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  • Nigeria had no warning on potential U.S. travel ban - minister

    Nigeria had no warning from Washington that it could be added to the list of countries subject to a U.S. travel ban, information minister Lai Mohammed said on Monday, adding such a move would be "hasty" and send the wrong signal to investors. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would add more countries to his travel ban list. While he gave no details, a source familiar with the proposal said the tentative list included seven nations - Nigeria, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:52:35 -0500
  • Utah teen charged in family slayings to appear in court

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    A Utah teenager who authorities say “methodically" killed his mother and three younger siblings is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday on aggravated murder charges. Authorities have said they don't know the motive in the Jan. 17 killings in the small town of Grantsville west of Salt Lake City, though they say he told his father he wanted to kill everyone in his family except himself. The teenager is charged with 10 felonies, including aggravated murder and discharge of a firearm.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:48:24 -0500
  • U.S. Republican Senator Murkowski says almost 'time' to decide on additional impeachment information

    Moderate U.S. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Monday she is curious about what former White House national security adviser John Bolton has to say, following reports of his manuscript, and it is nearly time to consider whether senators weighing evidence in the impeachment trial need additional information. "I stated before that I was curious as to what John Bolton might have to say ... I've also said there is an appropriate time for us to evaluate whether we need additional information —that time is almost here," Murkowski said in a statement.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:48:16 -0500
  • Confusion and lost time: how testing woes slowed China's coronavirus response

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    Yang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, even though doctors privately told her family that she almost certainly has been infected, her son Zhang Changchun told Reuters. Yang, 53, is just one of many Wuhan inhabitants finding it difficult to get tested or receive treatment for the new form of coronavirus, which authorities say has infected 2,800 people and killed at least 80 in China, a situation that may be contributing to the spread of the disease.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:45:44 -0500
  • Suspect arrested in killing of 1 baby, linked to 4 others

    An arrest has been made in the death of an infant whose body was found in 2007 by a fisherman in California, and the person is also suspected in the killings of four other babies, authorities said Monday. The arrest came after the infant found in a Woodland-area slough in 2007 inside a shoe box was identified in October, the Yolo County Sheriff's Office said. Representatives with the California Department of Justice and FBI will also be at the news conference.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:44:35 -0500
  • Former production assistant testifies Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her: 'I was in such shock'

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    Former production assistant Mimi Haleyi took the stand Monday as the second Harvey Weinstein accuser to testify in his rape trial, telling the jury he sexually assaulted her in 2006.Haleyi, who worked as a production assistant on the Weinstein Company-produced Project Runway, alleges Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her in his New York apartment, testifying that she "rejected him" but "every time I tried to get off the bed, he would push me back and hold me down," per The Hollywood Reporter."I was mortified," Haleyi said. "I was just crying, 'No!' I kept trying to tell him, 'No, don't go there ... I was in such shock that I just checked out." Haleyi previously came forward with her allegation against Weinstein in 2017. She told jurors Monday that she didn't call the police after the alleged assault, as Weinstein "has a lot more power and resources and connections" and "I didn't think I would really stand a chance." Two weeks later, Haleyi testified she met Weinstein at the Tribeca Grand Hotel and, in his room, he "just took my hand and pulled me toward the bed.""I just laid there," she said. "He had intercourse with me. ... I was laying there motionless. I felt numb."Weinstein is facing rape and sexual assault charges stemming from Haleyi's allegation and the allegation of another woman who says he raped her in 2013. Six accusers are expected to testify during the trial, the first of whom took the stand last week, as actress Annabella Sciorra said Weinstein raped her in the early 1990s; Rosie Perez later testified that Sciorra told her about the alleged rape. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. If convicted, he faces possible life in prison. More stories from theweek.com Mitt Romney says it's 'increasingly likely' more GOP senators will vote for witnesses after Bolton revelations Fox & Friends' Brian Kilmeade says the Bolton fallout should teach Trump to 'better vet his staff.' Bolton used to work for Fox. GOP senators reportedly 'blindsided' by Bolton revelations

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:43:11 -0500
  • Jordanian women go door-to-door recycling trash

    Every morning just after dawn, Saada Turkmani wakes up, puts on her bright yellow vest and green hard-hat and walks door-to-door in her Jordan valley village, picking up trash to be recycled. Turkmani is one of 60 women who work at the Northern Shouneh sorting centre which says the first of its kind in Jordan. It is part of a U.N.-backed programme to try out ways to improve the country's waste management.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:40:56 -0500
  • INSIGHT-Confusion and lost time: how testing woes slowed China's coronavirus response

    Yang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, even though doctors privately told her family that she almost certainly has been infected, her son Zhang Changchun told Reuters. Yang, 53, is just one of many Wuhan inhabitants finding it difficult to get tested or receive treatment for the new form of coronavirus, which authorities say has infected 2,800 people and killed at least 80 in China, a situation that may be contributing to the spread of the disease.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:40:38 -0500
  • Schumer on ‘stunning’ Bolton book news: ‘We’re all staring a White House cover-up in the face’

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    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on his Republicans colleagues to allow witnesses after the revelation that former national security adviser John Bolton will say in an upcoming book that President Trump told him he wanted Ukraine aid tied to investigations.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:40:34 -0500
  • Student surprises teacher with his college acceptance news in the sweetest way

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    Since the seventh grade, 17-year-old Max Pacheco has dreamed of attending Georgia Institute of Technology. On Jan. 18, Pacheco checked the school’s website and found out his dream was coming true -- he had been accepted. The South Forsyth High School senior wanted to thank and surprise his favorite teacher, Dr. Gloria Green, an AP Spanish teacher who wrote a letter of recommendation on his behalf.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:39:11 -0500
  • Watch Camila Cabello's emotional performance for her father at the Grammys

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    Watch Camila Cabello's emotional performance for her father at the Grammys originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comCamila Cabello performed a touching song for her father, Alejandro, at the 2020 Grammys Sunday.The chart-topping singer, 22, sang "First Man" from her 2019 album "Romance," and he was so touched that he started to cry as she embraced him at the end of the song.In an Instagram post featuring a clip of the special moment, Cabello explained how the track came about. ...

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:38:00 -0500
  • Naked man tries to climb aboard a school bus with kids inside, Arkansas cops say

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    An adult inside the bus said the man tried to pry open the doors.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:37:30 -0500
  • Naked man tries to climb aboard a school bus with kids inside, Arkansas cops say

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    An adult inside the bus said the man tried to pry open the doors.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:37:30 -0500
  • Trump impeachment trial live updates: Bolton bombshell rocks Senate on witness question

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    Trump impeachment trial live updates: Bolton bombshell rocks Senate on witness question originally appeared on abcnews.go.comRevelations in Bolton book rock Senate impeachment trial ahead of Trump legal team 1 p.m. ...

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:37:00 -0500
  • Super Bowl to feature Trump, Bloomberg and corporate America battling for attention

    When the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs face off at the National Football League's Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday, billionaire presidential candidates will battle for attention while big brands bearing positive messages hope to bring balance to the divisive political atmosphere. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg are spending $10 million each to appeal directly to voters watching the big game, an unprecedented event in Super Bowl history. This year, brands are spending a record high of up to $5.6 million for a 30-second commercial, marketing experts said.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:34:54 -0500
  • FBI receives 'zero cooperation' from Prince Andrew in Epstein probe: Law enforcement source

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    The FBI approached Britain's Prince Andrew for an interview in connection with its investigation into the activities and death of Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. law enforcement source said on Monday. Manhattan-based U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman publicly confirmed the approach to Andrew at a meeting of a group which supports battered women, the source said. The FBI is investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, and others who facilitated Epstein's allegedly illegal behavior, law enforcement sources told Reuters in December.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:28:40 -0500
  • Firms in 2017 London fire inquiry accept no blame for blaze

    Firms involved in building work on London tower bloc that caught fire have sidestepped any responsibility for the 2017 tragedy that killed 72 people, a lawyer for the inquiry said. Experts in the first phase of the inquiry concluded that the work failed to comply with building regulations.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:27:01 -0500
  • US STOCKS-Wall Street skids as virus fears hit tech, travel stocks

    Wall Street's main indexes fell more than 1% on Monday as investors worried about the economic fallout of a virus outbreak in China that has prompted the country to extend the Lunar New Year holidays and businesses to close some operations. The benchmark S&P 500 was jolted off record highs last week as China locked down several cities and curbed travel, reminding investors of the deadly SARS virus that killed nearly 800 people in 2002-03 and cost the global economy billions. Travel-related stocks, including airlines, casinos and hotels, were the worst-hit on Wall Street, while shares of tech heavyweights that enjoyed a strong rally recently dragged markets lower.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:24:38 -0500
  • Multiple fatalities reported in massive fire that destroyed 35 boats at Alabama dock

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    Multiple people died Monday morning when a massive fire swept through a dock on an Alabama river and destroyed 35 boats, authorities said. At least eight people were unaccounted for and seven others were injured and taken to area hospitals, Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Nicklaus told ABC News. "We have multiple fatalities," Nicklaus said.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:22:00 -0500
  • 3 Jehovah's Witnesses convicted in Russia amid crackdown

    A Russian court has convicted three adherents of the Jehovah's Witnesses of participating in a religion banned for extremism, the latest move against the denomination. Russia banned the Jehovah's Witnesses in 2017 and since then has convicted 24 members, nine of whom are imprisoned; 27 others are in pretrial detention. The three who were convicted Monday in the central Russian city of Karpinsk were given suspended sentences of up to 2 1/2 years.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:18:24 -0500
  • Federal prosecutors in New York and FBI ask to interview Prince Andrew as part of Epstein investigation

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    Federal prosecutors in New York along with the FBI have asked to interview Prince Andrew as part of their ongoing criminal investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's co-conspirators, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman for the Southern District of New York said Monday. "The Southern District of New York and the FBI have contacted Prince Andrew's attorneys and requested to interview Prince Andrew, and to date, Prince Andrew has provided zero cooperation," Berman said while standing on the front doorstep of Epstein's former East 71st Street mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where you can still see where the initials "J.E." were pasted on the inner wall.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:16:00 -0500
  • Envoys in Iraq condemn excessive violence, urge credible probe into deaths

    Envoys of 16 countries in Iraq, including, France, Britain and the United States, on Monday condemned the use of excessive violence by Iraqi security forces and armed groups and called for a credible investigation into hundreds of deaths since October. "Despite assurances by the government, security forces and armed groups continue to use live fire in these locations, resulting in multiple deaths and injuries of civilians, while some protestor face intimidation and abduction," the joint statement said, referring to the cities of Baghdad, Nasriya and Basra.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:11:09 -0500
  • At least two killed in Alabama marina fire: local media

    Social media images showed a row of boats at the marina engulfed in flames in the predawn darkness at Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Alabama. The Jackson County Sheriff's reported at least two people were confirmed dead, WHNT television reporter Jordan Dafnis said on Twitter. At least 35 boats were docked when fire broke out shortly before 1 a.m., with the dock fully engulfed in flames by the time first responders arrived, reporter Aaron Farrar of WTVC television said on Twitter, citing Jackson County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Rocky Harnen.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:08:29 -0500
  • U.N. seeks more emergency aid for Afghanistan as poverty grows

    The United Nations is seeking $730 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan this year, an increase on 2019 as poverty surges in a country worn down by war and drought, the U.N.'s deputy special representative for Afghanistan said on Monday. Some 9.4 million Afghans are in need of basic food and housing this year, up from 6.5 million in 2019, when the U.N. sought more than $600 million from governments and other donors, as the economy stalls and the Taliban insurgency intensifies. "Afghanistan remains the world's deadliest conflict, and on top of the lingering effects of the drought in 2018, coupled with growing poverty, the need is up," Toby Lanzer, the U.N.'s deputy special representative for Afghanistan, told Reuters.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:07:17 -0500
  • 2020 Grammy Awards: Over-the-top looks from Ariana Grande, Billy Porter and Lil Nas X

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    The 2020 Grammy Awards had a melancholy feel with the passing of NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant. One of the absolute most standout looks of the evening came from Billy Porter and his crystallized fringe hat. The dropped fringe anchored around Porter's trippy headpiece was able to mechanically retract, revealing his face using Smooth Technology.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:05:49 -0500
  • US officials want to interview Prince Andrew about Jeffrey Epstein, but he hasn't responded to them

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    US Attorney Geoff Berman held a press conference Monday morning, saying the prince has yet to get back to them about a possible interview.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:05:37 -0500
  • Sterling dips ahead of central bank rate decision; long bets trimmed

    The British pound edged lower on Monday as markets await this week's Bank of England decision on interest rates, which many analysts see as too close to call. While weak economic data and dovish comments from BoE policymakers have fuelled speculation that the central bank could cut rates at its Jan. 30 policy meeting, though upbeat economic numbers in recent days have cast doubt over that view. In subdued Monday trading, sterling dipped 0.1% to $1.3056 , sliding below a more than two-week high touched briefly on Friday at $1.3180.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:03:50 -0500
  • Disputed Pompeo comments put Ukraine in awkward spot before visit

    Disputed comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appearing to play down Ukraine's importance to Americans have put Kiev in an awkward spot days before Pompeo is due to visit. Ukraine is already walking a political tightrope over the attempt to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, which focuses on allegations he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate the son of his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:01:00 -0500
  • U.S. CDC says no new confirmed cases of coronavirus, 110 under investigation

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    Of the investigated cases across 26 states, 32 people had tested negative, the CDC said. There is no evidence so far that the coronavirus is transmitted through imported goods, said Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, in a briefing with reporters. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday offered any help China needed to control the outbreak which has also left tens of millions stranded during the Lunar New Year, the biggest Chinese holiday.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:00:09 -0500
  • UK asks those who have travelled from Wuhan to isolate themselves

    Anyone who has returned to Britain from Wuhan in China in the last fortnight should self-isolate and stay indoors, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, due to concerns about pre-symptom transmission of coronavirus. As of 1400 GMT on Monday, Britain had tested 73 people for the Wuhan coronavirus but has not had any confirmed cases of the disease that has killed 81 people in China. "We are ... asking anyone in the UK who has returned from Wuhan in the last 14 days to self-isolate, to stay indoors and avoid contact with other people," Hancock said, advising those people to contact the National Health Service via phone.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:58:16 -0500
  • France warns Pentagon against cutting U.S. troops in West Africa

    French Defence Minister Florence Parly said she warned her U.S. counterpart during a visit to the Pentagon on Monday that counter-terrorism efforts in West Africa would be negatively affected by a reduction in U.S. military assistance. "I had the opportunity to (say) again, to mention again, that the U.S. support is critical to our operations and its reduction would severely limit our effectiveness against terrorists," Parly said a joint news conference, standing alongside U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:57:07 -0500
  • Inside Shay Mitchell's romantic nursery

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    Former "Pretty Little Liars" star Shay Mitchell first decorated her 1920s Los Angeles home in 2016, but since then, has shifted the design to fit with her current aesthetic -- and new life as a mom. Last October, the 32-year-old "Dollface" actress and her partner, Matte Babel, welcomed a daughter, Atlas, and they showed off the baby's feminine nursery in a new spread for Architectural Digest digital. Atlas' room, painted a color called Sulking Room Pink, features a brass crib, a cream-colored recliner next to a modern-looking side table, and a gallery wall with black and white photographs from her parents' travels.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:57:00 -0500
  • Airbnb partiers trash home and leave it covered in blood and vomit, SC lawsuit says

    Would you rent your house out on Airbnb? A new lawsuit says the company’s warranty is a scam.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:56:30 -0500
  • Airbnb partiers trash home and leave it covered in blood and vomit, SC lawsuit says

    Would you rent your house out on Airbnb? A new lawsuit says the company’s warranty is a scam.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:56:30 -0500
  • Trump ally Graham says he'd back subpoena for Bolton manuscript -CNN reporter

    U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a vocal ally of President Donald Trump, said on Monday he would support a subpoena to obtain former White House national security adviser John Bolton's book manuscript, according to a CNN reporter. "What we have to do here is evaluate the manuscript and see if it's a reason to add to the record," Graham said, according to a tweet from the CNN reporter.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:54:26 -0500
  • INTERVIEW-Berlin will be small countries' post-Brexit friend, minister says

    Berlin will have to take on Britain's mantle as protector of the interests of Europe's smaller, northern liberal democracies after Brexit, Germany's Europe Minister said, forecasting that Britain's departure would rebalance the European Union. In an interview with Reuters, Europe Minister Michael Roth said Germany would bear a greater responsibility for the wealthy countries to its north and west, which have traditionally lined up behind Britain in backing an economically liberal EU.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:47:06 -0500
  • Sri Lanka confirms first case of coronavirus: health official

    Sri Lanka has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, a senior Sri Lankan health official said on Monday. "A Chinese lady, who is in her 40s, arrived on the 19th as a tourist and fell ill on the 25th and was confirmed as having the coronavirus following a test on Monday," Sudath Samaraweera, the chief epidemiologist with Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, told Reuters, adding that this marks the first confirmed case in the island nation. Although most cases identified remain in China, more than a dozen other countries have so far reported cases.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:45:09 -0500
  • Sri Lanka confirms first case of coronavirus -health official

    Sri Lanka has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, a senior Sri Lankan health official said on Monday. "A Chinese lady, who is in her 40s, arrived on the 19th as a tourist and fell ill on the 25th and was confirmed as having the coronavirus following a test on Monday," Sudath Samaraweera, the chief epidemiologist with Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health, told Reuters, adding that this marks the first confirmed case in the island nation. Although most cases identified remain in China, more than a dozen other countries have so far reported cases.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:26:27 -0500
  • ANALYST VIEW-Markets roiled as China virus spreads

    Uncertainty over a virus outbreak in China and its spread around the world is roiling markets, sending stocks lower and investors scurrying into safe-haven assets. Investors are worried about the impact on both Chinese and global growth and cited a "sell now, ask questions later" approach.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:23:56 -0500
  • FBI joins investigation in Bryant helicopter crash

    A growing investigation into the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others aboard a Sikorsky S-76B will include the FBI and focus primarily on weather conditions and potential mechanical issues. Because of fog and poor visibility, the Los Angeles police and county sheriff's departments had grounded their helicopters. Bryant's helicopter departed Orange County at 9:06 a.m. PST.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:23:04 -0500
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slide to two-week low on China virus fears, safe havens gain

    Stocks markets tumbled worldwide on Monday and investors worried about the possible economic impact of the coronavirus drove up the price of safe-haven assets such as the Japanese yen and government debt. China's yuan tumbled to a 2020 low and commodity-linked currencies such as the Australian dollar fell on mounting concern about the coronavirus. The yen was the main beneficiary, though its move higher was limited.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:17:35 -0500
  • South Carolina shooting: Two dead and four wounded after gunman opens fire in bar

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    Two people are dead and at least four are wounded following a shooting at a South Carolina bar on Sunday morning.The Darlington County Coroner's Office identified Dicaprio Collins, 21 and Bryan Robinson, 29 as the victims of the shooting at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, South Carolina.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:07:00 -0500
  • Romney says Bolton revelations make it 'increasingly likely' Senate will call witnesses

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    Mitt Romney said he thinks new revelations from former Trump national security adviser John Bolton will increase the number of Republican senators who will vote in favor of calling at least Bolton to testify in the Senate impeachment trial.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:59:04 -0500
  • Republican Collins says Bolton report strengthens case for impeachment trial witnesses

    Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Monday the case for calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial had been strengthened by a New York Times report on a book manuscript by former Trump adviser John Bolton. "The reports about John Bolton's book strengthen the case for witnesses and have prompted a number of conversations among my colleagues," Collins said in a statement she posted to Twitter.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:52:31 -0500
  • US STOCKS-Travel, tech stocks lead Wall St lower as China virus fears mount

    U.S. stocks fell more than 1% on Monday as investors worried about the economic fallout of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that has prompted the country to extend the Lunar New Year holidays and businesses to close some operations. The benchmark S&P 500 was jolted off record highs last week as China locked down several cities and curbed travel, reminding investors of the deadly SARS virus that killed nearly 800 people in 2002-03 and cost the global economy billions. Travel-related stocks, including airlines, casinos and hotels, were the worst-hit on Wall Street, while shares of tech heavyweights that enjoyed a strong rally recently dragged markets lower.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:52:20 -0500
  • US military plane crashes in Afghanistan: officials

    An aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan on Monday was a small U.S. military plane, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said there were no indications so far that the plane had been brought down by enemy activity. The Taliban said it had shot down a U.S. military plane in the central Afghan province of Ghazni on Monday, killing all personnel on board.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:51:55 -0500
  • Holocaust survivors in Israel getting more cash but some still impoverished

    Holocaust survivors in Israel are better off financially than in the past thanks to the efforts of campaigners after decades of government neglect and bureaucracy, but some still live in poverty. Israel's government allocated a record 5.5 billion shekels ($1.6 billion) to all survivors of persecution in 2019, up from 2.9 billion in 2012 and just 1.5 billion in 2004, according to the Holocaust Survivor Rights Authority in the Finance Ministry. "I manage," said the 81-year-old, who was born in Czechoslovakia and moved to Israel in 1953.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:47:28 -0500
  • Priest gets 60 days in jail for bubble-wrapping boy

    A Michigan priest accused of wrapping a teenager in bubble wrap was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for attempted false imprisonment. The Rev. Brian Stanley appeared in Allegan County court, two months after pleading guilty in a deal with the attorney general's office. Stanley was accused of wrapping a boy in bubble wrap and tape in 2013 in a janitor’s room at St. Margaret Church.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:40:32 -0500
  • Security and resilience of UK telecoms network paramount - junior minister

    The security and resilience of Britain's telecoms network is of paramount importance in the decision over Huawei's role in 5G, digital and security minister Matt Warman said on Monday. The government is due on Tuesday to decide what role China's Huawei will play in 5G telecoms networks but has faced intense pressure from President Donald Trump's administration to block the Chinese company which the United States fears could compromise British secrets. "The security and resilience of the UK's telecoms networks is of paramount importance," Warman told parliament.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:39:53 -0500
  • Italy's Salvini loses "aura of invincibility" in Emilia setback

    Matteo Salvini's surprisingly clear defeat in a key regional election on Sunday brusquely halts what seemed an unstoppable rise for the Italian hard-right leader and disrupts his progress towards national power. Salvini campaigned relentlessly in the northerly Emilia-Romagna region, a traditional left-wing stronghold, promising that victory for his League party's candidate as governor would allow him to serve an "eviction order" on the government in Rome.

    Mon, 27 Jan 2020 10:37:04 -0500
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