4 dead, hundreds wounded as Venezuela’s Maduro makes show of force

Two days after Venezuela’s U.S.-backed opposition said they were finally ready to oust socialist president Nicolas Maduro, their efforts seemed to have stalled. Interested in Venezuela? That would leave the Trump administration back at square one, even as it says it continues to consider “all options,” including the use of the U.S. military. At least… Continue reading 4 dead, hundreds wounded as Venezuela’s Maduro makes show of force

Sen. Michael Bennet announces he’s running for president

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., announced Thursday he is running for president, becoming the 21st candidate to join the crowded field of Democrats hoping to take on President Donald Trump in 2020. Interested in 2020 Elections? The presidential hopeful made his announcement on “CBS This Morning.” The evening before his CBS interview, Bennet hinted at a… Continue reading Sen. Michael Bennet announces he’s running for president

The Note: Biden deepens policy fault lines in Democratic primary

THE TAKE with Rick Klein Interested in The Note? Former Vice President Joe Biden launched his candidacy by vowing to adhere to a version of Ronald Reagan’s famous “Eleventh Commandment.” “Never speak ill of another Democrat,” Biden told ABC News’ Robin Roberts. Whether he sticks to that through a long and crowded campaign is the… Continue reading The Note: Biden deepens policy fault lines in Democratic primary

‘The View’ talks Pete Buttigieg’s comments on white male privilege, campaign success

After presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg reflected on the racial and gender advantages he’s had during his 2020 campaign run on “The Daily Show” Monday, co-hosts of “The View” express their thoughts. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has risen in popularity since announcing his 2020 run amid an overcrowded Democratic field. After having lunch with Rev.… Continue reading ‘The View’ talks Pete Buttigieg’s comments on white male privilege, campaign success

Woman dies after apparent fight with a neighbor over a parking spot

Police are investigating the death of a woman who died shortly after she got into a fight over a parking spot. The son of the victim identified the deceased as Lourdes Estremera, and she is believed to have gotten into a dispute with a neighbor over a parking spot near their homes. “She wound up… Continue reading Woman dies after apparent fight with a neighbor over a parking spot

Joe and Jill Biden respond to women who say he made them uncomfortable

In their first interview since announcing his candidacy, former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden sat down with ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and addressed issues from Biden’s past that have drawn criticism. Interested in Joe Biden? “I’ve always thought that part of leadership, part of politics was listening to people,… Continue reading Joe and Jill Biden respond to women who say he made them uncomfortable

Man who climbed out of cave to get help for stuck group: ‘It was either do or die’

An overnight trip inside a cave in Virginia turned into a daring one-man escape and then a rescue mission for five others who remained inside. “It would’ve been really bad or someone probably would’ve died,” said David “Andrew” Webb, who used his bare hands to climb out of the cave early Sunday morning and get… Continue reading Man who climbed out of cave to get help for stuck group: ‘It was either do or die’

14 horses found dead, another 34 seized from property covered in unsanitary mud

Authorities have found 14 dead horses on a property in Oregon and seized another 34 after spending months trying to work with the owners to improve conditions for the animals. On Wednesday, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office seized the horses after serving a search warrant at the home of Carol Davidson, 69, and Edward Davidson,… Continue reading 14 horses found dead, another 34 seized from property covered in unsanitary mud

Amid Brexit uncertainty and allegations, UK lawmakers consider Mueller-like inquiry

The 448-page, comprehensive and controversial Mueller report was released this month after nearly two years — and Americans are arguably left with more questions than answers. Interested in Brexit? Across the pond, a similarly drawn out and complicated affair — involving a dissatisfied electorate looking for an “anti-establishment” solution, allegations of criminal behavior and Russian… Continue reading Amid Brexit uncertainty and allegations, UK lawmakers consider Mueller-like inquiry

Trump signed executive order putting military in charge of federal background checks

President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Wednesday officially making the U.S. military responsible for virtually all security background checks for millions of federal workers, the latest step by the administration to tackle a daunting backlog of security clearance cases. Interested in Donald Trump? The order calls for the National Background Investigations Bureau, currently… Continue reading Trump signed executive order putting military in charge of federal background checks

Police find body of missing boy, charge parents with murder

Missing 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday. Both of AJ’s parents gave information that led to a body believed to be the little boy. The body was buried in a shallow grave, wrapped in plastic, in… Continue reading Police find body of missing boy, charge parents with murder

Biden to announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday

ABC News has confirmed that Joe Biden will announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday morning in a video. The move will mark Biden’s third run for the presidency and he enters the crowded Democratic field in the top spot in several polls. Biden brings a long career in public service to his presidential bid,… Continue reading Biden to announce he’s entering the 2020 race Thursday

Russian officials welcome comedian’s win in Ukraine

Russian leaders on Monday welcomed the election of Volodymyr Zelensky, the comedian who swept to victory in Ukraine’s presidential elections on Sunday, as thoughts turned to what the new president will mean for the region’s five-year conflict that remains a major flashpoint between Moscow and Western countries. Interested in Ukraine? In Sunday’s vote, Zelensky handily… Continue reading Russian officials welcome comedian’s win in Ukraine

Who is Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton?

Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrat of Massachusetts, served four tours of duty in Iraq, earned three Harvard degrees, has served four years in Congress, and wants to add “president” to that list. After formally announcing his candidacy for president on “Good Morning America,” Moulton is the 19th Democratic candidate to join the field. During the… Continue reading Who is Democratic presidential candidate Seth Moulton?

Here's what we know about obstruction of justice

With the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s highly anticipated and redacted report on Thursday, pundits and politicians were parsing its findings on the question of “obstruction of justice.” Obstruction of justice accounts for a federal crime in which someone “corruptly” attempts to “influence, obstruct or impede” the “due and proper administration of the… Continue reading Here's what we know about obstruction of justice

A Mueller report guide to collusion: What is it and what could we still learn?

As Washington anxiously awaits the Thursday release of the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, some questions surrounding specific, publicly-reported instances of then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign contacts with Russians remain unresolved. Attorney General William Barr, in his letter to Congress last month describing the report’s “principal conclusions,” wrote that the special counsel “did… Continue reading A Mueller report guide to collusion: What is it and what could we still learn?

NASA plans record-setting stay for Christina Koch at International Space Station

Last month, NASA astronaut Christina Koch was less than a week away from a historic all-women spacewalk before a spacesuit availability problem nixed that plan, but Wednesday the space agency announced its intentions to give Koch a different piece of history. This one will just take a lot longer. NASA announced that Koch — who… Continue reading NASA plans record-setting stay for Christina Koch at International Space Station

Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as North Korea pivots to Russia for help

A month and a half after President Donald Trump ended his summit with Kim Jong Un without a deal, the young North Korean leader is preparing to step out again on the world stage. This time, it will be for his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit comes at a critical time… Continue reading Kim Jong Un to meet Vladimir Putin as North Korea pivots to Russia for help

Small plane crashes in Long Island, all passengers survive

A plane carrying three people, a pilot and two tourists from Korea, crashed into the front lawn of a home on Long Island, New York. The small, single-engine Cessna plane crashed into power lines around 10 p.m. Sunday. The wires suspended the aircraft about a foot from the ground, preventing it from actually striking the… Continue reading Small plane crashes in Long Island, all passengers survive

Phoenix man killed his wife, 2 kids and friend over suspicions of an affair: Police

A Phoenix man is charged with four murders and multiple assaults after allegedly killing his wife, two of their children and a friend over apparent suspicions that his wife was having an affair with his brother — who was not among the victims, officials said this week. While in custody, suspect Austin Smith told police… Continue reading Phoenix man killed his wife, 2 kids and friend over suspicions of an affair: Police