US sends additional forces to protect embassy threatened by protesters in Iraq, New York State ends cash bail for misdemeanors and non-violent felonies, Germany closes another nuclear power plant, phasing out all by 2022.
Deadly flash floods in Jakarta, Indonesia leave thousands homeless, Julian Castro ends presidential bid, Netanyahu seeks immunity from Israeli corruption charges, Australian wildfires show no sign of stopping, Don Larsen, pitched only World Series perfect game, dead at 90.
US kills top Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, a high-ranking commander in Baghdad airstrike, Iran vows there will be reprisals, Anti-public lands zealot Pendley will lead Bureau of Land Management for another 3 months.
Thousands mourn assassination of custom Soleimani in the streets of Baghdad, call for retaliation against the US, fire threats escalate in Australia, p.m. Morrison heckled over anti-climate change stance.
Tens of thousands mourn Soleimani in Iran, US send more troops to Mideast as Iraq parliament calls for US expulsion, Trump sends threatening tweet saying he will attack 52 sites in Iran, Protests against possible war with Iran all over US and world.
Huge crowds pack streets of Tehran for Soleimani funeral, Iran says it will withdraw from nuclear deal, 3 Americans killed in Kenya by Somalia's Al Shabaab, Harvey Weinstein sex-crimes trial begins today, Thousands march in NYC in solidarity against anti-Semitism.
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake followed stronger one in Puerto Rico, Letter sent regarding withdrawing troops from Iraq was “released by mistake,” Thousands mourn assassinated general in Iran, stampede killed killed at least 40, Lone Australian explorer completes longest ever unassisted Antarctic trek.
Ukrainian airliner crashes in Iran killing 63 Canadians, 82 Iranians and 11 Ukrainians, McConnell says impeachment trial will go on in Senate without decision on witnesses, Iran fires over a dozen missiles on US bases in Iraq, no casualties reported.
Trump admin acts to rollback environmental law regarding climate change and it’s impact on infrastructure, pipelines, etc., 2/3 Puerto Rico still without power after earthquake, Prince Harry and Megan Markle announce they will step back from Royal family, 2 Republican senators want to limit Trump’s war powers on Iran.
Enormous “mega-fire” engulfs 1,.5 million acres in Australia, House passes war powers resolution in effort to restrict Trump’s actions against Iran, Canadian P.M. Trudeau says evidence shows Iranian missile shot down jet – possibly unintentionally.
Iran admits to downing airliner mistakenly, Ukraine’s President Zelensky demands justice, second presidential term in Taiwan, blow to Beijing, Cross-border aid to Syria cut to appease Russia, 1 billion animals caught in Australia fires, some in danger of extinction.
Iran deploys riot police as anti-gv’t backlash grows after downing of plane, Thailand run against the dictatorship draws thousands, Scott Morrison admits to mistakes over fires in Australia.
Dozens of earthquakes continue to shake Puerto Rico, Cory Booker drops out of presidential race, Defense Secretary Esper contradicts, Trump says didn’t see evidence of Iranian plot to bomb embassies used as excuse to assassinate Suleimani, Thousands flee volcanic eruption in Philippines.
"It doesn’t matter, trump change his story on Soleimani killing, " Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launches new pac to support progressive Democrats, Massive water main break floods NYC’s upper West Side delays subways.
Six Democratic candidates take stage in Des Moines, Iowa, no clear favorite, Human Rights Watch chief barred from Hong Kong, says China is brutal and that there is pervasive oppression, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas sent threatening text messages regarding Marie Yavonovitch, US ambassador to Ukraine, Pelosi announces impeachment managers.
Last decade confirmed as warmest on record, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas says Trump knew exactly what was going on in Ukraine as did Pence and Barr, he talked with Devin Nunes as Republican Hyde tracks Yavonovich, Russian government resigns as Putin proposes reforms that could extend his grip on power, Articles of Impeachment walked to Senate, Trump and China sign trade policy, Ukraine will investigate Yavonovich.
Trump impeachment defensive team will include Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz, Court okays temporary weapons ban in Richmond, VA amid fear of violence at pro-gun rally on MLK day, FBI arrest 6 neo-Nazis before rally, Young persons’ climate change lawsuit dismissed by federal appeals court.
New York Times editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for Democratic nomination, Coronavirus in China cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai, Dozens of Iraqi protesters wounded as anti-government unrest resumes, Another water main break on the Upper West Side snarls subways.
Impeachment trial begins today with McConnell announcing rules, each side has 24 hours to present a case over 2 days, Democrats (Schumer) objects, Greta Thunberg at Davos, Our house is still on fire,” Trump trip to Davos cost taxpayers $5.6 million, Warehouse filled with aid from Hurricane Maria found in Puerto Rico, Protests turn violent in antigovernment protests in Lebanon, National Archives apologizes for altering photo from 2017 Women’s March.
After 13 hours of fiery debate Senate adopt Republican impeachment trial rules, Senate rejects 11 amendments from Democrats re: subpoenas and witnesses, Journalist Glenn Greenwald faces cybercrime complaint after exposing scandal in Brazil, Coronavirus death toll is rising is in at least 5 countries, (1 case in US.)