Trump Moves to Bully Witnesses and Derail Impeachment; Democrats see Obstruction

To the Democratic leaders directing the impeachment proceedings, Trump’s actions to stymie their probe into his conduct with Ukraine add up to another likely article of impeachment: Obstruction. The centerpiece of House Democrats’ eventual impeachment charges is widely expected to be Trump’s alleged abuse of power over Ukraine. But obstruction of Congress is now all […]

Power Up: The five most important things that happened on impeachment this week

Hey boomers — Happy November 1st from me and Mariah Carey. Tips, comments, recipes? Reach out and sign up. See you on Monday ?  The Investigations NOT A GOOD LOOK: For the third time in modern history, the House held a vote to officially open an impeachment investigation into a sitting president. It was a historic […]

The Trump brothers’ claims that they no longer profit from foreign deals

The president’s sons say the Trump business empire no longer makes money from foreign deals. It’s a false claim whether you take Eric Trump’s version (“we got out of all international business”) or Donald Trump Jr.’s formulation (“we literally stopped”). When he took office, Donald Trump resigned from his company and placed his holdings in […]

7-Year-Old Girl Is Shot in Chicago While Trick-or-Treating, Police Say

A 7-year-old girl was shot in the neck while trick-or-treating with her family on Chicago’s West Side on Thursday evening, leaving her in critical condition, the police said. The shooting, which happened around 5:30 p.m. in the Little Village neighborhood, occurred when at least one person in a group of at least three men opened […]

Memphis Clerk Sentenced to 22 Years for Killing Teenager Who Stole Beer

A Memphis store clerk was sentenced Thursday to 22 years in prison for fatally shooting a 17-year-old who had shoplifted a beer, the authorities said. The clerk, Anwar Ghazali, 30, was convicted of second-degree murder in August after a four-day trial. Prosecutors said the teenager, Dorian Harris, grabbed the beer from a cooler around 10 […]

New Threats Put Wildfire Fighters’ Health on the Line

[Sign up for our daily newsletter about news from California here.] SANTA ROSA, Calif. — As fires spread across Northern California last year, Capt. Matt Alba and Strike Team 2253A found themselves wading through a smoldering jungle of plastic and metal in search of bodies. As they worked through charred auto shops and trailers, Mr. […]

A divided House backs impeachment probe of Trump

The near party-line vote came as Tim Morrison, a top official on Trump’s National Security Council, testified in a closed-door deposition. Morrison backed up previous testimony that the president withheld nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine to pressure the country into announcing investigations into former vice president Joe Biden and interference in the […]