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Despite planning to serve through the end of the year before his retirement, Chicago's top cop was abruptly fired a month early, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday.
Lightfoot said Supt. Eddie Johnson "engaged in a series of actions intolerable for any leader in a position of trust," citing evidence she had reviewed from an ongoing investigation by the inspector general into an incident in which he was found slumped behind the wheel of a car back in October.
Russian scientists on Monday showed off a prehistoric puppy, believed to be 18,000 years old, found in permafrost in the country's Far East.
Discovered last year in a lump of frozen mud near the city of Yakutsk, the puppy is unusually well-preserved, with its hair, teeth, whiskers and eyelashes still intact.
"This puppy has all its limbs, pelage – fur, even whiskers. The nose is visible. There are teeth. We can determine due to some data that it is a male," Nikolai Androsov, director of the Northern World private museum where the remains are stored, said at the presentation at the Yakutsk's Mammoth Museum which specializes in ancient specimens.
The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a likely Senate trial.
A draft report will be available for members of the House Intelligence Committee to view in a secure location before their planned vote on Tuesday, which would send their findings to the House Judiciary Committee to consider actual charges.
Majority Democrats say the report will speak for itself in laying out possible charges of bribery or "high crimes and misdemeanors," the constitutional standard for impeachment. Republicans want Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, to testify, though they have no power to compel him to do so, as they try to cast the Democratic-led inquiry as skewed against the Republican president.
Facebook started testing a tool on Monday that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on data.
The social network's new tool will allow people to transfer their photos and videos directly to competing platforms, starting with Google Photos.
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Authorities say no one was hurt when an evacuation slide fell from an airliner into the yard of a suburban Boston home.
A company spokeswoman confirmed that the uninflated slide fell from a Delta Air Lines flight from Paris inbound to Boston's Logan International Airport at about noon Sunday.
Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel "existential" to Dictionary.com's word of the year.
The choice reflects months of high-stakes threats and crises, real and pondered, across the news, the world and throughout 2019.
"In our data, it speaks to this sense of grappling with our survival, both literally and figuratively, that defined so much of the discourse," said John Kelly, senior research editor for the site, ahead of Monday's announcement.
The House impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week as the Judiciary Committee takes charge of the investigation of President Donald Trump to examine the "high crimes and misdemeanors" set out in the Constitution.
All testimony so far has been heard by the House Intelligence Committee, which is expected to vote Tuesday to approve a report on its findings.
Based on that report, the Judiciary panel will hold its own hearings beginning Wednesday on whether Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and his administration’s attempts to block the investigation constitute impeachable offenses.
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A woman who has said she was trafficked by the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to Prince Andrew implored the British people to “stand up beside” her, according to comments released in advance of a BBC Panorama interview set to air later on Monday, NBC News reported.
“This is not some sordid sex story. This is a story of being trafficked,” said Virginia Roberts Giuffre, according to quotes released ahead of the broadcast.
Roberts Giuffre, who says she was 17 when she was trafficked by Epstein, has alleged that she met with Andrew on three separate occasions. The legal age of consent in the U.K. is 16.
In an interview with the BBC on Nov. 15, which was filmed after BBC Panorama filmed its interview with Roberts Giuffre, Andrew said he did not recall ever meeting her.
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A seemingly endless winter storm that bedeviled holiday travelers across much of the country dumped over a foot of snow on parts of the East. More than 660 flights into or out of the U.S. were canceled, with more than 4,000 delays.
Forecasters say the storm could drop 10 to 20 inches of snow from Pennsylvania to Maine. Governments closed schools and offices, and National Guard members were deployed to help clear snow in eastern New York.
When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry.
Sabourin had to eventually give up after a year and thousands of dollars trying to hire a top ballroom dancer from Greece to teach at her Fred Astaire studio in Orange, Connecticut, only to have the woman detained at New York's Kennedy Airport and sent back home.
"It would just be nice to know why we're having such a hard time," Sabourin said. "It's affecting our business, definitely."
A bullet fired into a Madison, Wisconsin, home last week missed a sleeping toddler by inches, coming to rest in a stuffed "Baby Shark" toy inches by her head. Investigators said the bullet hit...
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U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming.
In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing that levels of heat-trapping gases have hit a record high, reaching levels not seen for at least 3 million years when sea levels were 10-20 meters (33-66 feet) higher than today.
Amazon has removed Christmas ornaments from its website that depict the Auschwitz concentration camp after complaints on social media, NBC News reported.
The Auschwitz Memorial, which preserves the site of the former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp in Poland, tweeted images of ornaments and other trinkets featuring the camp on Sunday.
Amazon told NBC News in a statement Monday morning that the products in question have been removed.
"All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account," a company spokesperson said in a statement.
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A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico's coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island's heritage that is still being discovered.
Scientists hope to use the 3D images they've taken so far to also help identify which historic sites are most vulnerable to hurricanes, erosion and other dangers before it's too late to save the island's patrimony.
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President Donald Trump on Monday accused Argentina and Brazil of hurting American farmers through currency manipulation and said he'll slap tariffs on their steel and aluminum imports to retaliate.
Trump also called on America's central bank to take action to prevent other countries from devaluing their currencies.
Both South American nations were among a group of U.S. allies that Trump had exempted from steel and aluminum tariffs in March 2018.