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China demands US drop extradition request for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou amid trade and diplomacy standoff

[ad_1] China demands release of tech executive Beijing -- China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou's case was out of the ordinary and Canada's extradition treaty with the U.S. infringed on the "safety and
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Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to pay $21M fine for tax fraud

[ad_1] Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 22, 2019, 10:31 AM GMTBy Associated PressMADRID — Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo pleaded guilty to tax fraud Tuesday and received a two-year suspended jail sentence.The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will
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South Korea says troop talks deadlocked as U.S. demands ‘unacceptable’ funding increase

[ad_1] By Hyonhee ShinSEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea are struggling to narrow differences over the share of the cost of maintaining U.S. troops after a U.S. demand for a 50 percent increase in the South's contribution, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday.Despite 10 rounds of talks since March, the allies have failed to strike an accord to replace a 2014 deal that expired last year,
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Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?

[ad_1] In the age of the internet, it’s easier than ever to pull together lots of information to find the best doctor. And if you’re like most patients, the metric you probably rely on most is the doctor’s credentials. Where did she go to school? How many patients has he treated with this condition?You might also read some Yelp reviews about how nice this doctor is; how friendly and how
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AP Top Stories January 22 A

[ad_1] Here's the latest for Tuesday January 22nd: Senate Republicans introduce plan to reopen government; Dozens killed in attack on Afghan military base; Plane crash in Ohio kills 2; Man shot dead in Illinois mall.          [ad_2] Source link
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Brad Pitt & Charlize Theron Are Not Dating??

[ad_1] A new report claims Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron are NOT dating after all! As we wrote , according to a People source, the 55-year-old actor and the 43-year-old actress met six months ago at a commercial shoot before embarking on a reported romance. Related: Brad & Kids Celebrate His 55th Birthday! However, according to a new People insider, the two superstars are not romantically linked. While the thespians “did a
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Donald Trump said more than 6,000 untrue things in 2018

[ad_1] But what is new -- or at the very least newsworthy -- is how rapidly the rate at which Trump doesn't tell the truth has sped up over the past year. According to The Washington Post's invaluable Fact Checker, Trump said more than 6,000 things in 2018 that were either misleading or false -- a rate of almost 16 untruths a day. Think of that: The President of the
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China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

[ad_1] BEIJING — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing’s relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou’s case was out of the ordinary and Canada’s extradition treaty with the U.S. infringed on the “safety and legitimate rights and interests of Chinese
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GoFundMe launches fundraiser to help federal workers hit by partial government shutdown

[ad_1] Hundreds of federal employees, contractors, small-business owners and others have been going online to raise money to help make ends meet during the partial government shutdown. Now, fundraising site GoFundMe has a started its own fundraiser for them, reports CBS Columbia, South Carolina affiliate WLTX-TV. It's attempting to help the 800,000 federal workers furloughed or working without pay during the month-long shutdown.As of early Tuesday morning, the fund had raised
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U.S. immigration system approved thousands of child marriages in past decade

[ad_1] Reiss and other activists seeking to end the practice told NBC News that they hope the report could serve as a catalyst for Congress to address the issue once and for all. But they also say they worry lawmakers could continue to slow-walk efforts to pass legislation.“Everywhere we go, legislators, staffers, domestic violence professionals are surprised we allow child marriages in almost every U.S. state,” Amanda Parker, senior director
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The Trump Offer

[ad_1] President Trump offered Democrats an immigration deal over the weekend to end the government shutdown.It was a reasonable proposal to exchange a temporary amnesty for beneficiaries of DACA (the so-called Dreamers) and TPS (illegal immigrants who supposedly couldn’t go home because of war or natural disasters) for $5.7 billion for border barriers, $800 million for humanitarian programs at the border, some changes in asylum rules, and more border agents
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Opinion | If Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Talk, Britain Is Waiting

[ad_1] This month, Mark Zuckerberg announced that his pledge for this new year is to “host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society.” He added that he intends to “try different formats to keep it interesting,” and we in Britain would like to suggest such an event for him. Perhaps he could present information in our Parliament to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select
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Investors turn their attention to global growth concerns

[ad_1] As bond markets open back up for a shorter trading week, following Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, investors are expected to be turning their attention to the state of the global economy. International markets are showing a downbeat picture on Tuesday, as global growth concerns weigh, with markets in Asia and Europe, along with U.S. futures, all seeing red. On Monday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced
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DeMarcus Cousins is embracing pure Warriors basketball

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — Hours before DeMarcus Cousins ‘ second game as a Golden State Warrior, Klay Thompson captured the full breadth of Cousins’ appeal as a ballplayer when he praised him as “such a talented, cerebral player. You can plug him anywhere — he’s going to make the right play.” Thompson experienced these qualities up close on Monday night in the second quarter of the Warriors ‘ 130-111 victory
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GM responds to backlash after racism allegations

[ad_1] "We're outraged that anyone would be subjected to racist behavior. We have zero tolerance for discrimination -- this is not who we are. We're working to drive this out of our workplaces," GM's main Twitter account wrote to several people on the social media platform. The company responded to a variety of people tweeting their outrage about the allegations. Many were saying in comments to the automotive manufacturer that
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High tide floods eclipse-watchers’ car while the moongaze on beach

[ad_1] PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Some moongazers in Florida forgot to keep an eye on the tide as they watched Sunday night’s lunar eclipse. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office told WJXT-TV that a car had to be pulled out of the Atlantic Ocean early Monday at Ponte Vedra Beach. The sheriff’s office said the car’s occupants had been watching the eclipse and failed to notice the high tide
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Alyssa Milano tweets that “The red MAGA hat is the new white hood,” equating Trump supporters with KKK members

[ad_1] Alyssa Milano on Kavanaugh hearing Actress and activist Alyssa Milano appeared to draw a parallel on Twitter Sunday between supporters of President Trump who wear red hats marked with his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" and Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members who don white hoods. "The red MAGA hat is the new white hood," Milano tweeted. "Without white boys being able to empathize with other people, humanity will
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Democrats now are the ones prolonging the shutdown

[ad_1] Erick Erickson,  The Resurgent:  “President Donald Trump has made a very reasonable compromise. He has abandoned his idea of a wall-to-wall border. He has abandoned his claims that Mexico would pay for the wall. And he has offered to embrace Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, after previously rejecting it. But the Democrats have refused to compromise on even this. They are being unreasonable. And the media are choosing to
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Carlos Ghosn Is Denied Bail as Jail Stint Looks to Continue

[ad_1] TOKYO — For the second time in a week, a Japanese court has rejected a bail request by Carlos Ghosn, the former global auto chieftain who has spent more than two months in a Tokyo jail.A Japanese judge, after reviewing a request from Mr. Ghosn’s lawyers in which he offered to pay for private security guards and surrender all of his passports, ruled on Tuesday that Mr. Ghosn would
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300-acre wildfire in Prescott Valley 95 percent contained

[ad_1] PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority crews are currently battling a 300-acre wildfire north of Highway 89A, according to Prescott Valley PD. Around 8:30 p.m., CAFMA said the fire still has several hot spots and smoke that can be seen and crews will remain on the scene throughout the night to make sure all hot spots get extinguished. CAFMA also said the fire was stopped
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Vegetative state birth case: Hacienda HealthCare suspends one doctor, a 2nd resigns

[ad_1] One of the unidentified physicians resigned and the other has been suspended, Hacienda said. Caretakers of the woman were taken by surprise by the December 29 birth, with one telling a 911 dispatcher, "We had no idea she was pregnant." The woman is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and has long been in a vegetative state, the tribe's chairman has said.Phoenix police recently said they are
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Cops looking for perv accused of masturbating on subway

[ad_1] Police are searching for a man who masturbated in front of other passengers on a Brooklyn subway and then lit a cigarette before getting off the train. The suspect was caught in the act as he laid across a bench on a southbound Q train as it pulled out of the Dekalb station at about 12:30 a.m. on Monday, police said. After he finished, he stood up he lit
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‘Welcome’ refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays

[ad_1] Kansas City (AFP) - Many of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common.They were refugees, mostly from conflict-torn regions in Africa and the Middle East. And most were there to celebrate the same thing: a January 1 birth date.Far from a strange coincidence, the date is usually assigned to immigrants who arrive in the United States
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When the Whole Country Reviews a Play, Referees Can’t Always Join

[ad_1] The closest thing to an official league position came from Payton, the Saints’ head coach. After the game, he said he had spoken on the phone with Alberto Riveron, the N.F.L.’s senior vice president of officiating, who told him the officials botched the call, a position the league chose not to refute.While the relative silence may seem odd in the age of very public apologies and mea culpas, the
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Chaperones on Kentucky high school trip defend students

[ad_1] The Covington Catholic High School students were criticized when a brief video surfaced on Friday showing them wearing Make America Great Again hats and mocking Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips during the school's annual trip to a March for Life rally in Washington. A second video surfaced on Sunday showing another group, who identify themselves as members of the Hebrew Israelites, taunting students with disparaging and vulgar language, before
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1 person shot and killed at Orland Square Mall, shooter at large

[ad_1] ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Authorities say a man was shot and killed at a suburban Chicago mall and the suspect remains at large. Orland Park police say the 19-year-old was shot in the center of Orland Square Mall and ran away before collapsing outside a clothing store Monday evening. The man later died at the hospital. Deputy Police Chief Joseph Mitchell says a bystander suffered a graze wound to
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Two deaths confirmed in separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico

[ad_1] Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 22, 2019, 2:22 AM GMTBy Alex JohnsonA man was killed in an avalanche near Aspen, Colorado, authorities said Monday, the same day that relatives confirmed the second victim an avalanche last week in New Mexico had died.The Pitkin County, Colorado, Sheriff's Office said the man who died Monday was trapped in
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Open letter to Xi demands China to release detained Canadians

[ad_1] A group of 143 former diplomats and scholars from 19 countries have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, China’s president, demanding Beijing to “immediately release” two Canadians detained in China. Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues, have been held for six weeks in Beijing. In their respective roles, the two frequently met with Chinese officials, researchers and scholars, the
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Brexit, Greenland, U.S. Shutdown: Your Tuesday Briefing

[ad_1] Good morning. Plan B for Brexit underwhelms Parliament, Greenland’s melting is accelerating, and the U.S. partial shutdown enters its fifth week. Here’s the latest: May returns with Brexit Plan BPrime Minister Theresa May returned to Parliament with an alternative blueprint for Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U.Infuriating some lawmakers, it looked a lot like her initial plan, which was voted down last week in one of the most resounding parliamentary
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TSA absences rise as shutdown continues

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screens passengers at a security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport amid the partial federal government shutdown, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah NouvelageWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that unscheduled absences among the more than 50,000 U.S. airport security officers rose to 10 percent on Sunday as the government shutdown continues. The agency said the
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British PM says will return to EU to discuss Irish backstop

[ad_1] British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she plans to return to Brussels to discuss changes to the deal she agreed with EU leaders last month, despite an overwhelming rejection of the draft text by MPs last week. "I believe we can make progress" on the so-called Irish backstop, she told parliament, adding that she would be consulting MPs about possible changes and "then take the conclusions of those
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Uber’s special investigation unit is stressed out and at risk, internal report finds

[ad_1] The 26-page memo, prepared by an outside risk management consultant, says that as recently as May last year, Uber's Special Investigations Unit was handling hundreds of cases every week. The team — which was made up of 60 investigators and 15 team leaders at the time — was tasked with handling the most severe incidents reported to the company in North America, including verbal threats, physical and sexual assault,
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Video shows white man pull gun on black kids, yell racial slurs

[ad_1] Warning: Video Contains Graphic Language Video posted online Monday night shows a white man in South Florida pulling a pistol on a group of black kids and repeatedly calling them the N-word during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day protest against gun violence. “Get the f–k out of here … f–king stupid n—ers!” the man shouts. “F–king dumb ass f–king n—ers!” The incident happened Monday afternoon in Miami’s Brickell
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Hacienda HealthCare investigation: 2 doctors who cared for incapacitated woman who gave birth to boy leave facility in Phoenix

[ad_1] Two physicians who cared for an incapacitated patient who gave birth as a result of sexual assault at a medical facility in Phoenix are no longer employed there, CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reports. One has resigned and the other has been suspended from Hacienda HealthCare. A 29-year-old woman, who has been a patient there since she was a toddler after suffering a near-drowning, gave birth to a baby boy Dec.
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Los Angeles teachers strike to go into second week even if agreement reached, union says

[ad_1] Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 22, 2019, 3:00 AM GMTBy Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district are expected to strike for a sixth school day Tuesday as talks between Los Angeles Unified and United Teachers Los Angeles continue.The union said Monday that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning
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Florida police run over couple lying in the road to watch lunar eclipse

[ad_1] A police officer in Florida ran over two people lying on a dark road to watch the lunar eclipse, leading them requring hospital treatment.The West Palm Beach Police Department has confirmed the officer ran over the two people, who were taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the incident on Sunday night.Police said that the individuals, who have not been identified, were hit around 11.30pm, just
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Opinion | How We Destroy Lives Today

[ad_1] Within living memory, political polarization had at least something to do with issues, but in the age of social media it’s almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite social type from your own.It’s about finding images that confirm your negative stereotypes about people you don’t know. It’s
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Who is winning, and when will LAUSD teachers return?

[ad_1] CLOSE United Teachers Los Angeles represents 35,000 educators and they are set to strike on January 14th. LAUSD is choosing to keep schools open while teachers picket. USA TODAYLOS ANGELES — After days of rallies and picket lines, Los Angeles' striking teachers will now see whether they can maintain the momentum for a second week.That is, if they need to. Union negotiators were meeting with the Los Angeles Unified
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Two killed as plane crashes near homes in Ohio: media

[ad_1] (Reuters) - Two pilots were killed and four passengers injured when their plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Monday in northeastern Ohio, clipping power lines and almost crashing into homes in snow-covered Apple Creek, U.S. media reported, citing officials. Unspecified engine issues likely caused the crash, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, citing the Ohio State Highway Patrol. News photos showed the front end of Douglas DC-3 broken off, exposing