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Sondland points the finger at Trump - and damns others for good measure In case there was any residual ambiguity, he added: "So we followed the president's orders." Then Sondland produced documentary evidence that Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, was kept informed about the shakedown scheme to hold back Ukrainian aid in return for investigations.

Boil water order issued for Margate, parts of Coconut Creek - A boil water noticed has been issued for residents of Margate and portions of Coconut Creek. The city issued the order after a temporary power outage of the high service pumps at the Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday caused the pressure to drop below the 20 psi regulatory limit during a routine test of the Emergency Power Generator System.

Israel's opposition leader fails to form coalition government Benny Gantz’s lack of success pushes country closer to third round of elections in a year.

'Catastrophic' bushfires threaten South Australia - and summer hasn't even really started Deadly bushfires have ravaged parts of Australia in recent weeks, whipped up by soaring temperatures, strong winds and the worst drought in decades. But summer hasn't really even begun - and fears are growing that conditions will only get worse.

Broward's Smallest Village Runs Afoul of Florida Laws, Report Says Lazy Lake, a municipality of a whopping 26 residents surrounded by Wilton Manors, violated state law and its own charter by seating village officials without holding elections, according to Broward's Office of the Inspector General.

One-third of tropical African plant species at risk of extinction - study But Dr William Hawthorne of the University of Oxford described the new study's conclusion that a third of tropical African species are potentially threatened as somewhat alarmist.

Nato leader identifies space as the next 'operational domain' Stoltenberg said the proposal had received support from many allies, adding: " I think it has value and we will now look into it as we prepare for the upcoming leaders meeting." Concerns have also been raised that Macron had suggested that there was an opportunity for a rapprochement with Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties 'for foreseeable future' The Queen has given permission for Prince Andrew to "step back from public duties for the foreseeable future" after days of mounting pressure following his unrepentant interview with the BBC about his friendship with the convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Marco Polo parchment sheds light on last year of his life in Venice Researchers in Venice have discovered a document that strengthens the theory that a group of friars played a hand in the revision of Marco Polo's book about his travels. The legendary merchant and explorer set off from Venice in 1271 at the age of 17 and spent more than two decades travelling through Asia.

Man accused of fatally beating uncle's dog with a shovel - A 34-year-old Florida man is accused of fatally beating his uncle's dog with a shovel and then tossing the 10-pound animal in a canal. The Palm Beach Post reports the 65-year-old uncle found the Shih Tzu floating in the canal behind his Boynton Beach mobile home park.

Charles Barkley sorry for 'inappropriate' joke about hitting women Charles Barkley apologized on Wednesday morning for telling a female reporter, "I don't hit women, but if I did, I would hit you." The NBA Hall of Famer directed what he called a "joke" on Tuesday night to Axios election correspondent Alexi McCammond, who was in Atlanta to cover Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate.

'It was a lonely time': trans woman told to wait three years for appointment When 26-year-old Imogen Lloyd tried to get treatment at a gender identity clinic in England, she was told there would be almost a three-year wait before her first appointment. "It was a shock. I felt disappointed and disillusioned.

We escaped Julia Roberts playing Harriet Tubman - but whitewashing lives on Behind closed doors, roles are being rewritten as white, says Guardian columnist Yomi Adegoke.

'I want nothing. I want nothing': Trump clutches handwritten impeachment defense at briefing On Wednesday, however, the president appeared to have penned one of his own: in the form of an apparent aide-memoire for his own Ukraine defense in the wake of bombshell testimony during his impeachment hearing, which has implicated him in seeking to force Ukraine to investigate his political rivals in return for US aid.

'I want nothing': Trump denies quid pro quo after Sondland testimony - video The US president has responded to shocking testimony from Gordon Sondland on the existence of a quid pro quo by saying that he wanted 'nothing' from Ukraine. Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn on Wednesday, Trump added that the impeachment hearings should be brought to an end.

Big star energy: record-breaking explosion recorded The rethink comes after an international team registered a record-breaking observation of the highest-energy radiation ever measured from gamma ray bursts.

Miramar high school student arrested after pushing teacher - A 19-year-old Miramar high school student has been arrested after pushing his teacher. The incident occurred at Whispering Pines School located at 3609 South Douglas Road, Tuesday. According to police, Eric Herr was having difficulties in the classroom and became disruptive.

At least 1 transported after car crashes into garbage truck in Miami Gardens - At least one person has been transported to the hospital after a car and garbage truck collided in Miami Gardens. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along Northwest 191st Street and 57th Avenue at approximately 11:45 a.m., Wednesday.

Radar finds 145 graves buried beneath Tampa high school - School officials say ground penetrating radar has located 145 graves on the ground of a high school in Florida's Tampa Bay area. Hillsborough County School Board chairwoman Tamara Shamburger said Wednesday that graves are located 3-feet to 5-feet beneath portions of Tampa's King High School.

Mason Rudolph says he has no excuse for role in Browns-Steelers brawl Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says there is "no acceptable" excuse for his role in a brawl with Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett that ended with Garrett ripping off Rudolph's helmet, then hitting Rudolph on the head with it.

Driver transported after crashing into Lauderhill Swap Shop - A man had to be transported to the hospital after his SUV made a crashing stop into the Swap Shop in Lauderhill. Lauderhill Fire Rescue crews responded to the flea market located in the area of Northwest 31st Avenue and West Sunrise Boulevard at around 11 a.m., Wednesday.

Jimmy Kimmel on impeachment: Republicans' goal is 'to bore us' Late-night hosts unpack the damning testimony of two firsthand witnesses to Trump’s phone call with Ukraine.

Kirsten Dunst: 'Awards are pretty much all bullshit' On Becoming a God in Central Florida takes aim at pyramid schemes, and Dunst is tipped for awards season – but she’s trying not to care about that.

Brockhampton Continues Its Ascent With a Rousing Show at the Fillmore Miami Beach Brockhampton's high energy show at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Tuesday saw the group showcase their theatricality and even a pizza-supplying super fan.

Police searching for missing Florida mother, infant daughter - Police are searching for a missing Florida woman and her baby daughter. Investigators said 32-year-old Heather Cunniff and her infant daughter, 3-month-old Destiny, were last seen in Winter Haven on Nov.

Jack the Ripper historian says media still disregard murder victims Hallie Rubenhold, who won the Baillie Gifford prize for her study of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper, said that today's media continue to focus on murderers and the gory details of their crimes, disregarding their victims' lives. "We can see this pattern occurring over and over again," said Rubenhold.

Jussie Smollett files malicious prosecution claim against Chicago Actor has maintained his innocence after claims his homophobic attack was staged and blames authorities for ‘emotional distress’.

Politifact: Joe Biden's Claim on Medicare For All Tax Hikes Rests on Flaky Analysis Sparring over "Medicare for All" and universal health care, Vice President Joe Biden leaned on a new variation of attack line, highlighting potential costs to middle-class Americans.

Could MLB's Orlando Dreamers Become Reality? Pat Williams Hopes So - Does Orlando have room for Major League Baseball's Orlando Dreamers? That's the question Orlando Magic cofounder Pat Williams hopes to answer. During a news conference at the Dubsdread Golf Course ballroom Wednesday morning, he said it's time for The City Beautiful to try to become an MLB city.

Miami Weather: Pleasant, Mostly Cool Weather Ahead MIAMI - It was a chilly, sunny start across South Florida with most of Broward and Miami-Dade waking up with the mid to upper 50s. Our average low: 68 degrees. Milder across the Keys with low 70s and upper 60s. This afternoon will be pleasant with highs in the mid to upper 70s and bright sunshine.

Over 30 Rounds Fired into Miami-Dade Home; Family Inside A Miami-Dade family is in shock after over thirty rounds were fired into their home early Wednesday morning. According to police, no one was struck by the bullets, but the homeowner says four children were inside the house at the time. The home is located on the 8000 block of Northwest 14th Avenue.

Trump press secretary backtracks claim Obama officials left 'You will fail' notes Stephanie Grisham retracted claim she and her colleagues encountered notes after rejection from ex-Obama staffers.

Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips 'likely to reteam' for Joker sequel But a new article in the Hollywood Reporter suggests that such a project is now in final-stage discussion, with the publication asserting that Phillips and Phoenix are "likely to reteam".

Amazon to open new distribution center in central Florida - Online retailer Amazon is announcing plans to open a new distribution center in central Florida creating about 500 full-time jobs.

Ann Cook Turner, the original Gerber baby, celebrates 93rd birthday - The original Gerber baby is celebrating her 93rd birthday. Tampa resident Ann Turner Cook was the model for the sketch now used for the Gerber logo.

BSO Conducts Death Investigation After Man's Body Found Inside Pompano Beach Apartment MIAMI - The Broward Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation after the body of a man was found at a Pompano Beach apartment. Authorities say Pompano Beach Fire units were dispatched to the apartment complex in the 700 block of NW 7th Terrace at around 1:45 p.m.

How did Democrats win Louisiana? With classic progressive populism Aside from Trump's diminishing power to inspire voters, what else might Louisiana tell us about the country's political landscape heading into 2020? One lesson is that, if Democrats hope to succeed in 2020 - not only in the presidential contest, but all down-ticket races - they must energize and mobilize their base.

Tens of thousands of deaths linked to weak US air pollution rules - study The new research reviewed the medical records of veterans who died and compared them with the air pollution levels in their zip codes. They focused on PM 2.5, or inhalable particulate matter pollution that is 2.5 micrometers or smaller - a fraction of the width of a human hair.

French nun misses out on retirement home place over veil ban Woman was told she would not be allowed to wear religious attire at council-run home.

Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge at The Hague The Burmese leader, once an icon of democracy but now tainted by her association with what UN investigators have described as crimes against humanity, will lead a delegation to the international court of justice next month.

The Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week Kesha, and more with him. 7 p.m. Sunday at Palm Beach Improv, 550 S. Rosemary Ave. #250, West Palm Beach; palmbeachimprov.com. Tickets cost $25 to $35. Monday, November 26. All-you-can-eat wings alert! OK, look, there are plenty of wing nights around here that have $1 wings and $1.50 wings.

Former Baltimore mayor faces fraud and tax evasion charges An 11-count federal indictment unsealed on Wednesday accuses Catherine Pugh of using her Healthy Holly children's books to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor.

Rick Scott Says Adam Schiff Runs Impeachment "Like He's in Communist China or Venezuela" In an interview with Fox Business last night, Scott claimed the impeachment process lacked due process and drew comparisons to "communist China or Venezuela." " Adam Schiff hasn't been transparent. He won't let the Republicans call witnesses. I mean, this is America," Scott said during the TV appearance.

Humans put into suspended animation for first time Doctors have put humans into a state of suspended animation for the first time in a groundbreaking trial that aims to buy more time for surgeons to save seriously injured patients. The process involves rapidly cooling the brain to less than 10C by replacing the patient's blood with ice-cold saline solution.

Florida Man Accused Of Fatally Beating Uncle's Dog With A Shovel BOYNTON BEACH - A Palm Beach Gardens man is accused of beating his uncle's dog to death with a shovel and then tossing it into a canal. Christopher Eloshway's uncle found his 10 pound Shih Tzu floating in the canal behind his Boynton Beach mobile home park.

A topic that will be missing at the Democratic debate: who'll be able to vote? Since a 2013 supreme court decision removed central protections of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Georgia and dozens of other states have implemented new laws, including voter rolls purges, stricter registration criteria and Voter ID laws, which opponents say make it harder to vote and target minority communities who tend to vote Democrat.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat game preview Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat. Cleveland enters the matchup with Miami as losers of four in a row. Miami went 39-43 overall and 23-29 in Eastern Conference action in the 2018-19 season. The Heat shot 45% from the field and 34.9% from 3-point range last season.

Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors game preview Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors. Toronto heads into a matchup against Orlando as winners of four games in a row at home. Toronto went 36-16 in Eastern Conference play and 32-9 at home in the 2018-19 season. The Raptors averaged 17.2 points off of turnovers, 12.6 second chance points and 36.2 bench points last season.

Thanksgiving 2019: Miami Restaurant Brunch Guide Wondering which Miami restaurants are serving Thanksgiving brunch? Here are the tastiest options. Brunches listed below are for Thursday, November 28, unless noted otherwise. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Michael Schwartz's waterfront spot in Edgewater will host a long weekend champagne brunch for Thanksgiving.

Trump impeachment hearings: Sondland says 'We followed the president's orders' - live The US ambassador to the EU, who has already had to revise previous testimony, could offer firsthand account of president’s role on Ukraine.

'More than 1,000 dead and 1 million displaced' by Syria bombing Figures released on Wednesday by the Syria Campaign, a UK-based charity, also found the relentless bombardment has left 304 children and 11 rescue workers dead across north-west Idlib province and the surrounding countryside.

Officer transported after crash in Fort Lauderdale - A officer has been transported to the hospital after being involved in a crash in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene along Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest 27th Avenue at around 2 a.m., Wednesday. Officials said the officer involved was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

Read Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement at Public Impeachment Hearing Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who took on a central role in events related to President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine's new president investigate a political rival, is testifying before House Democrats' impeachment inquiry on Wednesday.

Massachusetts man charged after 5-year-old son brings cocaine to school A Massachusetts man pleaded not guilty Friday to drug possession and reckless child endangerment charges after his 5-year-old son brought cocaine to school. Holyoke police said the boy ingested the cocaine, was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK, according to CNN affiliate WGGB-TV.

A choir on ice and a clay hippo: Wednesday's best photos The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world.

Shots Fired Near Jonas Brothers at Aventura Golf Course Police are investigating after gunshots were reported near the Jonas Brothers while they were at a golf course in Aventura. The brothers, who were in town for a concert at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, were at the J.W. Marriott Turnberry Resort Friday afternoon when the gunfire occurred, Aventura Police said in a statement Wednesday.

A Warning by Anonymous review - inside the Trump administration A ‘senior Trump official’ exposes chaos in the bizarre court of King Donald and asks: ‘What to do next?’.

Heat try to remain unbeaten at home when Cavaliers visit The Miami Heat will look to remain undefeated at home when they welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to town Wednesday night.

Gregory's Diner Is a Midcentury Homage to the American Dream At Gregory's, which the team behind Mandolin Aegean Bistro opened five weeks ago in the Vagabond Hotel, eating can be as upscale or down-home as you like. There's a New York strip steak and an elegant caviar service. There's also a grilled cheese, Cobb salad, and a turkey dinner with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce.

MOCA North Miami Explores Poetic Female Artists in Dual Exhibitions The museum will be showcasing the political and socially conscious works of Chilean expat Cecilia Vicuña as well as poet Alice Rahon. The exhibitions, "Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen" and "Poetic Invocations," speak to the artists' respective experiences of exile.

Magic aim to put an end to Raptors' home win streak The Orlando Magic are north of the border Wednesday night as they take on the Toronto Raptors.

Sweet spot: Norwegians cut sugar intake to lowest level in 44 years Norway has had a generalised added sugar tax - introduced at the time as a means of raising revenue for the state, rather than reducing the consumption of what critics call the "pure, white and deadly" substance - since as early as 1922.

Nicole Montalvo's Brother-in-Law Bonds Out of Jail - Called a person of interest in her slaying, Nicole Montalvo's brother-in-law bonded out of jail, according to officials. Nicholas Rivera, 28, has bonded out of the Osceola County Jail, confirmed Hope Hicka, the public safety information specialists with the Osceola County Corrections.

2 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. "The cause of the crash is under investigation, however preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire," officials from Resolute Support, the Kabul-based headquarters overseeing U.S.

Confederate statue removed from historic North Carolina courthouse Court ruled that statue in Pittsboro was private property as Chatham county official says: ‘Residents are eager to move forward’.

More than a million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda The charity Marie Stopes International is recalling more than a million condoms in Uganda, after officials raised concerns that they were prone to breaking. The charity began the recall of packets of Life Guard condoms after the National Drug Authority found they contained holes and did not meet quality standards.

Where to Eat at Miami International Airport And since it's that time of year when airports are the busiest, meaning a pre-flight meal is all the more important in starting off that family vacation on the right note. So don't waste time or coin, here's an updated guide to navigate the dining at Miami International Airport.

Help Youngsters 'Read to Learn' By Donating Used Children's Books At Miami Book Fair MIAMI - Got any gently-used books for children? You could donate them at this year's 36th edition of the Miami Book Fair at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus and help a child 'read to learn.' Several years ago, they launched a literacy initiative for kids and since then hundreds of students have been doing their part to help.

Gareth Bale and that 'Wales, golf, Madrid' flag: Real are not amused One night on the radio, the former Real Madrid player and sporting director said he hadn't spoken to Gareth Bale but the impression he got was that his priorities were Wales, golf, and Madrid - and in that order. That sounded pretty good to Wales fans, already on his side.

The 14 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week If all you know of Spanish cinema is Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, and Netflix's Money Heist, get ready to learn. The Olympia Theater is set to put on the ninth-annual minifestival Recent Cinema From Spain.

Five Reasons the 1972 Miami Dolphins Will Forever Be the Only Undefeated NFL Team Thanks to free agency and a plethora of other rule changes, talent is less top-heavy in the NFL than it's ever been. A team has a short window to be great before it all comes crumbling down to the ground once a star player's salary cap and/or age catches up.

America's Frat Bro, Rob Gronkowski, Will Host Gronk Beach During Super Bowl Weekend In one of the first major event announcements for Super Bowl weekend, everyone's favorite meathead, Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski, has announced he'll host the aptly named party Gronk Beach at the North Beach Bandshell. Naturally, the gathering will be presented by none other than esteemed energy drink company Monster Energy.

Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks ATLANTA - Pete Buttigieg's dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stage attacks in an effort to stall his momentum.

'No one will know the difference': studio wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman The screenwriter of new biopic Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo, has revealed an executive proposed Roberts to play the slave turned abolitionist.

To eat or not to eat: 10 of the world's most controversial foods The more we learn about the side-effects of food production, the more the act of feeding ourselves becomes fraught with anxiety. How can we be sure that certain foods are "good" or "bad" for society and the planet?

Zimbabwe riot police fire teargas at opposition supporters Baton attacks on crowd waiting to hear speech by Movement for Democratic Change leader.

Author hits back after library removes LGBT picture book from shelves Gay adults grew up reading straight romances, ’ says writer Daniel Haack after US library withdraws Prince and Knight from shelves.

Orange County Dad: "My Son Died Because He Thought Vaping Was Safe" Hospital staff who treated Boyd said vaping "likely contributed to the passing," a Medical Examiner's report says. Boyd's father, Donald, said his son was an active, loving man who helped others recover from drug addiction after facing his own challenges during college.

Best trips for 2020, according to National Geographic Where will you be expanding your horizons in 2020? If you take National Geographic's advice, you'll be seal-watching in Quebec, hiking in Hungary or braving the world's tallest bridge in Guizhou, China. The travel publisher has just released its Best Trips list, highlighting 25 destinations it recommends for "transformative travels" in 2020.

Kes reviewed: drawing the curtains on Barnsley - archive, 20 November 1969 If the audience is working class, things will have happened in a similar soul-destroying way, for Kes is also about a system that kills men's spirits, and the ways in which they try to survive. Do not deduce from this that the film is solemn. Its surface is that of a plain tale told with frequent humour.

Sumter sheriff's detectives seeking help in nabbing camper bandit Sumter County sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in catching a thief who recently stole a camper trailer from a parking lot in Bushnell. The incident, which happened on Nov. 8, involved a four-door dually pickup truck that is believed to be silver or gold.

'There's food… it's just not real food': inside America's hunger capital - video In the 'food deserts' of Memphis, Tennessee, locals lack what seems a basic human right in the richer half of the city: a supermarket. Are they doomed to die younger than their neighbours – or can they fight for their right to nutrition?

Police investigating Caruana Galizia murder arrest businessman on yacht Maltese journalist was killed by car bomb on Mediterranean island in 2017.

UN warns Burkina Faso could become 'another Syria' as violence soars Children bear the brunt as extremism and climate crisis drive almost 500,000 people from their homes.

Zelenskiy: Ukraine tired of hearing about company at centre of impeachment inquiry - video The Ukrainian president said the country has ‘it’s own problems’, referring to Ukraine’s role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into US president Donald Trump.

Why are poor Americans more patriotic than their wealthier counterparts? In parallel, data from the World Values Survey indicate that 100% of Americans who belong to the lowest income group are either "very" or "quite" proud of their country. This isn't the case for any other major advanced country in the world.

Weather Forecast: Wednesday to Enter a Stretch of Ample Sunshine Wednesday's highs will be in the mid 70s.

US briefing: Sondland to testify, Ilhan Omar and Facebook lobbyists Wednesday’s top story: White House fears impeachment appearance from Trump’s EU ambassador. Plus, the doulas dealing with America’s black infant mortality crisis.

South Florida Police Chief Stands by Push for More Restrictions on Gun Open Carry Laws Town of Palm Beach Chief Nicholas Castro addressed the concerns of residents and members of a gun rights advocacy group during a meeting this week, telling NBC affiliate WPTV-TV that it was "irresponsible" for the group Florida Carry Inc. to hold demonstrations at a bridge in the city - where members openly carried their weapons while fishing.

Florida Republicans Moving Big Money Fundraiser Featuring President Trump to Miami NBC affiliate WESH-TV reports the party's website says the event will be relocated from Orlando, where it was supposed to be held at Disney's Grand Floridan Hotel, to Miami on December 7th. The website did not say where the event will be held. Officials delayed the event, scheduled for November, in an effort to get more big-money donors to attend.

Star witness expected to take stand in trial of former Hallandale Beach mayor - A star witness is expected to take the stand in the trial of former Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper as she faces charges for alleged misconduct and campaign finance crimes. "Today is about the six times the defendant spoke to an undercover agent about illegal campaign contributions," prosecutor Catherine Maus said in court Tuesday.

Stacey Abrams campaign says Georgia ethics watchdog's lawsuit is partisan The Republican-led state ethics commission filed a lawsuit against rising star and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams's 2018 campaign insisting it had not received all relevant communications, in addition to bank records requested in April.

Euro 2020 qualifiers: 10 talking points from this week's action Giggs put the onus on young players in his first qualifying campaign in charge of his country and how the new generation rewarded him, with Daniel James, David Brooks, Harry Wilson, Ethan Ampadu and Joe Morrell - all of whom are 22 or under - complementing headline acts such as Gareth Bale and, after returning to fitness, Aaron Ramsey.

Sondland confirms call with Trump a day after Ukraine call WASHINGTON - Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirmed for House impeachment investigators Wednesday he spoke with President Donald Trump on a cellphone from a busy Kyiv restaurant the day after the president prodded Ukraine's leader to investigate political rival Joe Biden.

Trump's European Union Ambassador, Million-Dollar Donor to Testify Sondland, a wealthy hotelier Trump tapped as his ambassador to the European Union, is more directly entangled than any witness is yet in the president's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and Democrats in the 2016 election.

Colombia to close its borders in attempt to contain mass protests Colombia's neighbours are also mired in political turbulence: Ecuador's president, Lenín Moreno, was forced to backtrack on austerity measures by a wave of popular protest, while Venezuela is still mired in economic collapse and political violence. Duque's government is clearly nervous.

The final selfie frontier: app takes pictures from 36,000km up in space Cameras mounted on a satellite allow users to take ‘selfies from space’ – on a beach, at a festival or sports event and eventually from anywhere you fancy – if the skies are clear.

Chef's Kitchen: Pappardelle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Recipe: Pappardelle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce. Ingredients:. Directions:. 1) Bring a large pot filled with salted water to a boil. Add the fresh pappardelle pasta and cook 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. Reserve. 2) In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.

Donald Trump tariff threat hangs over global stock markets - business live Speaking at a cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said he had a good relationship with China, noting that China was "moving along." However, he said China would have to make a deal "I like." He said:. Investor money flowed to safe-haven bonds in response.

Here’s What Floridians Should Expect From the November Democratic Debate NATIONWIDE - Now less than 90 days until the Iowa caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage Wednesday for their fifth televised debate in their march for the nomination to take on President Donald Trump. WHERE: The debate will be held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

Israel opposition leader nears deadline to form coalition government It said it would "continue operating firmly and resolutely against the Iranian entrenchment in Syria" As a route out of the political deadlock, Gantz, a former army chief, has been attempting to form a unity government with Netanyahu.

BT says it will not work with company linked to Prince Andrew Pressure on royal grows as telecoms firm becomes latest to distance itself from prince.

Beer, hot dogs, a New York baseball field and… hurling? Limerick, Wexford, Kilkenny and Tipperary travelled far from home last weekend to compete for a trophy at the home of the New York Mets.

Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaos.

The climate science is clear: it's now or never to avert catastrophe Disastrous global heating will soon become irrevocable – but despite politicians’ inaction millions are taking to the streets to fight the planet’s fever.

Dozens of Facebook lobbyists tied to members of Congress, investigation shows The Facebook lobbyists have worked for 29 current members of Congress - 18 representatives and 11 senators - including key Democratic party leaders. Four of the lobbyists have worked in the office of the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. Two have worked in the office of Hakeem Jeffries, chair of the House Democratic Caucus.

Twitter accuses Tories of misleading public in 'factcheck' row Dominic Raab defends rebranding account during debate and adds: ‘no one gives a toss’.

Executive Director of Goldsboro Nonprofit Resigns, Citing Concerns Rosalyn Thomas, who was Executive Director at the Rescue Outreach Mission in the Goldsboro community, has resigned. Her last day working at the mission was November 8. In her resignation letter she expressed some major concerns, and now the county has to step in and put someone in the vacant position on a part-time basis.

Oxford Union president steps down in wake of blind student row The president of the Oxford Union has resigned after a blind student was forcibly removed from a debate event by security guards. Ebenezer Azamati, a postgraduate student, was taken from the venue by a security guard when he tried to return to his seat before the debate last month.

'He got away with it': how the founder of Bikram yoga built an empire on abuse A new Netflix documentary takes a no-holds-barred look at yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, still training teachers after dozens of accusations of abuse.

'From Abba to Zappa': Michael Putland's shots of rock royalty - in pictures Putland is said to have snapped every major musical star from A-Z. Now, the new book The Music I Saw pairs images of the many stars he captured over his 50-year career – including the Rolling Stones, the Cure and Donna Summer – with his memories of this heady era of music history.

Thanks Obama, but these patronising lectures are getting old "This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're always politically woke… you should get over that quickly." Thanks, Obama, but these patronising lectures are getting old. Most progressives, I'd wager, are well aware change doesn't happen overnight.

'The party tips its hat': Democrats take debate to Atlanta hoping to woo black voters According to a poll released on Monday, Buttigieg, with his chequered record on race and policing in Indiana, is attracting 0% support among African Americans in the state. Despite this, the 37 year-old is expected to be targeted by his rivals during the debate following recent polling in Iowa that placed him in the lead.

Tottenham Hotspur: José Mourinho named new manager of Spurs Former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager to take over from Mauricio Pochettino.

Carmelo Anthony ends 376-day absence as Portland debut is spoiled by Pelicans The 10-time NBA All-Star finished with 10 points in his Portland debut as the Trail Blazers fell on the road to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Dark Waters review - Mark Ruffalo v big business in enraging drama The shocking true story of how corporate corruption infected the water of a small town is brought to the screen in a mostly effective drama from Todd Haynes.

Exiled vice-president blames 'racist backlash' for Evo Morales's forced exit In an interview with the Guardian, former vice-president, Álvaro García Linera, branded Morales's forced exit an anti-indigenous, rightwing "coup" but conceded it had been aided by mistakes the pair made during their nearly 14 years in government.

'The clock is ticking': race to save 2 million from statelessness in Assam When the state of Assam started a massive exercise to register its citizens in 2015, Suro Devi did not have a birth certificate, information about her parents, a voter list with her name on it, or anything to prove that she had lived in Assam before 25 March 1971.

The royal treatment: the majestic role of fashion in The Crown By recreating the royals’ outfits and ramping up the glamour, the hit TV drama constantly blurs the line between fact and fiction. That is what makes the show so compelling.

How the IMF can stay relevant The communiqué of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the Fund's top member-country policymaking panel, is preceded by the release of two flagship IMF publications on economic and financial trends. These are supplemented by press conferences and speeches involving many Fund officials.

Gordon Sondland: witness White House fears most to testify Donald Trump's own words will take centre stage at the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday when his ambassador to the European Union faces questions about a phone call with the US president in a Ukrainian restaurant.

Girl With Rare Disease Stuns Doctors Weeks After Treatment Doctors at University of Miami's Undiagnosed Diseases Center said Ximena had the capabilities of a 3-month-old, but with breakthrough treatment she left doctors stunned and her family overjoyed. Just weeks after receiving treatment, Ximena can respond when she's asked her age.

Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit The report is the first to compare countries' stated plans for fossil fuel extraction with the goals of the Paris climate agreement, which is to keep global heating well below 2C above pre-industrial levels, and to aim for 1.5C.

Congratulations, you played yourself: comics who fictionalise their lives Larry David took the role of ‘Larry David’ onscreen. But how close are such characters to real life? Three comics starring as versions of themselves reveal where they draw the line.

Billboard in South Florida Calls Attention Toward Plight of Migrant Children A bright yellow billboard calling attention to detained migrant children sits just seven miles away from the detention center in Homestead. The sign reads, "You are now 7 miles away from where kids are locked up." It's located on Southwest 117th Avenue and South Dixie Highway, going south toward Homestead on US 1.

Hong Kong: anger in China as US Senate passes bill protecting protesters' rights Beijing brands human rights bill, which Trump has yet to approve, a ‘whitewash’ as university standoff continues.

St. Louis Blues 3, Tampa Bay Lightning 1 Anthony Cirelli struck first for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but last season's Stanley Cup winner St. Louis Blues rallied for a 3-1 win.

Shinzo Abe weathers scandals to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister Despite failing to enact structural reforms, including increasing the number of women in senior public and private roles, and weathering several cronyism scandals, analysts say Abe has benefitted from a weak and divided opposition and a desire for stability among voters.

Teen who survived fiery car crash in SW Miami-Dade reunites with rescuing officers - A South Florida teen got to reunite with three of the police officers who came to his rescue, nearly seven months after he survived a crash that left him trapped inside his burning car.

Residents allowed to return home after fire at Lauderhill assisted living facility - A fire at an assisted living facility in Lauderhill caused residents to be temporarily evacuated from their homes. Investigators said a dryer caught fire in a laundry room along Northwest 42nd Street and Rock Island Road, Tuesday. Residents were allowed back in after the smoke had cleared.

Police searching for robbers who targeted Sephora at Miami Int'l Mall - Investigators are seeking the public's help to identify the crooks who robbed a cosmetics store inside Miami International Mall in Doral. Doral Police sent out surveillance pictures hoping to identify the thieves on Tuesday. According to police, the crooks sole more than $16,000 worth of cosmetics from Sephora last Thursday.

World's first printed Christmas card goes on display at Dickens museum Designed by Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley, in the same year that Dickens' A Christmas Carol was published, the hand-coloured card shows a family gathered around a table enjoying a glass of wine with a message: "A merry Christmas and a happy new year to you." It was sent by a son to his parents.

Sergei Bobrovsky discusses win over Flyers: 'They allowed me to see the puck' "They allowed me to see the puck." - Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky discusses defense and the 5-2 win over Philly.

Panthers D Josh Brown talks about building chemistry with Sergei Bobrovsky Josh Brown talks with Craig Minervini and Jeff Chychrun about how the Florida Panthers' defensive corps are gelling with Sergei Bobrovsky.

Joel Quenneville breaks down win after moving into 2nd in Atlantic Division Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville breaks down the win after moving into 2nd in the Atlantic Division.

Aleksander Barkov on playing at home after 5-2 win: 'We love to play in front of you' "We love to play in front of you." - Florida Panthers C Aleksander Barkov talks about fan support and solid contributions from all lines with Jessica Blaylock after the 5-2 win.

Brett Connolly recaps Panthers' win: 'We're getting better every day' "We're getting better every day." - Brett Connolly recaps the Florida Panthers' 5-2 win over Philadelphia.

Emilia Clarke: Game of Thrones nude scenes were 'terrifying' The actor who played Queen Daenerys says she’s been pressured to shoot naked since the show, but is ‘a lot more savvy’ now.

The Welsh village on the frontline of the climate crisis – podcast Fairbourne is to be dismantled by 2045 due to rising sea levels, yet climate breakdown and flooding are not a key election issue. Plus, the latest on the Hong Kong protests.

United States breeze past Cuba to advance to Nations League semi-finals Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba 4-0 at George Town, Cayman Islands, on Tuesday night to reach the semi-finals of the first Concacaf Nations League.

Florida The Florida Panthers' top line of Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, and Evgenii Dadonov dominate the Philadelphia Flyers in the 5-2 win.

We spend so much time staring at our phones. What do we miss when we don't look up? But here's the thing: people don't look up. Recently, I managed to strain my neck and shoulder muscles by reading a magazine on the couch. Most of the ameliorative stretching exercises I found on YouTube blamed excessive desk work or smartphone use for such injuries.

5 Things to Know: Could Florida Soon Put a Cap on Insulin Co-Pays? - With many of Florida's 2.4 million diabetics experiencing dramatic increases in the cost of their life-supporting insulin medication, Democratic state lawmakers have filed legislation to require health insurers to cap insulin co-pays at $100 per month.

Bohemian Rhapsody and a BBQ: Stephen Colbert visits Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand The chat show host got straight to it in his sit-down interview with the New Zealand prime minister for Tuesday night's opening episode, called the "Newest Zealander", pleading to become a citizen and offering to marry Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford.

Chicago Officer Shot During Gun Battle With Bank Robbery Suspect A Chicago police officer and two other individuals are in critical condition after a gun battle in the city's Old Irving Park neighborhood Tuesday night, authorities say. According to police, the officer engaged in a "gun battle" with an armed bank robbery suspect and was shot just after 7 p.m.

Another Case of Dengue Confirmed in Miami-Dade County Another case of dengue fever has been confirmed in Miami-Dade County. The county is under a mosquito-borne illness alert after dengue fever was confirmed in a local resident, health officials said Tuesday. The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County said the county has had 11 local cases in 2019.

WATCH: Aleksander Barkov pads lead with rocket from one knee Aleksander Barkov pads the Florida Panthers' lead over the Philadelphia Flyers with rocket from one knee.

Live square entertainment for Wednesday, November 20 Brownwood Paddock Square - 5:00 PM. Uncle Bob's Rock Shop. Lake Sumter Landing Market Square - 5:00 PM. 3 For The Road Plus 1. Spanish Springs Town Square - 5:00 PM.

Woman jailed after using mother's handicapped placard while shopping at Wawa A 39-year-old Wildwood woman was arrested after using her mother's handicapped placard to park in a handicapped spot at Wawa. Selena Yvonne Palmer was driving a gray Hyundai utility vehicle at 3:19 p.m. Sunday when she pulled into a handicapped parking spot at Wawa at U.S.

Homeless person steals bicycle on Historic Side of The Villages A homeless person was arrested after allegedly stealing a bicycle from a residence on the Historic Side of The Villages. An unresponsive female who had been riding a bicycle was found shortly after 1 p.m. Monday near the U.S. Post Office on the Historic Side of The Villages, according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police Department.

Marion County's chief building official reports status of sinkhole-damaged Villages homes It's been almost two years since sinkholes severely damaged two homes in the Village of Calumet Grove, but Marion County's top building official says the efforts to repair those homes is moving forward - and being monitored closely.

DUI suspect with female companion tells cops to go catch 'murderers' A drunk driving suspect with a female companion in his vehicle told law enforcement officers they ought to catch "murderers" instead of an "old man" looking for romance. James Cleo Timmons, 63, of Wildwood, had been driving a black Dodge pickup shortly after 8 p.m.

Ocala man back behind bars in connection with deadly Summerfield DUI crash An Ocala man is behind bars on contempt of court charges in connection with a crash that killed three Summerfield residents - including two children - earlier this month.

My beloved Hong Kong has become a war zone and daily life is full of anxiety Universities ended term early. Even those who manage to get to work worry about whether they can get home. Many who work in the financial district daren't go out to lunch after police threw tear gas at protesting office workers early last week.

31 sick puppies rescued from Pembroke Park pet shop - A Pembroke Park pet shop was forced to close after more than 30 puppies were found sick, malnourished and living in deplorable conditions. Some of the sick puppies were inside cages at Doctor Do Little's Pet Shop on Friday when volunteers from Good Karma Pet Rescue helped rescue them.

Lady Lake police officers honored for heroic efforts on behalf of those in need Two Lady Lake Police officers were honored for heroic duty during Monday night's town commission meeting. Police Chief Robert Tempesta praised two of the department's sergeants, Charles Gehrsitz and Tom Sarakinis. He said both had gone above and beyond the call of duty and wanted commissioners to know of their outstanding service.

20-year-old Oxford woman arrested with freshly purchased marijuana A 20-year-old Oxford woman was arrested Monday night with freshly purchased marijuana. Star-Lynn Fagaly had been driving a green Chevy SUV at 10:39 p.m. heading northbound on U.S. 301 when she was pulled over for having a broken taillight, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department.

Papa Pinapples credits success from Villagers, local residents in bid to open new location Fresh off the heels of its success in downtown Leesburg that the owner credits to Villagers and local residents, Papa Pineapples, a Hawaiian-themed taco restaurant, will open a second, new location in Ocala.

Lady Lake Commission unanimous in its choice for town mayor The Lady Lake Commission was unanimous Monday night in its selection of Mayor Jim Richards to continue leading the group. The longtime mayor, who is a resident of the Village of Country Club Hills, was nominated to by Commissioner Paul Hannan to continue in the role, as was Commissioner Ruth Kussard to continue as mayor pro-tem.

Villages Honor Flight ready to take 29 veterans on virtual tour of D.C. monuments Each veteran will have a dedicated guardian, a preflight meeting to get the mission participants together for an orientation and some socialization, a special flight shirt and a squad-oriented social event. Villages Honor Flight serves veterans in Citrus, Lake, Marion, Putnam and Sumter Counties.

Judge in Nikolas Cruz trial denies request to recuse self - The judge in the trial of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz has opted not to recuse herself. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer denied on Tuesday a request from Cruz's attorneys that she disqualify herself. The defendant's legal team believed Scherer could not be impartial, claiming she spoke to a prosecutor on the case without telling them.

Tom Hanks just found out he's related to Mister Rogers Tom Hanks is taking getting into character to a whole new level. He's actually related to one. Hanks just found out Sunday that he's related to Fred Rogers, who played Mister Rogers on the children's TV show. The two are sixth cousins, Ancestry.com discovered.

President Trump To Attend Republican Party Of Florida's Annual Statesman's Dinner MIAMI - President Donald Trump will be the guest of honor during this year's Republican Party 2019 Statesman's Dinner in Miami. The event will be held on Decembery 7. The event will feature both state and federal elected leaders, including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

Family says dog euthanized after being crushed by FedEx package LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles family said they had to euthanize their beloved dog after she was severely injured by a FedEx package. Keiko Napier and Mitchell Galin told KCBS that their beloved Yorkshire Terrier Cooper was in the family's backyard when a FedEx delivery driver tossed a large package over the fence, and it landed on their pet.

Tottenham close to José Mourinho deal after Mauricio Pochettino sacked Daniel Levy is set to open talks with José Mourinho with a view to the former Manchester United manager taking over from Mauricio Pochettino, sacked by Tottenham on Tuesday evening.

Miramar Police release new PSA warning drivers looking to buy used cars - Miramar Police have released a new public service announcement to warn people on what to look for when they are buying a used car so they can avoid a possible tragedy. Police said it is crucial for people to know the car's history if they have bought a used car or are planning to buy one.

CBS4 Exclusive: Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina Responds To Black Police Union's Call For His Ouster MIAMI - Miami's top cop is fighting back just days after the black police union calls for his ouster.

Death investigation underway at Pompano Beach home - Broward Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a death at a home in Pompano Beach. 7SkyForce hovered above the scene along the 700 block of Northwest Seventh Terrace, Tuesday afternoon. BSO deputies received the call reporting a dead person, just after 11 a.m.

Hepatitis A Cases Continue Climbing In Florida TALLAHASSEE - Florida had 51 hepatitis A cases reported last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 3,079, as of Saturday.

Alert issued after new case of dengue fever confirmed in Miami-Dade Health officials have issued a mosquito-borne illness alert after another patient contracted dengue fever in Miami-Dade County. Officials said that this case is a local transmission, and it appears to be unrelated to previous cases of the disease. This case brings the total number of known dengue patients in Miami-Dade County to 11.

Florida Patients Drawn To Smokable Medical Marijuana TALLAHASSEE - More than 1.82 million ounces of smokable medical marijuana were ordered for 128,040 patients over a six-month period, a new state report shows. That translates to 113,922 pounds, or 57 tons, of flower marijuana.

Rapinoe and Piqué give Bale a lesson in how to tackle murky world of politics In Madrid this week a footballer of similar distinction, Gerard Piqué, has put together a new version of the Davis Cup, a brave experiment but something one might have expected of someone whose awareness of life away from the pitch has led him to the murky waters of politics more than once.

Great blue heron with a fish at Fenney Nature Trail This great blue heron spotted was on the Fenney Nature Trail carrying a fish. Thanks to Jim Kusan for sharing his photograph! Share your local photos with.

Police searching for missing Northwest Miami-Dade woman - Police are searching for a missing Northwest Miami-Dade woman. Miami-Dade Officers are searching for 42-year-old Pauline Notari. Detectives said Notari was last seen Nov. 4 after she left her residence abruptly. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Breakstone's Cottage Cheese recalled for possible contamination by plastic and metal pieces Kraft Heinz Food Company has issued a voluntary recall of three varieties of their Breakstone's Cottage Cheese products due to potential contamination of metal and plastic pieces.

Election debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over NHS future In a testy live debate on ITV, during which the prime minister repeatedly returned to the claim that he would "get Brexit done", both men lavished praise on the NHS, but Corbyn said Johnson would put it up for sale.

Ja Rule cleared of wrongdoing over Fyre festival disaster The New York City southern district judge P Kevin Castel delivered the decision, saying that plaintiffs were unable to prove that Ja Rule's promotion of the event on his social pages directly led to their ticket purchases. "This ruling is nothing short of a total vindication of Mr Atkins," Ja Rule's lawyer, Ryan Hayden Smith, told AllHipHop.

Broward County Commissioners Appoint New Mayor During Yearly Reorganization Meeting MIAMI - During their yearly reorganization meeting, the Broward County Commission unanimously voted for Vice Mayor Dale V.C. Holness to become county mayor. Holness, the first Jamaican American to serve as mayor, has served for the past year as vice mayor.

Bolivia clashes leave three dead as security forces break fuel blockade At least three people have been killed and 22 injured after Bolivian police and military forces used armored vehicles and helicopters to unblock access to a major fuel plant that had been blockaded by supporters of former president Evo Morales.

Detectives Seek to ID Body Thought to be Lake Jesup Kayaker On Friday, a fisherman reported finding an empty kayak floating near Lake Jesup Park on the northwest side of the lake, along with an oar nearby. Detectives say the body is of a 5-foot-8-inch man weighing between 180 to 200 pounds. He has a goatee and reddish-brown, close-shaven hair.

Vampire Murders Convict Rod Ferrell Wants Sentence Reduced - The man who led a so-called vampire cult and was convicted of the murders of two Eustis people in 1998 is hoping to have his murder sentence reduced. A resentencing hearing is happening this week in Lake County for Rod Ferrell. Ferrell was convicted of the murders of Richard Wendorf and Naomi Ruth Queen almost 23 years ago.

SeaWorld Orlando Reveals Ice Breaker Coaster Vehicle - SeaWorld Orlando has unveiled the ride vehicle for Ice Breaker, its upcoming multi-launch family coaster. The arctic-inspired coaster will feature four launches, going backward and forward. It will also sport a reverse launch that will send riders into a "beyond vertical drop,"a 93-foot-tall spike with 100 degree angle.

Johnson and Corbyn fail to land blows in second-rate light entertainment - John Crace The first half ended with an insincere handshake. The rest was something of a non-event. Corbyn scored well on the NHS with a redacted document but the audience was so dispirited that the debate ended in a Blind Date chat. Corbyn would give Boris A Christmas Carol for Christmas: Johnson would give Corbyn some damson jam.

Formula 1 plans back on track after commissioners fail to override mayor's veto MIAMI - Formula 1 racing at Hard Rock Stadium is set to continue as planned after commissioners failed to reach the minimum vote required to override the mayor's veto on a resolution that put the plans on hold. Commissioners voted 7 to 5 to override Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's veto on Tuesday.

BSO investigates death at Weston home - - Broward Sheriff's Office detectives are conducting a death investigation at a home in Weston. The incident occurred on the 16000 block of Crestview Lane, at around 4 p.m., Tuesday. 7SkyForce HD flew over the scene where BSO cruisers circled the cul-de-sac of the neighborhood and detectives appeared to be comforting someone.

Aaron Ramsey's double sends Wales to Euro 2020 with win over Hungary Aaron Ramsey scored twice in Cardiff as Wales got the win they needed to qualify for Euro 2020.

Police searching for missing 17-year-old Southwest Miami-Dade girl - Police are searching for a 17-year-old girl who has been missing for almost a month. Miami-Dade Police are searching for Gissel Diaz. Police said Diaz has been missing since Oct. 25 after she left her residence near the 22400 block of Southwest 89th Place.

Austria to turn Adolf Hitler's birthplace into police station Move aims to stop house in Braunau becoming neo-Nazi shrine after court resolves lengthy compensation dispute with former owner.

Cat rescued from Mini Cooper outside Miami Beach apartment building - A cat that was rescued after falling from a Miami Beach apartment and becoming stuck inside a Mini Cooper parked outside shows there might be some truth to the notion that cats have nine lives. The incident occurred outside an apartment building located at 7728 Abbott Ave., early Tuesday morning.

Diplomat says he should have seen Ukraine-Biden connection WASHINGTON - The former special envoy to Ukraine testified Tuesday he should have realized - as many of his colleagues did - that President Donald Trump was holding up military aid to pressure the country to investigate political rival Joe Biden.

Lt. Col. Vindman Explains 'Duty' to Come Forward at Impeachment Hearing Appearing alongside Jennifer Williams, his counterpart in Vice President Mike Pence's office, Vindman also championed fellow civil servants now enmeshed in the inquiry and called out "vile character attacks" against them.

France: pregnant woman killed by dogs during hunt with hounds Animal rights activists call for suspension of hunting season after body found near Villers-Cotterêts.

Armed Teachers Train to Stop Potential Active Shooters in Utah Schools Brenda Betteridge closes her eyes, takes a breath, and pulls the trigger. She nails the gunman. "One more. Put it in the head," a police officer instructed her, as she fired away at the cardboard prop representing a gunman.

Nearly 20 Suspects Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Medicare Fraud Across 2 Miami Pharmacies Nearly two dozen people have been charged for their involvement in a multi-million dollar Medicare fraud scheme that took place at two Miami pharmacies over the course of several years. A total of 19 suspects are facing charges including organized fraud, racketeering, grand theft and money laundering, according to arrest warrants released Tuesday.

Segregating people by social structure at holiest time of year The Villages is a unique place. Holidays are unique celebrations. One of the unique and holiest of holidays is Christmas. What makes it so is the message behind it: the birth of Jesus Christ, humanity's eventual savior. Christmas has become known as the "TIME OF GIVING TO OTHERS." A time to celebrate good will and peace on Earth.

Ilhan Omar pleads for compassion for man who threatened her life In a letter to Judge Frank Geraci, who will decide on the case, Omar pleaded for compassion for Carlineo. In a two-page open letter, Omar began by stressing the seriousness of his crime. "As someone who fled a war zone, I know how destabilizing acts of political violence can be.

Man gets life in prison in kidnapping of 8-year-old in Texas FORT WORTH, Texas - A man convicted of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl as she walked with her mother along a Texas street has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge sentenced 51-year-old Michael Webb on Thursday in Fort Worth. A jury convicted him in September.

The Villages doesn't enforce anything In response to today's post about enforcement, the issue is not just with businesses run from home, it's enforcement of anything. The Villages doesn't enforce anything unless there are complaints filed and then most/many complaints they accept anonymously.

FBI Releases Suspect's Photo In Davie Chase Bank Robbery MIAMI - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking the public's help with any information they can provide on the whereabouts of a man accused of holding up a Chase Bank. Authorities said it happened on September 23rd at the bank on Nova Drive in Davie.

Politics derail Diego Maradona at Gimnasia after only three months Diego Maradona has lasted only eight games at the struggling Argentinian side, Gimnasia.

Kids on School Bus Caught in Hail of NYC Gunfire A school bus with children aboard and an MTA bus with dozens of passengers were hit by bullets as a hail of gunfire erupted after an argument in Brooklyn Tuesday. and the target of that shooting has died, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' Budget Would Trim 'Earmarks' TALLAHASSEE - Florida lawmakers got another message to expect a lean year for bringing home budget bacon. Gov. Ron DeSantis, a former congressman, used a Washington, D.C. term Monday in saying "earmarks" would need to be cut by $84.8 million to help pay for his proposed record $91.4 billion budget.

'Pop art iconographs': Supreme skateboards go under hammer Through supply and demand it has transformed young male retail shoppers into secondary market collectors and connoisseurs." Noah Davis, a specialist in postwar and contemporary art at Christie's, said: "Seeing the Supreme box logo stamped on to utilitarian items like bolt cutters, basketballs and harmonicas is like Duchamp famously scribbling 'R.

Commissioners Fail To Override Mayor Gimenez's Veto That Would Have Prevented Formula 1 In Miami Gardens Miami-Dade commissioners did not have enough votes Tuesday to override Mayor Carlos Gimenez's veto on a previous resolution, which would have prevented Formula 1 racing in Miami Gardens.

Key witnesses tell of concern over Trump's 'inappropriate' Ukraine call Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams testify publicly and describe how Trump, in July call, demanded an investigation tied to Joe Biden.

Trump denies heart attack prompted sudden hospital visit When Trump returned to the White House, he said, "My wife Melania said, 'Darling, are you OK?… They are reporting you may have had a heart attack.' "I said, 'Why did I have a heart attack?' 'Because you went to Walter Reed Medical Center.' That's where we go when we get the physical.

Christmas tree-lighting VIP section fueled by greed Just another way for the Developer to get into our pockets. I remember when we could celebrate New Year's Eve at at Sumter Landing until after midnight. Then, The Villages wanted to charge for tables. After the residents grumped enough about the event, The Villages shut everything down at 9 p.m.

WeWork: New York attorney general investigating founder's possible self-dealing Adam Neumann departed with giant payoff as troubled workspace provider plans to lay off thousands of employees to stem losses.

How Luis Enrique's Spain return turned from a fiesta into a crisis In September Moreno said he would be "delighted to step aside," insisting Luis Enrique "is a friend and friends are above all else" but over the past two months he has expressed a desire to continue as the manager. The feeling grew that he no longer saw himself as a stand-in and something appears to have changed between Moreno and Luis Enrique.

Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots owner Kraft for massage parlor comments Antonio Brown has said sorry to the New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, for comments he made about the businessman and the team following his release from the Super Bowl champions earlier this season. "Mr. Kraft I apologize sincerely to you and your organization!

National Rifle Association Drops 'Jane Doe' Appeal In Florida Gun Lawsuit TALLAHASSEE - The National Rifle Association has abandoned an effort to keep secret the identities of two young adults in a challenge to a state law raising the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.

'An extremely big present': Israeli settlers welcome US policy shift "I think he understands that something came wrapped up as an extremely big present on his table," Revivi says of the Israeli prime minister. As president, Trump has repeatedly made moves welcomed by Israeli hardline nationalists and settlers, at the expense of Palestinians who want to build a future state in the occupied territories.

Dolphins release Walton after arrest for hitting girlfriend - The Miami Dolphins released suspended running back Mark Walton on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested on charges of punching his pregnant girlfriend in the head. Police in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie said in a report that officers went to a home at 4:15 a.m.

'We need more light': the fight to change how police deal with mental illness Nearly a quarter of police-related deaths in the US involve a mentally ill person – a new documentary follows two cops working to change methods of policing.

Pay For Florida Teachers A Centerpiece Of Governor Ron Desantis' Budget TALLAHASSEE - Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing a $1 billion injection into Florida's public education system in the upcoming fiscal year, money that would largely go toward pay increases as the state deals with a teacher shortage.

Officials: Group of teens storm elementary school bus, attack children - A child has been taken to the hospital after an attack on a school bus in Georgia. According to WSB, school officials said a group of middle and high school students climbed onto a school bus when it made a stop and attacked several students, Monday morning.

The Blackhall Santa? Mysterious cash finds in tiny pit village It's all around the village. People have got their own little theories. It will be keeping people going for a while," she said. Crute said the area had suffered from hard times since the closure of its colliery in 1981 but that it was nice to know that people who maybe needed the money were instead handing it in.

Ducks in a row: French farmer wins dispute over quacking New neighbours of smallholding failed in €5,200 claim for lost sleep due to loud birds.

Performer Shot at The Barn in Sanford in 2016 Awarded $5 Million - A jury recently sided with a Georgia man who was shot seven times in 2016 after performing at The Barn in Sanford, awarding him $5 million in a civil suit on Friday.

Florida Mom Accused Of Shooting Her 2-Year-Old Girl MIAMI - A Florida mother faces child neglect charges after being accused of shooting her 2-year-old daughter in the leg. Davesha Pough, 26, was arrested Monday and is being held without bond in the Volusia County Jail. An arrest report says Pough told police that the bullet came through a window Sunday and hit the girl.

'The most disturbing thing I've ever seen' - will the new Cats trailer claw back its appeal? It's been four months since Tom Hooper debuted his vision for the film adaptation of Cats. Four months of waking ourselves with wordless screams in the night. Four months of physically recoiling upon hearing words that even vaguely sound like the word "cats - like "bats" and "cans" and "kids".

Chica Is Lorena Garcia's Passion Project Described as a "celebration of Latin flavors," Chica draws influences from the chef's native Venezuela as well as Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. This is actually the second iteration of Chica. The original, which debuted in May 2017, resides at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

The 13 Hottest Restaurants in Orlando Right Now, Fall 2019 So here they are - the fresh faces on our ever-evolving restaurant scene; the newish spots setting tongues awagging from the theme parks to downtown Orlando to the city's suburban enclaves; a list specifically created to answer the question, "Where should I eat right now?" New to the map are Tori Tori, Café Elize, Hungry Pants, Dexter's New...

Hialeah Dentist Shot Outside Her Office MIAMI - A Hialeah dentist had to be airlifted to the hospital on Tuesday morning after she was shot outside of her office. The shooting happened around 10 a.m. at 850 East 41st Street. People in the area reported hearing several gunshots. Pablo Sanchez, who identified himself as the victim's husband, says her name is Carmen Ramirez.

Sotheby's pulls 'stolen' Banksy sculpture The Drinker from auction Last-minute move follows claim by artist Andy Link that he is rightful owner.

California officer adopts dog he found abandoned in stolen car SAN DIEGO - When Officer Andre Thomas was called to investigate a stolen car last month, he didn't find the thief, but he did find a new friend in need of some help. At the time, the loss of Thomas' beloved yellow Labrador, Melakai, was still fresh. Melakai died in March after more than a decade by Thomas' side.

Walter John Christensen Jr. After graduating Millburn High School, in 1943, Jack enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Gunner's Mate aboard the LSM-55 in the Pacific during World War II.

Police: Oklahoma double-murder suicide was domestic-related DUNCAN, Oklahoma - Police say a man confronted his ex-girlfriend and another man in an Oklahoma Walmart parking lot, shot and killed them both through the windshield of a car then turned the gun on himself as horrified onlookers ran for cover.

Panthers looking for another home win when Flyers visit The Florida Panthers will be looking to make it two straight home victories when they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

UN calls on Nicaragua to end 'persistent repression of dissent' The UN human rights office has called on Nicaragua to end its "persistent repression of dissent", saying that the recent detention of 16 anti-government protesters accused of arms trafficking appear to be based on "trumped-up charges".

Give migrants flu vaccine to tackle US detention 'emergency', doctors say "Those within high concentration environments such as detention centers, regardless of the duration they are expected to remain, are by definition a vulnerable population, both to become infected and to experience life-threatening complications," the letter said.

Man sues Burger King for cooking vegan burger and meat on same grill Williams argues that he was duped by the fast-food chain and that he wouldn't have paid for the premium-priced burger if he had known that it was "covered in meat by-products". He said he is taking Burger King to court on behalf of all vegans and vegetarians who have similarly bought the product under false pretenses.

New mayor elected for Broward County - Broward County Commissioners have elected Dave V.C. Holness as the county's new mayor, Tuesday. Holness was Vice Mayor to Mark Bogen and has represented cities in District 9, such as Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes, Plantation and Oakland Park since 2010.

Trump appointee Mina Chang resigns after questions over résumé "Resigning is the only acceptable moral and ethical option for me at this time," she wrote. Chang also decried "a character assassination based solely on innuendo" and said the department had not attempted to defend her. The 35-year-old, who studied at West Point, was appointed to her post in April.

Orlando Theme Park Worker Charged With Child Porn Possession Bishop's place of employment was listed as "Main Street Operations" for Walt Disney World in a Seminole County Sheriff's booking report. "His job is crowd control, which brings him in contact with children." He cooperated with investigators, saying he is aroused by child porn.

Epstein jail guards charged with falsifying records NEW YORK - Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records.

Busch Gardens Unveils Ride Vehicle for Iron Gwazi Coaster - A new record-breaking coaster is on the horizon for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. On Tuesday, the theme park, along with manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction, revealed the ride vehicle for its Iron Gwazi coaster at the IAAPA Expo. The vehicle takes inspiration from the crocodile, with light and dark green colors.

Two Prison Guards Charged in Jeffrey Epstein Death Probe The charges were filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, who have been investigating Epstein's death. The financier died at the Metropolitan Correctional Center back in August while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing numerous young girls and women.

Man Sues Miami-Based Burger King Over Claims Impossible Whopper Cooked on Same Grill as Meat Products Williams, who is a vegan, says he suffered monetary damages in the amount he paid for the sandwich and claims he wouldn't have made the purchase had he known the cooking method. Several other consumers have made similar complaints online. The company has not commented on the case in response to requests from several media outlets.

Tropical Storm Sebastien Forms in Atlantic, Not Expected to Threaten Land National Hurricane Center says some slight strengthening is possible but Sebastien is expected to be absorbed by a cold front in a few days. The storm is centered about 275 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving north-northwest near 8 mph.

A vegan man claims Burger King cooked Impossible Whopper alongside meat A man is suing Burger King because the meatless Impossible Whopper is cooked on the same grill as meat products, the lawsuit alleges.

Jimmy Kimmel: 'Dolphins at Sea World have busier days than Trump' Late-night hosts speculated over the president’s mysterious trip to the hospital and his recent Twitter intimidation of two women.

Plan Calls for Toll Road Through Forest Near Lake Nona The Central Florida Expressway Authority says the toll road is needed to accommodate huge growth expected in that area. But plans call for the road to cut through a portion of Split Oak Forest, close to Lake Nona. "There are no major highways near Split Oak right now," said Valerie Anderson, president of the Friends of Split Oak Forest group.

Ambassador admitted Trump policy more effective than Obama's Actually, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch stated in her deposition that President Trump's policy towards Ukraine was stronger and more effective than the policy under President Obama.

Woman Shot Outside Hialeah Apartment Complex: Police Officers arrived at the scene near the 800 block of East 41st Street, where the woman was reportedly struck while standing on an outer stairwell at the complex. Officials have not released her identity, but she was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where her condition is unknown at this time.

Dopamine fasting: why Silicon Valley is trying to avoid all forms of stimulation It’s the latest trend in the world’s tech capital. But is it really possible to cut yourself off from everything in life that excites you – and can it be any good for you?

Peggy Gou Returns to Club Space to Soundtrack a "Starry Night" on the Terrace Peggy Gou and Sven Väth. 11 p.m. Friday, November 22, at Club Space, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-357-6456; clubspace.com. Tickets cost $18.09 to $72.35 via eventbrite.com.

Jeffrey Epstein: prison guards charged with hiding failure to keep watch Two federal corrections officers were indicted on Tuesday for allegedly trying to hide their failure to check on inmates on the night the convicted sex offender and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his Manhattan cell - a mere 15ft from the jail's common area.

Woman airlifted after being shot in Hialeah - A woman has been airlifted to the hospital after she was shot in Hialeah. Hialeah Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a shooting in the area of East Eighth Avenue and 41st Street at approximately 10:15 a.m., Tuesday.

Hot Wheels Report Released: See If You Own One Of The Most Stolen Vehicles In Florida MIAMI - Do you own one of the most stolen vehicles in the US? The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its annual Hot Wheels report of most stolen vehicles in America. The NICB report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2018.