National Newswatch

8 takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate’s first night

Jun 27 2019 — — Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was the top-polling Democratic presidential candidate onstage Wednesday night, and the early moments of the party’s first 2020 debate showed why. Warren was asked four other questions before most of the nine other contenders had been asked two. Her platform set the pace for the night, with other candidates embracing […]

Beth Chapman from ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ is in a medically induced coma

Jun 23 2019 — — Beth Chapman, the bail bondswoman who starred on the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” is in a medically induced coma, her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman has confirmed on Facebook. The Facebook post linked to a Hawaii News Now story saying that Chapman was admitted to the ICU at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu. “Please […]

Manafort told Sean Hannity in texts he would never give up Trump or Kushner

Jun 21 2019 — — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he would never give up information on President Donald Trump or senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, according to newly unsealed texts between the two men in 2017 and 2018. A court unsealed more than 50 pages of texts that […]

Trump threatened Time photographer with prison over Kim Jong Un letter

Jun 21 2019 — — President Trump’s interview with a team of reporters from Time magazine took a sudden turn when he made a comment about prison time for a journalist. The exchange happened in the Oval Office on Monday. Time published the interview transcript on Thursday evening, and that’s when the comment started to get attention. Here’s the background: […]

Senators receive classified briefing on UFO sightings

Jun 20 2019 — — A group of US senators, including the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence committee, received a classified briefing Wednesday about a series of reported encounters by the US Navy with unidentified aircraft, according to a congressional aide. “If pilots at Oceana or elsewhere are reporting flight hazards that interfere with training or put them at […]

Fashion icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Jun 17 2019 — — Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer, artist and socialite was 95. She died in her Manhattan home with friends and family at her side. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Cooper said in a statement. “She […]

Trump tries damage control after offer to foreign spies

Jun 13 2019 — — President Donald Trump threw up a smokescreen of deflection and confusing counter attacks Thursday as a furor mounted over his staggering comment that he would be open to dirt dug up on his 2020 opponents by foreign powers such as Russia or China. The President even implied — clearly erroneously — that he had been […]

New York Times: Mexico, US agreed on border policies months before Trump tariff threat

Jun 9 2019 — — Mexico had already promised to take many of the actions agreed to in Friday’s immigration deal with the US — months before President Donald Trump’s tariff threat, officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations told the New York Times in a story published Saturday. Trump moved to accept the existing agreements in […]

US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific

Jun 7 2019 — — The United States and Russian navies are at odds over an apparent near collision in the Pacific Friday with each side blaming the other. The US and Russian warships came somewhere between 50 feet and 165 feet of each other, according to the two opposing reports, with both sides alleging their ships were forced to […]

He was arrested at 13. Now Saudi Arabia wants to execute him

Jun 7 2019 — — A group of boys on bicycles gather on a dusty side-street in eastern Saudi Arabia. Foot on pedal, 10-year-old Murtaja Qureiris is about to lead the group of around 30 children. In video footage obtained by CNN, he is wearing rolled up denim jeans and black flip-flops on his feet, and grinning at the camera […]

CNN Poll: Rising share expect Trump to win in 2020

Jun 5 2019 — — A majority of Americans say they think Donald Trump is going to win a second term, according to a CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, even as the President’s reviews on issues other than the economy remain largely negative.