The biggest stories headed into the 2020 Grammys

Music’s big night is here: The 2020 Grammys, the 62nd annual celebration, will take place Sunday, January 26, 2020, with Alicia Keys hosting for the second year in a row. The awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with the ceremony broadcast on CBS starting at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific.

When it comes to the music, the biggest story headed into the 2020 Grammys goes by one name only: Lizzo. The singer and flutist behind hits like “Truth Hurts” and “Juice” leads the nominations with eight total, including nods for all four of …

Sanders tops another poll just before the Iowa caucus

With the 2020 Iowa caucus just over one week away, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has another favorable Iowa poll under his belt — one in which he’s leading the field by 7 percentage points.

A new New York Times/Siena College poll, taken between January 20-23 and released Saturday, shows Sanders winning 25 percent of the vote in Iowa — a 6 percentage point rise since Siena’s last survey in October.

The poll found the Vermont senator followed by the race’s two moderate frontrunners: former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, with 18 percent support, and former Vice President Joe

Hong Kong declares a state of emergency in response to five confirmed coronavirus cases

Hong Kong declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to growing concern over the spread of a coronavirus that first surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan, announcing it will close schools for two weeks and impose a limited transportation ban.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam held an urgent meeting with health officials Saturday morning to discuss the mysterious virus, which has — in limited numbers — begun to affect people across the globe.

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, there are currently 1,354 confirmed cases worldwide: while most have occurred in mainland China, 38 cases have been confirmed …

The head of ICE says he will deport DREAMers if the Supreme Court ends DACA

Matthew Albence, the acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said on Thursday that ICE will deport immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if the Supreme Court strikes that program down later this year. That statement seems to contradict Chief Justice John Roberts’s understanding that such deportations will not happen.

Last November, the Supreme Court heard three cases asking whether the Trump administration followed the proper procedures when it tried to wind down DACA, which allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants to live and work in the United States.

The conservative Court is likely …

A secret recording of a Trump dinner confirms one of Lev Parnas’s allegations

When Rudy Giuliani’s fixer Lev Parnas publicly claimed last week that President Donald Trump knew everything he was doing with regards to Ukraine, he was greeted with some skepticism. And Trump has repeatedly denied even knowing who Parnas is.

But ABC News has posted a recording that seems to back up one of Parnas’s claims — that, at a 2018 donor dinner, Parnas urged Trump to fire Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, and Trump agreed.

After initially reporting on the recording earlier Friday, ABC News obtained the audio and posted some of it Friday night. Parnas can be heard disparaging Yovanovitch …

Why a question about Ukraine sent Mike Pompeo into a rage

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo allegedly verbally harassed an NPR reporter for having the audacity to ask him about his leadership … of the State Department.

During a Friday interview with Pompeo on US policy toward Iran, All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly asked the secretary of state whether he owed an apology to Marie Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch is the former US ambassador to Ukraine who was subjected to a smear campaign led by Rudy Giuliani and was unceremoniously removed from her post in April, bringing an abrupt end to her 33-year career as a foreign service officer.

Pompeo …