of the crimes when he was sentenced to life in prison.

ESG2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A plastic bottle drifts on the waves of the sea at a fishing port in Isumi, east of Tokyo, Japan November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Global bottled water giants are ramping up trials of easily recyclable aluminum cans to replace plastic that pollutes the world's seas. Sound like a slam-dunk for the environment? Not entirely.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a rally to support a leadership  change in Iran outside the U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.

World News6 hours ago

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) arrives prior to participating in the closed deposition of George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, as part of the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday the committee will make public transcripts of interviews conducted with witnesses in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

Business News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is shown following a recent fire that caused significant damage to the complex, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.,  June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Laila Kearney/File Photo

An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to the June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said on Wednesday.

Politics7 hours ago

Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor is traveling to the United States in order to testify next week in the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the situation.

Politics7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting.

Politics10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg wait onstage before the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefcz/File Photo

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious Medicare for All healthcare proposal.

Politics10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren found herself the favored target of her White House rivals during Tuesday's presidential debate, with moderate Democrats repeatedly arguing she is too liberal to beat Republican President Donald Trump in next year's election.

Sports News11 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Muffet McGraw reacts on the sidelines against the UConn Huskies during the second half in the semifinals of the women's Final Four of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw expressed scepticism on Wednesday over a California law permitting college athletes be paid, saying she was concerned that the legislation would not do much to help women athletes.

U.S. News12 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had a beautiful but sad White House meeting with a British family whose son was killed in the collision in England of his motorbike with a car driven by a U.S. diplomat's wife.

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