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Five suspects in court over Nairobi hotel attack
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:36:51 -0500

Five suspects in court over Nairobi hotel attackFive suspects, including a Canadian citizen, appeared in a Kenyan court Friday in connection with an Islamist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex that left 21 dead. A magistrate granted a request from the prosecution to detain the four men and one woman for 30 days while investigations continue. The suspects are accused of "possible involvement in the almost 20-hour siege of the DusitD2 hotel and office complex by a suicide bomber and four gunmen who were all killed by security forces, a court document said.


Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 03:14:24 -0500

Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'The open acknowledgment in the Missile Defense Review of U.S. plans to counter Russian and Chinese technological advances likely will alarm those nations. It marked a departure from the approach taken by Republican Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, to tamp down concerns by major nuclear powers about expanding U.S. missile defenses. "Our goal is simple: To ensure we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States - anywhere, anytime, anyplace," Trump said at the Pentagon.


Treasury poised to ease sanctions tied to Russian oligarch
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:10:22 -0500

Treasury poised to ease sanctions tied to Russian oligarchWASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department appears set to lift sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska despite concerns from lawmakers in both parties who say the Trump administration should be tougher on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies.


Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discounts
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:45:13 -0500

Aeromexico ad campaign trolls anti-Mexican sentiment in US with DNA discountsMexican airline Aeromexico is offering DNA discounts to U.S. travelers based on their percentage of Mexican heritage.


Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:17:37 -0500

Illinois parents get 25 years in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he diedAn Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.


California storms: At least five people killed after heavy rain and snow cause devastation
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 07:18:48 -0500

California storms: At least five people killed after heavy rain and snow cause devastationAt least five people have died in severe rain and snowstorms that blanketed parts of California with at least five feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week, besides triggering flooding and mudslides, officials said. Forecasters expect the bitter weather to push eastwards into the Rockies and US Midwest through the weekend, while the California Highway Patrol said rain-slicked highways led to two fatal accidents that killed four people. A family of three, including a one-year-old baby, died in El Dorado County on Tuesday, after their car spun across a rain-soaked freeway to hit another car, the San Francisco Chronicle said.


Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay views
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:53:02 -0500

Tulsi Gabbard apologizes, again, for past antigay viewsA week after announcing her presidential candidacy, the representative from Hawaii releases a video apology.


China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar night
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:22:00 -0500

China's moon cotton experiment ends in freezing lunar nightA cotton seedling that sprouted on the moon has been left to die as China's historic lunar lander continues a freezing night-time nap that will last as long as two earth weeks, scientists said. The Chinese space agency announced earlier this week that the seed had germinated inside a special canister aboard the Chang'e-4 probe, after the spacecraft on January 3 made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon. The mini biosphere -- which operated for over 212 hours -- was shut down as planned on Saturday, said Chongqing University, which designed the experiment.


10 of the Kia Telluride's Coolest Design Details, from the Designer Himself
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:50:00 -0500

10 of the Kia Telluride's Coolest Design Details, from the Designer Himself


Kenya police detain nine in connection with deadly hotel attack
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:43:57 -0500

Kenya police detain nine in connection with deadly hotel attackKenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday, indicating the search for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace. President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday evening that a 20-hour siege had ended with security forces killing five militants who had stormed the hotel complex, forcing hundreds of people into terrifying escapes. "The detectives are looking for a woman suspected to have ferried weapons from Kiunga through the port city of Mombasa to Nairobi," a police official who did not wish to be named said, referring to a region near the Somali border.


The Latest: Son: Jailed Iran state TV anchor would help FBI
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:14:53 -0500

The Latest: Son: Jailed Iran state TV anchor would help FBINEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on detention of American-born news anchor for Iran's state television (all times local):


President Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi's Trip to Afghanistan Over the Shutdown Fight
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:44:08 -0500

President Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi's Trip to Afghanistan Over the Shutdown FightOne day after she essentially disinvited him from delivering his State of the Union


Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in Baltimore
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:39:27 -0500

Southwest Airlines flights canceled, delayed due to computer issue in BaltimoreA data connectivity issue with Southwest Airlines phones and computer systems Tuesday resulted in delayed flights to and from BWI.


Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to know
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:05:01 -0500

Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to knowWhen you're a frequent traveler, it's almost self-sabotage to not join some


Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks player
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:20:00 -0500

Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks playerTurkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest and extradition of New York Knicks enter Enes Kanter, accusing him pf being a member of an "armed terrorist group". Mr Kanter is accused of ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkish authorities allege is behind the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, the Daily Sabah reported. Mr Gulen has repeatedly denied any involved in the failed coup.


May Wins Confidence Vote and Opens Cross-Party Brexit Talks
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:21:38 -0500

May Wins Confidence Vote and Opens Cross-Party Brexit TalksU.K. leader Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her government and immediately opened talks with rival political parties in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, as time runs out to reach a deal. The prime minister fought off the threat of a national election and won the right to continue running the country when the House of Commons voted 325 to 306 against a motion of “no confidence” in her administration. May invited other party leaders, who back keeping much closer ties to the European Union, for talks tonight to discuss how to forge a compromise Brexit plan that Parliament can support.


Russia, US in war of words over arms treaty
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:01:07 -0500

Russia, US in war of words over arms treatyRussia on Wednesday accused Washington of being uncooperative on efforts to save a crucial arms control treaty, only to be accused by the US of dishonesty. Tensions have raged for months over the fate of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF) signed in 1987 by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. US President Donald Trump has promised to walk away from the agreement and President Vladimir Putin threatened a new arms race, saying Europe would be its main victim.


40 mph mudslides, floods, blizzards, 6 feet of snow, 110 mph winds: California nightmare
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:21:19 -0500

40 mph mudslides, floods, blizzards, 6 feet of snow, 110 mph winds: California nightmareMudslides and flooding were closing roads in California as heavy rains and snow were forecast deep into the week.


In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 elections
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 15:11:52 -0500

In third year, U.S. women's marches turn to 2020 electionsMillions of people took part in the women's marches in Washington and other cities in the United States and abroad on Jan. 21, 2017, the day after the Republican president was sworn in. Vanessa Wruble, a co-founder of the original Women's March on Washington who left to start March On, a separate grassroots coalition, said the movement has evolved from being a reaction to Trump's presidency. Women's March, a national nonprofit organization that evolved from the initial Washington march, is using its #WomensWave marches in Washington and elsewhere on Saturday to roll out a 10-part policy platform that includes raising the federal minimum wage and protecting reproductive rights.


American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:34:00 -0500

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to USNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness.



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