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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugs

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 18:18:55 -0500

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an untenable case Saturday that a Mexican border wall would be a magic bullet for America's drug problem.


  • Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:48:31 -0500

    Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horrorAt least 71 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday.


  • Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 07:01:05 -0500

    Why the stock market is headed for a swift recoveryEverywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market.


  • Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopes

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:41:57 -0500

    Global stocks surge on China-US trade breakthrough hopesStock markets across the globe powered higher Friday, buoyed by hopes of a breakthrough in efforts to defuse a US-China trade war.


  • Brutal cold to endanger those left without power in wake of major northeastern US winter storm

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:11:43 -0500

    Brutal cold to endanger those left without power in wake of major northeastern US winter stormA polar plunge of brutal cold is following this weekend’s blockbuster winter storm, which can threaten lives and complicate travel and cleanup efforts.


  • Pink Hats Flooded Washington Again, but Controversy and Competition Made for a Much Smaller Women's March

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:59:08 -0500

    Pink Hats Flooded Washington Again, but Controversy and Competition Made for a Much Smaller Women's March“I would like it if they resigned, but this is bigger than them."


  • Senator Graham says U.S.-Saudi cannot move on until prince 'dealt with'

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 04:20:06 -0500

    Senator Graham says U.S.-Saudi cannot move on until prince 'dealt with'Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Saturday the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with", without being more specific. Speaking in Ankara a day after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Graham also said Congress will reintroduce sanctions against those involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "The relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dealt with," Graham said.


  • Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 09:12:55 -0500

    Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new eraBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.


  • The Winter Show Modernizes the Antique Fair with Creative, Colorful Booths—and an App

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:21:54 -0500

    The Winter Show Modernizes the Antique Fair with Creative, Colorful Booths—and an AppLast night's colorful, lively opening party was proof of antiques' staying power


  • A Top House Democrat Offers a Path to a Deal Ending Shutdown Fight

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 13:27:31 -0500

    A Top House Democrat Offers a Path to a Deal Ending Shutdown Fight“Let’s go back and forth on this and see where we can find common ground,” House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said on “Fox News Sunday.” He spoke a day after Trump made his offer, which was rejected even before he presented it by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats.


  • 4 boys, ages 12 to 14, arrested for rape in Delaware

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:39:57 -0500

    4 boys, ages 12 to 14, arrested for rape in DelawarePolice in Newark, Delaware are investigating a disturbing crime involving the rape of a girl by four boys all under the age of 15.


  • Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent says

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:53:36 -0500

    Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent saysHigh school officials in Indiana are investigating after a picture posted on social media appeared to show students using a Nazi salute.


  • The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch Edition

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 09:04:00 -0500

    The First 1500 Toyota Supra Buyers Get This Special Launch EditionWith visual tweaks and a commemorative plaque, this car is a bid to make the new 2020 Supra more collectible.


  • Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snow

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:35:01 -0500

    Winter storm to hit U.S. northeast with up to two feet of snowThe Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. Weather Prediction Center. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. In Chicago, where some neighborhoods received 8 inches (20 cm) of snow, a third of flights were canceled at the city's two main airports, said Mark Duell, vice president of operations for tracking firm FlightAware.


  • Israel, Chad renew diplomatic relations: Netanyahu

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:53:27 -0500

    Israel, Chad renew diplomatic relations: NetanyahuIsrael and Chad have renewed diplomatic ties decades after they were ruptured, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday during a visit to the African state. Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno have "announced the renewal of diplomatic relations between Chad and Israel", a statement from the Israeli premier's office said. Ties between Israel and the Muslim majority nation were broken in 1972.


  • 10 ways to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:00:00 -0500

    10 ways to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possibleIn Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. * * * Binge-watching is basically an endurance sport, so you need to be sure you're prepared. After all, if you're going to watch You until your eyes fall out (recommended), why not make the experience as pleasant as possible? That means paying close attention to the conditions under which you watch: the couch, the temperature, the vibe, and (most importantly) the snacks. Some hot tips: ## 1\. Assemble your snacks before the binge-watch begins To truly maximize your experience, I recommend selecting one salty snack, one sweet snack, and one wild-card snack. Some suggestions from my colleagues, whose tastes range from great to truly horrifying: * Takis * Sno-Caps in popcorn * Uncrustables * Plain Lay's chips and Greek yogurt * Chocolate-covered pretzels * Trader Joe's olive oil popcorn * Literally a ham-and-cheese sandwich dipped in orange juice (cursed) * Celery and peanut butter * Peanut butter straight from the jar Note: you can always sub in pizza for any category (or all three). ## 2\. Keep no less than three beverages in front of you at all times One of the beverages should be water. For the other two, I like to choose a large, gulp-able beverage -- like Gatorade or, if I am feeling brave, seltzer -- as well as a fancy, small beverage, like a blood orange San Pellegrino or one of those high-end lemonades with cursive lettering on the bottle. SEE ALSO: Watching your favorite TV show a million times isn't compulsive. It's a comfort binge. ## 3\. Get up every hour to stretch You don't have to do a full yoga class, but it's nice to remind your body that it is, in fact, capable of movement.  > Netflix: are you still watching? > Me: pic.twitter.com/yUbJ6KjVct > > -- sara reinis (@SaraReinis) March 7, 2018 ## 4\. Consider the two-blanket approach I have radiators in my apartment and do not control my own heat, which means that sometimes my living room is 1,000 degrees. This is too hot. If I open the window, though (see #7), it becomes too cold. That's why I prefer to have two blankets near me when I binge-watch: one thick blanket for the cold times and one thinner cotton blanket for the medium times. During the hot times, I use no blanket at all. ## 5\. Consider your spinal column If you need to bring a bed pillow onto the couch for back support, so be it. If you're binge-watching in bed, consider acquiring a backrest pillow. Maybe one ... with a cupholder? ## 6\. If you're watching a show featuring heavy subject matter, take more breaks While there is certainly no shame in binge-watching, it can have adverse effects on your mental health -- especially if the show you choose deals with emotionally fraught topics. In these cases, treat yourself to a few more breaks than you normally would. We're not saying go outside (imagine!), but maybe do a few more stretches, check in with your friends, and drink some extra water. ## 7\. Open a window Let your binge-watching farts (different than regular farts) fly freely into the atmosphere. ## 8\. Text people about what you're watching If you do not have a binge-watching partner literally sitting next to you, it can be fun to live-text the show with a fellow binge-watcher in another location. It also reminds you that you have friends. Crucial!  What you should not do, however, is send texts about the show to someone who has not seen the whole show yet. Avoid committing this friendship crime at all costs. > When Netflix freezes to ask if you're still watching and you see yourself reflected in the screen pic.twitter.com/tDdSSN6PR5 > > -- Philip Ellis (@Philip_Ellis) February 16, 2018 ## 9\. Switch positions When you have a nest, you have a nest, so switching rooms isn't necessary. But alternating between sitting up and lying down, or even just lying down on the other end of the couch, can be kinda nice. After all, lying down in a second location is a fun twist on lying down. ## 10\. Respect the air If you've chosen some really good snacks (and also haven't left the couch for six hours), the room can start to smell a little ... rank. That's when it's time to light a candle. On the off-chance Gilmore Girls is your binge-watch, there is a Gilmore Girls candle designed to burn in tandem with the 2016 revival. There are also Stranger Things-themed candles. Or you could just burn a regular one. It's your binge-watch, after all! ## WATCH: Netflix is raising its prices ##


  • The Latest: Another migrant group smuggled to New Mexico

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:09:37 -0500

    The Latest: Another migrant group smuggled to New MexicoSAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on groups of immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):


  • Video shows Tempe police officer shooting 14-year-old as he runs away

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:06:16 -0500

    Video shows Tempe police officer shooting 14-year-old as he runs awayPolice say Antonio Arce was burglarizing a truck, and was found to have an airsoft gun, when he was shot by the officer.


  • Only Two People Can End This Shutdown. And Neither Is Budging

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:05:30 -0500

    Only Two People Can End This Shutdown. And Neither Is BudgingIt's become clear that only two people can end it: President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And neither one is budging.


  • Christian Schools Like Karen Pence's Are The Real Threat To Academic Freedom

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 07:00:09 -0500

    Christian Schools Like Karen Pence's Are The Real Threat To Academic FreedomLast week, the "second lady" of the United States, Karen Pence, went to work


  • The Navy's Secret Fear: Could the Mighty Aircraft Carrier Be Too Big To Fail?

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:33:00 -0500

    The Navy's Secret Fear: Could the Mighty Aircraft Carrier Be Too Big To Fail?What would be the reaction if a U.S. carrier were attacked and sunk?


  • Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runway

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:11:25 -0500

    Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runwayThe airport tweeted out a statement Friday afternoon about the incident, and followed up with several additional tweets.


  • The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileup

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:59:54 -0500

    The Latest: Slick road leads to 15-vehicle Missouri pileupDETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in the Midwest and New England (all times local):


  • Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader deal

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:31:52 -0500

    Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader dealIn a morning Twitter storm, Trump also said he would not seek the removal of millions of illegal aliens living in the United States, while bashing House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for turning down an offer he made on Saturday, including for Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. "No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3-year extension of DACA.


  • One-pot pumpkin and chickpea stew

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:00:00 -0500

    One-pot pumpkin and chickpea stewThis works well with butternut squash, or parsnip – any of the hearty, fleshy winter gourds and root veg in season at the moment. It couldn't be easier to make – just throw everything in and leave it to cook. SERVES Four INGREDIENTS 400g pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and diced 1 red onion, finely sliced 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped 1 tsp grated fresh ginger Juice and zest of 1 orange Pinch each of ground cumin, ground coriander and chilli flakes 200ml plain yogurt, seasoned Chopped coriander, to serve Toasted pitta bread, to serve METHOD Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6. Add all the ingredients, except the yogurt, coriander and pitta, to a large ovenproof dish. Season and mix well. Place in the hot oven and cook for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender. Check halfway through cooking that it is not drying out – add a dash of water if so. Remove from the oven and scatter over the chopped coriander. Serve with the seasoned yogurt and toasted pitta bread. Angela Hartnett's one-pot wonders


  • PayPal is putting shutdown border wall politics aside to help government workers

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:04:42 -0500

    PayPal is putting shutdown border wall politics aside to help government workersPayPal is offering an interest-free cash advance up to $500, for customers who are federal employees, and are struggling to make ends meet.


  • Chicago ex-cop sentenced to nearly seven years over teen shooting

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 19:52:04 -0500

    Chicago ex-cop sentenced to nearly seven years over teen shootingWashington (AFP) - A white former Chicago police officer was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a black teenager in 2014, an incident that triggered months of protests in the city.


  • Trump says San Antonio shows border walls works, despite city being 150 miles from border and having no wall

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:56:33 -0500

    Trump says San Antonio shows border walls works, despite city being 150 miles from border and having no wallDonald Trump has cited San Antonio as proof that border walls make the US safer, despite the Texas city not having a border wall and being 150 miles from Mexico. Mr Trump’s comments on Saturday were intended to justify his demand for $5.7bn to fund a US-Mexico border wall. The president may have intended to refer to El Paso, a Texas border city he used as an example in a similar anecdote last week.


  • The Latest: Officer to plead not guilty after man's death

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:09:05 -0500

    The Latest: Officer to plead not guilty after man's deathNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the criminal case against a white Nashville police officer who shot and killed an armed black man who was fleeing (all times local):


  • Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returns

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:08:07 -0500

    Arab economic summit in Beirut urges Syrian refugee returnsArab states at an economic summit in Beirut called on world powers on Sunday to step up efforts to enable Syrian refugees to return home. The United Nations says that 5.6 million Syrian refugees live in five neighboring countries - Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - and it is not yet safe for them to return. Since conflict broke out in Syria in 2011, more than 1 million people have fled across the border to Lebanon, where aid agencies say most live in extreme poverty.


  • Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent, increase Model 3 production at lower prices

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:34:38 -0500

    Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent, increase Model 3 production at lower pricesSaying the road ahead was “very difficult,” Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company would be cutting its staff by about 7 percent.


  • Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pond

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:23:37 -0500

    Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pondFirefighters were already out at the park responding to an alarm at the park's stables, so they immediately responded.


  • Winter storm buries streets and highways in snow

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:20:13 -0500

    Winter storm buries streets and highways in snowDetroit, Michigan, was left buried in snow by the major winter storm sweeping across the country on Jan. 19. Road conditions are treacherous.


  • Coming Soon: Is Boeing's 'New' F-15X Fighter Really Joining the Air Force?

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:13:00 -0500

    Coming Soon: Is Boeing's 'New' F-15X Fighter Really Joining the Air Force?Brace yourselves: the Department of Defense is eyeing a brand new variant of the storied F-15 Eagle to rule the skies, the U.S. military’s first purchase of the storied aircraft in more than 15 years.


  • Families in Afghanistan's north seek shelter as Taliban ups pressure

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 04:01:22 -0500

    Families in Afghanistan's north seek shelter as Taliban ups pressureBy Abdul Matin Sahak MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Dozens of families displaced from their homes in the northern province of Sar-e Pul by Taliban pressure have arrived in the provincial capital, as the insurgents have tightened their grip around the city, residents and officials said.     Taliban fighters have been threatening oil fields around the city of Sar-e Pul as they have stepped up operations with the apparent aim of strengthening their position during peace talks with U.S. officials. ...


  • Coffee clash brewing in China: startup Luckin takes on Starbucks

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:40:23 -0500

    Coffee clash brewing in China: startup Luckin takes on StarbucksWhen Starbucks came to China two decades ago it promised to open a new store every 15 hours. Now a homegrown rival, Luckin Coffee, plans to build a high tech-driven shop every three and a half hours to dethrone the US giant. The Chinese upstart is burning through millions of dollars to lure customers with steep discounts, challenging Starbucks' dominance by targeting office workers and students who prefer to have their java on-the-go or delivered to their doorstep.


  • Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:54:27 -0500

    Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attackDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer.


  • Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crash

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:00:00 -0500

    Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crashThe Duke of Edinburgh could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course, it has emerged, as police continue to investigate a crash which left two women hospitalised. The Duke, 97, is understood to have no intention of giving up driving, having been photographed on public roads driving a new car less than 48 hours after the accident. He is understood to be complying with a Norfolk Police investigation, which will see him interviewed about what happened. Two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be asked for their recollections of the accident, after their Kia Carens collided with the Duke’s Land Rover Freelander on the A149 on Thursday. Both police and palace have emphasised that the investigation will be conducted in the same way as any other traffic accident, despite one of the involved parties being married to the Queen. That process would see him interviewed in the coming days, before police officers recommend whether to proceed with charging anyone involved. The scene of the crash, on the A149 at Sandringham The Duke has already passed an eye test as part of the investigation, celebrating by defiantly driving himself around the public roads near to Sandringham alone less than 48 hours after the accident. He was caught on camera driving in dark glasses without wearing a seatbelt, in a gesture that has been criticised by onlookers. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are aware of the photograph. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of or receiving such images showing this type of offence.” The law states that drivers can be fined up to £500 if caught without a seatbelt. The Duke of Edinburgh drives the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama during their visit to Windsor Credit: Geoff Pugh If the Duke was found to be at fault for the Sandringham accident, he could be charged with driving without due care and attention, which carries a maximum penalty of nine points on a driving record and a £5,000 fine. It is thought unlikely that a prosecution would come to court. A police source said yesterday that non-royal drivers involved in a similar collision would more likely be offered a drivers’ awareness course, with improving their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case. The Duke reportedly said "I'm such a fool" after being pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia close to Sandringham. Witnesses claim he had told police at the scene he had been “dazzled” by the low sun at 2.45pm. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.”


  • Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:29:18 -0500

    Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name dealCentral Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia. Many Greeks believe the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over their country's own northern region of that name. The issue evokes strong emotions among Greeks who consider Macedonia, the ancient kingdom ruled by Alexander the Great, to be an integral part of their homeland and heritage.


  • Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:17:45 -0500

    Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crimeWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers.


  • Tesla to cut 7% of workforce amid tough profit outlook

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:21:06 -0500

    Tesla to cut 7% of workforce amid tough profit outlookElon Musk's electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors announced Friday it was cutting its workforce by about seven percent in a push to keep the Model 3 affordable for middle-income consumers. Shares plunged following the announcement, which also signaled a tough profit road ahead for Tesla. The round of job cuts -- which follow an earlier downsizing announced in June -- comes as the envelope-pushing company faces pressure in its home market on prices from the phasing-out of a tax credit for electric car purchases.


  • Advice to Trump, His Friends and His Enemies

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:00:26 -0500

    Advice to Trump, His Friends and His Enemies(Bloomberg Opinion) -- A few weeks ago I made my predictions for 2019. Now I’d like to offer a few words of advice to some of this year’s likely newsmakers. To do so, I am returning to the double-dactyl format that I have used before.


  • A Fireball Erupted From an Illegal Pipeline Killing at Least 79 People in Mexico

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 14:48:04 -0500

    A Fireball Erupted From an Illegal Pipeline Killing at Least 79 People in MexicoForensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 79 people.


  • AP Analysis: Climactic events in 1979 shaped modern Mideast

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 05:04:05 -0500

    AP Analysis: Climactic events in 1979 shaped modern MideastDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Revolutionaries in the streets give way to black-and-white images of blindfolded American hostages. Two enemies sign a peace deal after years of hostilities. And one of the world's two superpowers invades its southern neighbor, launching a bloody, decade-long conflict.


  • AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer study

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:49:25 -0500

    AbbVie's Imbruvica fails to meet main goal in pancreatic cancer studyAbbVie Inc said on Friday its blockbuster cancer treatment in combination with chemotherapy agents failed to meet the main goal in a late-stage study of patients with a form of pancreatic cancer. The treatment, Imbruvica, failed to show statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival in metastatic pancreatic cancer patients, compared with the combination of placebo and two chemotherapy agents. The American Cancer society estimates that pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3 percent of all cancers in the United States and about 7 percent of all cancer deaths, and expects that 56,770 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019.


  • Trump thanks Mueller for disputing Buzzfeed report that claims president directed Cohen to lie

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:49:30 -0500

    Trump thanks Mueller for disputing Buzzfeed report that claims president directed Cohen to lieTrump blasts BuzzFeed News report and the media in general over a Michael Cohen story.


  • Russian court extends detention of Belarussian model

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:56:25 -0500

    Russian court extends detention of Belarussian modelA Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign, had her detention in Moscow extended by three days by a Russian court on Saturday. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, has been held for questioning since Thursday after she was deported from Thailand as part of a group convicted of participating in a "sex training course". "The court has decided to extend her detention by 72 hours," judge Natalya Borissenkova was cited as stating by the Ria Novosti news agency.


  • Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in Syria

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 08:29:59 -0500

    Syrian opposition sees window for political solution in SyriaSyria now has a good opportunity to reach a political solution to its devastating eight-year war as ceasefires have brought calm to many areas of the country, Syria's chief opposition negotiator said on Saturday. "I think now that we have an opportunity, because nearly in Syria we have a ceasefire now, in the northeast of Syria and the north of Syria, and the efforts of fighting terrorism has achieved good results," Nasr Hariri told Reuters in an interview in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh, where he is based. Hariri, the opposition's chief negotiator in U.N. peace talks, met with the newly appointed United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen on Friday.


  • Pursuing R. Kelly: Could he end up convicted of sex crimes like Bill Cosby?

    Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:53:43 -0500

    Pursuing R. Kelly: Could he end up convicted of sex crimes like Bill Cosby?The R&B star is fighting multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, but could he be charged with a crime and convicted?


  • In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller beware

    Sat, 19 Jan 2019 22:50:04 -0500

    In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller bewareIn an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a three-storey building has become a symbol of Palestinian fears they are losing precious ground in the historic area. Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini says he did nothing wrong, but even his status as a member of one of Jerusalem's most prominent Palestinian families did not shield him from the blowback. The 55-year-old was accused of being behind the sale of the Mamluk-style building in the Old City's Muslim quarter to Israeli settlers -- something most Palestinians consider treason.