Trump pleaded the Fifth more than 400 times during his deposition in New York, only answering a question about what his name is, according to a report from NBC News
Trump attorney Ron Fischetti said the deposition involved Trump saying "same answer" over and over again, reiterating his Fifth Amendment plea.news.yahoo.com
Omicron subvariant BA.5 is spreading fast: What to know about the new COVID strain
A new sub-variant of the omicron variant of COVID-19, known as BA.5, has been discovered in the U.S. and several other countries. Here is what you need to know about this emerging sub-variant, known as BA.5. The BA.5 sub-variant descends from the original omicron variant of COVID-19, known as BA.1. According to Yale Medicine, the BA.5 subvariant of omicron has a tendency to evade some of the antibodies made after vaccinations and infections. How do I protect myself from the BA.5 subvariant?mlive.com
Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone set to testify before Jan. 6 committee on Friday
White House Counsel Pat Cipollone (R) waits for the beginning of a cabinet meeting in the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, DC. Former President Donald Trump's White House counsel Pat Cipollone is expected to testify on Friday before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, a person familiar with the matter told NBC News on Wednesday. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.cnbc.com
Secret Service agents are prepared to testify that Trump did not lunge at them or try to take control of the car to reach the Capitol, reports say
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows, testified that Trump sought to go to the Capitol though he knew his supporters were armed.news.yahoo.com
Amber Heard questioned the likelihood of other women involved with Johnny Depp coming forward about abuse: 'Look what happened to me. Would you?'
His lawyers argued "not one woman has come forward and said he physically hit them. You were the only one," Savannah Guthrie told Heard in an interview.news.yahoo.com
Amazon Prime Day 2022: What to know about this blockbuster July shopping event
Amazon Prime Day is now set for mid-July, it was announced early today. There are now pre-Prime Day sales, typically reduced Amazon Prime memberships available before the sale, and even a domino effect as Prime Day sparks online spinoff sales at competing retailers like Walmart and Target. When is Amazon Prime Day? The 48-hour event kicks off July 12 at 3 a.m. EDT and runs through July 13 for Amazon Prime members in several countries, including the U.S.What is Amazon Prime Day? Yes, Prime Day deals are for Amazon Prime members.mlive.com
Percentage of Americans who say Trump was responsible for Jan. 6 drops: poll
The percentage of Americans who say former President Trump was responsible for the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol dropped to 45 percent in an NBC News poll released on Monday. About 17 percent of respondents said the former president is solely responsible for the rioting, while 28 percent say he is mainly…news.yahoo.com
Border Patrol Agents Defied Uvalde Police Orders to Remain Outside School
The Border Patrol agents who killed the school shooter in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday entered the school on their own accord after local law enforcement requested that they hold back, two senior federal law enforcement sources told NBC News on Friday.news.yahoo.com
Kimberly Gill shares her experience meeting a journalist she grew up watching on NBC News
When my boss asked me if I wanted to interview Maria Shriver when she came to town to deliver the commencement speech last week at the University of Michigan, I looked at her and said, “well, that’s a no-brainer.” Of course, I would! I was ecstatic! What a fantastic assignment.
Passengers trapped underneath a 'pedal pub' that overturned in Atlanta, injuring 15 people, were rescued by quick-thinking bystanders, said an eyewitness
Atlanta police said a "pedal pub" went too fast and flipped over. Two passengers were critically injured and three were in a serious condition.news.yahoo.com
Biden and Democrats Should Be Absolutely Terrified by New Poll Numbers
Mario Tama/GettyIn Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, a character is asked how he went bankrupt. “Gradually, then suddenly” is the reply.This formulation might also help explain how it feels to lose an election. President Joe Biden’s collapse of popular support has been so long coming that a new Quinnipiac poll showing him with just a 33 percent approval rating (!) was greeted mostly with yawns.Dig a little deeper, though, and things are even scarier for Democrats.The Backlash Over Trump’s Dnews.yahoo.com
Psaki rumors, Mulvaney hire at CBS News trouble journalists
Far less common is seeing pushback to such decisions from journalists working there, as has happened recently at CBS and NBC News. Discontent emerged over CBS' hiring of former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney as a commentator and discussions about current White House press secretary Jen Psaki working at MSNBC when her time in the Biden administration is through. In both cases, journalists have been quiet publicly about their concerns over the decisions.news.yahoo.com
Biden approval rating falls to record low in NBC News poll
President Biden's approval rating has reached a new low, according to an NBC News poll released Sunday. Biden's overall approval rating declined to 40 percent in the survey, which found that 55 percent of respondents did not approve of how he is doing as president.In a January NBC News poll, Biden's job approval stood at 43 percent, while 54 percent did not approve of his performance.Seven out of 10 Americans questioned in the new poll expressed...news.yahoo.com
Teacher hospitalized after attack by 5-year-old student
PEMBROKE PINES, Florida — An elementary school teacher was left “weak and dazed” and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment after an attack by a 5-year-old student, reports say. Despite the attack last week at Pines Lakes Elementary School, the young student will not face charges, the Pembroke Pines Police Department tells NBC Miami on Monday. It was there the student then attacked the teacher, hitting her with hands, fists and feet, NBC Miami reports. The 5-year-old involved in the attack is a special needs student, NBC Miami reports. In a previous attack, Fusco says the student pinned the teacher under a bookcase, causing her to lose consciousness.mlive.com
Blinken to Baltics: NATO commitment is 'ironclad'
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is assuring Lithuania and Latvia of NATO protection and American support. Blinken made quick visits Monday to two of the three Baltic states increasingly on edge as Russia's invasion of Ukraine moves forward. (March 7)news.yahoo.com
NBC's Guthrie grills Barr: Didn't Americans 'deserve to know what you knew' about Trump?
NBC News anchor and host of the "Today" show Savannah Guthrie on Monday pressed former Attorney General William Barr why he decided, in his 2020 resignation letter to include positive remarks about former President Trump, who he has called "dangerous" to the country in a new book. "You say in your book you were worried about the peaceful transition of power. You even had national security concerns," Guthrie said to Barr during his first live...news.yahoo.com
Report: Fake overseas accounts driving ‘trucker convoy’ momentum online
The “truck convoy” protests that have overtaken Ottawa and Windsor this week are gaining similar momentum with U.S. anti-vaccination groups, but many of the social media accounts associated are from overseas and are not real, according to a report from NBC News.
Pence's ex-chief of staff Marc Short said the former vice president didn't want the world to see a 'visual' of him 'fleeing the Capitol' on January 6
Secret Service asked to remove Pence from the US Capitol on multiple occasions, but he refused to leave, according to his former chief of staff.news.yahoo.com
Navy SEAL candidate dies after "Hell Week"
A Navy SEAL candidate died on Friday and another was hospitalized in San Diego at the end of what is known as Hell Week, an intense training phase for the military unit, NBC News reports.Driving the news: The candidates were taken to the hospital Friday "several hours after their Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) class successfully completed Hell Week, part of the first phase of the Navy SEAL assessment and selection pathway," Naval Special Warfare command said in a statement, per NBC.Stanews.yahoo.com
Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction: 6 more weeks of winter
Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow on this Groundhog Day 2021. However, the tradition of Groundhog Day lived on as Americans watched from home. Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction (NBC News)Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction (NBC News)Punxsutawney Phil makes Groundhog Day 2021 prediction (NBC News)Not snow nor pandemic keeps Punxsutawney Phil from his job (AP):Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor pandemic stays Punxsutawney Phil from emerging from his burrow to forecast whether there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring. There are two other high-profile “imposters,” as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club calls them, in the region. Also without fanfare, Chuckles, Connecticut’s official state groundhog, will make a prediction from home: the Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester.
Retiring Brokaw: Journalists should get out of power centers
Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. Brokaw, who turns 81 next month, announced last week that he's retiring from NBC News, where he worked for 55 years. He's been away from the power centers himself, and hasn't been to New York since before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Brokaw said he's impressed with the work of young journalists at NBC News and elsewhere, and is invested in seeing them succeed. “It was bang, bang, bang, just like that,” he said, “and it frankly astonished me, astonished my parents and my friends back in South Dakota.
Tom Brokaw says he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years
FILE - "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw delivers his closing remarks during his final broadcast, in New York on Dec. 1, 2004. Brokaw says he is retiring from NBC News after working at the network for 55 years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK – Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, once television news' most popular broadcaster as he told viewers about the biggest events of that late 20th Century, said Friday that he's retiring from television. In 2013, Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that affects the bone marrow. Brokaw said the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 400,000 Americans in the past year, was the country's greatest test since the Civil War.
Rashida Jones replaces Phil Griffin as MSNBC president
NEW YORK – Phil Griffin is stepping down as the longtime president of MSNBC, to be replaced early next year by rising NBC News executive Rashida Jones. Griffin, 64, has worked at NBC News for 35 years and has been president of MSNBC since 2008. Jones, who has been with NBC News for the past seven years, is currently chief of breaking news and major events at the network. She just led the network's coverage of the 2020 presidential election and the team preparing Kristen Welker as moderator of the third presidential debate. Cesar Conde, the new chairman of the NBC Universal News Group, has made diversity one of his top priorities.
2020 indelible TV moments: Trebek, debate bluster and Floyd
Trebek made no secret of the fight with pancreatic cancer that claimed his life on Nov. 8. Here are a selection of the defining moments of 2020 from the perspective of The Associated Press' media and television writers. ALEX TREBEKThe “Jeopardy!” host made no secret of the fight with pancreatic cancer that ultimately claimed his life on Nov. 8. Millions of viewers will see the story resolved on their own time, creating countless individual moments rather than a communal one. The actors were conciliatory toward each other about what occurred during a marital separation, but Will Smith couldn’t resist revising his wife’s description.
US House passes bill aimed at decriminalizing cannabis, clearing nonviolent federal convictions
The U.S House voted Friday to pass a bill that would decriminalize cannabis and clear the way to erasing nonviolent federal marijuana convictions. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE Act, is aimed at decriminalizing cannabis (marijuana) and making it possible to erase nonviolent federal marijuana convictions. BREAKING: US House votes 228-164 to pass historic bill that would decriminalize cannabis and clear the way to erase nonviolent federal marijuana convictions; bill moves to US Senate. Related: UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug categoryThis comes after more states voted to legalize recreational marijuana this past month. Friday’s vote would mark the first time a full chamber of Congress has taken up the issue of federally decriminalizing cannabis, NBC reports.
Wayne County Board of Canvassers GOP members attempt to rescind vote certification
The federal lawsuit in Michigan over votes in Wayne County has been withdrawn. The Trump Campaign said it achieved what it wanted when the Wayne County Board of Canvassers refused to certify the results. Hours later, the board did vote to certify them, but now the two Republican members said they want to rescind their votes. He said he didn’t agree to certification and that he believes there were more than clerical errors in Wayne County. She said the election has been certified in Wayne County and has already been sent to the state board of canvassers.
After tense night, election mystery remains for media
A man stops to watch election returns on electronic billboards in Times Square, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York. Cable and broadcast news divisions followed the story closely, even as they learned that election night coverage was a relative dud with viewers. An estimated 56.9 million people watched coverage over 21 networks during primetime hours Tuesday, down sharply from the 71.4 million viewers on election night 2016, the Nielsen company said. For weeks, media outlets had warned that Americans would need patience on election night and beyond, and that turned out to be their most accurate prediction. Even if Biden won the presidency, Democrats were sure to face questions about why the race was so close and why predicted gains in Congress didn't materialize.
LIVE MAP: 2020 election results map for Trump vs. Biden
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ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 3, 2020
While millions have already voted in the 2020 General Election, millions of other will still be voting in person on Tuesday. Today Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris will campaign in Detroit, the Biden-Harris campaign announced Monday. Watch live coverage of Election Day 2020 from NBC News -- coverage of races from around the country all day long, starting Tuesday morning. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 184,889 as of Monday, including 7,357 deaths, state officials report. Monday’s update represents 6,709 new cases and 17 additional deaths over the past two days.
Networks line up election law experts for vote coverage
Television networks are adding experts in election law to their election night coverage teams. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)NEW YORK – Television networks are adding experts in election law to their election night coverage teams so they're prepared to explain legal challenges or irregularities that may come up during the vote. ABC and NBC have made similar arrangements, although some of those experts will have more offscreen roles. “I think everyone recognizes that.”NBC News has hired a firm that specializes in election law for advice and to provide lawyers who can appear on the air if they need to, said division president Noah Oppenheim. Marc Burstein, the network's top elections producer, said ABC believes it's best for viewers to see faces they're familiar with.
NBC News explains what happened when it tried to report on alleged Hunter Biden emails
From the NBC News report:"The complaints from President Donald Trump and his allies have been growing louder as the election approaches: Why isn’t the mainstream media covering the Hunter Biden laptop story? Trump and his allies say there is evidence of corruption in emails and documents allegedly found on a laptop belonging to Democrat Joe Biden’s son. Trump and his allies alleged that means Joe Biden has lied when he said he never discussed his son’s business roles. Among others: Most mainstream news organizations, including NBC News, have not been granted access to the documents. Read more: How a fake persona laid the groundwork for a Hunter Biden conspiracy deluge
NBC's Welker sharp in first turn as debate moderator
Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News listens as President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)
Mission impossible? Welker on tap to moderate second debate
On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, Welker is scheduled to moderate the second and last Presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden. The NBC News White House correspondent is scheduled to moderate Thursday's second and last session between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. While Welker was one of four questioners at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, this is by far the 44-year-old journalist's biggest stage. She's the first Black woman to moderate a presidential debate since Carole Simpson in 1992. Andrea Mitchell, the NBC News correspondent who moderated last fall's Democratic debate with Welker, Rachel Maddow and Ashley Parker, doubted her colleague would be intimidated.
In head-to-head town halls, Biden beats Trump in audience
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)NEW YORK – It's not the tally that really matters, but Joe Biden scored something of an upset over President Donald Trump. In their dueling town halls, the Democratic presidential candidate reached more viewers on ABC than Trump did for NBC News Thursday night. The Biden town hall reached 14.1 million people on ABC between 8 and 9 p.m. and Trump had 13.5 million combined on NBC, CNBC and MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. “Well, that just happened,” MSNBC's Rachel Maddow said as soon as Trump's town hall with Savannah Guthrie ended, proceeding to launch into a lengthy fact-check. The Biden town hall, with questions from the audience and moderator George Stephanopoulos, lasted 90 minutes.