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^Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial; Romney breaks with GOP to vote for conviction<
IMPEACHMENT-2ND-LEDE-CORRECTION:LA — The Senate on Wednesday acquitted President Donald Trump of abusing the ability of his workplace and obstructing Congress’ investigation into his conduct, ending the third presidential impeachment trial in American historical past.
Republicans and Democrats had gave the impression to be marching towards a completely party-line vote. However Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, the social gathering’s presidential candidate eight years in the past, turned the one GOP lawmaker to hitch Democrats in voting to convict the president for what he known as “an appalling abuse of public belief.”
1200 by Jennifer Haberkorn and Sarah D. Wire in Washington. MOVED
^Evaluation: Trump’s impeachment and acquittal please partisans on each side<
^IMPEACHMENT-ANALYSIS-1ST-LEDE:LA—<Minutes after President Richard Nixon resigned in shame and left the White Home in August 1974, Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as president and sought to heal a traumatized nation, declaring, “Our lengthy nationwide nightmare is over.”
Though President Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday and allowed to stay in workplace, an identical try at reconciliation or closure is troublesome to think about.
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^Kirk Douglas, ‘Spartacus’ star who helped finish Hollywood blacklist, dies at 103<
DOUGLAS-OBIT-1ST-LEDE:LA — Kirk Douglas, the dimple-chinned display screen icon who was recognized for bringing an explosive, clenched-jawed depth to a memorable array of heroes and heels in movies similar to “Spartacus” and “Champion” and for enjoying an off-screen function as a maverick impartial producer who helped finish the Hollywood blacklist, has died. He was 103.
Douglas, who continued to behave sometimes after overcoming a stroke in 1996 that impaired his speech, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, surrounded by household, his son Michael stated in an announcement.
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^three killed, 179 harm as aircraft skids off Istanbul runway, breaks aside<
TURKEY-PLANE:DPA — Three individuals had been killed and 179 injured when a passenger aircraft skidded off a runway and broke aside because it landed in dangerous climate at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport.
The aircraft slid some 50 yards within the course of a freeway after which plunged 45 yards right into a ditch late Wednesday, Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya stated, ultimately touchdown in a area.
400 by Anindita Ramaswamy in Istanbul. MOVED
^2 Tijuana cops charged with conspiracy<
TIJUANA-OFFICERS-CHARGED:SD — Two Tijuana cops are dealing with conspiracy prices after allegedly attempting to steal $1 million from a Chula Vista dwelling, authorities confirmed Wednesday.
FBI brokers arrested the cops final week, after they allegedly met with an spy at a Kohl’s retailer after which drove to a Chula Vista dwelling the place they believed there can be $1 million inside to steal, in accordance with charging paperwork launched by the San Diego County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
550 by Wendy Fry in Chula Vista, Calif. MOVED
^FDA points emergency approval for coronavirus take a look at as outbreak nears 25,000 circumstances worldwide<
CORONAVIRUS-TEST:NY — The federal authorities has issued an emergency order permitting its coronavirus take a look at for use by state well being labs nationwide, dashing up efforts to detect and comprise new circumstances of the mysterious new sickness.
For the reason that first circumstances of the pneumonialike virus had been confirmed within the U.S. final month, the take a look at might solely be performed on the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s personal labs.
However the quickly rising outbreak, which is concentrated in China, has since been declared a public well being emergency.
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^Cruise ships halted over coronavirus risk as evacuations proceed<
CORONAVIRUS-1ST-LEDE:DPA — Hundreds of passengers had been stranded on two cruise ships in Japan and Hong Kong on Wednesday resulting from stories of coronavirus infections on board, as nations all over the world continued to fly their residents out of the epicenter of the outbreak.
The official dying toll from the illness on mainland China rose to 490 on Wednesday, with 24,324 individuals confirmed contaminated. One individual has died in Hong Kong, and one other within the Philippines.
Japan confirmed that at the least 10 individuals on a cruise ship had been contaminated with the brand new coronavirus.
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^World well being leaders oppose coronavirus-related journey restrictions. Airways reduce 25,000 flights anyway<
^CORONAVIRUS-TRAVEL:LA—<Amid the rising concern over the coronavirus outbreak, practically 40 airways worldwide have reduce about 25,000 flights to, from or inside China in contrast with two weeks in the past.
Greater than 500 flights a month between the U.S. and China have been quickly suspended regardless of urging by the World Well being Group towards journey and commerce restrictions due to the virus outbreak that began in China, infecting at the least 20,000 individuals and killing greater than 400 individuals.
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^What occurs if the coronavirus outbreak turns into a pandemic?<
CORONAVIRUS-PANDEMIC:LA — Roughly 50 million persons are underneath quarantine in China. Hundreds of vacationers are being screened at airports every single day. Armies of illness detectives are knocking on doorways all over the world in hopes of halting the brand new coronavirus in its tracks.
Regardless of all of the colossal efforts to comprise the virus, scientists are quietly getting ready for a grim — and more and more probably — end result: A full-blown international pandemic.
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^As nations isolate themselves, coronavirus forces us to see we’re extra related than ever<
CORONAVIRUS-CONNECTIONS:LA — The Thai airline worker handed the passport again with a gloved hand and leaned over-the-counter, his voice muffled by means of a surgical masks. “I see you’re American, however I’ve to ask: Within the final two weeks, have you ever been in China?”
Within the safety line, eradicating his footwear, a South Asian man emitted a loud cough and swiftly coated his mouth as fellow vacationers solid suspicious glances. Past the checkpoint, a gaggle of British vacationers handed round a big bottle of hand sanitizer.
These are nervous days — not simply at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, one of many world’s busiest hubs, however across the globe as a mysterious and lethal new virus hopscotches from continent to continent, leaving a path of infections, quarantines and concern.
1400 (with trims) by Shashank Bengali in Bangkok. MOVED
^Coronavirus: What’s taking place to individuals flying again from China?<
CORONAVIRUS-TRAVELERS:SJ — Practically everybody wore face masks aboard the Asiana jetliner that carried passengers from Seoul in South Korea throughout the Pacific Ocean to San Francisco on Tuesday. Flight attendants patrolled the aisles asking in the event that they felt sick. Passengers jumped on the slightest cough — frightened they could possibly be uncovered to the lethal coronavirus spreading by means of China.
“We had a pair coughers,” stated Brian Hatley, from Klamath Falls, Ore., who had visited the Philippines the place the primary novel coronavirus fatality exterior of China was reported, after arriving at SFO on a layover earlier than catching his connecting flight. “It made me nervous. I feel this might unfold like wildfire.”
1250 (with trims) by John Woolfolk and Julia Prodis Sulek in San Jose, Calif. MOVED
^Who will get face masks in a pandemic? Politicians aren’t so certain<
CORONAVIRUS-FACEMASKS:BLO — With no signal the coronavirus outbreak will likely be underneath management any time quickly, surgical masks — the three-ply, pleated rectangles that usually promote for a number of cents every — have develop into a political flash level throughout Asia.
1050 (with trims) by Fion Li and Philip J. Heijmans in Hong Kong. MOVED
^US Chief Justice Roberts presided impartially, but left questions whether or not Trump’s trial was a good one<
IMPEACHMENT-ROBERTS:LA — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. stood stiff and tight-lipped, no trace of a smile, as President Donald Trump stopped to shake palms Tuesday night within the Home chamber, simply previous to his State of the Union tackle.
Roberts’ expression match the function he had performed by means of the lengthy days of Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, solely the third in historical past. The chief justice had been decided to preside as a strictly neutral decide over the extremely partisan combat, a lot as his predecessor, William H. Rehnquist, did twenty years earlier than when President Clinton was tried and acquitted.
By that measure, Roberts achieved his aim, authorized specialists stated.
1400 (with trims) by David G. Savage in Washington. MOVED
^After impeachment, will Republicans let it go — or preserve going after the Bidens?<
IMPEACHMENT-REPUBLICANS-BIDENS:WA — Many Senate Republicans are hoping that after the impeachment trial is over, President Donald Trump will let it go.
However it might be the Trump marketing campaign that decides whether or not to shut the door for good on the Ukraine controversy that led to the president’s impeachment.
Because the Senate impeachment trial neared its conclusion Wednesday, Republicans had been already expressing disagreement over whether or not to maintain reminding the general public that Trump requested the Ukrainian authorities to research former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.
1300 (with trims) by Emma Dumain and Michael Wilner in Washington. MOVED
^Setbacks and excessive stakes: Mitch McConnell delivers Trump, and himself, a victory<
^IMPEACHMENT-MCCONNELL:WA—<Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell has spent the final a number of months contending with bickering colleagues, a risky president, procedural landmines and a Democratic minority working relentlessly to punish Republicans on the polls this November.
On Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican might lastly declare victory — for his president, for his social gathering and for himself.
1050 (with trims) by Emma Dumain in Washington. MOVED
^Nancy Pelosi ripping up State of the Union speech attracts events into their corners<
STATEUNION-PELOSI:CON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi “is taking off the gloves.” The California Democrat “did what she wanted to do,” and “she knew precisely what she was doing.”
That is how Home Democrats reacted Wednesday to Pelosi’s determination the evening earlier than to tear up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech on nationwide tv.
Whereas Democrats applauded Pelosi, Republicans criticized her.
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^Trump touted greater than 100 miles of latest border wall throughout State of Union — 99 greater than has been constructed<
TRUMP-BORDERWALL:CON — President Donald Trump boasted throughout his State of the Union tackle that his administration has constructed greater than 100 miles of boundaries alongside the southwest border. The most recent authorities information, nonetheless, reveals that just one new mile of barrier has been constructed the place none beforehand existed.
Throughout his tackle Tuesday evening to Congress, the president referred to ongoing building of “an extended, tall and really highly effective wall” that echoed guarantees from his 2016 presidential marketing campaign.
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^Buttigieg continues to carry lead over Sanders in Iowa caucuses as further outcomes trickle out, however race nonetheless too near name<
^ELN-IOWA:TB—<Two days after Iowa Democrats turned out to caucus, the unfinished outcomes from the gaffe-filled counting of preferences within the nation’s first presidential contest confirmed former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg persevering with to carry a slim lead.
With 86% of the state’s practically 1,700 precincts reporting as of Wednesday afternoon, Buttigieg’s lead held regular with 26.7% of delegate assist, adopted by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 25.four%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 18.three%, former Vice President Joe Biden with 15.9% and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar with 12.1%.
2200 (with trims) by Rick Pearson and Invoice Ruthhart in Des Moines, Iowa. MOVED
^ELN-IOWA:NY—<350 by Dave Goldiner. MOVED
^As some backers panic, Biden scrambles to save lots of his marketing campaign in New Hampshire<
BIDEN:LA — Joe Biden moved aggressively Wednesday to maintain the partitions from closing in additional on his marketing campaign within the aftermath of his dismal exhibiting in Iowa, attacking his rivals in an effort to revive his candidacy earlier than New Hampshire votes subsequent week.
The previous vice chairman was direct in his attraction as he sought to keep away from back-to-back drubbings that a lot of his supporters concern might irreparably injury his presidential bid.
1250 by Evan Halper and Janet Hook in Somersworth, N.H. MOVED
^Weinstein accuser says he trapped her in resort toilet and assaulted her<
WEINSTEIN:NY — The ultimate accuser to testify towards Harvey Weinstein at his intercourse crimes trial advised a Manhattan jury Wednesday he sexually assaulted her in a Beverly Hills resort toilet.
Lauren Younger, 30, an actress and mannequin, stated a yr after she brushed shoulders with the Oscar-winning movie producer throughout an Oscar social gathering, former Miss New Mexico Claudia Salinas reached out to her in 2013, saying Weinstein was serious about a script she had written.
1000 by Molly Crane-Newman and Larry McShane in New York. MOVED
^Bernie Madoff asks for early launch, saying he is terminally sick<
MADOFF-REQUEST:BLO — Bernard Madoff, who defrauded buyers of greater than $19 billion in historical past’s greatest Ponzi scheme, has requested for early launch from his 150-year jail sentence, saying he has 18 months left to dwell.
Madoff, 81, requested U.S. Circuit Decide Denny Chin to launch him after serving simply 10 years, saying he suffers from terminal kidney failure and different illnesses.
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^Aretha Franklin household drama performs out in courtroom in newest property listening to<
FRANKLIN-ESTATE:DE — The battle over Aretha Franklin’s property returned to courtroom Tuesday, as soon as once more spotlighting the deepening cracks which have emerged amongst relations and their battalions of attorneys.
Little was resolved through the half-hour listening to, the primary courtroom continuing since Sabrina Owens introduced she will likely be stepping down because the property’s private consultant.
450 by Brian McCollum in Pontiac, Mich. MOVED
^US citizen dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas after ‘alien smuggling incident'<
BORDERPATROL-DEATH:NY — An American citizen arrested by Border Patrol brokers in Texas has died in custody, officers confirmed Wednesday.
The unidentified man, 32, was a suspect in an “alien smuggling incident,” U.S. Customs and Border Safety stated.
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^ACLU sues ICE over immigration raid in North Texas, citing attainable civil rights violations<
IMMIGRATION-RAID-LAWSUIT:FT — The ACLU of Texas filed a federal lawsuit towards U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday over a raid in Allen the place ICE arrested 280 employees.
In April, ICE and the Division of Homeland Safety Investigations detained a whole bunch of employees at CVE Expertise Group, which refurbishes and repairs electronics. ICE stated the workers had been undocumented immigrants who had been working illegally.
500 by Kaley Johnson in Fort Price, Texas. MOVED
^Tesla sees inventory market swoon; coronavirus blamed for automotive supply delays<
^AUTO-TESLA:SJ—<Buyers put the brakes on Tesla’s current wild inventory surge, and drove the corporate’s shares down greater than 17% on Wednesday within the wake of the electrical carmaker saying the coronavirus outbreak in China will trigger it to delay deliveries of Mannequin three vehicles made at its manufacturing plant in Shanghai.
Tesla shares fell by $152.36, to shut Wednesday at $734.70 after an organization official in China stated that early February deliveries of Mannequin three vehicles constructed at Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory will likely be delayed as a result of coronavirus scenario within the nation.
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^Appreciation: Indomitable Kirk Douglas was ‘the ragman’s son’ until the very finish<
^MOVIE-DOUGLAS-APPRECIATION:LA—<Earlier than there was Kirk Douglas there was Issur Danielovitch, a boy born in 1916 to illiterate Russian Jewish immigrant dad and mom. And earlier than younger Issur there was his father, Herschel Danielovitch, a person of really formidable self-discipline.
As Douglas associated in his distinctive autobiography, “The Ragman’s Son,” his father had a selected manner of quitting smoking. “He would carry a cigarette in his shirt pocket and each time he felt like smoking, he would pull out the cigarette and confront it: ‘Who stronger? You? Me?’ At all times, the reply was the identical: ‘I stronger.’ Again the cigarette would go, till the subsequent craving. It labored for him, and it labored for me.”
Every time I consider Kirk Douglas, who died Wednesday on the age of 103, I consider that story.
850 by Kenneth Turan in Los Angeles. MOVED
^The 2020 Oscar nominees for visible results: Enjoying with ages, time and actuality<
^MOVIE-OSCARS-VISUALEFFECTS:LA—<The 5 nominees for the visual-effects Oscar fooled us into pondering imagined locations existed, that actors had been many years older or youthful, and dearly departed performers might return to complete a beloved sci-fi saga.
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^Why it issues that the Oscars lack range — and what might be performed about it<
^MOVIE-OSCARS-COMMENTARY:SE—<In 2015, annoyed by yet one more all-white slate of performing nominees (and the truth that seven out of eight best-picture candidates targeted on tales of white males), former lawyer April Reign coined the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, drawing consideration to the academy’s roster of primarily previous, male and white voters. (A 2012 Los Angeles Instances investigation discovered practically 94% of Oscar voters had been Caucasian and 77% had been male, with a median age of 62.) Dealing with boycotts and a hail of detrimental publicity, then-academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs promised change: In early 2016, the academy pledged to double its variety of feminine and various members by 2020.
And but right here we’re, in 2020 — with an nearly all-white slate of performing nominees (19 out of 20), an all-male directing roster and 7 out of 9 slots for finest image crammed with tales of white males.
950 by Moira Macdonald. MOVED
^Three nameless Oscar voters share their super-secret ballots in key classes<
^MOVIE-OSCARS-BALLOTS:LA—<Oscar voting ended Tuesday and academy members are placing the ending touches on their ballots and questioning whether or not a vote for “Parasite” within the worldwide function movie class is sufficient or if they need to go all in and mark it for finest image as nicely.
We requested academy members from completely different branches — a author, director and producer — to anonymously share their selections and the reasoning behind them. A number of the selections had been agonizing; some had been clear-cut. However they had been all made with consideration and care.
1550 by Glenn Whipp in Los Angeles. MOVED
^US anti-doping authorities urge Congress to criminalize dishonest<
^OLY-CHEATING-BILL:LA—<The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics could also be eight years away, however U.S. anti-doping authorities have urged Congress to make use of the long run Video games as motivation to cross proposed laws that may criminalize dishonest on the earth of sports activities.
The pinnacle of the U.S. Anti-Doping Company spoke Wednesday on Capitol Hill, lending his assist to a invoice that may permit federal authorities to prosecute doping schemes home and overseas.
250 by David Wharton. MOVED
^Editorial: Poor moon shot: Billionaire seeks girlfriend for house journey<
^SPACE-EDITORIAL:PG—<Single billionaire seeks feminine companion for out-of-this-world date.
You will have seen the information that Japanese billionaire and would-be house vacationer Yusaku Maezawa is searching for a girlfriend to hitch him on a visit to the moon.
Sorry to interrupt it to Maezawa, however the perfect would-be moon dates are already taken — by NASA. And they’ll the moon on their very own spectacular deserves, not on the arm of a wealthy and lonely house vacationer.
350 The Editorial Board. MOVED
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