Three men were killed and 9 people were hurt, 5 seriously, by gunfire at a home in Long Beach Tuesday night, authorities said.

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Pelosi announces full House vote on impeachment inquiry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought Monday to deprive President Trump of a legal and political argument against the Democrats impeachment inquiry, announcing she would hold a vote in the full House this Thursday that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation. We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives, Pelosi said in a written statement. Nobody is above the law.

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In a Kurdish prison, former IS fighters never see the sun

Just months ago, the most hardcore among them were still bent on defending the last sliver of the Islamic State groups caliphate in Baghouz, Syria. AFP correspondents obtained exclusive access to the site in Hasakeh province. IS fighters were accused of carrying out beheadings, mass executions, rapes, abductions and ethnic cleansing in territory they held across swaths of Iraq and Syria.

An Australian judge sentenced a man to 36 years in prison on Tuesday for the murder and rape of an Israeli student whom he bludgeoned into unconsciousness moments after she stepped off a tram in Melbourne before setting her corpse on fire. Victoria state Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth ordered Codey Herrmann, 21, to serve at least 30 years behind bars for his crimes against 21-year-old Aiia Maasarwe last January. The judge said she would have sentenced Herrmann to 40 years in prison with 35 years to be served before he became eligible for parole if he had not pleaded guilty in the face of an overwhelming prosecution case.

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina on Sunday morning because of his views on abortion, a priest said in a statement. The Rev. Robert Morey said Monday that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate attended Mass at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence and was refused the sacrament because any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.

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Weird, Windy Weather Is Fueling Wildfires Across California

Summer might be over, but California is currently facing a wildfire outbreak so severe that California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency, citing historic winds and unprecedented fire weather conditions. As fires rage 300 miles north, Southern Californias Getty fire has burned over 600 acres in West Los Angeles and is poised for greater destruction. Cal Fire officials are saying the Kincade fire could burn for weeks if not monthsunusual considering that the normal summer wildfire season was considered calm. The National Weather Service, in an unprecedented move, has issued an extreme red flag warning for residents of much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties near the Getty fire due as winds pick up and threaten to spread the fire farther, faster.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered members of his NYPD security detail to drive his son to Yale University and back multiple times, the New York Daily News reported Monday. Former members of the Executive Protection Unit with direct knowledge of the matter said detectives from the unit ferried de Blasios son Dante to Yale several times during his freshman year. Dante decided in his sophomore year that he would rather ride the train to the university, and officers would pick him up upon his return to Penn Station.

However, this requires the state making the threat to have the capacity to make good on its more substantial threats and for its opponents to believe that it is willing to incur the risks entailed. Iran, however, could not shut down the Strait of Hormuz for very long even if it wished tosomething noted by President Donald Trumpand is unlikely to incur the substantial risks that an attempt would entail. Irans opponents, then, clearly dont see its limited provocations as harbingers of something worse.

Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Trump, responded to former Vice President Joe Bidens claim that he was unqualified to serve in the White House in a recent interview, telling an Israeli journalist that hes spent his time in the administration addressing problems of Bidens making.

In the latest effort by President Trumps media defenders to discredit the impeachment investigation, commentators on Fox and CNN implied that Tuesdays witness, a decorated war veteran and member of the National Security Council, might be a traitor. Vindman, who was born in Ukraine and came to the U.S. with his parents at the age of 3, was expected to tell House investigators that he was on the line for Trumps July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and was troubled by Trumps demand for an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. On Fox News Monday night, Laura Ingraham cited a New York Times article, noting that Ukrainian officials sought Vindmans advice on how to deal with Trumps personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was pressing Trumps demands on Ukraine.

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Bursting at the seams: inside an IS prison in Syria

The condition of the wounded speaks of the intensity of the fighting that led to ISs final territorial defeat at the hands of the Kurdish-led fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in March. It also reveals the dire conditions experienced by the final denizens of the jihadist caliphate when it made its last stand in Baghouz district, 200 kilometres (125 miles) to the south. Most of the men who have been crammed into this Hasakeh province detention centre and at least six others across Kurdish-held territory are those who were seen limping to surrender just months ago, starved and mutilated.

In a story Oct. 28 about charges brought in a cruise ship death, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a child who died was 2 and the mans niece. She was 18 months old and his granddaughter. A corrected version of the story is below: Grandfather charged in Puerto Rico cruise ship death A man who police say dropped his young granddaughter from the 11th floor of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico in July has been accused of negligent homicide SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) A man who police say dropped his young granddaughter from the 11th floor of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico in July has been accused of negligent homicide.

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Iowa man killed wife after she found problems with finances, planned meeting with banker: Records

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Officials in eastern Iowa have arrested and accused a man of killing his wife, who was a longtime administrator at the University of Iowa system. Roy Carl Browning Jr., 67, has been charged with first-degree murder, court records show, in relation to the death of JoEllen Browning, who worked for the universitys health care system for more than four decades. JoEllen Browning, 65, died in April of multiple stab wounds.

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Pelosi, Schiff Prep for GOP Impeachment Stunts and Attempts to Out the Whistleblower

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) ruled in a closed-door deposition Tuesday morning that any questions that might lead to the revelation of the whistleblowers identity were out of order, according to two sources familiar with the meeting. One source relayed that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) ended up yelling at each other during a closed door deposition of Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council Director for European Affairs who testified that he raised internal concerns about Trumps call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is now at the center of the impeachment inquiry. Meadows declined to discuss the deposition, but acknowledged the tension.

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The Kincade Fire in Californias Sonoma County has forced nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes. Here are the latest updates.

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) told state regulators that a broken jumper cable on one of its transmission towers may have caused the fire. PG&E cut power for about 965,000 customers in its largest-ever blackout to reduce further wildfire risk. As the climate warms, Californias wildfire season is getting longer, and weather conditions that bring a risk of wildfires are becoming more common.

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Hyundais Hydrogen Semi-Truck Concept Is Built to Take on Tesla

Hyundai rolled out its concept for a hydrogen-powered semi that is designed to meet both U.S. and European regulations. The powertrain needs a few years to get up to speed, but the Neptune could arrive in 2023. Hyundai already sells two hydrogen fuel-cell passenger vehicles in the U.S. market, the Tucson and the Nexo.

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National Security Council officials testimony seems to contradict Rick Perrys Ukraine denial

In his testimony before House impeachment investigators on Tuesday, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman appeared to contradict a statement Energy Secretary Rick Perry made regarding Ukraine, Politico reports. Vindman is the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, and he listened to President Trumps July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. In his opening statement, Vindman said he attended a July 10 meeting at the White House during which U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland requested Ukrainian officials launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

The U.S. Navy has long identified threats in the littorals and the need to fight within these close waters, but it still struggles with creating a capable fighting force that provides speed, lethality and a deterrent, Smith wrote. The Navy in the 1970s developed a class of missile-armed hydrofoils, but canceled acquisition of the type after building just six. More recently, the Navy conceived of the Littoral Combat Ship as a small fighting vessel, but in development the type grew to the size of a frigate and shed much of its weaponry.

While announcing the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, President Trump described the terrorists death during the U.S. raid in unusually graphic detail repeatedly claiming that al-Baghdadi died whimpering, screaming and crying. But a top U.S. official who watched the raid with Trump in the White House Situation Room said hes not sure where the president got that information. I dont know what the source of that was, Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. Trump announced al-Baghdadis death in a televised statement from the White House on Sunday morning, a day after U.S. forces carried out the operation in Syria.

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Global leaders, tycoons flock to Saudi Davos in desert

Saudi Arabia drew top finance moguls and political leaders to its Davos-style investment summit Tuesday, in stark contrast to last year when outrage over critic Jamal Khashoggis murder sparked a mass boycott. Organisers say 300 speakers from over 30 countries, including American officials and heads of global banks and sovereign wealth funds, were attending the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed Davos in the desert. A strong turnout at the event, aimed at projecting the insular kingdom as a dynamic investment destination, would help repair de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans global image that was tainted by journalist Khashoggis gruesome killing last October.

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Convicted rapist freed from life sentence by mistake

A convicted rapist serving a life sentence was released from prison in error. US marshals are on the trail of Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, who was wrongly let out of Rogers state prison in Reidsville, Georgia, on 25 October. In a statement, Georgias corrections department said: All resources are being utilised to ensure the rapid apprehension of Munoz-Mendez, including the Georgia department of corrections fugitive unit and US marshals.

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South Dakota asks court to let execution proceed

The state of South Dakota asked a judge Monday to reject an inmates objection to the lethal drug scheduled for use in his execution. Charles Russell Rhines is scheduled to die next week for the 1992 fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old doughnut shop worker during a robbery. Rhines moved last week to block the execution by arguing that pentobarbital, commonly used to euthanize animals, doesnt act quickly enough.

An Iranian beauty queen who has been stuck in a Manila airport for nearly two weeks says she cant return home and is seeking asylum in the Philippines, according to Philippine authorities. Bahareh Zare Bahari, 31, was detained the morning of Oct. 17 by the countrys Bureau of Immigration after arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila from Dubai, the department said in a press release last week. The international police agency Interpol issued a red notice to arrest her, according to the statement from the Philippines Bureau of Immigration.

Police found more than 40 skulls, dozens of bones and a fetus in a glass jar next to an altar in the den of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City during a raid this week, authorities said on Sunday.

Vietnamese customs discovered and seized about $4.3 billion of Chinese aluminum falsely labeled Made-in-Vietnam before being shipped mostly to the U.S., the Dan Tri news website reported, citing Nguyen Van Can, head of the General Department of Vietnam Customs. The aluminum was imported from China by a company based in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau that tried to sidestep U.S. tariffs, according to the report that didnt give the companys name. Vietnam has become a top destination for suppliers looking to avoid U.S. and Chinese tariffs amid the ongong trade war between the great powers, which also makes it a potential magnet for fraudsters.

Amid the lowest unemployment rate since 1969…workers are feeling emboldened in ways they never did a decade ago.

In reality, workers do know what is in their best interest, and oftentimes that is to take a pass on joining a union.

The strong public opinion behind these strikes can be tied to widespread dismay with wage stagnation and income inequality.

Government labor unions are losing dues-paying members at an unprecedented rate.

A rise in unionized jobs would lead more workers to see the benefits of unions.