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Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall
Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall
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  • 2019-01-23 06:46:04Z

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son's head.

AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani
AP sources: Trump, others agitated by Giuliani's performance

Rudy Giuliani's latest media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies, who have raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from televised interviews

Australian Open 2019, Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova: live score updates
Australian Open 2019, Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova: live score updates

Serena Williams' silence does no-one any favours - sexism needs to be discussed 4:07AM Williams 4-6, 6-4, 5-4 Pliskova* (*next server) A great, sweeping forehand from Pliskova gives her the early lead in the game. And then a double fault makes it 0-30. A poor forehand from Williams goes wide and

Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capital
Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capital
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  • 2019-01-23 04:00:53Z

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital erupted in violence late Tuesday for a second straight night amid fears that demonstrations called by the opposition could spur further violence.

The Latest: White House reaches out to Kentucky students
The Latest: White House reaches out to Kentucky students

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on reaction from an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week. (all times local):

Defying Pelosi, Trump proceeds with State of the Union plans
Defying Pelosi, Trump proceeds with State of the Union plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress - despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it.

Meet with MAGA teens? Nathan Phillips is willing
Meet with MAGA teens? Nathan Phillips is willing

Plus: Tom Brady, Academy Awards and Trump's military ban. All the news you need to know.

Nearly 70,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled because there
Nearly 70,000 pounds of chicken nuggets recalled because there's wood in them

Food recalls are nothing new, and there's plenty of reasons that a company might need to issue a recall of a consumable product. Sometimes food is contaminated during manufacturing or contains traces of another food product that could trigger allergies in unsuspecting consumers, but a recent recall of chicken nuggets comes with a bizarre twist. According to the USDA, Perdue Foods LLC is issuing a prompt recall of nearly 70,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken nuggets because the company fears there's wood -- yes, wood -- in them. Somehow, that might not even be the most surprising thing about this story. The official recall doesn't really tell us how exactly wood would have gotten into a...

Insurance giant takes over naming rights for Brewers stadium
Insurance giant takes over naming rights for Brewers stadium

The home of the Milwaukee Brewers will no longer be known as Miller Park after next year. American Family Insurance will take over the naming rights to the stadium in 2021 under a 15-year agreement announced Tuesday. "This is a relationship with a very sophisticated Fortune 500 company that will

Senate Leaders Agree on Possible Path to Reopening Government
Senate Leaders Agree on Possible Path to Reopening Government

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to a deal that could end the partial government shutdown, which entered its 32nd day Tuesday. Under the deal, the Senate will vote Thursday on two bills intended to end the shutdown. One bill includes President Trump's request for $5.7 billion to construct a wall at the southern border, and one would fund the government entities affected by the shutdown through February 8, kicking the fight down the road until then.

New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny
New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny

The court said it will hear an appeal from three city handgun owners and an advocacy group who say New York has the most extreme firearm-transportation restrictions in the country. The case may demonstrate the impact of the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose appeals court record suggests he'll be a more aggressive enforcer of gun rights than the justice he replaced, Anthony Kennedy.

Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to decide census dispute
Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to decide census dispute
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  • 2019-01-22 21:38:42Z

President Donald Trump's administration said on Tuesday it will urge the Supreme Court to rule by the end of its term in June on a bid to implement a plan, blocked by a judge, to ask people in the 2020 national census whether they are U.S. citizens. The Justice Department said in a court filing it will seek immediate Supreme Court review of the high-profile dispute even before a lower appeals court time has time to consider the case. Opponents have accused the Trump administration of devising a citizenship question to use the census to pursue the political objectives of Trump's fellow Republicans by engineering an undercount of the true population and reducing the electoral...

WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam Vet
WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam Vet

The Washington Post issued a correction Tuesday after falsely describing the elderly Native American man whose confrontation with a group of high-school students went viral over the weekend as a veteran of the Vietnam War. "Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War.

PG&E shares surge as company secures $5.5 billion in bankruptcy financing
PG&E shares surge as company secures $5.5 billion in bankruptcy financing

The financing will comprise a $3.5 billion revolving credit facility, a $1.5 billion term loan and a $500 million delayed-draw term loan. Investment banks JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Plc and Citigroup Inc will provide financing, the company said in a filing. Separately on Tuesday, PG&E shareholder BlueMountain Capital Management LLC urged the power producer to delay its plans to file for bankruptcy.

Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime
Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime

MIAMI (AP) - A traffic incident in Miami involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Savannah Guthrie called out for interviewing student from Lincoln Memorial incident: 'You don't have to do this'
Savannah Guthrie called out for interviewing student from Lincoln Memorial incident: 'You don't have to do this'

Savannah Guthrie is being called out for her latest high-profile interview.

Chiefs fire Bob Sutton
Chiefs fire Bob Sutton

The Chiefs hoped to be getting ready for the Super Bowl this week, but they'll be thinking about a new defensive coordinator instead. The team announced on Tuesday that they have fired Bob Sutton. The news comes two days after the Chiefs lost 37-31 to the Patriots in overtime of the AFC Championship Game and one day after head coach Andy Reid stopped well short of ruling out a change at the top of the defensive coaching staff.

REPORT: Trump to Meet with Covington High School Students
REPORT: Trump to Meet with Covington High School Students

President Trump is expected to meet as soon as Wednesday with the Covington Catholic High School students who were involved in a viral confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial during Saturday's March for Life, Fox News's Laura Ingraham reported Tuesday. EXCLUSIVE on the new #LauraIngrahamPodcast - the Covington Catholic students threatened by the leftist internet mob will be meeting with @realDonaldTrump at the White House as early as tomorrow. The students were subjected to an outpouring of online harassment after a number of prominent media outlets, journalists, and celebrities accused them of bigotry based on an incomplete video of their confrontation with Nathan Phillips, an elderly...

Brexit backer Dyson moves vacuum giant
Brexit backer Dyson moves vacuum giant's HQ to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionized vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his head office to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his company's fastest-growing markets. Dyson's company said the move to Singapore, where it will build its new electric car, was not driven by Britain's looming departure from the European Union or tax implications, with much of its product development remaining in south west England. The 71-year-old inventor has become one of Britain's best-known entrepreneurs, creating a multibillion-dollar company from an insight that a cyclone could collect household dust better than a clogged-up bag.

Los Angeles' striking teachers reach settlement with school district
Los Angeles' striking teachers reach settlement with school district

L.A. teachers walked out last week, pushing for smaller classes and more nurses. Parents backed them during the strike, and students skipped classes.

Top US court allows Trump to restrict transgender military service
Top US court allows Trump to restrict transgender military service

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump's restrictions on transgender military service to take effect pending the outcome of litigation on the sensitive issue. The White House had asked the Supreme Court to intervene after lower courts prohibited Trump's administration from implementing the controversial restrictions. The Trump administration has said there is "too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality" to allow transgender people to serve openly -- a policy enacted under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.

Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns
Trump seeks to move ahead with big speech despite Pelosi shutdown concerns
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  • 2019-01-22 18:12:38Z

Trump's proposal on Saturday to relax his immigration policies for young immigrants known as "Dreamers" in exchange for funding for a southern border wall did not appear to be making much headway among Democrats who control the House of Representatives. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote on Trump's plan this week but there were doubts it would pass there. Leaders of the House of Representatives have already rejected it.

The Latest: Native American offers to meet with students
The Latest: Native American offers to meet with students

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on reaction from an encounter between white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week. (all times local):

Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: official
Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: official
  • US
  • 2019-01-22 17:54:09Z

U.S. President Donald Trump still plans to deliver his annual State of the Union address from the Capitol later this month as scheduled, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday as the federal government shutdown stretched into its second month. The White House has sent a request to the House of Representatives' sergeant at arms seeking a "walk-through" for the Jan. 29 speech, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week called on Trump to reconsider delivering the president's annual address before a gathering of both chambers of Congress and other dignitaries given that about one-quarter of the U.S. government has been...

Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from Backlash
Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from Backlash

Covington Catholic High School cancelled classes Tuesday in response to the torrent of outrage and harassment directed at a group of its students who were captured on video in a tense confrontation with an elderly Native American man near the Lincoln Memorial during Saturday's March for Life. "After meeting with local authorities, we have made the decision to cancel school and be closed on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff," read an email from school principal Robert Rowe to parents, obtained by Fox 19. Students, parents, faculty and staff are not to be on campus for any reason.

Trump Presses Ahead on State of Union After Pelosi
Trump Presses Ahead on State of Union After Pelosi's Suggestion to Delay

The request was made to House officials, according to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and is another escalation in his battle with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The House sergeant-at-arms, one of the recipients of the White House request over the weekend, is awaiting a response from Pelosi's office. Pelosi last week said Trump should postpone the address because of security concerns stemming from the shutdown and consider delivering it in writing instead of in-person.

Lebanon says Israeli
Lebanon says Israeli 'agent' arrested over anti-Hamas attack

Lebanon's army said Tuesday it has arrested a suspected agent of Israel's spy agency Mossad over a failed bid to assassinate a Hamas official in the south of the country. In January 2018, Mohammed Hamdan, a security official with the Lebanese branch of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, was wounded in the leg in a car bomb blast in the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon. Lebanon and Hamas blamed Israel for the attack, and days after the January 14 blast Beirut authorities said they had arrested a man suspected of involvement in the car bombing.

Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case
Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case

Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction by President Donald Trump. The dispute apparently marks the first time the Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in the probe. The Supreme Court previously refused to block the daily fines, but the company is still pressing the court to hear an appeal.

U.S. home sales hit three-year low, price gains slow
U.S. home sales hit three-year low, price gains slow

U.S. home sales tumbled to their lowest level in three years in December and house price increases slowed sharply, suggesting a further loss of momentum in the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales declined 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.99 million units last month. November's sales pace was revised slightly up to 5.33 million unit from the previously reported 5.32 million units.

Russia says any deal to end land row with Japan needs public support
Russia says any deal to end land row with Japan needs public support
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  • 2019-01-22 16:00:40Z

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday there was lots of hard work ahead to reach a peace treaty with Japan. Putin was speaking to reporters following talks in Moscow with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss a deal that could resolve a decades-old territorial dispute between the countries. Russia and Japan never signed a formal treaty to end hostilities after World War Two. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Christian Lowe; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet)

Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail
Belarus escort who claimed Trump secrets freed from Russian jail

A Belarusian escort who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign was freed from a Russian jail on Tuesday following her arrest last week, lawyers said. Anastasia Vashukevich, also known as Nastya Rybka, was arrested alongside Alexander Kirillov, a self-styled sex guru, when the two arrived at Moscow's main airport following their deportation from Thailand last Thursday. Vashukevich had been planning to travel on to the Belarusian capital Minsk.

Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested
Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested
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  • 2019-01-22 15:56:14Z

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats.

Supreme Court allows Trump's partial military ban on transgender people in military to take effect
Supreme Court allows Trump's partial military ban on transgender people in military to take effect

The Supreme Court will allow Trump's partial ban on transgender people serving in the military to take effect while court challenges continue.

Saudi Aramco eyes multi-billion-dollar U.S. gas acquisitions: CEO
Saudi Aramco eyes multi-billion-dollar U.S. gas acquisitions: CEO

Saudi Aramco, the world's top oil producer, is looking to acquire natural gas assets in the United States and is willing to spend "billions of dollars" there as it aims to become a global gas player, the company's CEO said on Tuesday. "We have agreed to bring an additional $10 billion in the Motiva refining complex," said the chief executive, attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Aramco is pushing ahead with its conventional and unconventional gas exploration and production program to feed its fast-growing industries, freeing up more crude oil to export or turn into chemicals.

The Covington Affair
The Covington Affair

The condemnations were vitriolic, including here at National Review. As longtime readers know, the Corner is our group blog that encourages real-time, unfiltered reactions by our individual writers (it was basically Twitter before the advent of Twitter).

To The Teachers And Parents Of Covington Catholic High School
To The Teachers And Parents Of Covington Catholic High School

Friday's first-ever Indigenous People's March in Washington should have been

Supreme Court lets Trump transgender troop restrictions take effect
Supreme Court lets Trump transgender troop restrictions take effect
  • US
  • 2019-01-22 15:20:36Z

The conservative-majority granted the Trump administration's request to lift injunctions issued by federal judges against the policy while a legal challenge continues in lower courts. Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have kept

'World will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez says
'World will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez says

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress said climate change is her generation's World War II.

Ocasio Cortez:
Ocasio Cortez: 'The World is Going to End In Twelve Years If We Don't Address Climate Change'

"Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we're like: 'The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don't address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'" Ocasio-Cortez told interviewer Tanehisi Coates at an "MLK Now" event in New York. The timeline Ocasio-Cortez referenced was likely based on a U.N. backed report, released last year, that predicted the consequences of man-made climate change would become irreversible in twelve years if global carbon emissions are not immediately and dramatically reduced.

Gayle Benson essentially dares NFL to fine her
Gayle Benson essentially dares NFL to fine her

On Monday, Saints owner Gayle Benson essentially dared the league office to impose a fine on her via a statement that, while not blistering on the surface, was the equivalent of a knife in the gut administered with a smile on the face. I am thoroughly disappointed by the events that led to the outcome of yesterday's game," Gayle Benson said in the Monday statement. No team should ever be denied the opportunity to reach the title game (or simply win a game) based on the actions, or inactions, of those charged with creating a fair and equitable playing field.

Covington Catholic closes Tuesday, first school day after D.C. incident
Covington Catholic closes Tuesday, first school day after D.C. incident

The Kentucky high school was closed because of security concerns after students were accused of mocking a Native American activist.

Alyssa Milano blasted for
Alyssa Milano blasted for 'MAGA hat is the new white hood' tweet

In a tweet, Alyssa Milano likened the "Make America Great Again" hat worn by Trump supporters to the hood worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Chevrolet Silverado Four-Cylinder Gets Worse Fuel Economy Than the V-8 in Our Test
The Chevrolet Silverado Four-Cylinder Gets Worse Fuel Economy Than the V-8 in Our Test

Here's more proof that downsizing and turbocharging have their limits.

2019 Oscar Nominations: The Complete List
2019 Oscar Nominations: The Complete List

The 2019 Oscars might still be down a host, but at least now they have some nominees.

3 groups, many videos, many interpretations of DC encounter
3 groups, many videos, many interpretations of DC encounter

Dozens of white Catholic high school students visiting Washington for a rally to end abortion. At first the focus was on a short video showing one of the high school students, Nick Sandmann, wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and appearing to smirk while a crowd of other teens laughed

Bebe Rexha Says Designers Refuse to Dress Her for the Grammys Because She
Bebe Rexha Says Designers Refuse to Dress Her for the Grammys Because She's a Size 8

"If a size 6/8 is too big, then I don't know what to tell you..."

Ex-U.S. marine held in Russia for spying was misled, says lawyer
Ex-U.S. marine held in Russia for spying was misled, says lawyer
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  • 2019-01-22 12:43:13Z

Russia's Federal Security Serviced detained Paul Whelan, who holds U.S., British, Canadian and Irish passports, in a Moscow hotel room on Dec. 28. Whelan appeared in a Moscow court on Tuesday, where a judge rejected a release on bail. Whelan, who denies the charges, was detained after receiving

Opposition leader pushes for parliament vote on new Brexit referendum
Opposition leader pushes for parliament vote on new Brexit referendum
  • World
  • 2019-01-22 12:39:35Z

Labour put forward an amendment seeking to force the government to give parliament time to consider and vote on options to prevent a "no deal" exit including a customs union with the EU, and "a public vote on a deal". "It is time for Labour's alternative plan to take center

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Colbert
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells Colbert 'how many f*cks' she gives and you can probs guess the number

You can probably tell from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's frankly stellar Twitter presence that she is a force to be reckoned with. But, rather predictably, AOC and a few other vocal freshman members of congress have been told by senior politicians to "wait your turn, go slow," as Colbert put it. AOC has been quick to make a name for herself for her incisive tweets and fiery Twitter takedowns of GOP members.  Colbert asked her a question that a few us probably already know the answer to: "On a scale of zero to some, how many fucks do you give?" Colbert asked her.  "I think it's, uuuh, zero," replies AOC.  Extreme same!

The Mueller Squirrel Cage
The Mueller Squirrel Cage

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted yet another peripheral character in his Trump probe, Russian attorney Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, for alleged money laundering in a matter quite separate from Trump. Like almost all of Mueller's indictments of the past 20 months, the charges against Veselnitskaya had nothing to do with his original mandate of finding any possible Trump-Russia collusion. If Mueller was not a special counsel, and if he was not looking for anyone deemed useful to flip to find dirt on Donald Trump, then Veselnitskaya would have been just another daily Washington foreign influence-peddler being courted with impunity by her American influence-peddling and often...

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