Category: News

'They were friends': Texas teen mistakenly shot, killed ROTC member in class, officials say

Classes resumed under tightened security Thursday at Bellaire High School, two days after a shooting at the Texas school left one student dead. Junior ROTC member Cesar Cortes, 19, was killed in a classroom at the school by another JROTC member who was showing Cortez a semi-automatic handgun, Bellaire Police Lt. Greg Bartlett said. The 16-year-old shooter,…

By HearthstoneYarns January 17, 2020 0

A Japanese minister is being slammed for taking 2 weeks of paternity leave, highlighting the country's toxic overwork culture

Issei Kato/Reuters Japanese Environmental Minister Shinjiro Koizumi announced he is taking two weeks of paternity leave when his child is born in a few weeks. Koizumi said those two weeks would be spread across the first three months of his child’s life, and that he would continue various public commitments like attending parliament, he said.…

By HearthstoneYarns January 17, 2020 0

Trump impeachment: President 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine, says associate of Rudy Giuliani

President Trump “knew exactly what was going on” in a scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, according to an associate of Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer. Lev Parnas, a Republican donor who was indicted for campaign finance violations, made the explosive allegations in an interview on US television on Wednesday night. It comes…

By HearthstoneYarns January 17, 2020 0

Trump news – live: Impeachment trial formally launched in Senate, as watchdog says president broke law by withholding Ukraine aid

Donald Trump is under renewed pressure as his impeachment reaches the Senate today after Lev Parnas, the business associate of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, gave an explosive interview to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night over the Ukraine scandal, dragging Mr Trump, vice president Mike Pence, attorney general William Barr and top Republican Devin…

By HearthstoneYarns January 17, 2020 0

Australia's bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday, to the relief of exhausted firefighters and farmers battling years of drought, and granting a reprieve to the organisers of next week’s Australian Open. Australia, famous for its pristine beaches and wildlife, has been fighting bushfires…

By HearthstoneYarns January 17, 2020 0