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January 15, 2018 RSS feed / News

U.S. set to cut U.N. money for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. More...

Trump says program to protect ‘Dreamers’ is ‘probably dead’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. More...

Turkey vows imminent assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria “in the coming days” and urged the U.S. More...

Chelsea Manning confirms United States Senate candidacy run

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate.  More...

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning marijuana fans face a choice

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. More...

Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs

PARIS (AP) — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said in a report Friday. More...

4 years on in Sochi, cocktails replace steroid samples

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Would you drink a sample from the Sochi doping lab?  The building at the center of a Russia doping scandal that rocked the 2014 Winter Olympics now hosts a restaurant celebrating its notoriety amid a tourism boom.  More...

Redesigned Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size

DETROIT (AP) — In the world of full-size pickups, it’s a race to see who can haul more stuff, yet do it with lighter, more efficient trucks.  General Motors is taking a big step that way with an all-new Chevrolet Silverado unveiled S More...

Trump’s nuclear strategy seeks new weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.  The plan, not yet approved by President Donald Trump, is inte More...

Iran oil tanker explodes, sinks off China with no survivors

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of missing sailors surviving the disaster.  More...

Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum

NEW YORK (AP) — Bumper-to bumper, horn-honking traffic through Manhattan streets is about as New York as bagels and Broadway. A plan to ease that problem is tapping into another mainstay of city life: high driving tolls.  More...

A wave of panic rattles Hawaii after false N.Korean missile alert

HONOLULU (AP) — The second recent blunder in Hawaii’s planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones.  F More...

France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

PARIS (AP) — Can a democratic country outlaw fake news?  France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.  More...

Joy, angst over pope visit to Chile’s restive Mapuche region

TEMUCO, Chile (AP) — When Pope Francis visits the de facto capital of Chile’s Mapuche people, he will be inserting himself into one of Latin America’s longest-running conflicts involving indigenous populations, and one that periodic More...

Prayers for California mudslide victims; death toll hits 20

MONTECITO, Calif. More...

Models accuse photographers of sex misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — In a sweeping new sexual misconduct investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of unwanted advances and coercion.  More...

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