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  • Russia and Turkey to act to stabilize Syria's Idlib province: Putin      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:28:36 -0500

    Russia and Turkey to act to stabilize Syria's Idlib province: PutinThe Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried to create a de-escalation zone, was rapidly deteriorating and that it was almost under the full control of Nusra militants. Putin said the Russian and Turkish defense ministers had already held talks on specific action that the two countries would take in Idlib and that the measures, which he didn't describe, would now be implemented. "Unfortunately there are many problems there and we see them," said Putin, standing alongside Erdogan.


    Russia and Turkey to act to stabilize Syria's Idlib province: PutinThe Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried to create a de-escalation zone, was rapidly deteriorating and that it was almost under the full control of Nusra militants. Putin said the Russian and Turkish defense ministers had already held talks on specific action that the two countries would take in Idlib and that the measures, which he didn't describe, would now be implemented. "Unfortunately there are many problems there and we see them," said Putin, standing alongside Erdogan.


     

  • To The Teachers And Parents Of Covington Catholic High School      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:32:00 -0500

    To The Teachers And Parents Of Covington Catholic High SchoolFriday's first-ever Indigenous People's March in Washington should have been


    To The Teachers And Parents Of Covington Catholic High SchoolFriday's first-ever Indigenous People's March in Washington should have been


     

  • Frustrated British MPs try to take control of Brexit      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:36:41 -0500

    Frustrated British MPs try to take control of BrexitBritish MPs frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy are seeking to force a new approach, which could include delaying Britain's exit from the EU and holding a second referendum. The House of Commons rejected May's withdrawal deal last week, leaving Britain on course to exit the EU on March 29 with no deal. The government introduced a parliamentary motion late Monday setting the stage for the discussions, and groups of MPs have already begun proposing amendments.


    Frustrated British MPs try to take control of BrexitBritish MPs frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy are seeking to force a new approach, which could include delaying Britain's exit from the EU and holding a second referendum. The House of Commons rejected May's withdrawal deal last week, leaving Britain on course to exit the EU on March 29 with no deal. The government introduced a parliamentary motion late Monday setting the stage for the discussions, and groups of MPs have already begun proposing amendments.


     

  • Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sex      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:24:11 -0500

    Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sexNorwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage.


    Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sexNorwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage.


     

  • New poll: Most voters say President Trump is responsible for the partial government shutdown      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:23:38 -0500

    New poll: Most voters say President Trump is responsible for the partial government shutdownDemocrats, Republicans, President Trump play the blame game over shutdown; reaction and analysis from the power panel on 'Fox News @ Night.'


    New poll: Most voters say President Trump is responsible for the partial government shutdownDemocrats, Republicans, President Trump play the blame game over shutdown; reaction and analysis from the power panel on 'Fox News @ Night.'


     

  • Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:17:17 -0500

    Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crimeMIAMI (AP) — A traffic incident in Miami involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.


    Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crimeMIAMI (AP) — A traffic incident in Miami involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.


     

  • Trump Says He Plans to Give State of Union Speech in House as Scheduled      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:38:37 -0500

    Trump Says He Plans to Give State of Union Speech in House as ScheduledTrump announced his plan in a letter Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who last week suggested Trump consider delaying the speech if the shutdown continued. “It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!,” Trump wrote in the letter.


    Trump Says He Plans to Give State of Union Speech in House as ScheduledTrump announced his plan in a letter Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who last week suggested Trump consider delaying the speech if the shutdown continued. “It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!,” Trump wrote in the letter.


     

  • What Would a "Green New Deal" Look Like for Architecture?      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:15:24 -0500

    What Would a "Green New Deal" Look Like for Architecture?The implications of such a plan—championed by new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—extend well beyond the ecological


    What Would a "Green New Deal" Look Like for Architecture?The implications of such a plan—championed by new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—extend well beyond the ecological


     

  • Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:47:57 -0500

    Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legalBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.


    Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legalBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.


     

  • Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyer      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:59:26 -0500

    Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyerRussia's Federal Security Service detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday, where a judge rejected releasing him on bail. Whelan, who denies the charges, was detained after receiving a thumb drive containing a list of all the employees of a secret Russian state agency, the Russian online news portal Rosbalt.ru reported this month.


    Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyerRussia's Federal Security Service detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday, where a judge rejected releasing him on bail. Whelan, who denies the charges, was detained after receiving a thumb drive containing a list of all the employees of a secret Russian state agency, the Russian online news portal Rosbalt.ru reported this month.


     

  • Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in Canada      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:28:09 -0500

    Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in CanadaChina's Huawei Technologies wants a quick resolution of the case of its former finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and has been detained in Canada, its chairman said on Tuesday. The United States has told Canada it will request Meng's extradition, but has not said when it will do so, David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., said in a Globe and Mail interview on Monday.


    Huawei calls for swift end to case of executive arrested in CanadaChina's Huawei Technologies wants a quick resolution of the case of its former finance chief Meng Wanzhou, who is accused of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran and has been detained in Canada, its chairman said on Tuesday. The United States has told Canada it will request Meng's extradition, but has not said when it will do so, David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., said in a Globe and Mail interview on Monday.


     

  • Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:43:35 -0500

    Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold LatakiaA car bomb shook the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, state news agency SANA reported. According to SANA the bomb blast hit southern Damascus without causing any victims, but the Observatory reported it left a number of people dead and wounded.


    Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold LatakiaA car bomb shook the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, state news agency SANA reported. According to SANA the bomb blast hit southern Damascus without causing any victims, but the Observatory reported it left a number of people dead and wounded.


     

  • Nurse arrested over Arizona care home patient pregnancy      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:07:12 -0500

    Nurse arrested over Arizona care home patient pregnancyA  nurse has been charged with rape after a severely disabled woman gave birth in care home in Arizona. The 29-year-old victim stunned her caregivers and family when she gave birth to a baby boy late last month, sparking an investigation. Nathan Sutherland, a 36-year-old licensed practical nurse, was arrested Wednesday on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said. Mr Sutherland was responsible for providing care to the victim during the time the assault occurred. He was arrested after his DNA was matched to that of the baby, Phoenix Police department said. The 29-year-old victim, who police said "was not in a position to give consent", has been in the care of the Hacienda Health Care facility in Phoenix, Arizona since the age of three.    The victim's family described her as having "significant intellectual disabilities as a result of seizures very early in her childhood". Police collected DNA samples from male staff at the clinic Credit: CBS/Universal News And Sport (Europe) While she does not speak, she has some mobility in her limbs, head and neck. She also responds to sound and can make facial gestures, the family said in a statement.   The family's lawyer, John Micheaels, said the relatives were  "outraged, traumatised and in shock" at the assault. The child is now in the care of the patient's family. Court documents state that the woman is "not alert" and requires a "maximum level of care", according to the Arizona Republic. Staff at the facility said they had no idea she was pregnant and the case has triggered reviews by state agencies and highlighted safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated.  The CEO of the nursing facility resigned following the scandal and earlier this week the clinic announced that one of the victim's doctors had resigned and another has been suspended. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams announces the arrest of Nathan Sutherland Credit: AP Police are still investigating whether Mr Sutherland, who has worked at the facility since 2011, has assaulted any other patients and are encouraging anyone with information to come forward. Tommy Thompson, a spokesman for Phoenix Police, said the baby boy was "doing good". "We can't always choose how we come into this life, but what we can choose to do as a community is love this child, and that's what we have the opportunity to do," he said. The force said the case had become "the highest priority of our police department".   In a press conference yesterday, Ms Williams said she had not encountered a similar case during her 30-year-career in law enforcement.  "We owed this arrest to the victim. We owed this arrest to the newest member of our community - that innocent baby," the police chief added.


    Nurse arrested over Arizona care home patient pregnancyA  nurse has been charged with rape after a severely disabled woman gave birth in care home in Arizona. The 29-year-old victim stunned her caregivers and family when she gave birth to a baby boy late last month, sparking an investigation. Nathan Sutherland, a 36-year-old licensed practical nurse, was arrested Wednesday on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said. Mr Sutherland was responsible for providing care to the victim during the time the assault occurred. He was arrested after his DNA was matched to that of the baby, Phoenix Police department said. The 29-year-old victim, who police said "was not in a position to give consent", has been in the care of the Hacienda Health Care facility in Phoenix, Arizona since the age of three.    The victim's family described her as having "significant intellectual disabilities as a result of seizures very early in her childhood". Police collected DNA samples from male staff at the clinic Credit: CBS/Universal News And Sport (Europe) While she does not speak, she has some mobility in her limbs, head and neck. She also responds to sound and can make facial gestures, the family said in a statement.   The family's lawyer, John Micheaels, said the relatives were  "outraged, traumatised and in shock" at the assault. The child is now in the care of the patient's family. Court documents state that the woman is "not alert" and requires a "maximum level of care", according to the Arizona Republic. Staff at the facility said they had no idea she was pregnant and the case has triggered reviews by state agencies and highlighted safety concerns for patients who are severely disabled or incapacitated.  The CEO of the nursing facility resigned following the scandal and earlier this week the clinic announced that one of the victim's doctors had resigned and another has been suspended. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams announces the arrest of Nathan Sutherland Credit: AP Police are still investigating whether Mr Sutherland, who has worked at the facility since 2011, has assaulted any other patients and are encouraging anyone with information to come forward. Tommy Thompson, a spokesman for Phoenix Police, said the baby boy was "doing good". "We can't always choose how we come into this life, but what we can choose to do as a community is love this child, and that's what we have the opportunity to do," he said. The force said the case had become "the highest priority of our police department".   In a press conference yesterday, Ms Williams said she had not encountered a similar case during her 30-year-career in law enforcement.  "We owed this arrest to the victim. We owed this arrest to the newest member of our community - that innocent baby," the police chief added.


     

  • Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:10:00 -0500

    Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra


    Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra


     

  • The Moon was hit by a meteorite while you were staring at the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ eclipse      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:01:56 -0500

    The Moon was hit by a meteorite while you were staring at the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ eclipseSkywatchers had plenty to be excited about this past weekend thanks to a lunar eclipse that was visible from the Americas as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. It got the nickname "Super Blood Wolf Moon" thanks to a combination of labels that may or may not have much meaning, but it was an undeniably cool sight nonetheless. As it turns out, the eclipse was even more special than most observers had noticed, as the Moon was actually struck by a meteorite while everyone was gazing in wonder at its rusty appearance. A new video from astronomer Jose Madiedo, using imagery gathered by the MIDAS impact survey effort, shows the exact moment of impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNvfBCu-jjI In the video you can clearly see a tiny dot flash in the upper left corner of the Moon sphere, appearing for only a fraction of a second before being shrouded in darkness. Some observers who were watching live coverage of the eclipse spotted the brief flash, debating what might have caused it. The MIDAS survey is a Moon-watching that scours video of its surface in the hopes of detecting the tiny flashes associated with meteorite impacts. In this case, MIDAS scored a home run, and it was the first time the system was able to spot an impact during a total lunar eclipse. "In total I spent almost two days without sleeping, including the monitoring time during the eclipse," Madiedo explained to Gizmodo. "I was exhausted when the eclipse ended--but when the automatic detection software notified me of a bright flash, I jumped out of my chair. It was a very exciting moment because I knew such a thing had never been recorded before." The meteorite itself wasn't terribly large, and is estimated to have only been around 22 pounds. Still, its impact was large enough to be spotted by observers as well as the automated MIDAS system, and that's pretty cool.


    The Moon was hit by a meteorite while you were staring at the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ eclipseSkywatchers had plenty to be excited about this past weekend thanks to a lunar eclipse that was visible from the Americas as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. It got the nickname "Super Blood Wolf Moon" thanks to a combination of labels that may or may not have much meaning, but it was an undeniably cool sight nonetheless. As it turns out, the eclipse was even more special than most observers had noticed, as the Moon was actually struck by a meteorite while everyone was gazing in wonder at its rusty appearance. A new video from astronomer Jose Madiedo, using imagery gathered by the MIDAS impact survey effort, shows the exact moment of impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNvfBCu-jjI In the video you can clearly see a tiny dot flash in the upper left corner of the Moon sphere, appearing for only a fraction of a second before being shrouded in darkness. Some observers who were watching live coverage of the eclipse spotted the brief flash, debating what might have caused it. The MIDAS survey is a Moon-watching that scours video of its surface in the hopes of detecting the tiny flashes associated with meteorite impacts. In this case, MIDAS scored a home run, and it was the first time the system was able to spot an impact during a total lunar eclipse. "In total I spent almost two days without sleeping, including the monitoring time during the eclipse," Madiedo explained to Gizmodo. "I was exhausted when the eclipse ended--but when the automatic detection software notified me of a bright flash, I jumped out of my chair. It was a very exciting moment because I knew such a thing had never been recorded before." The meteorite itself wasn't terribly large, and is estimated to have only been around 22 pounds. Still, its impact was large enough to be spotted by observers as well as the automated MIDAS system, and that's pretty cool.


     

  • Trump transgender ban: US Supreme Court issues injunctions allowing military restriction to begin      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:51:00 -0500

    Trump transgender ban: US Supreme Court issues injunctions allowing military restriction to beginThe Supreme Court has issued a stay of injunctions on Donald Trump's ban on transgender Americans serving in the US military, allowing the White House to enforce the measure as court hearings proceed. The nation's highest court delivered the pair of orders on Tuesday morning, effectively reinstating the administration’s ban on transgender military service as a lengthy court battle over its merit and legality continues. The Supreme Court issued temporary stays in both Trump v Karnoski and Trump v Stockman, two cases in which lower courts had placed halts on the ban as proceedings continued.


    Trump transgender ban: US Supreme Court issues injunctions allowing military restriction to beginThe Supreme Court has issued a stay of injunctions on Donald Trump's ban on transgender Americans serving in the US military, allowing the White House to enforce the measure as court hearings proceed. The nation's highest court delivered the pair of orders on Tuesday morning, effectively reinstating the administration’s ban on transgender military service as a lengthy court battle over its merit and legality continues. The Supreme Court issued temporary stays in both Trump v Karnoski and Trump v Stockman, two cases in which lower courts had placed halts on the ban as proceedings continued.


     

  • GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:27:06 -0500

    GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After LawsuitsIt comes after years of racist language on the assembly line, scrawled slogans and swastikas on the restroom walls and nooses suspended in the workplace, as well as misogyny, according to the lawsuits. “GM downplays this and says it is a few isolated incidents, but it’s not,” said Michelle Vocht, a Michigan lawyer representing eight employees at the plant who are suing GM, alleging a hostile workplace. The company does take the complaints seriously, spokesman David Caldwell said.


    GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After LawsuitsIt comes after years of racist language on the assembly line, scrawled slogans and swastikas on the restroom walls and nooses suspended in the workplace, as well as misogyny, according to the lawsuits. “GM downplays this and says it is a few isolated incidents, but it’s not,” said Michelle Vocht, a Michigan lawyer representing eight employees at the plant who are suing GM, alleging a hostile workplace. The company does take the complaints seriously, spokesman David Caldwell said.


     

  • North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San Diego      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:01:17 -0500

    North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San DiegoGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple died while vacationing in San Diego when a 75-foot-tall pine tree crashed onto their rental house as they slept, relatives and police said.


    North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San DiegoGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple died while vacationing in San Diego when a 75-foot-tall pine tree crashed onto their rental house as they slept, relatives and police said.


     

  • Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:53:02 -0500

    Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travelBoeing Co said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world's largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services. Boeing is competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and numerous other firms to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Boeing's 30-foot-long (9 meter) aircraft - part helicopter, part drone and part fixed-wing plane - lifted a few feet off the ground and made a soft landing after less than a minute of being airborne on Tuesday at an airport in Manassas, Virginia, Boeing said.


    Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travelBoeing Co said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world's largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services. Boeing is competing with arch-rival Airbus SE and numerous other firms to introduce small self-flying vehicles capable of vertical takeoff and landing. Boeing's 30-foot-long (9 meter) aircraft - part helicopter, part drone and part fixed-wing plane - lifted a few feet off the ground and made a soft landing after less than a minute of being airborne on Tuesday at an airport in Manassas, Virginia, Boeing said.


     

  • A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:47:06 -0500

    A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serving worker.


    A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serving worker.


     

  • Lebanon says Israeli 'agent' arrested over anti-Hamas attack      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:28:35 -0500

    Lebanon says Israeli 'agent' arrested over anti-Hamas attackLebanon's army said Tuesday it has arrested a suspected agent of Israel's spy agency Mossad over a failed bid to assassinate a Hamas official in the south of the country. In January 2018, Mohammed Hamdan, a security official with the Lebanese branch of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, was wounded in the leg in a car bomb blast in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Lebanon and Hamas blamed Israel for the attack, and days after the January 14 blast Beirut authorities said they had arrested a man suspected of involvement in the car bombing.


    Lebanon says Israeli 'agent' arrested over anti-Hamas attackLebanon's army said Tuesday it has arrested a suspected agent of Israel's spy agency Mossad over a failed bid to assassinate a Hamas official in the south of the country. In January 2018, Mohammed Hamdan, a security official with the Lebanese branch of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, was wounded in the leg in a car bomb blast in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Lebanon and Hamas blamed Israel for the attack, and days after the January 14 blast Beirut authorities said they had arrested a man suspected of involvement in the car bombing.


     

  • Atlanta nightclub faces backlash over alleged sexual assault that was streamed on Facebook Live      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:18:14 -0500

    Atlanta nightclub faces backlash over alleged sexual assault that was streamed on Facebook LivePolice are investigating a video which appears to show a woman being sexually assaulted on the dance floor of an Atlanta nightclub.


    Atlanta nightclub faces backlash over alleged sexual assault that was streamed on Facebook LivePolice are investigating a video which appears to show a woman being sexually assaulted on the dance floor of an Atlanta nightclub.


     

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe - Photos      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:42:00 -0500

    2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe - Photos


    2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe - Photos


     

  • No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: study      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:44:37 -0500

    No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: studyThere is "no compromise" on Brexit that commands majority public support in Britain, with opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal the only point of agreement, a leading pollster said Tuesday. "No procedural or substantive option appears to be both widely popular and capable of bridging the Brexit divide," said the University of Strathclyde's John Curtice. "The problem with Brexit is that the centre ground of politics is rather thinly populated," he said, presenting a report entitled "Brexit and Public Opinion 2019" in London.


    No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: studyThere is "no compromise" on Brexit that commands majority public support in Britain, with opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal the only point of agreement, a leading pollster said Tuesday. "No procedural or substantive option appears to be both widely popular and capable of bridging the Brexit divide," said the University of Strathclyde's John Curtice. "The problem with Brexit is that the centre ground of politics is rather thinly populated," he said, presenting a report entitled "Brexit and Public Opinion 2019" in London.


     

  • Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: Resign      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:46:38 -0500

    Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: ResignThe former secretary of state goes after the president in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


    Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: ResignThe former secretary of state goes after the president in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


     

  • Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:22:39 -0500

    Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New MexicoTwo deaths have been confirmed in the US after two separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico trapped skiers in crushing snow this week and last. Authorities in Aspen, Colorado confirmed the most recent death on Monday, which happened to be the same day that relatives of a New Mexico avalanche victim announced their loss. A second victim of the New Mexico avalanche had already been reported.


    Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New MexicoTwo deaths have been confirmed in the US after two separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico trapped skiers in crushing snow this week and last. Authorities in Aspen, Colorado confirmed the most recent death on Monday, which happened to be the same day that relatives of a New Mexico avalanche victim announced their loss. A second victim of the New Mexico avalanche had already been reported.


     

  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passes      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:52:16 -0500

    Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passesDetroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been ordered to pay $20,000 per month in child support to his former mistress with whom he fathered two children with. Court documents showed he will pay for other perks like Disney World and Universal Studio passes as well as private school tuition and $5 million life insurance policies for both kids.


    Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passesDetroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been ordered to pay $20,000 per month in child support to his former mistress with whom he fathered two children with. Court documents showed he will pay for other perks like Disney World and Universal Studio passes as well as private school tuition and $5 million life insurance policies for both kids.


     

  • The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire risk      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:57:01 -0500

    The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire riskSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on proposals by a U.S. judge aimed at preventing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing any wildfires in 2019 (all times local):


    The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire riskSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on proposals by a U.S. judge aimed at preventing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing any wildfires in 2019 (all times local):


     

  • U.S. rejects Maduro decision to sever diplomatic ties      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:06:53 -0500

    U.S. rejects Maduro decision to sever diplomatic tiesThe US said it did not think he had the authority to cut ties and it would conduct relations with a government led by opposition leader Juan Guaido.


    U.S. rejects Maduro decision to sever diplomatic tiesThe US said it did not think he had the authority to cut ties and it would conduct relations with a government led by opposition leader Juan Guaido.


     

  • Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officials      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:01:20 -0500

    Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officialsMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The number of people who died from a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico last week has risen to 94, government officials said on Tuesday, from 91 reported a day earlier https://reut.rs/2FGojjO. The explosion last Friday occurred as about 800 people in Hidalgo state's Tlahuelilpan district were collecting gasoline that was gushing from a pipeline leak near a major refinery. ...


    Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officialsMEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The number of people who died from a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico last week has risen to 94, government officials said on Tuesday, from 91 reported a day earlier https://reut.rs/2FGojjO. The explosion last Friday occurred as about 800 people in Hidalgo state's Tlahuelilpan district were collecting gasoline that was gushing from a pipeline leak near a major refinery. ...


     

  • Man let 11-year-old girl drive herself to school in stolen car, police say      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:42:50 -0500

    Man let 11-year-old girl drive herself to school in stolen car, police sayA little boy was in the backseat, school staffers told police. Now Round Lake authorities outside Chicago are looking for Khafilu Oshodi.


    Man let 11-year-old girl drive herself to school in stolen car, police sayA little boy was in the backseat, school staffers told police. Now Round Lake authorities outside Chicago are looking for Khafilu Oshodi.


     

  • Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by ice      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:51:13 -0500

    Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by iceRescuers searching for the £15 million Cardiff City footballer, Emiliano Sala, admitted they had given up hope last night, amid fears that his single engine aircraft had crashed into the English channel after the propeller became blocked with ice. The Argentinian born striker sent a message to relatives shortly before taking off expressing fears over the state of the 25-year-old aircraft, It has also emerged that the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, 60, had to abort three attempted takeoffs and had joked with friends that he was a "bit rusty" in the days before the doomed flight. The Piper PA-46 Malibu left Nantes airport in north west France at around 7.15pm on Monday evening and was on route to Cardiff, where Sala was looking forward to joining up with his new teammates. Just after an hour into the flight the pilot asked air traffic control to reduce altitude from 5,000 ft to 2,300 feet. But a short time later the Guernsey coastguard was alerted after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. David Ibbotson was thought to be the pilot of the aircraft Aviation experts suggested the privately chartered single-engine aircraft should not have been risking the flight in the icy conditions. Alastair Rosenschein, a former pilot, said: "It's already a fairly risky crossing to do in a single engine aircraft, especially in winter and definitely at night. There are icing problems too. It's a strange thing to do though to go and fly over water with one engine at night in winter because if your engine goes you're going in the water". Mystery continued to surround who the owner of the £100 per hour aircraft was, with Cardiff City insisting Sala had rejected their offer of a commercial flight, in favour of sorting out his own arrangements. A source at the club said they had launched an investigation to find out why their record breaking signing had gambled with his life on the "risky" Channel crossing. Neil Warnock took his players on a sombre first training session since the tragedy on Wednesday. Players and staff were described by one source as feeling "absolutely terrible" and "in the dark" about the circumstances of Sala's flight arrangements. Sala, who had been in prolific goal scoring form for Nantes in recent months, had been a dream signing for the club. Willie McKay, a well-known agent, was reported to have played a part in negotiating the club's record-breaking deal, but he told The Telegraph he had nothing to do with Sala's flight. He told The Telegraph: "I have had family members ringing me about this and it's just not true. None of it." Fans have left scarves and flowers at the Cardiff City stadium  The aircraft, which was built in 1984, is registered in the United States rather than Britain through a company based in Norfolk. The firm, Southern Aircraft Consultancy, charges owners around £500 pounds per year to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Authority, which means it is harder for the owners to be identified. Three years ago the Piper aircraft, which can carry six passengers, was delivered to the UK from Spain by a British pilot called, David Henderson. Emiliano Sala timeline He told the BBC at the time of the dangers of flying single engine aircraft over water. He said: "One of the problems we can encounter is that ice can build up on the surfaces of the aircraft, on the propeller and on the wings and if is gets too great then ultimately the aeroplane would stop flying and the only way in most of the aeroplanes we fly of getting rid of ice is to descend into warmer air and the ice will dissipate." Missing light aircraft over the English Channel Guernsey Police said rescue workers had launched three aircraft and one helicopter in a bid to find the missing plane. The aircraft scanned 280 sq miles of a target area after reviewing tidal and weather information, while coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands were also examined. But the search was called off on Wednesday evening with local police saying they would take a decision whether to resume the search on Thursday morning. However experienced rescuers warned there was "no hope" of finding the missing pair. A tearful Horacio Sala, father of the footballer, speaks during an interview outside his home in Progreso, Argentina Credit: AP Photo/Mauricio Garin John Fitzgerald, Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water. Mr Fitzgerald said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope. At this time of year the conditions out there are pretty horrendous if you are actually in the water." Sala had taken flown in the aircraft from Cardiff to Nantes on Saturday evening after finalising his move to the Premier League club. He had wanted to say goodbye to friends and former colleagues at the French club before embarking on his new career at Cardiff. But he had told friends he was worried about the return flight because the outbound trip had been "bumpy". Mr Ibbotson, a highly experienced pilot, from the village of Crowle near Scunthorpe, had joked with friends on social media that he was a "a bit rusty with the ILS", thought to be a reference to the aircraft's Instrument Landing System. Shortly before take off, Sala also sent a WhatsApp voice message to family saying he was "so scared". Media in Argentina reported he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."


    Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by iceRescuers searching for the £15 million Cardiff City footballer, Emiliano Sala, admitted they had given up hope last night, amid fears that his single engine aircraft had crashed into the English channel after the propeller became blocked with ice. The Argentinian born striker sent a message to relatives shortly before taking off expressing fears over the state of the 25-year-old aircraft, It has also emerged that the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, 60, had to abort three attempted takeoffs and had joked with friends that he was a "bit rusty" in the days before the doomed flight. The Piper PA-46 Malibu left Nantes airport in north west France at around 7.15pm on Monday evening and was on route to Cardiff, where Sala was looking forward to joining up with his new teammates. Just after an hour into the flight the pilot asked air traffic control to reduce altitude from 5,000 ft to 2,300 feet. But a short time later the Guernsey coastguard was alerted after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. David Ibbotson was thought to be the pilot of the aircraft Aviation experts suggested the privately chartered single-engine aircraft should not have been risking the flight in the icy conditions. Alastair Rosenschein, a former pilot, said: "It's already a fairly risky crossing to do in a single engine aircraft, especially in winter and definitely at night. There are icing problems too. It's a strange thing to do though to go and fly over water with one engine at night in winter because if your engine goes you're going in the water". Mystery continued to surround who the owner of the £100 per hour aircraft was, with Cardiff City insisting Sala had rejected their offer of a commercial flight, in favour of sorting out his own arrangements. A source at the club said they had launched an investigation to find out why their record breaking signing had gambled with his life on the "risky" Channel crossing. Neil Warnock took his players on a sombre first training session since the tragedy on Wednesday. Players and staff were described by one source as feeling "absolutely terrible" and "in the dark" about the circumstances of Sala's flight arrangements. Sala, who had been in prolific goal scoring form for Nantes in recent months, had been a dream signing for the club. Willie McKay, a well-known agent, was reported to have played a part in negotiating the club's record-breaking deal, but he told The Telegraph he had nothing to do with Sala's flight. He told The Telegraph: "I have had family members ringing me about this and it's just not true. None of it." Fans have left scarves and flowers at the Cardiff City stadium  The aircraft, which was built in 1984, is registered in the United States rather than Britain through a company based in Norfolk. The firm, Southern Aircraft Consultancy, charges owners around £500 pounds per year to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Authority, which means it is harder for the owners to be identified. Three years ago the Piper aircraft, which can carry six passengers, was delivered to the UK from Spain by a British pilot called, David Henderson. Emiliano Sala timeline He told the BBC at the time of the dangers of flying single engine aircraft over water. He said: "One of the problems we can encounter is that ice can build up on the surfaces of the aircraft, on the propeller and on the wings and if is gets too great then ultimately the aeroplane would stop flying and the only way in most of the aeroplanes we fly of getting rid of ice is to descend into warmer air and the ice will dissipate." Missing light aircraft over the English Channel Guernsey Police said rescue workers had launched three aircraft and one helicopter in a bid to find the missing plane. The aircraft scanned 280 sq miles of a target area after reviewing tidal and weather information, while coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands were also examined. But the search was called off on Wednesday evening with local police saying they would take a decision whether to resume the search on Thursday morning. However experienced rescuers warned there was "no hope" of finding the missing pair. A tearful Horacio Sala, father of the footballer, speaks during an interview outside his home in Progreso, Argentina Credit: AP Photo/Mauricio Garin John Fitzgerald, Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water. Mr Fitzgerald said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope. At this time of year the conditions out there are pretty horrendous if you are actually in the water." Sala had taken flown in the aircraft from Cardiff to Nantes on Saturday evening after finalising his move to the Premier League club. He had wanted to say goodbye to friends and former colleagues at the French club before embarking on his new career at Cardiff. But he had told friends he was worried about the return flight because the outbound trip had been "bumpy". Mr Ibbotson, a highly experienced pilot, from the village of Crowle near Scunthorpe, had joked with friends on social media that he was a "a bit rusty with the ILS", thought to be a reference to the aircraft's Instrument Landing System. Shortly before take off, Sala also sent a WhatsApp voice message to family saying he was "so scared". Media in Argentina reported he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."


     

  • Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with district      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:32:07 -0500

    Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with districtLos Angeles public school teachers reached a tentative settlement with school officials Tuesday in order to end a weeklong strike that has affected some 500,000 students. The settlement -- reached after 21 hours of marathon talks that ended early Tuesday -- was set to be voted on by the roughly 30,000 members of the teachers union later in the day and classes are due to resume on Wednesday. "The strike nobody wanted is now behind us," Los Angeles United School District superintendent Austin Beutner said at a joint press conference with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles.


    Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with districtLos Angeles public school teachers reached a tentative settlement with school officials Tuesday in order to end a weeklong strike that has affected some 500,000 students. The settlement -- reached after 21 hours of marathon talks that ended early Tuesday -- was set to be voted on by the roughly 30,000 members of the teachers union later in the day and classes are due to resume on Wednesday. "The strike nobody wanted is now behind us," Los Angeles United School District superintendent Austin Beutner said at a joint press conference with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles.


     

  • Where the U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Talks Stand      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 01:51:59 -0500

    Where the U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Talks StandThe U.S. president cites the more than year-long break in North Korean missile tests as a diplomatic success and says he’s in “no hurry” to get more done, even as North Korea’s nuclear program quietly advances. North Korea has accused the U.S. of “gunboat diplomacy” by making demands without offering something in return.


    Where the U.S.-North Korea Nuclear Talks StandThe U.S. president cites the more than year-long break in North Korean missile tests as a diplomatic success and says he’s in “no hurry” to get more done, even as North Korea’s nuclear program quietly advances. North Korea has accused the U.S. of “gunboat diplomacy” by making demands without offering something in return.


     

  • Swedish teen takes climate activism to jet-setters in Davos      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:36:10 -0500

    Swedish teen takes climate activism to jet-setters in DavosDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — There aren't many people who spend 32 hours on a train to get to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos and plan to sleep in a tent.


    Swedish teen takes climate activism to jet-setters in DavosDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — There aren't many people who spend 32 hours on a train to get to the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos and plan to sleep in a tent.


     

  • See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling Cold      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:33:53 -0500

    See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling ColdImages show trees and pathways coated in thick sheets of snow and ice


    See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling ColdImages show trees and pathways coated in thick sheets of snow and ice


     

  • McDonald's is giving away free food for one hour next week -- Here's how to get yours      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:23:57 -0500

    McDonald's is giving away free food for one hour next week -- Here's how to get yoursWhat’s better than bacon when you’re craving something quick, greasy and


    McDonald's is giving away free food for one hour next week -- Here's how to get yoursWhat’s better than bacon when you’re craving something quick, greasy and


     

  • Locked out of House by Pelosi, Trump vows State of Union alternative      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:06:30 -0500

    Locked out of House by Pelosi, Trump vows State of Union alternativeOn Speaker Pelosi's move to lock him out of the House, Trump said at a White House meeting on border security, "It's a disgrace." Pelosi told the president that for now she would not consider a measure authorizing the speech, an annual, televised rite in American politics traditionally delivered in the House chamber. “Again, I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened,” Pelosi said to Trump in a letter. Earlier in the day, Trump essentially dared her to disinvite him from making the speech, which was set for next Tuesday.


    Locked out of House by Pelosi, Trump vows State of Union alternativeOn Speaker Pelosi's move to lock him out of the House, Trump said at a White House meeting on border security, "It's a disgrace." Pelosi told the president that for now she would not consider a measure authorizing the speech, an annual, televised rite in American politics traditionally delivered in the House chamber. “Again, I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened,” Pelosi said to Trump in a letter. Earlier in the day, Trump essentially dared her to disinvite him from making the speech, which was set for next Tuesday.


     

  • Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: police      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:21:30 -0500

    Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: policeThe shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, around 12:30 p.m. ET (1730 GMT), Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference. The 21-year-old suspect, identified as Zephen Xaver, called 911 dispatchers and said he had shot five people inside the bank, according to authorities. When police entered the bank, the gunman had barricaded himself inside but eventually surrendered, the Sebring Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook.


    Gunman surrenders after killing five in central Florida bank: policeThe shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring, a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles (153 km) south of Orlando, around 12:30 p.m. ET (1730 GMT), Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference. The 21-year-old suspect, identified as Zephen Xaver, called 911 dispatchers and said he had shot five people inside the bank, according to authorities. When police entered the bank, the gunman had barricaded himself inside but eventually surrendered, the Sebring Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook.


     

  • General Mills recalls bags of Gold Medal flour over salmonella concerns      Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:19:56 -0500

    General Mills recalls bags of Gold Medal flour over salmonella concernsGeneral Mills is recalling 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour. Only those with a better-if-used-by date of April 20, 2020, are affected.


    General Mills recalls bags of Gold Medal flour over salmonella concernsGeneral Mills is recalling 5-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour. Only those with a better-if-used-by date of April 20, 2020, are affected.


     

  • Fears over large-scale job losses after Lloyds reveals shift to new IT system      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:00:05 -0500

    Fears over large-scale job losses after Lloyds reveals shift to new IT systemLloyds Banking Group could be considering job cuts in the UK after tabling plans to switch some of its IT systems to a new startup as part of cost-cutting measures. The bank, which cut over a thousand roles in the last year alone in two different redundancy rounds as part of its three-year strategy to cut costs, is now planning to remove some back office IT functions to fintech startup Thought Machine, according to internal documents seen by the Financial Times.  The British high-street bank has entered into negotiations with regulators about transferring the data of 500,000 customers from its Intelligent Finance brand to test a new core banking system built by UK startup Thought Machine, the documents showed.  Lloyds declined to comment on the IT systems transfer or potential job losses. BTU, the union that represents Lloyds Banking Group employees, said that 10,000 jobs are at risk. BTU general secretary Mark Brown said: "What they are building is a completely new IT system, and that won't need anywhere near the number of people that are involved in the current IT system. "If it works and doesn't collapse, it is going to completely change retail banking." Lloyds will roll the technology out more widely if it proves effective, the union has claimed.  Lloyds announced an £11m  strategic partnership with Thought Machine, which was set up by ex-Googler Paul Taylor, in November of last year. At the time, Zak Mian, group director of transformation at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “A key part of our recently launched three-year strategic plan is applying technology innovation to meet our customers’ evolving needs. "I’m really excited to work with the Thought Machine team to explore ways to simplify and enhance our IT architecture and helping on our journey to make banking easy and simple for customers.” The bank currently holds a 10pc stake in the startup, which first launched in 2016 and builds cloud-based banking solutions.


    Fears over large-scale job losses after Lloyds reveals shift to new IT systemLloyds Banking Group could be considering job cuts in the UK after tabling plans to switch some of its IT systems to a new startup as part of cost-cutting measures. The bank, which cut over a thousand roles in the last year alone in two different redundancy rounds as part of its three-year strategy to cut costs, is now planning to remove some back office IT functions to fintech startup Thought Machine, according to internal documents seen by the Financial Times.  The British high-street bank has entered into negotiations with regulators about transferring the data of 500,000 customers from its Intelligent Finance brand to test a new core banking system built by UK startup Thought Machine, the documents showed.  Lloyds declined to comment on the IT systems transfer or potential job losses. BTU, the union that represents Lloyds Banking Group employees, said that 10,000 jobs are at risk. BTU general secretary Mark Brown said: "What they are building is a completely new IT system, and that won't need anywhere near the number of people that are involved in the current IT system. "If it works and doesn't collapse, it is going to completely change retail banking." Lloyds will roll the technology out more widely if it proves effective, the union has claimed.  Lloyds announced an £11m  strategic partnership with Thought Machine, which was set up by ex-Googler Paul Taylor, in November of last year. At the time, Zak Mian, group director of transformation at Lloyds Banking Group, said: “A key part of our recently launched three-year strategic plan is applying technology innovation to meet our customers’ evolving needs. "I’m really excited to work with the Thought Machine team to explore ways to simplify and enhance our IT architecture and helping on our journey to make banking easy and simple for customers.” The bank currently holds a 10pc stake in the startup, which first launched in 2016 and builds cloud-based banking solutions.


     

  • Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:44:00 -0500

    Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911


    Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911


     

  • Netanyahu blocks Gaza aid funds after border flare-up      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 06:21:52 -0500

    Netanyahu blocks Gaza aid funds after border flare-upIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blocked millions in Qatari aid to the Gaza Strip in response to renewed border hostilities, risking increased tensions with the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas during Israel's election campaign. Weeks of relative calm in the Gaza Strip ended Tuesday when Israeli soldiers were fired on along the border with the enclave in two separate incidents. In response Israeli tanks struck two Hamas positions in Gaza, killing one militant, while overnight Israeli fighter jets struck what the army said was a Hamas military camp in northern Gaza.


    Netanyahu blocks Gaza aid funds after border flare-upIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blocked millions in Qatari aid to the Gaza Strip in response to renewed border hostilities, risking increased tensions with the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas during Israel's election campaign. Weeks of relative calm in the Gaza Strip ended Tuesday when Israeli soldiers were fired on along the border with the enclave in two separate incidents. In response Israeli tanks struck two Hamas positions in Gaza, killing one militant, while overnight Israeli fighter jets struck what the army said was a Hamas military camp in northern Gaza.


     

  • The Latest: Los Angeles teachers ratify deal by large margin      Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:14:18 -0500

    The Latest: Los Angeles teachers ratify deal by large marginLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):


    The Latest: Los Angeles teachers ratify deal by large marginLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the end of the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):


     

  • Judge Napolitano: More self-inflicted presidential legal woes      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:10:55 -0500

    Judge Napolitano: More self-inflicted presidential legal woesJudge Napolitano's Chambers: Judge Andrew Napolitano explains how President Trump's legal woes are only worsened after Rudy Giuliani tried to do cleanup after the BuzzFeed News report.


    Judge Napolitano: More self-inflicted presidential legal woesJudge Napolitano's Chambers: Judge Andrew Napolitano explains how President Trump's legal woes are only worsened after Rudy Giuliani tried to do cleanup after the BuzzFeed News report.


     

  • Venezuela Now Has Two Presidents Dueling for Control of Country      Thu, 24 Jan 2019 03:32:09 -0500

    Venezuela Now Has Two Presidents Dueling for Control of CountryGuaido has the backing of the people, thousands of whom took to the streets Wednesday, along with a host of foreign governments, led by the U.S., Canada and Brazil, that recognized the congressman as the rightful head of state. This makes Guaido’s claim to power, for now at least, largely symbolic -- part of his bid to ratchet up pressure on Maduro to step down. The question is whether the military brass will finally break ties with Maduro and demand a transition.


    Venezuela Now Has Two Presidents Dueling for Control of CountryGuaido has the backing of the people, thousands of whom took to the streets Wednesday, along with a host of foreign governments, led by the U.S., Canada and Brazil, that recognized the congressman as the rightful head of state. This makes Guaido’s claim to power, for now at least, largely symbolic -- part of his bid to ratchet up pressure on Maduro to step down. The question is whether the military brass will finally break ties with Maduro and demand a transition.


     

  • Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blast      Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:11:13 -0500

    Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blastThe frigid conditions in recent weeks have covered the Niagara Falls with snow and ice. Despite the cold, many tourists have visited and have snapped breathtaking photos of the winter display.


    Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blastThe frigid conditions in recent weeks have covered the Niagara Falls with snow and ice. Despite the cold, many tourists have visited and have snapped breathtaking photos of the winter display.


     

  • Explainer: What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng's case?      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 23:29:27 -0500

    Explainer: What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng's case?The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada in December on allegations she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks. Meng, 46, is due to reappear in a Vancouver court on Feb. 6 to set further court dates. WHAT IS THE EXTRADITION PROCESS IN CANADA?


    Explainer: What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng's case?The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, arrested in Canada in December on allegations she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks. Meng, 46, is due to reappear in a Vancouver court on Feb. 6 to set further court dates. WHAT IS THE EXTRADITION PROCESS IN CANADA?


     

  • More strikes ahead? Teachers say they love their jobs but can't pay their bills, poll shows      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:50:12 -0500

    More strikes ahead? Teachers say they love their jobs but can't pay their bills, poll showsAmid dissatisfaction with pay and demands, more than half of K-12 teachers in a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll say they've thought about quitting.


    More strikes ahead? Teachers say they love their jobs but can't pay their bills, poll showsAmid dissatisfaction with pay and demands, more than half of K-12 teachers in a USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll say they've thought about quitting.


     

  • Storm brings more snow, ice to large part of Midwest      Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:56:19 -0500

    Storm brings more snow, ice to large part of MidwestOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that's threatening the Midwest with several inches of snow.


    Storm brings more snow, ice to large part of MidwestOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that's threatening the Midwest with several inches of snow.


     



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