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Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union

Southwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''

Porter Ranch shooting: Victims ID
Porter Ranch shooting: Victims ID'd in triple homicide that police say was not random attack

Los Angeles police said Tuesday that a triple homicide inside a Porter Ranch home was not a random act of violence.

India-Pakistan tensions threaten to derail Saudi prince
India-Pakistan tensions threaten to derail Saudi prince's Delhi trip

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The crown prince, who wants to persuade the world's fastest growing major economy to consume more Saudi oil, was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave his traditional bear hug for honoured guests. The prince arrived from a two-day stay in Pakistan as it clashed with its giant neighbour over responsibility for a suicide attack in Kashmir last Thursday that left at least 40 members of Indian security forces dead.

Walmart reports jump in 4Q profits on higher US sales
Walmart reports jump in 4Q profits on higher US sales

A boost in US holiday sales helped retail behemoth Walmart's profits surge at the end of 2018, but store executives acknowledged Tuesday they have not yet solved the profitability riddle for the fast-growing online business. Higher comparable sales at Walmart's namesake US stores -- the source of two-thirds of revenues -- offset declining sales at Walmart International and Sam's Club stores. Often seen as a rival to Amazon in the retail big leagues, Walmart now offers grocery pickup at more than 2,100 of its 4,755 US stores and delivery at nearly 800 locations.

Bernie Sanders stuns no one with 2020 bid, but there are some surprises as the field unfolds
Bernie Sanders stuns no one with 2020 bid, but there are some surprises as the field unfolds

Bernie Sanders stuns no one by running for president. But there are some surprises from the 2020 Democratic field. Here are four of them.

Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Couple in MAGA Hats
Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Couple in MAGA Hats

A Tennessee man was arrested Tuesday for pulling a gun on a couple who were wearing the Make America Great Again hats popularized by Donald Trump's presidential campaign.James Phillips, 57, of Cottontown, Tenn., was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after he reportedly pulled the gun in a Kentucky Sam's Club store amid an argument, according to his arrest citation. Phillips allegedly told the woman, "It's a good day to die, b****," and exchanged obscene hand gestures with the man. He said he did so because of their hats.Phillips, who wore a hat indicating he was a military veteran, has a concealed-carry permit for his gun.The incident comes amid the continuing...

New York couple together 81 years dies days apart during Valentine
New York couple together 81 years dies days apart during Valentine's Day week

"I prayed for years, when it's their time to go, please take them together. I didn't want either one of them to have that broken heart."

Richard Branson and Nicolas Maduro to stage rival border concerts amid Venezuela crisis
Richard Branson and Nicolas Maduro to stage rival border concerts amid Venezuela crisis

Venezuela's government will stage two concerts on the Colombian border this weekend to compete with a "Live Aid"-style show announced by British billionaire Richard Branson to raise funds for food and medicine for the South American country. Increasingly internationally isolated President Nicolas Maduro, who denies there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, says Western relief efforts coordinated by the opposition are part of a US-orchestrated coup to overthrow him. Branson said last week he was organising a concert on February 22 to raise funds for aid for Venezuela in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, where donations provided by the United States and others are already...

China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang
China data leak exposes mass surveillance in Xinjiang

A Chinese technology firm has compiled a range of personal information on 2.6 million people in Xinjiang -- from their ethnicity to locations -- according to a data leak highlighting the wide extent of surveillance in the restive region. Xinjiang is home to most of China's Uighur ethnic minority lives and has been under heavy police surveillance in recent years after violent inter-ethnic tensions. Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in Xinjiang are reportedly held in re-education camps, according to a UN panel of experts.

Pakistan
Pakistan 'ready to talk' with India on Kashmir, will retaliate if attacked: PM

Pakistan is ready to help India investigate the deadliest blast in Kashmir in decades, but will retaliate if Delhi attacks, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals soared. "Pakistan won't just think to retaliate. Pakistan will retaliate," said Khan in a nationally televised address.

Huawei Founder Says There's No Stopping China's Tech Giant, Despite U.S. Pressure
Huawei Founder Says There's No Stopping China's Tech Giant, Despite U.S. Pressure

Ren Zhengfei says there's "no way the U.S. can crush" the company

Trump tells Venezuela military to back Guaido or
Trump tells Venezuela military to back Guaido or 'lose everything'

US President Donald Trump on Monday urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to "lose everything," as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid. Bringing in humanitarian aid is crucial to the viability of Guaido, who has denounced Maduro's re-election last year as fraudulent and in January declared himself interim president, a move recognized by some 50 countries. Addressing supporters and Venezuelan expatriates in Miami, Trump said he had a message for officials helping keep Maduro in place.

'You'll Lose Everything.' President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro
'You'll Lose Everything.' President Trump Warns Venezuelan Military to Abandon Nicolas Maduro

"You will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You'll lose everything"

Bernie Sanders Presidential Speculation Grows Ahead of Interview
Bernie Sanders Presidential Speculation Grows Ahead of Interview

If he runs, Sanders, 77, would start a presidential bid with a long list of potential advantages, not least of which include a massive email list of supporters, a proven track record of small-dollar fundraising, and veteran aides who three years ago helped chart a path to victory in key states like New Hampshire. At least one such advocate - Tulsi Gabbard - is running herself.

Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice
Victims of Church sex abuse go global with fight for justice

After years of struggling alone or finding support in national groups, survivors of sex abuse by priests have formed a new international alliance to pressure the Catholic Church to face up to its crimes. The group, called Ending Clerical Abuse (ECA), brings together activists from dozens of countries on several continents, and will be mobilised in Rome this week when Pope Francis hosts a hotly awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals shaking the Catholic Church. "It's a momentous and a historic movement... to bring a global and unified voice," one of its co-founders, Peter Saunders, told AFP.

Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or
Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

Speaking to a cheering crowd mostly of Venezuelan and Cuban immigrants in Miami, Trump said if the Venezuelan military continues supporting Maduro, "you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You'll lose everything." Maduro retaliated late on Monday that Trump's speech was "nazi-style" and said he acted as if he were the owner of Venezuela and its citizens his slaves. Trump offered strong backing for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom the United States, many of Venezuela's neighbors and most Western countries have recognized as interim president of Venezuela.

UK
UK's Labour urges government to back customs union Brexit plan ahead of Brussels visit

British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday urge the government to adopt his party's Brexit plan for a permanent customs union with the European Union, ahead of a visit to Brussels. With just six weeks until Britain is due to leave the bloc, Prime Minister Theresa May is yet to win ratification of British lawmakers for her Brexit deal.

VIDEO: Family warning others to watch out for pets after small dog was snatched by large bird
VIDEO: Family warning others to watch out for pets after small dog was snatched by large bird

The owner of a small dog in Nevada is warning others to watch the skies when they take their pets out to play. That's after her dog was almost grabbed by what looked like a hawk.

Interval training burns off more pounds than jogging or cycling

For the current analysis, researchers examined data from 41 smaller studies that compared weight loss results after at least four weeks of either interval training or moderate intensity continuous training programs, such as jogging, cycling or walking at a steady pace. "Losing weight is not only about how many calories you burn during exercise, but also how your body reacts during the hours and days after exercise," said senior study author Paulo Gentil of the Federal University of Goias in Brazil.

Aurora Shooter
Aurora Shooter's Concealed Carry License Was Revoked; Gun Never Confiscated

The fired employee who fatally shot five people at an Aurora, Illinois manufacturing facility had a handgun despite a criminal history that includes an aggravated assault conviction and dozens of arrests for domestic violence and traffic violations.

Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won
Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won't reopen until next week

AURORA, Ill. (AP) - The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but its doors will be open to support workers, company officials said Monday.

Las Vegas snow: Up to 2 inches of snow falls on strip for 1st time in decade
Las Vegas snow: Up to 2 inches of snow falls on strip for 1st time in decade

Wild weather in Nevada! Parts of Las Vegas, including the strip, are waking up to as much as 2 inches of snow.

Trade War Heats Up as EU Vows to Retaliate on U.S. Auto Tariffs
Trade War Heats Up as EU Vows to Retaliate on U.S. Auto Tariffs

If European exports are hit by U.S. actions, the EU will "react in a swift and adequate manner," Margaritis Schinas, a spokesman for the European Commission, told reporters in Brussels on Monday -- a day after President Donald Trump received a report on the national-security implications posed by auto imports. The EU has prepared tariffs on a total of 20 billion euros ($23 billion) in U.S. goods should Trump follow through on his threat, which would chiefly hit Germany.

White House adviser Stephen Miller defends national emergency in heated exchange on Fox News
White House adviser Stephen Miller defends national emergency in heated exchange on Fox News

White House adviser Stephen Miller defended the president's decision to declare a national emergency in a "Fox News Sunday" interview.

India says mastermind of Kashmir bombing killed in clash
India says mastermind of Kashmir bombing killed in clash

The suicide bomb attack on a paramilitary police convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir last Thursday killed at least 40 men, the deadliest single assault on Indian forces in 30 years of insurgency in the Muslim-majority region. India accuses Pakistan for harboring the group. Pakistan denies that.

Trump Receives Report on U.S. Security Threat of Car Imports
Trump Receives Report on U.S. Security Threat of Car Imports

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has submitted his recommendations to Trump, the department said in a statement on Sunday in Washington, without offering any insights into the findings. Trump has 90 days to decide whether to act on the findings. Trump has threatened levies of as much as 25 percent on foreign-made vehicles.

Biden shames US policies in Munich speech, calls America
Biden shames US policies in Munich speech, calls America 'an embarrassment'

Former Vice President Joe Biden slams President Trump's treatment of European allies as speculation mounts of a possible 2020 run. Rep. Michael Waltz reacts.

North Carolina board to hear evidence on election fraud claim
North Carolina board to hear evidence on election fraud claim

The U.S. House of Representatives seat has remained vacant since state officials refused to certify the apparent victory by Republican Mark Harris over Democratic rival Dan McCready after voters in the state's 9th congressional district said the Harris campaign team had collected their incomplete absentee ballots. State officials have named Republican political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless as a person of interest in their election fraud probe after voters in Bladen County said people working with Dowless came to their homes and collected ballots, which would violate state law. Each side will have a chance to present evidence to the five-member State Board of Elections in hearings...

Germany wants trial for Syria jihadists but warns of difficulties
Germany wants trial for Syria jihadists but warns of difficulties

Germany vowed Monday to prosecute German IS fighters but warned that it would be "extremely difficult" to organise the repatriation of European nationals from Syria, after US President Donald Trump called on allies to take back alleged jihadists. Syria's US-backed Kurdish forces, which are battling Islamic State group jihadists in their last redoubt in eastern Syria, hold hundreds of suspected foreign IS fighters and the calls for their reluctant home countries to take them back have grown in urgency. "We must be able to ensure that prosecution is possible," Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told Bild daily.

Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia Tour
Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia Tour

The agreements come as the Saudi prince seeks to rebuild his reputation abroad

Four Indian soldiers killed in battle with Kashmir militants: police
Four Indian soldiers killed in battle with Kashmir militants: police

At least four soldiers died Monday in a fierce gunfight with rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir just four days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory, officials said. One soldier and one civilian were also critically wounded in the shootout as troops launched a search operation in Pulwama district where the suicide bomber struck on Thursday. The official said the soldiers fired warning shots and the militants fired back, unleashing the firefight in the district 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of the main city of Srinagar.

Aurora shooting: Victims of shooting at Henry Pratt Company remembered at vigil Sunday
Aurora shooting: Victims of shooting at Henry Pratt Company remembered at vigil Sunday

A vigil will be held at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora Sunday at 2:30 p.m. to remember the victims of Friday's shooting and to show support for their families and survivors.

LA-based civil rights activist calls for arrest of Jussie Smollett, believes he lied about alleged attack
LA-based civil rights activist calls for arrest of Jussie Smollett, believes he lied about alleged attack

A Los Angeles-based civil rights activist called for the arrest of Jussie Smollett and says he believes the actor lied about being a victim of a hate crime.

Santa Ana: At least 4 killed in suspected DUI crash
Santa Ana: At least 4 killed in suspected DUI crash

At least four people are dead and one other is in critical condition following a violent two-vehicle crash in Santa Ana early Sunday.

Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action
Sex abuse survivors say Vatican summit must deliver action

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Roman Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy are insisting that decisive actions to confront the decades-long problem of pedophile priests and church cover-ups must come out of an upcoming Vatican summit.

Bill De Blasio Slams Amazon
Bill De Blasio Slams Amazon's 'Abuse of Corporate Power'

"They couldn't handle the heat in the kitchen," de Blasio said. Separately, de Blasio said he had not ruled out a 2020 presidential run, but would take his message about corporations nationwide regardless of his decision. Amazon's announcement has sparked a furious debate over whether local officials and activists should be blamed for losing New York an estimated 25,000 to 40,000 high-paying tech jobs, or whether the firm had reacted too rashly to public concerns.

The media spent more than 100 minutes covering Jussie Smollett
The media spent more than 100 minutes covering Jussie Smollett's attack claims, the left rushed to judgement

The Chicago police have revealed the story is starting to fall apart.

India ends police protection for Kashmir leaders after bombing
India ends police protection for Kashmir leaders after bombing

Indian authorities withdrew police protection for five separatist leaders in Kashmir on Sunday amid mounting fallout from a suicide bombing that killed 41 soldiers in the disputed region. New Delhi has vowed to retaliate after a van packed with explosives ripped through a convoy transporting 2,500 soldiers across the Indian-administered territory on Thursday, the deadliest-ever attack in a 30-year-old armed conflict. Indian officials said police protection had been withdrawn for Muslim cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and four other leaders.

In Syria
In Syria's Baghouz, dying palms and a wilting IS 'caliphate'

The wilted palms and pomegranate trees at the entrance to Baghouz were struggling to survive, much like diehard Islamic State group fighters in the Syrian village. "The SDF were here," read a spray-painted Arabic message on a one-storey house. Atop a building captured by the SDF, a fighter peered out at columns of smoke from fresh bombardment.

Trump urges Europe to 'take back' hundreds of captured IS fighters

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the United States was asking European allies to "take back over 800" Islamic State fighters captured in Syria and put them on trial. "The Caliphate is ready to fall," he said in a Tweet. "The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them..." U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat.

Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing
Iran summons Pakistan envoy over suicide bombing

Iran's foreign ministry on Sunday summoned the Pakistani ambassador after Tehran accused Islamabad of harbouring a jihadist group behind a deadly suicide attack on security forces. "The Islamic Republic of Iran expects Pakistan's government and army to seriously confront ... the terrorist groups active on its border with Iran," the foreign ministry said in a statement. An Iranian official at the ministry called on Pakistan to quickly take the necessary steps for the identification and arrest of the attack's perpetrators.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio slams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio slams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's opposition to Amazon

Democrats are fighting each other over whether or not Amazon should have built their new headquarters in New York.

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart
Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

NEW YORK (AP) - In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange.

US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near
US-backed Syria force says IS territorial defeat is near

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) - The sound of mortar shelling and fighter jets whizzing by filled the air.

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse
Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

Former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty of sexual abuse.

Gunman in Ill. shooting had been fired -police
Gunman in Ill. shooting had been fired -police

A gunman who killed five fellow workers at an Illinois factory on Friday had just been terminated, and the plant manager and a human resources official were among his victims, Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman told a news conference Saturday.

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case
Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.

Collusion: The Criminalization of Policy Disputes
Collusion: The Criminalization of Policy Disputes

What a weasel word "collusion" is.In Washington, Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.), chairman of the Intelligence Committee, has now seen fit to pronounce that, after two years of investigation, the panel has found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian regime. Meanwhile, in a nearby courtroom, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's senior staffer, Andrew Weissmann, told a federal judge that an August 2016 meeting between the then-chairman of the Trump campaign and a suspected Russian intelligence officer "goes . . . very much to the heart of what the special counsel is investigating" -- which sure sounds like Mueller's collusion hunt is alive and well.What...

`Going Away Party` for School Shutting Down Because of Student`s Death Causes Controversy
`Going Away Party` for School Shutting Down Because of Student`s Death Causes Controversy

Some parents are outraged a California school for kids with special needs is holding a "going away party" after one of its own students died after being restrained by staff.

Woman charged with attempted murder in San Jose standoff, hostage situation
Woman charged with attempted murder in San Jose standoff, hostage situation

Joanna Mae Macy-Rogers faces several charges after she and another suspect, who was later shot and killed, allegedly hijacked a UPS truck, held the driver hostage, and forced a police chase and standoff.

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