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  • Johnny Depp jams with Aerosmith as band celebrates 50-year career

    Actor Johnny Depp and musician Alice Cooper joined Aerosmith on Friday at a gala dinner and performance in Los Angeles to celebrate the band's 50-year career as one of the best-selling American hard rock bands of all times. Cooper and Depp - who play with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry in rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires - were among more than a dozen artists including the Foo Fighters, Sammy Hagar and John Legend who sang the band's biggest hits as it was named the MusiCares person of the year. Hosted by British comedian Russell Brand, the night was marked by jokes about the band's drug-fueled past and the advancing age of frontman Steven Tyler, Perry, and guitarists Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 04:48:48 -0500
  • Virus anxieties cast shadow over Year of the Rat festivities

    SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Chinese communities in Australia and New Zealand were among the first to greet the Year of the Rat on Saturday but Lunar New Year celebrations globally were marred by anxieties about the virus outbreak that has disrupted festivities in China. Sydney, home to a large and growing Chinese population, started its Lunar New Year festivities in subdued fashion after China cancelled many large-scale celebrations of the holiday on concerns about the coronavirus, which has also reached Australia.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 04:21:04 -0500
  • FACTBOX-The latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

    An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 41 people and infected more than 1,300 globally. * There were 1,287 confirmed cases and 41 people had died in China as of Jan. 24, according to the National Health Commission. * China is to take stricter and more targeted measures to curb the spread, state television reported.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 04:07:27 -0500
  • Limited internet to be restored in Kashmir, no access to social media

    Limited mobile data services and internet will be temporarily restored in Jammu and Kashmir from Saturday, ending nearly a six month communications lockdown after Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew the Muslim majority region's autonomy. Access will be limited to about 300 "whitelisted" websites and internet speed would remain low, the local Jammu and Kashmir government said in a notice late on Friday. The move to restore the services comes days after India's top court ordered the curbs to be reversed, saying that freedom of internet access is a fundamental right and that its indefinite suspension is illegal.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 03:41:57 -0500
  • China's Sanya city shuts down all tourist sites to prevent spread of virus outbreak

    China's Sanya city in the southern island province of Hainan has shut down all tourist sites in the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the city government said on Saturday. Sanya is one of the favourite tourist destinations during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday which lasts until Jan 30. Earlier on Saturday, Hainan capital Haikou city said it would start a 14-day centralised medical observation for tourists from the central Hubei province, centre of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 03:38:06 -0500
  • Iran’s Petropars developing South Pars gas field after withdrawal of foreign companies

    Iran’s Petropars will develop phase 11 of South Pars, the world’s largest gas field, after the withdrawal of French oil major Total and the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), Iran’s oil minister was quoted as saying on Saturday. “Now with the exit of the other two companies from the contract, Petropars has completely taken their place and the development of the first unit of phase 11 of South Pars has been given to this company,” Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying by ICANA, the Iranian parliament’s news site.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 03:13:48 -0500
  • China virus remains severe, medical supplies very tight - provincial official

    China's new coronavirus outbreak remains severe and medical supplies are very tight in Wuhan city, where the virus was first identified, an official from Hubei province said on Saturday. The death toll from the outbreak has climbed to 41 and more than 1,300 people have been infected globally, but most of the cases are found in Wuhan, provincial capital of Hubei. The official also appealed for more medical supplies, such as masks and protective suits, from both domestic and overseas providers.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:49:23 -0500
  • Two Rohingya women killed as Myanmar army shells village - MP

    Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people injured after Myanmar troops shelled a Rohingya village on Saturday, according to a lawmaker and a villager, two days after the U.N.’s highest court ordered the country to protect the minority. Maung Kyaw Zan, a national member of parliament for Buthidaung township in northern Rakhine state, said shells fired from a nearby battalion hit Kin Taung village in the middle of the night. Government troops have been battling ethnic rebels in the state for more than a year.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:02:56 -0500
  • Japan confirms third case of Wuhan virus

    Japan has confirmed a third case of infection by China's coronavirus, the health ministry said on Saturday. The latest case was confirmed in a woman in her 30s who lives in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:02:15 -0500
  • Death toll up to 20 after strong earthquake jolts eastern Turkey

    A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey late on Friday, killing at least 20 people and collapsing buildings in towns near the centre of the tremor, which was strong enough to be felt in several neighbouring countries. The magnitude 6.8 quake shook Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks. Sixteen people were killed in Elazig and four more in the neighbouring province of Malatya, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said early on Saturday.

    Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:13 -0500
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s. Perez, whose film credits include Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," told jurors that Sciorra shared details of the alleged assault, including that Weinstein had pinned her arms above her head as he raped her.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:56:27 -0500
  • Reuters People News Summary

    Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s. Perez, whose film credits include Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," told jurors that Sciorra shared details of the alleged assault, including that Weinstein had pinned her arms above her head as he raped her. Prince Harry and wife Meghan have settled, for now, into a seaside home near the most royal of Canadian cities - Victoria, British Columbia (B.C.)- named after a queen who reigned until 1901, during a great expansion of the British Empire.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:56:26 -0500
  • Man cited for using fake skeleton to drive in HOV lane

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    A 62-year-old man was cited in Arizona this week after trying to disguise a fake skeleton as a passenger just to use the HOV lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper pulled over the man on Thursday after noticing he had placed a fake skeleton in the passenger's front seat. Department spokesman Raul Garcia said troopers cite about 7,000 HOV lane violators every year.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:27:17 -0500
  • 2 dead in Houston gas explosion that destroyed building, caused 'significant' damage to homes

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    Two people were killed in a gas explosion at a manufacturing warehouse that sent shock waves across northwest Houston early Friday morning, authorities said. Multiple homes and a strip mall nearby also sustained "significant damage" in the blast, which happened around 4:30 a.m. local time, Samuel Pena, of the Houston Fire Department, said at a press conference. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said a full arson investigation has been launched, but noted that there is no reason to believe it was terror-related or an intentional act.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:14:00 -0500
  • Head on a pike? Republican senators object after Schiff cites impeachment threat

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    Representative Adam Schiff, making his closing argument in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, seemed to have the Senate chamber more or less rapt, with lawmakers listening respectfully, whether they agreed with his arguments or not. Then the Democratic congressman mentioned a CBS News report about a Trump confidante suggesting serious ramifications for Republican senators if they voted against the president, and the mood on the Republican side of the aisle shifted. "Not true," Senator Susan Collins of Maine declared out loud as fellow Republicans responded audibly and disgustedly at Schiff's remarks.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:04:28 -0500
  • Head on a pike? Republican senators object after Schiff cites impeachment threat

    Representative Adam Schiff, making his closing argument in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday, seemed to have the Senate chamber more or less rapt, with lawmakers listening respectfully, whether they agreed with his arguments or not. Then the Democratic congressman mentioned a CBS News report about a Trump confidante suggesting serious ramifications for Republican senators if they voted against the president, and the mood on the Republican side of the aisle shifted. "Not true," Senator Susan Collins of Maine declared out loud as fellow Republicans responded audibly and disgustedly at Schiff's remarks.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:02:17 -0500
  • China's theatres, studios protest against deal to stream movie online for free

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Chinese theatres and film studios are protesting a deal by Huanxi Media Group to premiere its new movie "Lost in Russia" on Bytedance's online platforms, with some saying it was "trampling" and "destroying" China's cinema industry. The week-long Lunar New Year holiday usually sees audiences flock to cinemas with distributors taking advantage of the crowds to launch films but the premieres of at least seven movies, including "Lost in Russia", were postponed due to a virus outbreak which by Saturday had killed 41 people and infected more than 1,300 people globally. Financial magazine Yicai reported on Friday on a statement issued by the film industry of eastern China's Zhejiang province, which threatened to boycott films made by Huanxi and one of the actors in "Lost in Russia" if the internet premiere went ahead.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:19:20 -0500
  • Authorities ID woman killed in downtown Seattle shooting

    Authorities identified Friday the woman who was killed in a downtown Seattle shooting that also wounded seven people and raised questions about safety in the city's center. The King County Medical Examiner's Office said Tanya Jackson, 50, a resident of a group housing facility, was killed in the shooting Wednesday night, the Seattle Times reported. Jackson was in a good mood when she left Plymouth Housing to go downtown, said Kelli Larsen, chief program officer at the facility for people who suffer from physical- and/or mental-health conditions that make finding and maintaining traditional housing on their own challenging.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:00:25 -0500
  • Shanghai shuts down all cinemas during Lunar New Year holidays - local paper

    Shanghai has shut down all cinemas during the Lunar New Year holidays, which last until Jan. 30, the Liberation Daily said on its online channel. A virus outbreak in China has prompted seven Chinese films that were set to premiere during the country's Lunar New Year holiday to postpone screenings, forgoing what is usually the best week of the year at the Chinese box office. China has confirmed 1,287 cases of patients infected with the new coronavirus, with 41 deaths.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:28:24 -0500
  • Doctor at hospital in China's Hubei province dies from coronavirus -state media

    A doctor at a hospital in China's Hubei province, the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has died from the virus, China Global Television Network reported in a tweet. Liang Wudong, a doctor at Hubei Xinhua Hospital who had been at the front line of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan city, died from the virus aged 62, it said.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:04:29 -0500
  • He started a fight at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru, Florida cops say. Things escalated.

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    A trip to get a late lunch turned violent at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Naples on Jan. 18.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:12:13 -0500
  • Parts of Phoenix airport briefly evacuated; flights delayed

    Hundreds of travelers were temporarily evacuated from parts of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Friday after American Airlines called police to deal with a disruptive female passenger, airport officials and witnesses said. American Airlines said in an email that employees requested help from police to deal with a passenger on Flight 648 to Salt Lake City shortly before it was supposed to take off. Jon Connor, a filmmaker, said he was walking to his plane when “all of the sudden hordes of people" started walking in his direction.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:09:44 -0500
  • China's Haikou city to start 14-day medical observation for tourists from Hubei

    China's Haikou city, capital of the southern island province of Hainan, will start a 14-day centralised medical observation for tourists from the central Hubei province, centre of the coronavirus outbreak, from Saturday at noon, the Haikou government said. Tourists from Hubei, especially from Wuhan city, are not allowed to leave the hotel where the medical observation will be held during the 14-day period, it said. Hubei has confirmed 729 cases of the new coronavirus, with 39 deaths as of Jan 24, the provincial health authorities said.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:08:20 -0500
  • Australia declares first confirmed case of coronavirus

    Australia declared on Saturday its first confirmed case of the Wuhan coronavirus in the state of Victoria, with the patient hospitalized in a stable condition in a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria health officials said on Saturday. The Chinese national, in his 50s, arrived from China on Jan. 19 on a flight from Guangzhou, Victoria Health Minister Jenny Mikakos told journalists.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:07:04 -0500
  • UN alarm at education crisis: 258 million kids not in school

    The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education. In addition, about 770 million adults are illiterate, most of them women, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told the U.N. General Assembly on the International Day of Education.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:43:18 -0500
  • K-pop band BTS's microphones fetch $83,200 at auction

    Seven microphones used on tour by South Korean pop band BTS have sold for $83,200 at a pre-Grammy Awards auction for charity, more than eight times the expected starting price, Julien's Auctions said on Friday. The autographed microphones were the first ever items to be sold at auction from BTS, Julien's said. The auction house had previously estimated that the set would sell for between $10,000 and $20,000.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:32:50 -0500
  • Bodies of U.S. firefighters retrieved from crash site in Australia

    The bodies of three U.S. firefighters who died in a plane crash earlier this week in Australia's remote bushland while battling a fierce wildfire have been recovered, the police said on Saturday. "I can confirm that the bodies have been recovered," a New South Wales Police spokesperson told Reuters in an e-mail. Coulson Aviation, the private Canadian firm that employed the trio, named them as U.S. military veterans Captain Ian H. McBeth, 44, of Great Falls, Montana, First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson, 42, of Buckeye, Arizona, and Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan Jr., 43, of Navarre, Florida.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:31:05 -0500
  • Mexican model with no arms challenges perceptions of beauty

    Born without arms, Mexican model Ana Gabriela Molina wants to challenge traditional perceptions of physical attractiveness by winning a beauty pageant in her home state of Veracruz. Molina, a 24-year-old psychology graduate, said this week that accepting her condition had been tough but that she wanted to set an example for others living with a disability. In March, Molina will take part in the beauty contest in Veracruz, a state on the Gulf of Mexico which is home to more than 8 million people.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:23:13 -0500
  • FACTBOX-The latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

    An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 41 people and infected more than 1,300 globally. * There were 1,287 confirmed cases and 41 people had died in China as of Jan. 24, Chinese state media reported. * China is to take stricter and more targeted measures to curb the spread, state television reported.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:23:08 -0500
  • Mexican model with no arms challenges perceptions of beauty

    Born without arms, Mexican model Ana Gabriela Molina wants to challenge traditional perceptions of physical attractiveness by winning a beauty pageant in her home state of Veracruz. Molina, a 24-year-old psychology graduate, said this week that accepting her condition had been tough but that she wanted to set an example for others living with a disability. In March, Molina will take part in the beauty contest in Veracruz, a state on the Gulf of Mexico which is home to more than 8 million people.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:20:20 -0500
  • Radio reporter says Pompeo cursed at her after testy interview

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cursed at a National Public Radio reporter and repeatedly "used the F-word" in a shouted diatribe after she questioned him about Ukraine and the ousted American ambassador to Kiev in an interview on Friday, the reporter said. Mary Louise Kelly conducted a testy interview lasting about nine minutes with Pompeo for NPR's "All Things Considered" program, asking him about Iran and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was ousted by President Donald Trump last May. Yovanovitch's removal was a key event in the actions that prompted Trump's impeachment in the House of Representatives last month.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:12:56 -0500
  • New Orleans: Protesters demand action on damaged hotel

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    Dozens of protesters marched from the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel on the edge of the French Quarter to City Hall on Friday, demanding that something be done about the hotel and that the two bodies still inside be recovered. The Hard Rock Hotel was under construction when it partially collapsed on Oct. 12, sending plumes of dust into the air, killing three people and injuring dozens. The bodies of two of the three workers who died are still inside what is left of the building, which city officials have decided to take down through implosion in March.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:12:13 -0500
  • Trump lawyer: Joe and Hunter Biden have 'relevant evidence' for impeachment trial

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    A member of President Trump’s defense team says that former Vice President Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden have “relevant evidence” and could be summoned to testify if the Senate votes next week to permit witnesses in the impeachment trial. 

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:09:24 -0500
  • Parents held in death of baby that was found in trash bin

    The parents of a 3-month-old baby found dead last weekend in a North Las Vegas trash bin have been arrested on felony child abuse and destroying evidence charges, police said Friday. Raul Ramos, 52, and Adriana Hernandez, 32, were found living in a short-stay apartment after having been evicted recently from a home near the alley where the boy's body was found last Sunday, police Officer Eric Leavitt said. The neighborhood is about a 20-minute drive north of the Las Vegas Strip.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:05:19 -0500
  • Radio reporter says Pompeo of cursed at her after testy interview

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cursed at a National Public Radio reporter and repeatedly "used the F-word" in a shouted diatribe after she questioned him about Ukraine and the ousted American ambassador to Kiev in an interview on Friday, NPR said. Mary Louise Kelly interviewed Pompeo for NPR's "All Things Considered" program, asking him about Iran and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was ousted by President Donald Trump last May, NPR said in a statement. Yovanovitch's removal was a key event in the actions that prompted Trump's impeachment in the House of Representatives.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:05:05 -0500
  • Haggis is growing in popularity, and not just in Scotland

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    Carried high by the cook on a silver platter behind a kilted piper at formal dinners, the haggis is the essential dish for anyone celebrating the birthday of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, on Saturday. Now the spicy meat is more popular than ever, with exports up 136% over the past decade with sales to faraway places such as Hong Kong and Ghana as well as across Europe. The fame of the dish beyond Scotland is largely thanks to Burns himself, whose birthday is celebrated by festive dinners with haggis, whisky, speeches and poetry.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:03:39 -0500
  • WRAPUP 5-China virus toll hits 41; Australia reports first four cases

    The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start, with many transport links and tourist sites shut, while Australia confirmed its first four cases. More than 1,300 people have been infected globally with a virus traced to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:58:19 -0500
  • Woman charged with killing kids faced child-welfare scrutiny

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    A woman charged with murder in the deaths of her three young kids in Phoenix was the subject of several home visits by police and child-welfare authorities when she previously lived in Oklahoma, according to police reports. The reports released Friday by police in Prague, Oklahoma, say a relative was given custody of Rachel Henry’s children for seven days in August 2018 while child-welfare authorities decided whether to take them away permanently or return them to their mother. The children were temporarily taken away because Henry was caught at her apartment with her boyfriend, Pedro Genaro Rios, who had been accused earlier of threatening Henry and one of her children, according to the reports.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:57:34 -0500
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    Actress Rosie Perez took the stand in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein on Friday to bolster the account of friend and fellow actress Annabella Sciorra, who said she was raped by the former Hollywood producer in the early 1990s. Perez, whose film credits include Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," told jurors that Sciorra shared details of the alleged assault, including that Weinstein had pinned her arms above her head as he raped her. Iowa resident Carolyn Miller had long harbored doubts about Joe Biden's candidacy, believing the former vice president was too old and too fumbling to beat President Donald Trump in November's election.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:50:17 -0500
  • Reuters World News Summary

    The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced. President Donald Trump and other top officials initially said Iran's attack had not killed or injured any U.S. service members.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:50:17 -0500
  • Fiat Chrysler asks U.S. court to toss out GM racketeering claims: filing

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    Fiat Chrysler's motion to dismiss GM's civil racketeering lawsuit was expected. The company has said GM's lawsuit is baseless and aimed at disrupting the Italian-American automaker's proposed merger with France's Peugeot SA .

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:45:05 -0500
  • Killings in Mexico are at an all-time high, but the government’s not doing much about it | Opinion

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    Official new figures showing that 2019 was the most violent year on record in Mexico — and that homicides are spreading to some tourist areas — corroborated what many of us suspected: that President Andres M. López Obrador’s “hugs-not-bullets” strategy to curb violence is a pipe dream.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:44:32 -0500
  • Meet the Cannabis Lawyer Beating Trump at His Own Game

    Joseph Bondy is an unusual attorney for an unusual client, Lev Parnas. His legal strategy is even more outlandish.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:36:53 -0500
  • Student: Response to professor who called police not enough

    A black student in Indiana is disappointed Ball State University is not acknowledging that a marketing professor discriminated against him when he called the police on him for refusing to change seats in class. Ball State is implementing a corrective plan after professor Shaheen Borna called university police on student Sultan "Mufasa" Benson for declining to change seats in class on Tuesday. "This choice was a gross error of judgment, and it was simply an unwarranted overreaction," University President Geoffrey S. Mearns said in an open letter Thursday.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:28:47 -0500
  • Snowplow kills 2 walking along highway in Kansas

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    A snowplow struck and killed two pedestrians in Kansas before sunrise Friday after a winter storm coated parts of the Midwest with snow. The collision involving a Riley County plow truck happened shortly after 5 a.m., after the National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories across parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and a large swath of Missouri. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Stephen Toler, 22, and Jayden Rosa, 20, both of Manhattan, were walking in a lane of U.S. 24 when they were hit by the snowplow north of Kansas State University and near Tuttle Creek State Park.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:25:19 -0500
  • Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security -White House

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei's role in the country's future 5G network. "The two leaders discussed important regional and bilateral issues, including working together to ensure the security of our telecommunications networks," the White House said in a statement about the phone call.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:25:10 -0500
  • Salvadoran general admits army carried out infamous 1981 massacre

    Juan Rafael Bustillo, a former commander of the Air Force, told a court the elite Atlacatl Battalion carried out the El Mozote massacre in eastern El Salvador in which unarmed villagers, most of them women and children, were slaughtered. According to a U.N. report, soldiers tortured and executed over 1,000 residents of El Mozote and surrounding hamlets in the Morazan department, 180 km (110 miles) northeast of San Salvador, as they searched for guerrillas in December 1981. At a court hearing in the eastern town of San Francisco Gotera in Morazan, Bustillo testified he had had no part in the operation which he said was conducted at the behest of Colonel Domingo Monterrosa, commander of the feared Atlacatl Battalion.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:00:49 -0500
  • The best of Adam Schiff from the impeachment trial

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    Rep. Adam Schiff received praise for his performance during President Trump's impeachment trial — including from some Republicans.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:59:50 -0500
  • RPT-China's Hubei province confirms 15 more deaths due to coronavirus

    China reported 15 more deaths and 180 new cases of coronavirus, according to a statement from the health department of Hubei province, as the outbreak escalates. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, has prompted China to ramp up measures to contain the virus including suspending public transport in 10 cities, shutting temples over the Lunar New Year and closing part of the Great Wall.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:52:37 -0500
  • China's Hubei province confirms 15 more deaths due to coronavirus

    China reported 15 more deaths and 180 new cases of coronavirus, according to a statement from the health department of Hubei province, as the outbreak escalates. The outbreak that began in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, has prompted China to ramp up measures to contain the virus including suspending public transport in 10 cities, shutting temples over the Lunar New Year and closing part of the Great Wall.

    Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:51:55 -0500
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