Here are today’s top headlines.
Donald Trump’s political tragedy is that he really does believe the call with Ukraine’s President was “perfect,” though it may yet doom him with the stain of impeachment.
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(CNN) – Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s, should a hypersonic rocket engine being developed in the UK get off the ground. The UK Space Agency announced Tuesday at the UK Space Conference 2019 that it would be working more closely with the Australian Space Agency in an agreement dubbed a “world-first Space Bridge.”
Abortion has now been decriminalized everywhere in Australia — apart from one state.
Talk about bad timing.
China’s ability to fight island and coastal conflicts got a big boost Wednesday when the country’s navy launched its first amphibious assault ship.
When galaxies collide, so do the supermassive black holes at the center of each galaxy. For the first time, astronomers have observed a triple collision of galaxies, which have sent their black holes on a collision course, according to a new study.
Helping people buy and sell Jordans and Yeezys has turned into a billion-dollar business for one startup.
(CNN) – The downside to waterslides? The effort usually always exceeds the reward, at least where time’s concerned. You climb dozens of steps to reach the slide’s entry point, huffing and puffing your way to the top, only to find yourself floundering about in the exit pool mere seconds later.
A BBC investigation found children as young as seven at risk of being forced into prostitution.
The Billiwhack legend, also known as the ‘Chivo Man’, is where American folktale and government conspiracy theory meet. This urban tale has haunted the town of Santa Paula for decades, after a mysterious experimental dairy closed and fell into ruin. Video by Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman.
The latest stage of an emergency vaccination campaign has been launched in the Democratic Republic of Congo to combat a measles outbreak that has killed over 3,500 people this year. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Congolese government aim to vaccinate almost a million children across the country in just over a week.
British Airways owner IAG has warned that its profits will be lower than expected this year, partly due to the impact of strikes by its pilots. It said the two-day strike earlier this month in a row over pay and conditions had cost it at least €137m (£121m).
Months before news of a July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pushed the decision to launch an impeachment inquiry, Trump had called the newly elected leader to pressure him to work with personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on investigations, according to a New York Times report published Wednesday.
President Donald Trump releases a “transcript” clearly showing him asking a foreign leader to investigate one of Trump’s political opponents. Trump’s Republican Party largely in unison claims, somehow, that the document proves Trump did nothing wrong. Leaving the party’s exiles to wonder on what planet they are living.
WASHINGTON ― An intelligence community whistleblower has stunned Washington with possible evidence that President Donald Trump perverted U.S. foreign policy for his own personal gain. But there’s another whistleblower ― one with possible evidence that Trump tried to corrupt an Internal Revenue Service audit of his personal tax returns ― who has received relatively little attention.
President Donald Trump dragged Vice President Mike Pence’s name into his growing Ukraine scandal on Wednesday. The White House released a summary of a conversation in which Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
MSNBC reporter Nicolle Wallace cut into a broadcast of a press conference by President Donald Trump on Wednesday to tell viewers that “the president isn’t telling the truth.”
Someone in Seattle broke into the control box of a road sign in the city and changed the message to one that doesn’t mention President Donald Trump by name, but certainly appears to invoke him.
Ashton Kutcher is keeping his mouth shut when it comes to ex-wife Demi Moore ‘s upcoming memoir ― at least to some degree. Even as Moore has been talking about “Inside Out” ― including its revelations about Kutcher’s infidelity, the former couple’s threesomes, a devastating miscarriage and their eventual breakup ― Kutcher has maintained his silence.
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Let’s say you built a $2.1 million supercar. What’s the first thing you would do? Slam it into a wall, naturally. Multiple times. That’s exactly what Croatian automaker Rimac Automobili has been doing with its upcoming C_Two car. And now you can see it on video.
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