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Deutsche Bank joins companies cutting ties with Donald Trump
Bank had propped up Trump Organization for years despite being sued by president but acted after Capitol attack Deutsche Bank became the latest large company to cut ties with Donald Trump, with the firm that has propped up the Trump Organization for two decades reportedly announcing it would no longer do business with the disgraced president. The German bank’s move – reported by the New York Time
Ex-Michigan governor Rick Snyder to be charged in Flint water scandal – report
Former health director and other ex-officials will also be charged in new investigation Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014
Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate and major Trump donor, dies aged 87
Wife Miriam Adelson announces death after ‘long illness’ Adelson backed Israeli settlements in occupied territories US politics – live coverage Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate, perennial top single donor to Donald Trump and other Republican causes and an influential opponent of a two-state solution in the Middle East, has died. He was 87. Related: Billionaire casino boss Sheldon Adelson splashe


Liz Cheney, No 3 House Republican, will vote to impeach Trump
Powerful conservative joins growing number of Republicans seeking accountability for president after Capitol attack Liz Cheney, the third-highest-ranking Republican leader in the House, has said she will vote to impeach the president on Wednesday, as a growing cohort of Republicans back efforts to hold Donald Trump accountable for inciting the attack on the US Capitol last week. In a strongly wor
'Always for law and order': Chuck Norris denies being at Capitol attack after image goes viral
Martial artist and actor says there is ‘no room for violence of any kind in our society’ after lookalike image sparks speculation Chuck Norris, the Hollywood actor, martial arts legend and occasional meme, has publicly denied being at last week’s Capitol riot after images circulated online showing a man with a remarkable resemblance. “It wasn’t me and I wasn’t there. There is no room for violence
Hope Solo says she was bullied in USWNT's privileged 'mean girls club'
Goalkeeper said environment helped make her tougher Solo says long fight for equal pay must continue Hope Solo says she encountered hostility when she first entered the United States national team set-up. “When you grow up on the national team, there was a mean girls club,” she told the BBC’s The Players podcast . “It was a mean girls club. Most players have come from rich, white families. That i
Pence letter rejects calls to invoke 25th amendment to remove Trump from office
Vice-president’s refusal paves the way for the House to move forward with impeachment as Pelosi sets a course of action Mike Pence on Tuesday formally rejected calls to strip Donald Trump of his presidential authority by invoking the 25th amendment, effectively paving the way for the House to move forward with impeachment. Continue reading...
Top US military leaders condemn Capitol attack in rare joint message
Joint Chiefs of Staff said pro-Trump mob attack was an assault on America’s constitutional process and against the law The US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the uniformed leaders of the different military branches, on Tuesday put out a rare message to service members saying the pro-Trump mob attack on the US Capitol last week was an assault on America’s constitutional process and against the l
'Sedition and conspiracy': prosecutors cite wide-ranging crimes in Capitol attack – video
The acting US attorney for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, has indicated that many amid the hundreds of pro-Trump rioters who violently invaded the US Capitol last Wednesday are suspected of a range of crimes including felony murder, sedition and conspiracy. At a press conference in Washington, prosecutors said there are at least 160 federal criminal cases open and they are ready to tr
Mikaela Shiffrin reasserts dominance with first slalom win in 13 months
American earns 100th career World Cup podium in Flachau Shiffrin wins first slalom since 2019 following tumultuous year Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her first slalom win in 13 months on Tuesday under the lights in Flachau, Austria. Racing in light snowfall, the American three-time overall champion started fast and won by 0.19sec seconds over Austria’s Katharina Liensberger. Continue reading...
Megan Rapinoe on Capitol attack: 'This is America. We showed our true colors'
USA international decries Capitol siege ahead of return Rapinoe is back in national team after 10-month hiatus Megan Rapinoe has decried the “devastating” attack on the US Capitol , putting forth the uncomfortable claim that America “showed very much our true colors” when a mob of pro-Trump supporters descended on Washington DC. “This was about white supremacy and holding up white supremacy,” Rap
Congress briefed on fresh security threats ahead of Biden inauguration
Lawmakers warned of ‘very specific’ dangers as congressman says Republicans and Democrats have received death threats Members of Congress have been warned that there remain serious threats against their security on inauguration day when they plan to gather in Washington to usher Joe Biden into office as the 46th US president on 20 January. Related: Pompeo calls off trip after European condemnatio
California’s Disneyland to become a mass Covid vaccine distribution site
Orange county theme park will have the capacity to vaccinate thousands daily as the first of five “super point-of-dispensing” sites California is transforming Disneyland into a mass vaccine distribution site as the coronavirus surge overwhelms hospitals and sets a deadly new record in the state. Continue reading...
Pompeo scraps Europe trip after EU leader calls Trump 'political pyromaniac'
Secretary of state cancels trip after European officials publicly criticized Trump’s role in last week’s storming of the Capitol US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a trip to Europe at the last minute after European officials were publicly critical of Donald Trump’s role in last week’s storming of the Capitol. The official reason for the cancellation of the trip, originally to Brussel
Republican politician opens Oregon capitol door for far-right rioters – video
Security footage shows the Republican state representative Mike Nearman leaving a door open and allowing far-right protesters into the Oregon capitol building during a special legislative session on 21 December. As politicians discussed coronavirus-related bills, about 50 protesters briefly breached the building. The capitol has been closed to the public as part of a pandemic safety measure. It i
Booming housebuilders should be last in the queue for Treasury handouts | Nils Pratley
Vistry Group’s healthy results suggest a sector that’s doing very well despite the pandemic Big housebuilders were mostly agreed last autumn: their sector had rebounded from the first national lockdown but more subsidies were needed to avoid a crunching slowdown this spring. Would the chancellor like to extend his one-year stamp duty holiday on house purchases worth less than £500,000 in England
Capitol invader's organic food request should be the least of our worries | Poppy Noor
Jacob Chansley, who wore furs and a horned hat, highlights America’s alarming double standard Since the attack on Capitol Hill on Wednesday night, we can safely assume two things: in the US, white supremacy is treated with nowhere near the same force as peaceful protest. And as a result, white supremacists behave with complete entitlement. How else can we describe how teargas, batons and horses w
US college star Catarina Macario signs for European champions Lyon
21-year-old is considered one of best US prospects in years Forward was born in Brazil before moving to US at age of 12 Catarina Macario, considered one of the best prospects for the US women’s national team in years, has signed with European champions Lyon. The 21-year-old has been on the radar of big clubs for several years and won the Hermann Trophy, awarded to the best men’s and women’s colle
Mike Pompeo claims without evidence that Iran is al-Qaida's new 'home base'
Move seems designed to restrict Biden administration’s options as secretary of state confirms killing of al-Qaida leader in August The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has claimed, without providing evidence, that al-Qaida leaders have established a new “home base” in the Iran, in what appeared to be his latest effort to raise the political cost of the next administration reviving the 2015 nuc
Footage shows Florida manatee with word 'Trump' etched into back – video
Federal wildlife officials in Florida are seeking information about attack on a manatee, which is said to have had the word 'Trump' carved into its back. The diver Hailey Warrington said she filmed the animal on Sunday during a manatee swim tour in shallow water in Homosassa Springs. Large, gray and docile, manatees are popular attractions in Florida, though their numbers are at risk due to habit
Republican accuses Harvard of 'caving to the woke left' after school cuts ties
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik loses advisory role after repeating Trump’s false claims, following outcry from students and alumni US politics – live coverage A Republican member of Congress claimed on Tuesday to have undergone a “rite of passage and badge of honor” and accused Harvard University of “caving to the woke left”, after she lost an advisory role for perpetuating Donald Trump’s baseless
Ghislaine Maxwell appeals bail rejection while awaiting trial
Federal judge said in December the $28.5m bail package only strengthened confidence to keep Maxwell incarcerated Ghislaine Maxwell is appealing against a judge’s order that she remain jailed in New York while awaiting trial on charges she recruited girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. Related: FBI tracked down Ghislaine Maxwell using cellphone data Continue reading...
NYPD anti-discrimination chief retires amid inquiry into racist online posts
James Kobel was commanding officer for division responsible for preventing and investigating employment and harassment claims A New York City police officer tasked with leading its workplace anti-discrimination office has chosen to retire rather than face a 30-day suspension without pay for posting racist messages to a online platform for police officers. Deputy Inspector James Kobel had been rel
George Floyd trial: ex-officer Derek Chauvin to be tried alone
Ex-officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck will stand trial alone in March due to pandemic A former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes will be tried separately from three other former officers accused in his death, according to scheduling orders filed on Tuesday. Derek Chauvin will stand trial alone in March due to the coronavirus pandemic while the other th
How me-me-me-Melania turned herself into the real victim of attack on the Capitol | Arwa Mahdawi
Melania Trump was inspired to see such ‘passion and enthusiasm’ around the elections and saved her ire for the ‘unwarranted personal attacks’ on her in the press. It’s typical behaviour for snowflake Trumpers Melania Trump was fiddling with furniture when the Capitol was stormed . While pro-Trump rioters were bludgeoning a police officer to death , she was reportedly overseeing a photoshoot of he
Trump's British cheerleaders are rushing to denounce him. It's too little, too late | Owen Jones
As Trump falls, rightwing figures such as Fraser Nelson and Douglas Murray have suddenly discovered their consciences As smoke billowed out of the Capitol , some of Donald Trump’s US apologists – the appeasers, the opportunistic cheerleaders, even some true believers – suddenly discovered consciences. In Britain, rightwing commentators had even less reason to embrace the man who remains US presid
Anna Wintour defends Vogue's controversial Kamala Harris cover
Editor-in-chief of fashion magazine responds to online accusations of whitewashing and disrespecting the vice-president-elect Anna Wintour has spoken about the controversy over Vogue’s Kamala Harris cover, accused online of whitewashing and disrespecting the vice-president-elect. Related: Kamala Harris and why politicians can’t resist Vogue (though it always ends in tears) Continue reading...
Blocked: how the internet turned on Donald Trump
From Facebook and Twitter to Reddit and Amazon, tech firms are moving to silence the president, and his QAnon supporters Twitter’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account on Wednesday evening has opened the floodgates for tech companies and platforms to remove the outgoing US president from their services. Twitter’s suspension was followed by Facebook, which a day later announced the move woul
So Boris Johnson was cycling seven miles from Downing Street? It's not far enough | Marina Hyde
Given his dismal blame-shifting record on the pandemic, the further away he is from the seat of power, the better Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Lockdown day number what-does-it-even-matter-any-more, and what’s the general picture? The police are coming under criticism for acting overzealously in enforcing the coronavirus restrictions – but I urge people to embrace
Immigrants lacked soap as Covid spread at Ice detention centers, report finds
Detainees also faced retaliation for raising safety concerns over lack of basic prevention measures at facilities Immigrants lacked access to the most basic Covid-19 prevention measures, such as soap for hand-washing, and were retaliated against for raising safety concerns as the pandemic spread through detention facilities last year, according to a new report on the grim conditions at US Immigra
Three lawmakers who sheltered during Capitol attack test positive for Covid
Brad Schneider, one of trio infected, condemns ‘selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers’ he shared secured room with Inside the LA hospital at the center of the Covid crisis Three lawmakers who had to shelter for safety during the US Capitol riot have tested positive for Covid-19. Related: ‘Health insurance or food’: Americans face difficult choices amid pandemic Continue reading...
'Totally appropriate': Trump shows no remorse over role in Capitol attack
President speaks to reporters for first time since rampage Democrats condemn Trump’s denial of responsibility US politics – live coverage An unrepentant Donald Trump has denied inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol, in an attempt to shift blame Democrats rejected as “despicable”. Continue reading...
Is Donald Trump an aberration or a symptom of a deeper US malady?
The underlying causes of Trump’s rise to power must be addressed, from taming social media to tackling inequality The assault on the US Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters, incited by the president himself, was the predictable outcome of his four-year-long assault on democratic institutions, aided and abetted by so many in the Republican party. And no one can say that Trump had not warned us: he
Authorities on high alert across US as fears over far-right violence intensify
FBI says far-right extremist groups planning armed protests in all 50 state capitals as well as in Washington US officials are strengthening security measures in Washington DC and across the country as the FBI said far-right groups – many using social media – were continuing to threaten plots before Joe Biden’s inauguration as president on 21 January. As the National Park Service closed the Washi
I've been on Parler. It's a cesspit of thinly veiled racism and hate | Malaika Jabali
The ‘free speech’ app used by US Capitol rioters is an unsettling place where the far right encounters mainstream conservatives “Civil war is coming.” I saw this message on the social media platform Parler in November, about two weeks after the election was called for Joe Biden. The ominous post followed an even more harrowing message from a different user. “[O]ur people have guns too … it’s time
Democrats begin historic impeachment proceedings | First Thing
Democrats have formally charged President Trump with a count of impeachment over his incitement of last week’s Capitol siege. Plus, tensions with North Korea heat up Good morning. The Democrats have launched impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, formally charging him with “incitement of insurrection”. If the impeachment goes ahead, Trump will be the first president in history to be impeac
California legislation targets police use of license plate readers
Privacy advocates have sounded the alarm over the technology which is also used by federal government agencies New legislation proposed in California aims to put limitations on law enforcement’s use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs), a technology used to collect large amounts of data and track the real-time movement of hundreds of millions of people without a warrant. Continue reading...
'The horror stories are countless': inside the LA hospital at the center of the Covid crisis
Los Angeles sees a person infected every six seconds. In a predominantly Latino neighborhood, Martin Luther King Jr community hospital faces ‘a sea of illness’ Husbands and wives, twin brothers in their 20s, parents and their children. Family members are turning up one after another at Martin Luther King Jr community hospital (MLKCH) in South Los Angeles. The deaths have been piling up. Patients
Bill Belichick was feared but never loved. Then he stood up to Trump
Over the years, the NFL’s most successful coach has earned plenty of criticism. On Monday he scored perhaps the greatest victory of his career Let’s start with a simple truth: Bill Belichick is a damn good football coach. Let’s take that furt


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