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CNN cancels Democratic presidential town halls because of impeachment trial

CNN cancels Democratic presidential town halls because of impeachment trial

CNN has canceled the Democratic presidential town halls scheduled to take place next week ahead of the Iowa caucuses because of the ongoing impeachment trial, a CNN spokesperson said Thursday. The network is working on rescheduling the town halls, the spokesperson said. CNN was scheduled to host the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination at…MORE

Former Wells Fargo CEO banned from banking industry and fined $17.5 million

Former Wells Fargo CEO banned from banking industry and fined $17.5 million

Former Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf on Thursday agreed to a lifetime ban from the banking industry and a $17.5 million fine for his role in leading the bank through its massive fake accounts scandal and other sales practice misconduct. In addition to Stumpf, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency fined seven…MORE

Wuhan coronavirus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

Wuhan coronavirus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

The Wuhan coronavirus does not yet constitute a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced Thursday. “Make no mistake. This is an emergency in China, but it has not yet become a global health emergency,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Thursday. “It may yet become one.” The announcement came shortly…MORE

Poll: Bernie Sanders rises and leads in New Hampshire

Poll: Bernie Sanders rises and leads in New Hampshire

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders leads in New Hampshire, continuing to widen his top position, according to a new WBUR poll conducted by MassInc. out Thursday. Sanders runs well ahead of the rest of the group, with 29% support among likely Democratic voters in the first-in-the-nation primary, followed by 17% support for former South Bend, Indiana,…MORE

James Taylor announced a new album and a tour with Jackson Browne

James Taylor announced a new album and a tour with Jackson Browne

James Taylor announced he’s releasing a new album with renditions of more than a dozen classic standards, including “Almost Like Being In Love,” “Pennies from Heaven,” “My Heart Stood Still” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” “American Standard” is due out February 28. “I’ve always had songs that I grew up with that I remember…MORE

Drummer Joey Kramer loses battle to play with Aerosmith at Grammys

Drummer Joey Kramer loses battle to play with Aerosmith at Grammys

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer won’t get to play with the band at Grammy events this weekend, a Massachusetts court has decided. Kramer, a founder and 50-year member of the legendary fivesome, asked for an injunction to force Aerosmith to let him perform with the band at the 2020 MusiCares Person of the Year and at…MORE

Trump now says he’s open to entitlement cuts, including Medicare

Trump now says he’s open to entitlement cuts, including Medicare

President Donald Trump signaled this week that he’s open to cutting federal entitlements to reduce the federal deficit, despite previously campaigning on protecting Medicare and Social Security. Asked by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, whether entitlements would ever be on his plate, Trump responded, “At some point they will be.” “We…MORE

US surgeon general says doctors aren’t encouraging enough smokers to quit

US surgeon general says doctors aren’t encouraging enough smokers to quit

A new report by the US surgeon general points to tobacco smoking as the leading cause of preventable disease, disability and death in the United States — and notes that smoking cessation is beneficial at any age. Yet about two-fifths of smokers are not routinely told by their physicians to stop smoking, US Surgeon General…MORE

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