‘If I were in the House, I would vote to impeach’ Trump: John Kasich

‘If I were in the House, I would vote to impeach’ Trump: John Kasich

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said if he were in the House of Representatives today, he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump. “I have no problem with the president of the United States withholding aid if it’s related to policy, but to withhold aid because you want some political operation to occur, I just think is dead wrong, and it just goes too far for me,” Kasich said on ABC News’ “Powerhouse Politics” podcast….

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Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

Washington state to vote on affirmative action referendum

More than two decades after Washington state voters banned affirmative action, the question of whether one’s minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities is back on the ballot. The Nov. 5 vote comes after the Legislature raced to approve Initiative 1000 on the final day of this year’s legislative session last April. Opponents of the measure collected enough signatures to force a…

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Students walk out to protest racial slur firing

Students walk out to protest racial slur firing

Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Scores of Madison West High School students walked out of class around 10 a.m. to protest the firing. Madison Police Department officials didn’t respond to The Associated Press’ request for…

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Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

Over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac pulled in US, Canada

Drugmaker Sanofi is recalling its over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac in the U.S. and Canada because of possible contamination. The French company Friday joined other drugmakers that have recently recalled their versions of the popular heartburn and ulcer drug. In September, the Food and Drug Administration said a potentially cancer-causing chemical had been detected at low levels in prescription and over-the-counter versions of Zantac. The federal agency said consumers could consider taking another heartburn medicine or…

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Passenger dies from Alaska plane crash

Passenger dies from Alaska plane crash

A passenger has died after a twin-engine Peninsula Airways flight crashed Thursday night, officials said. Alaska Airlines Flight 3296, operated by Peninsula Airways, ran off the runway while landing at Alaska’s Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Airport, airline officials said, and stopped just short of plunging into the waters of the bay. Passenger David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state, died as a result, Alaska State Troopers said on Friday. This is the first U.S. commercial plane passenger…

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Man accused in killing after SD card randomly found on street charged in 2nd murder

Man accused in killing after SD card randomly found on street charged in 2nd murder

A man accused of killing a young woman and saving videos of the crime to a memory card has now been charged in a second slaying, authorities said. Brian Smith was initially arrested on Oct. 8 for the September 2019 murder of 30-year-old Kathleen Henry. During that investigation, detectives determined Smith was also responsible for the death of 52-year-old Veronica Abouchuk, Anchorage police said on Thursday. “After he committed each murder, he dumped the body…

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New Orleans will use explosives to bring down cranes at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel

New Orleans will use explosives to bring down cranes at collapsed Hard Rock Hotel

Demolition experts will use small explosives to bring down the two cranes still standing at the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans, authorities said. The controlled demolition is expected to happen around noon Saturday, New Orleans Fire Department chief Timothy McConnell said at a press conference Friday. The cranes have been a source of major concern, he said. Both have continuously swayed since the under-construction building’s collapse on Oct….

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Afghan official says mosque explosion kills 62

Afghan official says mosque explosion kills 62

The Latest on mosque attack in eastern Afghanistan (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An Afghan official says at least 62 people have been killed in a mosque explosion that caused the roof to collapse in eastern Nagarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, says 36 others were wounded in the attack in the Haskamena district. He says there were children among the dead and wounded. The attack took place as dozens of people…

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Athletes pay for funeral of woman killed at home by police

Athletes pay for funeral of woman killed at home by police

Sacramento Kings star Harrison Barnes and Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson joined forces this week to help supply funeral services for Atatiana Jefferson, a black woman who was fatally shot by a white police officer in her Texas home last week. Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew late Saturday night when she was fatally shot by a Fort Worth police officer who was conducting a wellness check. The officer, 34-year-old…

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Chicago teachers strike enters its 2nd day

Chicago teachers strike enters its 2nd day

Chicago Public School teachers took to the streets for the second day of their strike on Friday. Negotiations between teachers and the city’s school district are still underway, and while there appeared to be some progress, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) said they’re not close to reaching a deal. “They’re talking about class size. [Chicago Public Schools] is offering some discussion and that’s a first,” Chris Geovanis, spokeswoman for CTU, told ABC News Friday. “It’s…

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