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California to launch nation’s first statewide earthquake warning system

California to launch nation’s first statewide earthquake warning system

California will launch the nation’s first statewide earthquake early warning system Thursday morning, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Ground motion sensors all over the state will be used to detect earthquakes before people can feel them, and then a notification will go out so Californians can be prepared, according to the…MORE

Trump’s fury rises with key impeachment inquiry testimony on the horizon

Trump’s fury rises with key impeachment inquiry testimony on the horizon

President Donald Trump’s frustration with the Democratic impeachment probe is boiling over, with investigators set Thursday to peel back yet another layer of what is being revealed as a broad, and possibly unlawful, behind-the-scenes scheme to pressure Ukraine for political gain. Trump blew up Wednesday at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who made the fateful decision…MORE

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings sit at the center of the deepening Trump-Ukraine scandal. Here’s the latest.

For months, investigators looking into Rudy Giuliani’s business dealings in Ukraine have dug into everything from possible financial entanglements with alleged corrupt Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence concerns raised by some of those business ties, according to people briefed on the matter. The counterintelligence part of the investigation indicates that FBI and criminal prosecutors in Manhattan…MORE

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Wall Street Journal: Rick Perry spoke with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s direction about Ukraine

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he spoke with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the President’s direction this spring about alleged Ukrainian corruption, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. In his first interview about the escalating Ukraine scandal, Perry told the Journal that, at Trump’s direction, he called Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, seeking…MORE

US orders Chinese diplomats to report meetings with state and local officials

US orders Chinese diplomats to report meetings with state and local officials

Chinese diplomats in the United States will now have to report meetings with state and local officials, as well as visits to educational and research institutions, under new rules introduced by the State Department. The restrictions come amid growing concern about Chinese influence in the US and elsewhere, and were introduced in response to similar…MORE

Police investigate several assaults on men in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina

Police investigate several assaults on men in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina

Police in Wilmington, North Carolina are investigating reports of 11 assaults against men, including members of the military, near downtown bars, since January 2018, authorities said. The victims were assaulted around the time the bars closed, Wilmington police said. Some victims were robbed. Police have identified four victims who may have been sexually assaulted. Seven…MORE