Mike Topel

  • PRESIDENT Nov 26, 2019

    House Judiciary Committee Sets Dec. 4 Impeachment Hearing

    The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, Democrats announced Tuesday, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Judiciary panel scheduled the hearing as the separate Intelligence Committee released two last transcripts from its depositions, including...

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Hero Military Dog Injured in al-Baghdadi Raid Honored by Trump at White House

    President Donald Trump is honoring the U.S. military dog that participated in the operation that ended with the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump says: “So this is Conan. Right now, probably the world’s most famous dog,” as he introduced Conan to the news media at the White House Rose Garden on Monday. Trump says he gave...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Economic Falsehoods

    President Donald Trump rattled off several false claims in his Nov. 12 speech to the Economic Club of New York, in which he contrasted the supposedly “bleak” outlook at the end of his predecessor’s term with an exaggerated portrayal of the economy’s strong performance during his own tenure.

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Diplomat Testified That Putin, Orban Poisoned Trump’s Views on Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat told Congress that he was briefed on conversations President Donald Trump had with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which the two foreign leaders talked Trump into a negative view about Ukraine and its new leader. George Kent, a senior State Department official responsible for Europe, told House investigators that Putin...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2019

    Kent Testimony: Trump Actions “Injurious To The Rule Of Law”

    Transcript of key State Department official’s testimony reveals more damaging evidence against President Trump.

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Military Dog Hurt in al-Baghdadi Raid Is K-9 Combat Veteran

    The head of U.S. Central Command has provided more information about the military working dog that was injured in the raid on the compound of the leader of the Islamic State group. Gen. Frank McKenzie told reporters that the dog was injured when it was exposed to live electrical cables as it pursued Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a tunnel underneath...

  • United States Oct 28, 2019

    Anti-Doping Agencies Subjected to ‘Significant’ Cyberattacks

    Microsoft Corp. says a Russia-linked cyberhacking group has made “significant” attacks on at least 16 sports and anti-doping organizations across three continents since September. The technology company said Monday the attacks are coming from a group associated with Fancy Bear, which has hacked into systems at the World Anti-Doping Agency and elsewhere to publish reams of confidential medical material on...

  • Donald Trump Oct 28, 2019

    Trump: Impeachment Inquiry Led to al-Baghdadi Raid Secrecy

    Pres. Donald Trump says House Democrats’ impeachment probe contributed to his decision to withhold notice to Capitol Hill leaders ahead of the raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The decision was a break with standard practice. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump yesterday of informing the Russians before the Democrats.

  • PRESIDENT Oct 24, 2019

    Graham Unveils Measure Slamming Impeachment Inquiry as Trump Praises GOP Efforts to Fight Back

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Thursday introduced a resolution backed by more than 40 GOP senators excoriating House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, accusing Democrats of violating due process for interviewing key witnesses behind closed doors. Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the five-page resolution that includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as a co-sponsor on Thursday afternoon, NBC...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2019

    Energy Secretary Perry Says He Is Resigning by Year’s End

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence. Perry’s long-rumored departure comes as he is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president’s dealings with Ukraine, the focus of an ongoing impeachment inquiry.

  • NBC NEWS Oct 18, 2019

    95 Percent of Baby Foods Tested Contain Toxic Metals: Report

    There’s a strong chance your baby’s food contains traces of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic and lead, according to a new study. The research, commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and outlined in a report released Thursday, tested 168 baby foods for the presence of four heavy metals: arsenic, lead, mercury and cadmium, NBC news reported. Read More

  • NBC Oct 11, 2019

    Senior Pompeo Aide Steps Down Amid Impeachment Inquiry

    A career diplomat who served as senior advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has decided to step down, two State Department officials told NBC News on Thursday, just as foreign service officers find themselves caught in the middle of a confrontation between the White House and Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry. P. Michael McKinley, a seasoned foreign service...

  • Ohio Oct 2, 2019

    Johnson & Johnson Settles With 2 Ohio Counties Over Opioids

    Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it had reached an agreement worth more than $20 million with two Ohio counties, becoming the latest company to settle a lawsuit to get out of the first federal trial over the nation’s opioids crisis. The deal with Cuyahoga and Summit counties comes a little more than a month after an Oklahoma judge ordered...

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    Trump Says He’s Considering Payroll Tax Cut to Boost Economy

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s considering a payroll tax cut as one of several possible ways to stimulate the economy — a comment that comes just a day after the White House dismissed reports that such a move was being considered. “Payroll tax is something that we think about, and a lot of people would like to see...

  • United States Jul 30, 2019

    More Than 100 Million Affected by Capital One Breach

    Capital One says a hacker got access to the personal information of over 100 million individuals applying for credit.

  • Seattle Jul 19, 2019

    3M Gallons of Sewage Flows Into Puget Sound, Closing Beaches

    Alki Beach in West Seattle and other Puget Sound beaches are closed after millions of gallons of sewage flowed into the water. The Washington state Department of Ecology says early Friday the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant released an estimated 3 million gallons of untreated sewage over about 27 minutes, after backup pumping systems failed during power disruptions.

  • MAYOR Jun 22, 2019

    Dems’ Presidential Field Takes Spotlight at South Carolina’s ‘World Famous Fish Fry’

    The fish fry is a highlight of a big political weekend in South Carolina. Candidates also attended the state party’s annual fundraising gala Friday evening ahead of the Clyburn party. The state party convention and a Planned Parenthood forum on abortion rights follow on Saturday. For South Carolina Democrats, it’s the culmination of several decades of work raising the state’s...

  • Captain Jun 7, 2019

    Binnington, Blues Beat Bruins 2-1, Lead Stanley Cup 3-2

    Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored for St. Louis on Thursday night to give the Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues have won two straight since a 7-2 loss at home and return to St. Louis with a chance to clinch...

  • attorney Jun 4, 2019

    Doctor Testimony Not Needed in Missouri Abortion Case: Judge

    A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that testimony from non-staff doctors at Missouri’s only abortion clinic will not be necessary for a hearing that will determine if the clinic can remain open. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer agreed to throw out subpoenas for four doctors who worked briefly at the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis during their training. Stelzer’s ruling...

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2019

    Barr Says Mueller ‘Could Have’ Reached Decision on Whether Trump Broke the Law

    Attorney General William Barr says he disagreed with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision not to determine whether President Donald Trump broke the law by obstructing his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “I personally felt he could’ve reached a decision,” Barr told CBS News in an interview that aired Thursday. Read More

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