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Trump Lashes Out After Democrats Reject Offer To End Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused him of embracing “amnesty” for immig...
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New England Patriots take over as 1- or 2-point favorites over Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl

Oddsmakers had the Super Bowl as a virtual tossup, but early bets moved the line to put the Patriots as one- or two-point favorites.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, New England Patriots, Associated Press, Los Angeles Rams


Death toll climbs to at least 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline explosion

People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Trump-Kim February Summit Expected to Take Place in Vietnam

The late-February summit would probably take place in the capital Hanoi, but Danang -- the site of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting -- and Ho Chi Minh City in the country’s south have also been considered, the people said. The details came to light as nuclear envoys for the U.S., North Korea and South Korea held talks at a resort outside Stockholm, the Associated Press reported, citing the Swedish foreign ministry. The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi didn’t im...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Associated Press, Vietnam, Stockholm, Hanoi, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Danang, Chi Minh City


Lindsey Vonn: 'Now it’s time to listen to my body and it’s time to say goodbye'

After failing to finish a World Cup super-G, Lindsey Vonn said leaving the sport immediately “is a possibility.”            [Author: Associated Press]
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Elizabeth Warren planning 1st trip to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential run. Warren’s organization tells The Associated Press on Sunday that she is planning to visit Columbia on Wednesday for an organizing event at Columbia College. Warren has […]
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Ap, Nation, Warren, Associated Press, South Carolina, Columbia, Columbia College Warren


Call For Political Action After Laquan McDonald Cases

CHICAGO (AP) — Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to less than seven years in prison for McDonald’s 2014 death. Video of Van Dyke firing 16 shots at McDonald as he walked away from the officer prompted protests, a U.S. Justice D...
Tags: News, Ap, Chicago, Ferguson, Laquan, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Bell, City Hall, Rahm Emanuel, Laquan Mcdonald, Don, Emanuel, McDonald, Robinson, Chicago Police Department


Police chastise Prince Philip for driving without seatbelt, just two days after crash

U.K. police have spoken with Prince Philip after Queen Elizabeth II's husband was photographed driving without a seatbelt, just two days after wreck.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, Queen Elizabeth, Philip, The Associated Press, Prince Philip


Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos, without U.S. delegation

The annual World Economic Forum prepares to open -- and readies to face potential criticism amid growing global populism.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Facing populist assault, global elites regroup in Davos, without US delegation

The annual World Economic Forum prepares to open -- and readies to face potential criticism amid growing global populism.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, US, Davos, Associated Press


Report: Facebook’s privacy lapses may result in record fine from FTC

The Cambridge Analytica scandal could result in Facebook facing the largest fine ever imposed by the Federal Trade Commission.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: Facebook, News, Associated Press, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cambridge Analytica


Frances R. Mears, longtime AP reporter and manager, dies

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Frances R. Mears, an Associated Press reporter, editor and bureau chief during a journalism career that spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday. She was 66. Mears had been ill with cancer, said her husband, Walter R. Mears, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political writer and retired AP vice president. After more […]
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Mexico explosion death toll hits 66, 85 missing

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Mexico gas explosion death toll hits 66, 85 missing

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Mexico, Associated Press


The Metropolitan Opera is offering free tickets to federal employees affected by shutdown

The Metropolitan Opera says it is offering free tickets to people with government IDs from Saturday through the end of the month.            [Author: The Associated Press]
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Man accused of threat linked to R. Kelly turns himself in

Henry James Mason turned himself in after he threatened a father who says singer R. Kelly is keeping his daughter from her family.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, R Kelly, The Associated Press, Henry James Mason


Mexico oil pipeline explosion kills at least 21 people, injures dozens

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Mexico, Associated Press


Concussion lawsuit settlement deadline for players extended

The deadline for retired players to opt in to the $18.9 million settlement of the concussion lawsuit against the NHL has been extended. Players’ lawyers confirmed the extension to The Associated Press on Friday night. It was not immediately clear what the new deadline was. The 318 former players who sued the league and accused […]
Tags: News, Sports, Associated Press, NHL


Speculation Ramps Up Over Photos Of Cohen With A Shoulder Sling

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, created a stir when he was photographed outside his New York City apartment with his arm in a sling and a hospital ID bracelet on his wrist Speculation ran rampant as news photos circulated Friday. Had he been roughed up? The sling appeared after BuzzFeed News reported that Cohen told investigators Trump directed him to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project. But Cohen adviser Lanny Davis tells The Associated Pr...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, New York City, Ap, Moscow, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Robert Mueller, Lanny Davis, Summer Concepcion


Kobach says he’s seriously considering US Senate bid in 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is considering running for the U.S. Senate in 2020. He told The Associated Press on Friday: “I am seriously considering it.” Four-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election. Kobach said he does not have a timetable […]
Tags: News, Nation, Kansas, US Senate, Associated Press, State, U S Senate, Topeka, Kris Kobach, Kobach, Kan AP, Sen Pat Roberts


Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor won't be released yet

Marzieh Hashemi was taken to court in Washington to testify before a grand jury, her son Hossein Hashemi told The Associated Press. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the Press TV network's English-language service, was detained by federal agents on Sunday in St. Louis, where she had filmed a Black Lives Matter documentary after visiting relatives in the New Orleans area, her son said. Hashemi, 59, is a U.S. citizen and was born Melanie Franklin.
Tags: News, Washington, New Orleans, Associated Press, St Louis, Hashemi, Marzieh Hashemi, Hossein Hashemi


AP source: Angels, Allen agree to $8.5M, 1-year contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. The deal, first reported by The Athletic, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Associated Press, Los Angeles Angels, Allen, Athletic, Anaheim Calif, Cody Allen


AP Debrief: Cohen Buzzfeed story unconfirmed

The report by BuzzFeed, citing two unnamed law enforcement officials, says that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress and that Cohen regularly briefed Trump on the Moscow project. The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the report. (Jan. 18)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Congress, Ap, Moscow, Associated Press, Trump, Cohen, Cohen Buzzfeed


Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor to appear before US grand jury

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television, who has been jailed in the U.S., will appear Friday before a federal grand jury, her son said. Marzieh Hashemi will be taken to the federal courthouse in Washington, her son Hossein Hashemi told The Associated Press. He has said she’s been jailed as […]
Tags: News, Washington, US, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Marzieh Hashemi, Hossein Hashemi


UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are ‘positive’

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as “a positive thing.” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said Friday the agency has been investigating misbehavior for “years and decades,” following the publication of an Associated Press story Thursday […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Who, Un, Geneva, Associated Press, Tarik Jasarevic, The World Health Organization


FOMO killer: Developments at Ola, PayU, Netflix, Hike and more

Content Netflix has raised its subscription prices by 13-18% for its 58 million subscribers in the US, reports Associated Press. Its most popular plan will see the biggest hike from $11 to $13. Although Netflix isn’t hiking its prices for the first time, this is the first hike which would... ...
Tags: Travel, Hike, News, Microsoft, US, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Associated Press, Content, Zomato, Ola, Paytm, Platforms, Ott, Digital Payments, Online Cab booking


AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. The leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress said he was prepared to assume the role of interim president in a deepening confrontation with socialist President Nicolas Madura, who […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Venezuela, Associated Press, Latin America, Caribbean, Latin America Caribbean, Nicolas Madura


New Mexico ski resort says 2 pulled from avalanche

The avalanche near the highest peak of Taos Ski Valley happened around 11:30 a.m., initially spurring fears among authorities that more victims may be buried on the mountain before learning from witnesses that they had seen only two people on the slope.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Associated Press, New Mexico, Taos Ski Valley


Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

After a week of signals, Harvey Weinstein and his defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman confirmed they are parting ways.            [Author: Associated Press]
Tags: News, Harvey Weinstein, Associated Press, Benjamin Brafman


AP source: Ottavino, Yankees agree to $27M, 3-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Adam Ottavino and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal was subject to a successful physical. Ottavino is a 33-year-old New Yorker who […]
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