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Parliament strikes down Prime Minister Theresa May
Parliament strikes down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votes

British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday.

Neiman Marcus jumps on the CBD skincare bandwagon
Neiman Marcus jumps on the CBD skincare bandwagon

Neiman Marcus is investing in the cannabis beauty trend. The luxury department store chain has announced the addition of multiple CBD (cannabidiol) products to its beauty department, as part of its 'Trending Beauty' initiative. The retailer will now stock several major cosmetics brands known for their use of CBD oil, including Sagely Naturals, Cannuka, Cannabliss Organic, Code of Harmony, Ildi Pekar, Vertly, and Yuyo Botanics.

Huawei
Huawei's Founder Breaks Silence to Deny U.S. Spying Claims and Praise Trump

Ren Zhengfei, the billionaire founder of Huawei Technologies Co., broke a years-long silence as his technology empire faces its biggest crisis over three decades of existence. The telecom mogul called Donald Trump "a great president" and said he will take a wait-and-see approach to whether the U.S. leader will intervene in the case of his eldest daughter and Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou. The emergence of the reclusive Ren, who last spoke with foreign media in 2015, underscores the depth of the attacks on Huawei, the largest symbol of China's growing technological might.

Pentagon extends mission to Mexico border through September
Pentagon extends mission to Mexico border through September

The U.S. military will extend a mission to support security along the U.S. border with Mexico through Sept. 30, the Pentagon said on Monday. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the extension in response to a request from the Homeland Security Department, the Pentagon said in a statement. There are about 2,350 troops assigned to the border mission.

Latest: Utah mall says false alarm blared during shooting
Latest: Utah mall says false alarm blared during shooting

MURRAY, Utah (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a Utah mall that wounded two people (all times local):

On US-Mexico border, Trump
On US-Mexico border, Trump's wall stirs mixed feelings

Mexico is just minutes away on foot, the time it takes to walk across one of the bridges that span the Rio Grande, intimately connecting Laredo, Texas to its Mexican sister Nuevo Laredo. The wall Donald Trump promises to build would slice through that, and here as elsewhere in America opinions are divided over whether it's needed. It's a sensitive subject in a city that is more than 95 percent Hispanic and many Laredo inhabitants politely decline to comment.

Kidnap suspect picked out US teen target at bus stop: charges
Kidnap suspect picked out US teen target at bus stop: charges

An American 21-year-old arrested for holding a teenaged girl captive after murdering her parents chose his victim after seeing her get on a school bus, according to a charge sheet filed on Monday. Jake Patterson confessed to killing James and Denise Closs and to abducting their 13-year-old daughter Jayme, according to the document filed in court in Barron County, Wisconsin. Referred to in the document by her initials, JLC, Jayme Closs was the subject of a nationwide search following her disappearance three months ago -- until last week when she made a seemingly miraculous escape.

Jayme Closs case: Suspect Jake Patterson
Jayme Closs case: Suspect Jake Patterson 'saw her on school bus' and decided to snatch teenager

A Wisconsin man accused of killing a 13-year-old girl's parents so he could kidnap her allegedly made up his mind to snatch her after he spotted her getting onto a school bus.   Jake Patterson, 21, told detectives he planned his crime methodically after watching Jayme Closs board her school bus while driving to work one day, according to a criminal complaint filed on Monday.  Mr Patterson did not even know the teenagers name until he abducted her, the complaint said.  He faces charges of killing Jayme's parents, James and Denise, and kidnapping her at the family home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15 last year. The teenager escaped last Thursday after three months in captivity, police...

Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder
Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a tough balancing act Monday as he pressed Saudi Arabia's crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder while shoring up strategic ties with Riyadh. The top US diplomat, on an extensive Middle East tour, held talks with King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which also focused on the conflict in Yemen and countering threats from Iran.

Man charged for chasing 14-year-old who allegedly caused deadly wreck in north Houston
Man charged for chasing 14-year-old who allegedly caused deadly wreck in north Houston

A man accused of chasing a teen who allegedly damaged his car with eggs and caused a deadly wreck has been charged.

The Latest: Lawmaker says customers, wildfire victims lose
The Latest: Lawmaker says customers, wildfire victims lose

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Latest on utility PG&E seeking bankruptcy protection (all times local):

PG&E, utility tied to California wildfires, to file for bankruptcy
PG&E, utility tied to California wildfires, to file for bankruptcy

Pacific Gas and Electric, the utility company that has been tied to deadly wildfires in California, said Monday it plans to file for bankruptcy at the end of the month. The San Francisco-based company said its decision to reorganize under Chapter 11 is tied to more than $30 billion in claims it is facing over the so-called 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California -- the deadliest in the state's recent history -- that left 86 people dead. The utility is also under scrutiny for blazes in 2017 that devastated the wine region in Northern California and left more than 40 people dead.

Los Angeles teachers strike for higher pay, 640,000-student system shuts
Los Angeles teachers strike for higher pay, 640,000-student system shuts

About 640,000 students arriving for classes at some 900 campuses in the Los Angeles County School District were met by teachers carrying picket signs.

The Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept Previews a Production Electric Crossover and EV Platform
The Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept Previews a Production Electric Crossover and EV Platform

The concept, which debuted in Detroit, is a very Japanese take on electrified luxury.

'Our Armageddon': Los Angeles teachers strike in nation's 2nd largest school district
'Our Armageddon': Los Angeles teachers strike in nation's 2nd largest school district

Teachers in Los Angeles are striking in the pouring rain, throwing the nation's second-largest school district into chaos.

Russia Sees `Significant Differences' With Japan on Islands

The government in Tokyo must recognize Russian sovereignty over the islands, known as the South Kurils in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan, as part of the outcome of the war, before progress can be made on a peace treaty, Lavrov told reporters Monday after talks in Moscow with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. It's "unacceptable" for Russia that the islands are described as the Northern Territories in Japan's laws and "we asked a number of questions about how our Japanese colleagues plan to move to overcome this particular problem," Lavrov said.

Trump Tweets Love for Nashville - Ahead of Trip to New Orleans
Trump Tweets Love for Nashville - Ahead of Trip to New Orleans

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to greet followers in Nashville, Tennessee, and let them know he was excited to see them later in the day.

I'm An LAUSD Teacher. This Is Why We're Striking.
I'm An LAUSD Teacher. This Is Why We're Striking.

My pregnant wife coughed and wheezed on Saturday as she fed strike signs into

Here Are All the 2020 Toyota Supra's Prices, Trim Levels, Colors, and Options
Here Are All the 2020 Toyota Supra's Prices, Trim Levels, Colors, and Options

Toyota's coupe with a standard inline-six costs about the same as its four-cylinder BMW Z4 sibling.

'So Happy You Said Yes.' Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Are Engaged

Pratt posted a photo of his 29-year-old partner sporting an engagement ring on Instagram Monday. He wrote, "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!"

Indonesia recovers Lion Air cockpit voice recorder
Indonesia recovers Lion Air cockpit voice recorder

Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October. (Jan. 14)

Judge Blocks Rule Change that Would Allow More Employers to Refuse Contraception Coverage
Judge Blocks Rule Change that Would Allow More Employers to Refuse Contraception Coverage

A federal judge on Sunday night blocked a Trump administration rule change that would have expanded the pool of employers who are entitled to refuse to cover employees' contraception due to religious or moral convictions. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr. found that the rule change would cause harm to the 13 Democratically-controlled states that have sued the administration to block the move. As a result, Gilliam stayed the implementation of the rule change, which was set to take place Monday, until the lawsuit is resolved.

Trump
Trump's Crumbling Wall - Of GOP Political Support

The increasing Republican skittishness about Trump's wall and the continuing

Pompeo says Yemen rebels not complying with truce deal
Pompeo says Yemen rebels not complying with truce deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Yemen's rebels of failing to comply with a ceasefire agreement for the flashpoint city of Hodeida reached at UN-sponsored talks in Sweden. "The work that was done in Sweden on Yemen was good, but both sides (need) to honour those commitments," Pompeo said in Riyadh following talks with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

China says detained former Canadian diplomat does not have diplomatic immunity
China says detained former Canadian diplomat does not have diplomatic immunity

Former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig, being held in China on suspicion of endangering national security, is not entitled to diplomatic immunity, China's foreign ministry said on Monday. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday chastised China over the detention of two Canadians following the arrest of a senior Chinese executive at the request of the United States.

Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire dies: Gaza ministry
Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire dies: Gaza ministry

A Palestinian wounded by Israeli fire during Gaza border protests and clashes three weeks ago has died from his wounds, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said Sunday. Anwar Quday, 33, was wounded in the neck east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, said ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra. At least 242 Palestinians have been killed since protests and clashes with Israeli forces erupted along the Gaza border on March 30.

Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see Hamilton, as shutdown continues
Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see Hamilton, as shutdown continues

Democrats flew to Puerto Rico on a chartered jet along with lobbyists to see Hamilton, as the government shutdown drags on leaving over 800,000 people without pay.

The War on Terror
The War on Terror's Total Cost: $5,900,000,000,000

And counting. The real question: Is America any safer?

Detailed Photos of the Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer
Detailed Photos of the Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer

Border residents react to president
Border residents react to president's primetime speech

Those living in cities along the southwestern US border were surprised about what the president didn't say in his primetime remarks about the border and the government shutdown - an emergency declaration to immediately start building a wall. (Jan. 9)

'Rent Doesn
'Rent Doesn't Get Furloughed.' Federal Workers Are Missing Their First Paychecks As the Shutdown Drags On

They're finding it hard to pay bills

Donald Trump Is Losing The Shutdown Fight He Started
Donald Trump Is Losing The Shutdown Fight He Started

Just hours before President Donald Trump's defensive and lie-packed Oval

The Unworkable 70 Percent Tax
The Unworkable 70 Percent Tax

During the first week of her new job as a representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a top statutory tax rate of 70 percent. What this means is that if you are a very high earner, such as a successful actor, musician, or business owner, you would need to pay 70 cents for every dollar you report in taxable income over $10 million. It's not clear yet whether it would apply only to earned income, or if it would apply to all income, including capital gains, dividends, and business income.

May Is Cornered by Parliament as She Fights for Her Brexit Deal
May Is Cornered by Parliament as She Fights for Her Brexit Deal

The premier has five working days to overcome political opposition to the exit agreement she's negotiated with the European Union before the deal is put to a vote in Parliament on Jan. 15. If the House of Commons defeats her plan, May says Britain will be facing an economically damaging no-deal Brexit in March. The prime minister is stepping up preparations for leaving the EU without an agreement, amid warnings that such an outcome could crash the pound by 25 percent and hit house prices by as much as 30 percent, risking a recession.

Facing pressure, networks fact-check Trump speech
Facing pressure, networks fact-check Trump speech

NEW YORK (AP) - Television pundits moved swiftly to correct or challenge President Donald Trump following Tuesday's Oval Office speech on the proposed border wall, after their networks were the target of an unusual debate over whether they should show him at all.

Read the Full Transcript of President Trump's Oval Office Address on the Border Wall
Read the Full Transcript of President Trump's Oval Office Address on the Border Wall

President Donald Trump gave his first address from the Oval Office to pitch his border wall to the American public. Read the transcript of his speech.

The U.S. Has Been in a Constant State of National Emergency Since 1979. Here
The U.S. Has Been in a Constant State of National Emergency Since 1979. Here's Why

The National Emergencies Act of 1976 was part of a series of post-Nixon measures to limit presidential power

The Latest: 2nd suspect charged in Houston girl
The Latest: 2nd suspect charged in Houston girl's death

HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Houston (all times local):

White House: IRS will issue tax refunds despite government shutdown
White House: IRS will issue tax refunds despite government shutdown

The Internal Revenue Service will issue 2018 tax refunds even if the

Furor over cursing congresswoman
Furor over cursing congresswoman

Democrat Tlaib vows Trump impeachment.

Chuck Grassley: I'm only three heartbeats from the presidency
Chuck Grassley: I'm only three heartbeats from the presidency

Democrats took control of the House of Representatives on Thursday for the 116th Congress of the United States.

Best Bites: Spinach zucchini lasagna rolls
Best Bites: Spinach zucchini lasagna rolls

Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your

14-year-old driver charged with murder after egg-throwing prank ends in deadly crash
14-year-old driver charged with murder after egg-throwing prank ends in deadly crash

Authorities have charged the 14-year-old driver with murder after he allegedly ran a red light, killing a 45-year-old woman.

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us
Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

NEW YORK (AP) - Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas?

American arrested in Russia as spy was there for a wedding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine arrested in Russia on espionage charges, was visiting Moscow over the holidays to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother said Tuesday.

North Carolina Animal Sanctuary
North Carolina Animal Sanctuary 'Devastated' by Death of Intern Mauled by Lion

The Center confirmed that Matthai was euthanized by necessity by first responders. Matthai was born at the Center not long after his mother was placed there as the result of a government-assisted confiscation in 2004.

What is the
What is the 'Green New Deal' proposal drafted by incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Ocasio-Cortez has been calling for the creation of 'Green New Deal' legislation, which would eliminate much of the United States' fossil-fuel consumption. So far, Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., and 40 House Democrats have said they support the proposal, but incoming House Democratic leadership has put it on pause for now.

Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims
Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status

The tweeted comment came the day after a senior Republican senator said Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State group -- days after he shocked allies, and his own military establishment, by saying troops were coming home. "If anybody but Donald Trump did what I did in Syria, which was an ISIS loaded mess when I became President, they would be a national hero," Trump tweeted, using another acronym for IS. About 2,000 US forces and other foreign troops are in Syria to assist local fighters battling IS, the jihadists who once controlled a "caliphate" covering much of Iraq and Syria.

Tesla names two directors as part of Musk US fraud settlement
Tesla names two directors as part of Musk US fraud settlement

Tesla named two more independent directors on Friday and said it completed the requirements of a US settlement of fraud charges involving Chief Executive Elon Musk. The electric car company tapped Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Vice President Kathleen Wilson-Thompson for its board of directors, an element of the September agreement between Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission that resolved charges that Musk defrauded investors by claiming on Twitter that he had secured funding to take Tesla private.

Abandoned by US, Syrian Kurds request help from Assad regime
Abandoned by US, Syrian Kurds request help from Assad regime

Kurdish Syrian forces have asked the Syrian government for protection against a Turkish attack in a flashpoint town, triggered by a shock US decision to withdraw forces from the country which left them exposed. A delegation of Syrian troops erected the national flag over administrative buildings in the outskirts of Manbij - the first time it has flown in the northern town for more than six years. "The aim is to ward off a Turkish offensive," said Ilham Ahmed, a senior Kurdish official. "If the Turks' excuse is the (Kurdish militia), they will leave their posts to the government." A statement released earlier by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) said they had invited government...

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