It be Thursday, Jan. 23, 2019. Let’s delivery right here.

1. The managers

On the first of their three days of opening arguments within the Senate trial, the Rental impeachment managers started making their case against President Donald Trump, accusing him of abuse of vitality and obstruction of Congress.

Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.) a Rental manager within the trial, „attempted to carry all of these threads of the Ukraine affair collectively for senators,“ particularly for folk that didn’t put collectively testimony from the impeachment hearings, says ABC News‘ Katherine Faulders on „Originate Here.“

„Now it be their job because the Rental impeachment managers to most up-to-date what they insist are the info to the senators who include now now not related the dots,“ she tells the podcast.

Sooner than heading support to Washington, D.C. from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the president blasted the Democratic Rental managers for bringing the case to the Senate, „They’d no case. It be all a hoax.“

2. Weinstein trial underway

The rape and sexual assault trial of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is now underway in Contemporary York.

In opening arguments, prosecutors called Weinstein a sexual predator and a rapist, and outlined their case with six girls testifying against the ancient movie rich person.

The defense dismissed the claims, saying all intercourse modified into once consensual and at one point described the prosecutors opening arguments „as a preview to a movie we’re now now not going to think,“ based solely on ABC News‘ Chris Francescani.

3. Ex-CEO: Grammys rigged

Worn Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan is claiming that the Recording Academy „manipulates the nominations direction of,“ based solely on her complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Dugan, who modified into once placed on move final week for unspecified misconduct, also alleged within the complaint that she modified into once self-discipline to retaliation for accusing an academy executive of sexually harassing her. He has denied the claim.

„She’s saying if truth be told she modified into once sidelined from this insist and the good bombshell that everybody appears to be like to be now talking about is that she’s saying that the Recording Academy could maybe well maybe include rigged nominations, balloting and even who will get to construct on the Grammys,“ ABC News‘ Erielle Reshef tells the podcast.

In a statement, the Recording Academy accused Dugan of developing a „poisonous and intolerable work atmosphere and engaged in abusive and bullying habits,“ allegations that Dugan has denied. The academy added that it „without delay launched honest investigations to study each and each Ms. Dugan’s skill misconduct and her subsequent allegations.“

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In other places:

‚Thorough investigation‘: Gritty, the extremely in model mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, is acknowledged for his antics each and each on and off the ice however one household alleges that he could maybe well maybe include long gone too some distance after accusing the mascot of punching and physically assaulting a 13-12 months-passe boy.

‚Stark and hobble reminder‘: Three People were killed battling the Australian wildfires Thursday when their water tanker airplane crashed in Contemporary South Wales.

‚Authorized of the Russians‘: Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard filed a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for defamation alleging that the ancient secretary of insist counseled the congresswoman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate modified into once a „favourite of the Russians.“

‚Amplify in incidents by untrained animals‘: Vacationers will almost certainly be old to flying with their emotional toughen animals — something from a pet hamster to a shrimp one crocodile — however the foundations are about to replace, based solely on a recent proposal from the Department of Transportation.

From our guests at FiveThirtyEight:

‚Adam Schiff’s opening arguments within the Senate impeachment trial‘: “No president has ever sought to undermine an impeachment inquiry within the formulation this president has,” said Schiff within the first two hours of Democratic Rental managers’ opening arguments.

Doff your cap:

This shrimp one’s spunky hairdo has everybody turning heads on-line.

Meet 10-week-passe Anna Lattari from Long Island, Contemporary York, who is now affectionately acknowledged by her household as „Spike“ or „Fluffy“ for her fat head of hair.

Her mother Lindsay Lattari said she modified into once first tipped off to Anna’s hair when she modified into once soundless within the womb. Lattari’s doctor measured the shrimp one’s head and saw some extra headspace. „The doctor said, ‚Anna’s head is measuring bigger, that normally capacity the shrimp one has somewhat a lot of hair!'“ Lattari counseled „Moral Morning The United States.“

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