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  The shutdown today: Trump makes offer to Democrats   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 00:36:05 -0500

The shutdown today: Trump makes offer to DemocratsWhat's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 30:



  Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 04:05:33 -0500

Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, NortheastA major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.



  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.



  First picture: Prince Philip car crash victim 'not getting enough support from Palace'   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:00:00 -0500

First picture: Prince Philip car crash victim 'not getting enough support from Palace'A mother of two whose wrist was broken when the car she was in collided with Prince Philip’s Land Rover has told friends she is “unhappy” with the way Buckingham Palace has handled the accident. The Telegraph can reveal that Emma Fairweather, 45, was the passenger in the Kia car last Thursday when it struck the Duke of Edinburgh’s Land Rover near the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Ms Fairweather has since complained of feeling “overwhelmed” by the experience of being involved, firstly, in a crash and, secondly, in one involving the husband of the monarch. Friends and relatives described Ms Fairweather as a “warm and caring woman”, as well as a devoted mother of two teenage children. They said she had told of how “she still has not been cleared” by doctors as fit and well after suffering the injury to her wrist. Others have claimed Ms Fairweather, as well as the 28-year-old female Kia driver who suffered cuts to her knee, had felt “unhappy” because they said they had been “advised” by police not to talk about the collision. No-one from Norfolk Police was available for comment on Saturday. The younger woman’s nine-month-old baby was in the back of the Kia and survived without any injuries after the vehicle struck the Duke’s two-tonne car on the A149 sending it rolling across the road. Ms Fairweather has told friends she is unhappy with how Buckingham Palace handled the crash There was no suggestion the car was speeding. The two women and the Duke were breathalysed but neither was over the drink drive limit. A source has since confirmed that the Duke took and passed a police eyesight test, as part of the ongoing investigation. Four people had to help the visibly shaken prince out of the Freelander. Others went to the aid of the two women  and baby in the Kia amid fears that smoke coming from vehicle could lead to an explosion or fire. A source who knows Ms Fairweather and spoke on condition of anonymity said the mother of two was “frustrated” with how the episode had been handled as she was caught up in a crash that has made headlines around the world. The woman explained: “She said, ‘It’s suddenly become so overwhelming that I’m quite tempted to simply go home. I’m just wondering if I’m out of my depth and should retreat.” While Ms Fairweather has not yet elaborated on exactly why she felt unhappy, there has been considerable dismay locally that the police took a day to reveal that a nine-month-old baby was also in the Kia vehicle. The scene of the crash last week Buckingham Palace revealed earlier that “contact had been made privately with the passengers in the other car and well-wishes had been exchanged”, however it remains unclear whether the prince made that approach or if it been an aid. Meanwhile, some locals have complained that it required an accident involving a member of the Royal Family on a notorious stretch of the A149 to prompt the council to lower the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph. Among those killed on the road is Sandra Greenacre, a 51-year-old police community support officer, who died after being involved in an accident on her way to work in 2013. Her son, Danny Child, 27, from King’s Lynn, told The Telegraph: “Personally, I feel like it is disrespectful to everyone who has had a road traffic collision on the A149. "It’s been an issue for the last five to six years but now a royal has had a crash something has been done. I just feel like it’s disrespectful.” It is not the first time the prince has been involved in a collision. In January 1996, Prince Philip, then 74, was involved in an accident in Brandon, Suffolk, while travelling from Sandringham. Both vehicles were damaged in the prang. Ms Fairweather also told friends how she had been moved by the “numerous” family members and former neighbours eager to ensure she was safe and well. The Duke of Edinburgh returned to the road in a new car on Saturday Credit: Geoff Robinson One neighbour in Kings Lynn, where Ms Fairweather lived for three years before moving out last year, said she was a “wonderfully warm” woman and a “fantastic mother” who was seen regularly walking her dog. “She will be terribly shocked to be caught up in this whole thing. I can’t imagine how she feels about it all,” he said. Ms Fairweather had lived in a two-up-two down semi-detached house, along with her two teenage children, Alex, a 19-year-old fine art student at York University, and a teenage son. It is understood Ms Fairweather summoned a relative, Samantha Fairweather, 38, to the scene of the accident to comfort her. They were photographed alongside the prince’s Land Rover which had rolled onto its side, as well as the Kia car in a hedge. The Duke was reported to have said “I’m such a fool” to a member of the public who had helped him out the car. Victoria Warne, 72, who stopped at the scene with her husband, Roy, 75, said the prince “looked so worried”, adding: “I’m such a fool.” It is understood a bidding war has broken out among tabloid news outlets for Ms Fairweather’s account of the crash and her treatment by the authorities in the aftermath. Additional reporting by Helena Horton and Mike Wright.



  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.



  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.



  Saudi Crown Prince Shows a ‘Chilling’ Instability, Graham Says   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:10:53 -0500

Saudi Crown Prince Shows a ‘Chilling’ Instability, Graham SaysThe heir to Saudi Arabia’s monarchy, widely known as MBS, has so far largely dodged any reprisals against himself, with President Donald Trump opting in November to impose sanctions against 17 lower-level Saudis implicated in the murder following global outrage. “We have to deal with bad people, but we don’t have to have special relationships with bad people,” Graham told Bloomberg News.



  Maga hat boy's mother blames 'black Muslims' for her son harassing Native American man   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 11:40:00 -0500

Maga hat boy's mother blames 'black Muslims' for her son harassing Native American manThe mother of a boy filmed harassing a Native American man along with his friends at a rally in Washington DC has blamed “black Muslims” for the confrontation, without providing any evidence for the claim. The teenager was among a group of students wearing Make America Great Again (Maga) hats who were criticised for taunting the musician Nathan Phillips, surrounding him and jeering and chanting “build the wall, build the wall”. In an email to the news website heavy.com the mother of a Covington Catholic student, believed the boy prominently featured in footage of the incident, wrote: “Did you hear the names of the people were calling these boys?



  How much?!? See a state-by-state breakdown of maximum predicted snowfall   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:08:31 -0500

How much?!? See a state-by-state breakdown of maximum predicted snowfallThe storm is expected to deliver snow accumulations that could be the largest snowfall of the season in some places.



  Donald Trump's week of living dangerously   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:57:59 -0500

Donald Trump's week of living dangerouslyFrom bad economic news to the ongoing government shutdown to bombshell reports that he directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, it has been a week to forget for the president.



  Migrant caravan from Honduras crosses into Mexico after gates were left open   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:03:47 -0500

Migrant caravan from Honduras crosses into Mexico after gates were left openMigrant caravan moving closer to U.S. border; National Border Patrol Council vice president Hector Garza weighs in.



  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 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.



  Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raids   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:28:37 -0500

Syria says air defence responds to Israeli raidsSyrian air defences on Sunday responded to Israeli air raids in the south of the country, state news agency SANA reported quoting a military source. The air defence systems "prevented Israeli air strikes from achieving their objectives in the south" of the country, the report said without giving further details. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor, Rami Abdel Rahman, said the region targeted was south of Damascus near the Kisweh area.



  Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:34:37 -0500

Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimismThe market was boosted after a Bloomberg report said China sought to raise its annual goods imports from the United States by a combined value of more than $1 trillion in order to reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. The news followed a report on Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. A Treasury spokesman denied Mnuchin had made any such recommendation.



  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



  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 shutdown announcement: President offers Daca extensions for undocumented migrants in exchange for border wall funding   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 16:33:00 -0500

Trump shutdown announcement: President offers Daca extensions for undocumented migrants in exchange for border wall fundingDonald Trump has proposed a compromise to reopen the federal government which would provide extensions to protections for certain undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7bn (£4.4bn) to fund a wall along the US-Mexico border. Under the president’s plan, migrants who arrived to the country at a young age and qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme (Daca), as well as other immigrants under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), would receive extensions to their protections from deportation. “If we are successful in this effort, we will have the best chance … At real, bipartisan immigration reform,” the president said, before outlining the proposal he says received input from border security professionals.



  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.



  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.



  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 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?



  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.



  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.



  Markets Right Now: Stocks gain as US-China trade hopes rise   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:11:38 -0500

Markets Right Now: Stocks gain as US-China trade hopes riseNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):



  Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm Harper   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 09:52:38 -0500

Airlines already canceling flights into Monday from Winter Storm HarperFlight headaches were on the rise Saturday as a winter storm moved toward the Northeast. Cancellations spiked into the thousands, with more likely.



  Trump Says He Appreciates Mueller Knocking Down BuzzFeed Story   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 11:21:41 -0500

Trump Says He Appreciates Mueller Knocking Down BuzzFeed StoryMueller’s team late Friday rejected a story by BuzzFeed News published a day earlier that said Trump had instructed his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. “It was a totally phony story, and I appreciate the special counsel coming out with a statement last night,” Trump told reporters on Saturday as he prepared to board Marine One at the White House.



  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 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):



  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.



  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.



  At least 8 Somali soldiers killed in attack on army base   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 12:22:42 -0500

At least 8 Somali soldiers killed in attack on army baseAt least eight Somali soldiers were killed when the Al-Shabaab jihadist group overran their military camp on the outskirts of the town of Kismayo early Saturday, military officials and local elders said. According to the sources, heavily-armed Shabaab militants launched a dawn raid on the military camp, followed by a heavy exchange of gunfire which lasted hours. "The terrorists attacked Bulogagdud military base using heavy weaponry and explosives.



  Video shows students in confrontation with Native American   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 10:41:53 -0500

Video shows students in confrontation with Native AmericanA video was posted online showing students of the Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, in confrontation with a Native American.



  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



  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.



  Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in Syria   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 13:37:52 -0500

Trump travels to Delaware base to honor four Americans killed in SyriaTrump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!" Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House prior to departure that he planned to meet the families, a duty which he said "might be the toughest thing I have to do as president." He was greeted by military staff at Dover Air Force Base after a short flight from Joint Base Andrews, but did not speak to reporters before entering his motorcade. Flanked by military officials, Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan filed up a ramp leading onto a military transport aircraft, where a prayer was given to honor the memory of Scott Wirtz, a civilian Department of Defense employee from St. Louis.



  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.



  21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 23:58:10 -0500

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipelineMEXICO CITY (AP) — A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said.



  Saturn's Rings Are Much Younger Than You Might Think   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:37:00 -0500

Saturn's Rings Are Much Younger Than You Might ThinkA new study finds that Saturn has only had its iconic rings for a fraction of its lifetime.



  Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' return   Sun, 20 Jan 2019 12:08:32 -0500

Lebanon uses Arab summit to call for Syrian refugees' returnBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon used an Arab economic summit on Sunday to call for the return of Syrian refugees to safe areas of their war-torn country, where the nearly eight-year civil war is still underway despite a recent series of government victories.



  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.



  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.



  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.



  Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Moved In Together in West L.A.   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:50:42 -0500

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Moved In Together in West L.A.The couple got engaged earlier this month after seven months of dating



  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.



  Government shutdown at one month: Where things stand for the average American   Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:13:58 -0500

Government shutdown at one month: Where things stand for the average AmericanThe 800,000 federal employees who are not being paid continue to bear the biggest burden in the partial shutdown while some services are restored.



  Shutdown sojourn: Free museums, music for furloughed U.S. workers   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 06:11:17 -0500

Shutdown sojourn: Free museums, music for furloughed U.S. workersWith the shutdown in its fourth week with no end in sight, cultural institutions from Massachusetts to Oregon are moving to help unpaid federal workers spend some of their otherwise idle hours with loved ones enjoying art, science history or music. Museums in at least 27 states, along with at least 19 orchestras, offered free admission to federal workers who have unpaid time on their hands. Institutions range from The Metropolitan Opera in New York to the San Diego Air & Space Museum, home of the Apollo IX Command Module, which helped pave the way for man to walk on the Moon.



  US spy satellite launched into orbit from California   Sat, 19 Jan 2019 17:24:24 -0500

US spy satellite launched into orbit from CaliforniaVANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California.



  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.