Police set up perimeter with SWAT after double shooting in Wynwood – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami Police have shut down a large section of Wynwood responding with SWAT, K-9 units and a police helicopter to look for a subject connected to a shooting that sent two people to the hospital.

According to police, the victims were shot in the area of Northeast Second Avenue and 20th Street, at around 1:45 p.m., Friday.

Hours later, 7SkyForce HD showed officers in tactical gear standing behind cruisers with their guns drawn.

Kenya school stampede: At least 14 pupils killed in Kakamega

At least 14 pupils have been killed in a stampede at a primary school in western Kenya, officials say. The crush happened at Kakamega Primary School, north-west of the capital Nairobi, on Monday afternoon. Reports say children were leaving classes for home at about 17:00 local time (14:00 GMT) when the stampede took place.

Education minister George Magoha confirmed the 14 deaths to local media. “The loss of a child is very painful. My condolences to parents who have lost their children,” Mr Magoha told Citizen TV. Nearly 40 other students were injured – some critically – and taken to hospital, reports say. Some of them were released after receiving treatment.

Kobe Bryant Dead, Dies in Helicopter Crash

Kobe Bryant died in a helicoper crash in Calabasas Sunday morning … TMZ Sports has confirmed.

Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down. A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.

Trump’s idea of executive power is also impeachment defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes.

Something is the best or the worst, a person is a winner or a total loser, an event has never happened before, even when it has.

Absolutism was the unwritten credo of his career in business and is the guiding light of his presidency as he makes an assertion rarely heard from an American president: that he can do as he pleases.

Now that approach faces its ultimate test as a foundation of Trump’s defense in his impeachment trial, namely that he is cloaked with unrestrained authority. How that question is answered, both by the Senate in the impeachment trial and by voters in November, will define how Americans view the concept of presidential power.

Airstrikes kill at least 15 during ceasefire in northwestern Syria

More than a dozen people were killed and 60 injured in airstrikes on Wednesday in the last rebel-held area in northwest Syria, according to activists on the ground and the volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets.

The deaths come after a ceasefire agreement in the province went into effect on January 12, according to the Turkish defense ministry. The deal was brokered by Turkey and Russia.

At least 15 people were killed in strikes on a market and the industrial zone in Idlib city, according to Idlib-based media activist Zaher Jaber. There are reports of people still buried under the rubble.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/15/middleeast/syria-airstrikes-ceasefire-intl/index.html

House Votes To Send Articles Of Impeachment To Senate

The House voted Wednesday to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate nearly one month after voting to impeach him, clearing the way for his trial to begin.

Members of the House are expected to formally march the impeachment articles over to the Senate later in the day, following tradition.

Earlier on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the seven lawmakers she had chosen to act as managers in the Senate trial, arguing the case for removing Trump from office. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) will serve as lead manager. The other six are House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), House Administration Committee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Val Demings (D-Fla.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas).

The vote to approve the managers and send the impeachment articles to the Senate fell almost entirely along party lines, 228-193, with just one Democrat, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, joining the Republicans to oppose the resolution.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/house-articles-impeachment-senate_n_5e18ba46c5b6da971d156366

U.S. Looks at Cuts to Military Aid to Iraq if Troops Are Asked to Leave.

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is preparing possible cuts of $250 million in military aid to Iraq, funds already approved by Congress, if the government expels U.S. troops, and is reconsidering a broad spectrum of other economic and military assistance that isn’t yet committed. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-looks-at-cuts-to-military-aid-to-iraq-if-troops-are-asked-to-leave-11579046148

Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal: researchers

A U.S. cybersecurity company says Russian military agents successfully hacked the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the scandal that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

Russian agents launched a phishing campaign in early November aimed at stealing the login credentials for employees of Burisma Holdings, the gas company, according to Area 1 Security, a Silicon Valley company that specializes in e-mail security.

Hunter Biden, son of former U.S. vice president and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, previously served on Burisma’s board.

https://apnews.com/9a4a6d6f21b48375b762b88587c45411

Plane crash in Yellowstone County, Montana, kills all four people aboard

The plane did not land as scheduled Saturday night, prompting the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office and federal agencies to track its last location. They determined it dropped from radar north of Billings, according to the sheriff’s office.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder and a pilot flew to the area and discovered a downed aircraft with no survivors inside. Four bodies were recovered late Sunday afternoon.

The victims have not yet been identified.

Investigators said the plane likely clipped a radio tower wire before it crashed. Authorities have not said what kind of plane was involved.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/plane-crash-yellowstone-montana-kills-all-four-people-aboard-n1114316

Cory Booker drops out of the 2020 presidential race

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced Monday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

The big picture: Although Booker was seen as a rising star in Democratic politics, he struggled to shine in the 2020 race. In recent weeks, he focused his ire on the dwindling diversity in the Democratic field, saying in December that the race had “more billionaires than black people” after Kamala Harris’ departure.

https://www.axios.com/cory-booker-drops-out-2020-presidential-race-a8fa2940-9555-4129-9e5a-eea5eceb60d1.html