Donald Trump impeachment updates: Tantrums, amnesia, accusations and everything else you need to know about the hearings
Donald Trump impeachment updates: Tantrums, amnesia, accusations and everything else you need to know about the hearings

The impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump kicked off on Wednesday. It was a day when the entire US remained glued to the TV. There were happenings of all sort and we bring them to you in snippets.

Trump impeachment hearings: Life as usual as citizens take in proceedings on media amid routine work, chores
Trump impeachment hearings: Life as usual as citizens take in proceedings on media amid routine work, chores

The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show but it has not evoked very high interest among citizens.

Trump impeachment inquiry: American diplomat in Ukraine reveals new evidence regarding investigation into rival Joe Biden
Trump impeachment inquiry: American diplomat in Ukraine reveals new evidence regarding investigation into rival Joe Biden

At its core, the inquiry stems from Trump’s July 25 phone call when he asked Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, for “a favor.” Trump wanted the Ukraine government to investigate Democrats’ activities in the 2016 election and his potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden.

Nancy Pelosi's strategy to impeach Donald Trump is 'quite brilliant', says Steve Bannon
Nancy Pelosi's strategy to impeach Donald Trump is 'quite brilliant', says Steve Bannon

Despite his appreciation for Pelosi, the former White House chief strategist, argued that the impeachment hearings would ultimately prove to be positive for the president

Jared Kushner pushes for 'wall cam' to livestream Trump's border wall construction ahead of 2020 poll
Jared Kushner pushes for 'wall cam' to livestream Trump's border wall construction ahead of 2020 poll

Reports state Kushner proposed the move in an attempt to install faith in Trump supporters as the administration is slowly trudging towards its goal of completing 450 miles of border wall before the end of 2020.

Mike Pence will be replaced as Nikki Haley 'wants to be Vice President', ex-Republican strategist says
Mike Pence will be replaced as Nikki Haley 'wants to be Vice President', ex-Republican strategist says

The strategist said that he believes Vice President Mike Pence is waiting to be cut loose by President Donald Trump.

Stephen Miller's fondness for white nationalism laid bare in leaked emails to Breitbart, AOC calls for his resignation
Stephen Miller's fondness for white nationalism laid bare in leaked emails to Breitbart, AOC calls for his resignation

The private emails were sent in the time period when Miller worked as an aide to then-Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, and later as a senior advisor for Trump's presidential campaign

Melania Trump looks stylish as she beats Arctic blast in oversized gray jacket after spending the weekend in New York
Melania Trump looks stylish as she beats Arctic blast in oversized gray jacket after spending the weekend in New York

She paired up the coat with a chic high neck long-sleeved black top and a pair of black skinny jeans.

Houston Astros accused of cheating, stealing signs using electronic devices during 2017 season, MLB launches probe
Houston Astros accused of cheating, stealing signs using electronic devices during 2017 season, MLB launches probe

Pitcher Mike Fiers, who played for the Astros that season, along with three other unidentified people associated with the club, claimed the team used the system into the playoffs in a report published on Tuesday

Sarah Palin says she felt like she'd been 'shot' when her husband Todd asked for a divorce in an email
Sarah Palin says she felt like she'd been 'shot' when her husband Todd asked for a divorce in an email

The former Alaska governor also revealed that her husband Todd filed for divorce on his birthday, just days after their 31st wedding anniversary

Ilhan Omar's lover, who left his wife to be with Minnesota Congresswoman, says he never loved his spouse
Ilhan Omar's lover, who left his wife to be with Minnesota Congresswoman, says he never loved his spouse

Tim Mynett, Omar's campaign worker, said he stayed back with Beth Jordan, 17 years his senior, because he did not want to leave his little son.

As San Francisco drowns in filth, DA-elect Chesa Boudin says public urination 'will not be prosecuted'
As San Francisco drowns in filth, DA-elect Chesa Boudin says public urination 'will not be prosecuted'

The lawyer, who eyes criminal justice reform, is set to abide by his campaign promise even though SF continues to struggle with its problem with open filth.

America is not drinking milk much, forcing its biggest milk-producing company file for bankruptcy
America is not drinking milk much, forcing its biggest milk-producing company file for bankruptcy

People's shift to soda, juice, almond milk and other food items has seen a steady drop in demand and it has left the milk-producing firms to struggle. The demand for butter and cheese has not been affected though.

Sandy Hook shooting: Victims' kin to sue gun manufacturer Remington after Supreme Court nod
Sandy Hook shooting: Victims' kin to sue gun manufacturer Remington after Supreme Court nod

In a blow to the gun industry, the apex court refused to entertain an appeal from Remington Arms that made the weapon with which 26 lives were taken at the elementary school in Connecticut.

Donald Trump doesn't mind meeting dictators as long as it helps US interests: 'We want to help our people'
Donald Trump doesn't mind meeting dictators as long as it helps US interests: 'We want to help our people'

In a speech at the New York Economic Club on November 12, the president said he is never shy of meeting leaders, irrespective of how they rule their own lands.

Hillary Clinton 2020: Former candidate says she's under 'enormous pressure' to join presidential election race, but doesn't say by whom
Hillary Clinton 2020: Former candidate says she's under 'enormous pressure' to join presidential election race, but doesn't say by whom

The 72-year-old politician who contested the 2008 and 2016 elections without any success, ruled out joining the 2020 fray in March but her latest actions and words suggest that she could eventually be in.

'Give me a fu**ing gun': World War II veteran threatens to shoot anti-Trump protesters at NY parade
'Give me a fu**ing gun': World War II veteran threatens to shoot anti-Trump protesters at NY parade

The demonstrators protesting against President Donald Trump were also veterans.

Trump deletes tweet endorsing Sean Spicer on 'Dancing With The Stars' after he's eliminated
Trump deletes tweet endorsing Sean Spicer on 'Dancing With The Stars' after he's eliminated

Although Trump took his endorsement tweet down, he appreciated Spicer's efforts in the reality show and wrote another tweet.

Elizabeth Warren told to 'smile more' to win male voters for 2020 presidential polls
Elizabeth Warren told to 'smile more' to win male voters for 2020 presidential polls

The phrase "smile more" is a common phrase used often to denigrate serious women. It was infamously used against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential run. 

3 killed in mid-Michigan crash, 8-year-old girl dies in Kansas as Arctic blast brings heavy snow and ice across US
3 killed in mid-Michigan crash, 8-year-old girl dies in Kansas as Arctic blast brings heavy snow and ice across US

About 1,220 flights were canceled at Chicago's airports and officials in the area opened warming centers. In Michigan, some schools closed early, as did dozens of schools in the St. Louis area.

Stormy Daniels joins rapper YG on stage to sing 'F**k Donald Trump', claims she 'just laid there when they had sex'
Stormy Daniels joins rapper YG on stage to sing 'F**k Donald Trump', claims she 'just laid there when they had sex'

The Stormy Daniels–Donald Trump scandal became one of the biggest issues to hit the White House last year.

New York Jets legend Mark Gastineau was raped multiple times as a teenager: 'People will be shocked'
New York Jets legend Mark Gastineau was raped multiple times as a teenager: 'People will be shocked'

The 62-year-old said he was sexually assaulted when he was between the ages of 11 and 14 years by a Mexican man who worked on the family’s 80-acre ranch in Arizona

US govt knew detaining migrant children was traumatic, in spite of that they still held 70,000 children in 2019, says report
US govt knew detaining migrant children was traumatic, in spite of that they still held 70,000 children in 2019, says report

Pregnant women and kids have been left to suffer in unfavorable conditions at the border as the official procedure gets dragged on.

End of the Florida shark fin trade? Barbaric practice could be over uprooted completely if two new bills to close law loopholes are passed
End of the Florida shark fin trade? Barbaric practice could be over uprooted completely if two new bills to close law loopholes are passed

A study says that dive tourism and shark encounters in the state can reach over $220 million a year in Florida, in comparison to just $1 million from the fin and meat trade.

Bernie Sanders won't buy back your guns: Democratic candidate slams Beto O’Rourke's 'unconstitutional' idea, calls it 'confiscation'
Bernie Sanders won't buy back your guns: Democratic candidate slams Beto O’Rourke's 'unconstitutional' idea, calls it 'confiscation'

The 2020 presidential hopeful said in Iowa recently that compulsory buying back of weapons is 'essentially confiscation' and he doesn't support it in principle.

Cat put in 'solitary confinement' as punishment for repeatedly letting other felines out of enclosures
Cat put in 'solitary confinement' as punishment for repeatedly letting other felines out of enclosures

Quilty the cat, 6, has his very own Instagram page where his naughty and playful behavior has been documented in great detail.

The mystery of the USS Grayback: How a mistranslation kept the Navy from finding the submarine's final resting place for 75 years
The mystery of the USS Grayback: How a mistranslation kept the Navy from finding the submarine's final resting place for 75 years

USS Grayback (SS-208), which was sunk by Japanese bombing in 1944, was eventually tracked 100 miles from the area where it was originally thought to have drowned.

Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot in neck during car chase, in critical condition
Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot in neck during car chase, in critical condition

According to Country Club Hills police, when they arrived at the scene the victim had already been taken to the hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for brain surgery
Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for brain surgery

The 95-year-old was hospitalized for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls.

'A Warning' book by anonymous writer claims Trump urged aides to draft bill to reduce number of federal judges
'A Warning' book by anonymous writer claims Trump urged aides to draft bill to reduce number of federal judges

Parts of the book by an anonymous author, who claims to be a Trump administration official, which were previewed Sunday, included: "'Can we just get rid of the judges? Let's get rid of the f***ing judges,' Trump fumed one morning. 'There shouldn't be any at all, really'"

Gold Star father Khizr Khan slams Don Jr. for ‘shameful’ and 'disgusting' comparison of business loss to late son’s life
Gold Star father Khizr Khan slams Don Jr. for ‘shameful’ and 'disgusting' comparison of business loss to late son’s life

Khan famously denounced Donald Trump from the stage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

'Greta-shaming' trends in Israel as office workers use Thunberg's angry pics to persuade colleagues to avoid plastic
'Greta-shaming' trends in Israel as office workers use Thunberg's angry pics to persuade colleagues to avoid plastic

Public schools in Tel Aviv have also stopped the use of disposable plastic items.

Speeding Porsche hits median, launches into air and crashes into second floor of New Jersey building leaving two people dead
Speeding Porsche hits median, launches into air and crashes into second floor of New Jersey building leaving two people dead

The occupants of the vehicle, 22-year-old Braden DeMartin, of Toms River, who was driving, and his passenger 23-year-old Daniel Foley, were both declared dead at the scene.

Arctic blast to hit over 80,000 homeless Chicago residents, more than 600 flights cancelled as record-breaking cold expected
Arctic blast to hit over 80,000 homeless Chicago residents, more than 600 flights cancelled as record-breaking cold expected

Amid the winter weather advisory, more than 600 flights have also been canceled at O’Hare and Midway Airports.

Kansas man fired from restaurant after being diagnosed HIV positive, claims lawsuit
Kansas man fired from restaurant after being diagnosed HIV positive, claims lawsuit

Armando Gutierrez was working as a server at the Big Biscuit restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas, when he was diagnosed with HIV

Veterans group calls Trump a 'national security threat' as it launches campaign against the president
Veterans group calls Trump a 'national security threat' as it launches campaign against the president

VoteVets is also seeking to target some Republican senators up for reelection including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Trump slams ABC after leak shows studio tried to bury Epstein victim's interview: 'We no longer have freedom of the press'
Trump slams ABC after leak shows studio tried to bury Epstein victim's interview: 'We no longer have freedom of the press'

ABC News anchor Amy Robach was heard saying in a leaked audio clip saying ABC killed her interview with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, an accuser of the now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein

John Kelly and Rex Tillerson wanted to 'save the country' from Trump, claims Nikki Haley
John Kelly and Rex Tillerson wanted to 'save the country' from Trump, claims Nikki Haley

The former US ambassador to the UN is coming up with a new book in which she mentioned about the same. She also defended Trump against the ongoing impeachment drive in an interview.

Michael Bloomberg joins presidential race but only 4% of Democratic primary voters back him, finds poll
Michael Bloomberg joins presidential race but only 4% of Democratic primary voters back him, finds poll

Experts feel the billionaire former NYC mayor has a mountain to climb to bag the party's nomination and the Joe Biden campaign is already feeling the heat. It could see Hillary in the fray too, predicts another expert.

New poll finds 51 percent of Americans are opposed to transgender athletes taking part in women's sports
New poll finds 51 percent of Americans are opposed to transgender athletes taking part in women's sports

People's take on the transgenders' sporting rights has been found to be contradictory to their social rights, like serving in the military.

Mexico Mormon massacre: Hundreds of community members flee the area after brutal cartel attack, doubt they'll ever go back
Mexico Mormon massacre: Hundreds of community members flee the area after brutal cartel attack, doubt they'll ever go back

The mass shooting of the members of the community that left three women and six children dead in Sonora occurred the same day as the families buried their loved ones on November 4. 

John Legend blasts former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for comparing Trump's impeachment inquiry to a 'death penalty'
John Legend blasts former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for comparing Trump's impeachment inquiry to a 'death penalty'

Nikki Haley had said that impeachment was 'like the death penalty' for a public official, while speaking about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump in a 'CBS News' interview.

Robert De Niro slams 'fake president' Trump, says he wouldn't last long even in the real gangster world
Robert De Niro slams 'fake president' Trump, says he wouldn't last long even in the real gangster world

De Niro further made comments about Trump's psyche, saying he knew the reason he used terms such as 'fake news'. 'He calls everything else fake because he knows he's fake, said 'The Irishman' actor.

'Neat-freak' Pablo Escobar loved fancy bathrooms and had a kink collection including 'lace negligees and sex toys', say DEA agents
'Neat-freak' Pablo Escobar loved fancy bathrooms and had a kink collection including 'lace negligees and sex toys', say DEA agents

The agents also discovered that Escobar prayed to a ceramic Virgin Mary clutching a baby Jesus in her arms seeking her protection and blessing.

Greta Thunberg expertly shuts down heckler at climate rally: 'Maybe you can do it later'
Greta Thunberg expertly shuts down heckler at climate rally: 'Maybe you can do it later'

The 16-year-old has been traveling around the country to spread awareness about climate change, while also inspiring other teenagers to join the fight against global warming. 

Man claimed he'll 'make a scene' before knifing 'Baby Trump' protest balloon during president's visit to Alabama-LSU football game
Man claimed he'll 'make a scene' before knifing 'Baby Trump' protest balloon during president's visit to Alabama-LSU football game

Hoyt Hutchinson, 32, who disapproved of the protesters and the 'Baby Trump' balloon, had earlier made a Facebook Live video about his plan to 'make a scene'.

Donald Trump Jr calls out 'The View' host Sunny Hostin for getting paid by network that 'protected' Epstein
Donald Trump Jr calls out 'The View' host Sunny Hostin for getting paid by network that 'protected' Epstein

Days after Donald Trump Jr and Sunny Hostin went head to head on 'The View' talk show, the war of words between the two continued on Twitter.

Amazon accused of promoting pedophilia after its 'Daddy’s Little S**t' children's t-shirts spark intense customer backlash online
Amazon accused of promoting pedophilia after its 'Daddy’s Little S**t' children's t-shirts spark intense customer backlash online

The attention to these disturbing products was first brought on by the tweets of journalist Yashar Ali who shared a screenshot on Twitter, in which the product description claimed that the top was suitable for various occasions.

Trump thought it would be 'stupid' to 'pick a fight' with Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, claims new book
Trump thought it would be 'stupid' to 'pick a fight' with Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, claims new book

Donald Trump was speaking about his decision not to 'pick a fight' with the Saudi ruler because oil prices would skyrocket, according to a forthcoming book by an anonymous author who is a senior Trump administration official.