A look at some of today’s top headlines.
Rudy Giuliani’s fingerprints are everywhere.
Facing damaging testimony from senior diplomats that President Donald Trump sought to condition the release of US military aid to Ukraine on the opening of investigations into his political rivals, Republicans are struggling to find a unified defense as they shift their ever-changing arguments about why the President’s actions are not impeachable.
Fox News hosts and personalities have been instructed over the last several days not to identify the whistleblower whose complaint sparked an impeachment probe against President Trump, people familiar with the matter told CNN Business.
A one-legged skeleton unearthed by a team of archaeologists is believed to be one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s generals, Charles-Etienne Gudin, according to a French historian and former soldier.
The strain is a part of the Group M version of HIV-1, the same family of virus subtypes to blame for the global HIV pandemic, according to Abbott Laboratories, which conducted the research along with the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
A woman in South Florida called 911 after a bullet came through her car’s windshield — but dispatchers didn’t send help right away. Police say they mishandled the call while their supervisor was streaming a Netflix movie.
At 19, Ritesh Agarwal founded budget hotel chain OYO in India. Now, at 25, the entrepreneur is looking to expand his empire in the US.
A police officer has been charged with the murder of retired footballer Dalian Atkinson who died after being Tasered. The ex-Aston Villa striker, 48, was restrained by police officers at his father’s house in Telford, Shropshire, on 15 August 2016. A second police officer, also from the West Mercia Police force, has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm.
A former Congolese rebel leader has been sentenced to 30 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said in July. Ntaganda, nicknamed “Terminator”, was convicted on 18 counts including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.
More than 400 million people in the world speak Spanish and 10% of them live in the United States. But when do you classify a person has Hispanic or Latino? BBC journalist Angélica Casas explains the difference between the terms and why it matters. Filmed by Chloe Kim.
Two former employees of Twitter have been charged in the US for spying for Saudi Arabia. The charges, unsealed on Wednesday in San Francisco, allege that Saudi agents sought personal information about known Saudi critics and other Twitter users. Court documents published by the Washington Post named the two as Ahmad Abouammo, a US citizen, and Ali Alzabarah, from Saudi Arabia.
The much-anticipated book “A Warning,” reportedly written by an unnamed senior White House official, claims that high-level White House aides were certain that Vice President would support the use of the 25th Amendment to have President Donald Trump removed from office because of mental incapacity.
CNN’s fact-checking reporter Daniel Dale on Wednesday night toiled to keep up with the number of lies and baseless claims made by President Donald Trump at his rally in Louisiana. “He is saying false/misleading/bizarre things in rapid succession, faster than I can type,” Dale tweeted at one point.
Christopher Dennis, the “Hollywood Superman ” who posed for thousands of photos with tourists outside the famed TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, has died. Dennis, who was homeless, was found in a used clothing donation bin in Van Nuys, a neighborhood about 10 miles from the tourist district where he earned a living, Deadline reported.
Over 90% of the 5,000 Tesla Model 3 owners surveyed by Bloomberg said they believe Tesla’s most controversial feature makes them safer
Over 90% of 5,000 Tesla Model 3 owners surveyed by Bloomberg said they believed Tesla’s semiautonomous Autopilot feature made them safer. Respondents gave Autopilot a score of 4.43 points out of 5, with 61% saying they were “very satisfied” with how safe it is, compared with the 1% who were either “somewhat” or “very dissatisfied” with Autopilot’s safety.
Microsoft researchers used a laser to encode Warner Bros. ‘Superman’ on a piece of glass, and the results are striking
Microsoft said its researchers stored the Warner Bros. film “Superman” on a piece of quartz glass the size of a coaster. The feat was a proof of concept for a years-long effort to store data in glass. The researchers used a combination of laser optics and artificial intelligence.
Huawei’s billionaire CEO said Trump should meet him in China because he can only afford a paper airplane
Huawei’s CEO Ren Zhengfei said Wednesday he would be happy to meet with President Donald Trump, but that he’d have to come to China. “He has private jets and he can come to China anytime, and I do not have private jet. My airplane is only made of paper, if it rains it might fall,” Ren said.
Elon Musk said he will look into launching a ‘drive-thru mode’ for Teslas after a driver complained the car’s parking sensor ‘beeps like crazy’ while she waits for fast food
Elon Musk was asked on Twitter whether he would consider installing a “drive-thru” mode on the Tesla to stop it from beeping consistently during takeout orders – and he said he would “look into it.” “Can we get a drive thru mode please?