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  • Man whose body was eaten by mountain lions identified, Arizona cops say

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    Deputies: Body eaten by mountain lions on AZ trail is OK man

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:39:41 -0500
  • Lev Parnas lawyer wants Attorney General Bill Barr to recuse himself from case to avoid 'conflict of interest'

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    "Due to the conflict of interest of your being involved in these matters as Attorney General, and in an effort to preserve the public trust in the rule of law, we request that you recuse yourself," Joseph Bondy, Parnas' attorney, wrote in a letter filed to the court on Monday. Bondy suggested the Department of Justice appoint a special prosecutor from outside the department to handle the case.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:39:15 -0500
  • Asian stocks arrest slide but investors on edge over China virus

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    Asian share markets steadied on Wednesday as investors took stock of the spread of a new strain of coronavirus from China and weighed the possible consequences of a global pandemic. Fears of contagion, particularly as millions travel for Lunar New Year festivities, knocked stocks from record levels on Tuesday as investors swapped them for safer assets. The outbreak has revived memories of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) epidemic in 2002-03, a coronavirus outbreak that killed nearly 800 people and hurt world travel.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:13:13 -0500
  • Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers

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    "Obviously, the alleged incident is absolutely antithetical to our fraternity's ideals and values," Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity spokesperson said.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:05:36 -0500
  • Trump impeachment trial: Senate rejects Democrats' effort to subpoena witnesses, documents

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    Trump impeachment trial: Senate rejects Democrats' effort to subpoena witnesses, documents originally appeared on abcnews.go.com-Heated arguments over Senate rules resolution that now calls for 24 hours of arguments over three -- not two -- days after GOP's Collins objects-McConnell, in opening remarks, says, 'finally, some fairness' -House managers complain about proposed trial rules, claiming McConnell is orchestrating a cover-up-On party-line votes, Senate rejects Schumer amendments to subpoena White House, State Department, OMB for witnesses and documentsThis is how the day unfolded. ...

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:05:00 -0500
  • Guatemala's new president creates anti-graft commission

    Guatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, on Tuesday launched an anti-graft commission, after former leader Jimmy Morales chased out a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body investigating him and his family. Giammattei, 63, who took office earlier this month, promised to take a hard line on rampant crime and corruption. Giammattei had indicated he viewed CICIG as an unacceptable violation on Guatemala's sovereignty.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:04:58 -0500
  • FEATURE-After four decades of war, Afghan widows battle for homes

    After her husband was killed and their home in Baghlan province torched in Afghanistan's long-running war, Nasim Gul fled nearly 200 miles to Kabul with her four children and moved in with her cousin, sewing clothes to eke out a living. As a widow, Gul could not claim the small plot of land her husband had tended, nor was she welcome in her family home, which she had left as a young bride. "Without my husband, it was very difficult for me to find a home," said Gul, 45, who wears a burqa that covers her from head to toe when she steps outside the home.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:00:00 -0500
  • RPT-COLUMN-Plunging U.S. gas prices intensify squeeze on coal: Kemp

    U.S. coal-fired power plants are facing the perfect storm, with a mild winter and slumping natural gas prices adding to their long-term problems with competitiveness and pushing more towards retirement. Warm weather is sapping total demand for electricity, while ultra-low gas prices mean more of the demand that remains will be satisfied by gas-fired units rather than coal plants. Natural gas futures prices for deliveries to Henry Hub in Louisiana in March 2020 have fallen to just $1.92 per million British thermal units, down from $2.24 at the same point last month and $2.94 a year ago.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:00:00 -0500
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks arrest slide but investors on edge over China virus

    Asian share markets steadied on Wednesday as investors took stock of the spread of a new strain of coronavirus from China and weighed the possible consequences of a global pandemic. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan spent the morning trading either side of flat. Japan's Nikkei opened 0.1% lower, before steadying to trade flat, as did Korea's Kospi index.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:57:54 -0500
  • Judge dismisses defunct startup Sidecar's 2018 lawsuit against Uber

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    A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a 2018 lawsuit brought against Uber by defunct startup Sidecar Technologies Inc, which pioneered on-demand ride-hailing. Sidecar went out of business in December 2015 and sold its assets to General Motors Co in 2016.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:57:47 -0500
  • Taiwan tells people not to go to Wuhan amid China virus outbreak

    Taiwan is calling on people not to visit the Chinese city of Wuhan unless they absolutely have to, after an outbreak there of the new coronavirus, one case of which has been detected on the island. Authorities have confirmed more than 300 cases of the virus in China, mostly in the central city Wuhan, where authorities on Tuesday said six people had died. The outbreak has spread to cities including Beijing and Shanghai, with cases also confirmed in Thailand, South Korea, Japan, as well as Taiwan.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:50:57 -0500
  • Judge dismisses defunct startup Sidecar's 2018 lawsuit against Uber

    A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a 2018 lawsuit brought against Uber by defunct startup Sidecar Technologies Inc, which pioneered on-demand ride-hailing. Sidecar went out of business in December 2015 and sold its assets to General Motors Co in 2016.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:43:06 -0500
  • FOREX-Yen supported, yuan frail on coronavirus concerns

    The yen was supported while the yuan was on the back foot on Wednesday as investors tried to assess the risk of the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China disrupting the country's economy and trade partners. The virus, which causes a type of pneumonia, has spread to cities including Beijing and Shanghai as the number of patients in China more than tripled. More cases were also reported outside China, including the United States.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:41:11 -0500
  • Colombia asks U.S., E.U. to include FARC dissidents on terrorist lists

    Colombia is asking the United States, the European Union and other countries to include dissidents from the former FARC rebels on their lists of terrorist organizations, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The government considers the dissidents to be criminals without an ideological motivation unlike the traditional FARC.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:35:21 -0500
  • Cathay says cabin crew can wear masks on mainland China flights due to virus

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    The coronavirus struck as millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year, heightening contagion risks and posing a fresh threat to demand for the airline, which has been battered by months of sometimes violent anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union said it had received a "tremendous" amount of emails and messages from members concerned over catching the virus given they are exposed to over 300 passengers from numerous places on a single flight.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:34:25 -0500
  • Cathay cabin crew ask to wear face masks on all flights as China virus spreads

    The flight attendants union at Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said it has asked the airline to let crew wear face masks on all flights over fears of catching the new coronavirus that has spread from China to other countries. The coronavirus struck as millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year, heightening contagion risks and posing a fresh threat to demand for the airline, which has been battered by months of sometimes violent anti-government protests in Hong Kong. The Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union said it had received a "tremendous" amount of emails and messages from members concerned over catching the virus given they are exposed to over 300 passengers from numerous places on a single flight.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:31:25 -0500
  • Senate's McConnell eases marathon late-night impeachment schedule

    The septuagenarian members of the U.S. Senate could get a little more sleep during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed off a plan for 48 hours of arguments over four days, a schedule that had raised the specter of sessions lasting well past midnight. Republican senators decided to relax the schedule during a lunch on Tuesday just before the trial was gaveled to order. Minority Democrats had complained bitterly that the original plan, which could have meant 12 hours of lawyers' opening statements each day, "could force presentations to take place at two or three in the morning ... literally in the dark of night," as Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer put it.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:27:02 -0500
  • Norwegian tanker owner denies fault in fatal Texas collision

    The owner of a chemical tanker ship has denied any liability for a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Texas that killed one crew member and left two more missing and presumed dead. Authorities recovered the body of Constantino Corona, a 59-year-old from Palacios. The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office determined that he drowned, said John “D.J.” Florence, a spokesman for the office.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:23:02 -0500
  • Bloomberg calls for Trump's removal in new impeachment ad

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    Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg launched a new impeachment-focused television ad Tuesday urging the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office. The ad will run in 27 states, including states represented by vulnerable Republican senators, and be Bloomberg's only ad on television in the next few days. It comes as the Senate begins its impeachment trial against Trump based on charges he abused his power and obstructed Congress.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:18:48 -0500
  • Meghan Markle's father defends his reputation in new UK documentary

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    The estranged father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has sought to defend his reputation in a new documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday, but said he fears he will never speak to his daughter or her husband, Britain's Prince Harry, again. Thomas Markle, 75, has already accused his daughter of "cheapening" the British royal family in part of an interview released on Sunday, a day after Buckingham Palace said Prince Harry and his wife would no longer be working members of the monarchy. Harry and Meghan's decision to cut down on official engagements has sparked turmoil in the royal family, and the couple will now give up royal duties entirely in order to pursue an independent future as a result of Buckingham Palace's announcement.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:16:01 -0500
  • UN welcomes commitments toward Libya peace, urges cease-fire

    The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the commitment by world powers and other key countries to support a plan to restore peace in Libya and urged the warring parties to quickly conclude a cease-fire agreement. The U.N.’s most powerful body issued a statement after a closed-door briefing by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. It commits them not to interfere in Libya’s civil war, to support a cease-fire, to honor a widely broken U.N. arms embargo, and to support a U.N.-facilitated political process, he said.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:08:35 -0500
  • UK citizens' assembly to discuss how to meet 2050 climate target

    From health workers to engineers and teenagers to grandparents, 110 Britons will join a citizens' assembly on climate change this weekend to discuss how the country can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Britain became the first major economy to enshrine a net zero target into law last year - a move implying rapid transformation in sectors from energy and transport to food, farming and housing. Lawmakers first announced they would hold a citizens' assembly last year in response to growing public unease over the climate crisis.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:01:00 -0500
  • Meghan Markle's father defends his reputation in new UK documentary

    The estranged father of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has sought to defend his reputation in a new documentary to be broadcast on Wednesday, but said he fears he will never speak to his daughter or her husband, Britain's Prince Harry, again. Thomas Markle, 75, has already accused his daughter of "cheapening" the British royal family in part of an interview released on Sunday, a day after Buckingham Palace said Prince Harry and his wife would no longer be working members of the monarchy. Harry and Meghan's decision to cut down on official engagements has sparked turmoil in the royal family, and the couple will now give up royal duties entirely in order to pursue an independent future as a result of Buckingham Palace's announcement.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:01:00 -0500
  • Indigenous people make up 30% of Canadian inmate population -report

    The proportion of indigenous people in Canada's total inmate population has risen by five percentage points over the past four years to 30%, despite an overall drop in inmate population, a government report released on Tuesday showed. The number of federally sentenced indigenous people has steadily increased for decades despite only accounting for 5% of the general population in Canada, the report https://bit.ly/36gl4Zg by Canada's correctional investigator found. "We strongly agree with the Correctional Investigator that bold and urgent action is required to address this persistent and pressing human rights issue," said Canadian human rights chief commissioner Marie-Claude Landry.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:57:28 -0500
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Israeli troops on Tuesday shot and killed three Palestinians who threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the border from neighboring Gaza, Israel's military said. Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers. The new government included a new economy minister and a new first deputy prime minister, but the finance, foreign, defense, energy and agriculture ministers all kept their jobs.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:52:02 -0500
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state's decision to block on environmental grounds a coal export terminal intended as an outlet to Asian markets. The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejected a second Democratic bid on Tuesday to obtain documents and evidence in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the trial could proceed along lines favorable to Trump.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:52:02 -0500
  • At least 8 hurt when truck, school bus collide in Arkansas

    At least eight people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, Tuesday afternoon when a school bus and a dump truck collided on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. Hoxie School District Superintendent Kelly Gillham said seven students and the bus driver were injured when the dump truck rear-ended the bus. Arkansas State Police Spokesman Bill Sadler said the vehicles collided just south of Hoxie, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:48:37 -0500
  • Suspected driver in fatal Miami hit-and-run has 5 convictions for driving without a license

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    The North Miami-Dade man accused of being the hit-and-run driver who killed Leonel Kindelan while he was riding on a medical motorized scooter on Dec. 3, has paid $2,513.50 in fines for driving on a suspended license.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:46:23 -0500
  • Schiff mauls Cipollone on impeachment trial's first day

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    President Trump’s lawyers were caught off-guard as the lead House impeachment manager, Rep. Adam Schiff, launched into a passionate and comprehensive set of arguments about why the House impeached Trump.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:37:10 -0500
  • Mom shares safety message after baby rescued from falling 8 feet down family's home heating vent

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    An Oregon mom of two is urging parents to think of every possible safety hazard in their homes after her 10-month-old son opened a heating vent and fell 8 feet below their house. Reedy, of Coburg, Oregon, was doing dishes last week just a few steps away from where her sons, 10-month-old Kolson and 3-year-old Jackson, were playing. Reedy and her family just moved into their 1920s-built home in August and were in the process of renovating it, which is why the heating vent cover was not properly screwed in.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:33:27 -0500
  • 22-year-old mom admits to killing her 3 kids in ‘very complex’ murder case, AZ cops say

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    An Arizona mother has been charged with murder after allegedly killing three children, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:28:51 -0500
  • 22-year-old mom admits to killing her 3 kids in ‘very complex’ murder case, AZ cops say

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    An Arizona mother has been charged with murder after allegedly killing three children, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:28:51 -0500
  • Animated British royal comedy 'The Prince' to make debut on HBO Max

    Animated versions of Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will have supporting roles in a British royal family satire that will make its debut on AT&T Inc's HBO Max streaming video service, the company said on Tuesday. The show was inspired by Janetti's Instagram account with close to a million followers, and explores the life of British royalty through the eyes of six-year-old Prince George, the oldest child of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince George's parents also will be characters - with actors doing their voices of course.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:23:56 -0500
  • California governor asked to pardon late gay rights leader

    The California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago. Bayard Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with being an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. In 1953, he was arrested on a charge of vagrancy when he was caught having sex with two men in a parked car after he gave a speech in Pasadena as part of a lecture tour on anti-colonial struggles in West Africa, Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco and Assemblywoman Shirley Weber wrote on behalf of the caucuses.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:04:03 -0500
  • High-profile El Salvador femicide case exposes deadly gender violence

    A Salvadoran man accused of murdering his girlfriend faces a possible 50 years in prison if convicted in a closely watched trial that started this week highlighting the widespread violence women face in the Central American nation. The killing of journalist Karla Turcios, whose beaten body was found dumped on a roadside in 2018, made national headlines and prompted the government to declare a national emergency against femicide - the killing of a woman by a man because of her gender. Turcios, 33, became a household name and a symbol of the violence women face in El Salvador that often goes unpunished.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:56:26 -0500
  • U.S. kids getting more well-child checkups, having fewer sick visits

    Researchers examined data on more than 71 million pediatric primary care visits from 2008 to 2016 for children with private health insurance. During the study period, overall visits decreased 14.4%, driven by a decline in sick visits, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. "We found that overall, commercially insured children are visiting primary care offices less often than in the past," said lead study author Dr. Kristin Ray of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:36:40 -0500
  • Tekashi 6ix9ine won't be allowed to serve the rest of his 2-year sentence in home confinement even though his prison has a lot of Blood gang members

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    A judge dashed the controversial rapper's hopes that he could spend the rest of his two-year prison sentence away from the gang he once betrayed.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:35:54 -0500
  • Hillary Clinton kicks off the 'stop Sanders' movement. Will Obama follow her lead?

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    Sanders himself has been dismissive of Clinton’s comments. And then there’s Obama himself to consider. Clinton’s timing is conspicuous.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:35:04 -0500
  • UK's Duchess Kate begins 24-hour tour for childhood survey

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    Britain's duchess Kate, the wife of Prince William, began a 24-hour tour on Tuesday to launch a survey of people's views on bringing up children, as the royals carry on with official duties in the wake of the rift over Prince Harry. The Duchess of Cambridge, as she is officially known, started the "5 big questions on the under 5s" initiative in Birmingham in central England and will visit Cardiff, London and the county of Surrey, south of the British capital, on Wednesday. The tour comes as William's younger brother Harry flew back to Canada after sparking a crisis in the British monarchy by announcing he and his American wife Meghan wanted to reduce their royal duties and become financially independent.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:34:39 -0500
  • Despite Sanders-Warren rift, gender talk largely absent from 2020 campaign trail

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    In the wake of a flap with Democratic rival Bernie Sanders over gender and electability, Elizabeth Warren made no direct mention this weekend in Iowa of the history-making potential of her candidacy as a woman seeking the White House. Four years after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton often invoked breaking the "hardest, highest glass ceiling" in her unsuccessful bid to become the first woman U.S. president, Warren is treading more carefully. The approach may seem at odds in the era of an energized womens' movement that has marched against Donald Trump's presidency, raised awareness against sexual assault through the #MeToo campaign and sent a record number of women to the U.S. Congress.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:31:29 -0500
  • UK's Duchess Kate begins 24-hour tour for childhood survey

    Britain's duchess Kate, the wife of Prince William, began a 24-hour tour on Tuesday to launch a survey of people's views on bringing up children, as the royals carry on with official duties in the wake of the rift over Prince Harry. The Duchess of Cambridge, as she is officially known, started the "5 big questions on the under 5s" initiative in Birmingham in central England and will visit Cardiff, London and the county of Surrey, south of the British capital, on Wednesday. The tour comes as William's younger brother Harry flew back to Canada after sparking a crisis in the British monarchy by announcing he and his American wife Meghan wanted to reduce their royal duties and become financially independent.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:30:00 -0500
  • Despite Sanders-Warren rift, gender talk largely absent from 2020 campaign trail

    In the wake of a flap with Democratic rival Bernie Sanders over gender and electability, Elizabeth Warren made no direct mention this weekend in Iowa of the history-making potential of her candidacy as a woman seeking the White House. Four years after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton often invoked breaking the "hardest, highest glass ceiling" in her unsuccessful bid to become the first woman U.S. president, Warren is treading more carefully. The approach may seem at odds in the era of an energized womens' movement that has marched against Donald Trump's presidency, raised awareness against sexual assault through the #MeToo campaign and sent a record number of women to the U.S. Congress.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:29:12 -0500
  • RPT-Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

    SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Australian animals living in specific habitats, such as mountain lizards, leaf-tailed geckos and pear-shaped frogs, are battling the threat of extinction after fierce bushfires razed large areas of their homes, a new Reuters analysis shows. Fire has destroyed more than two-thirds of a northeastern zone sprawling over 12 sq km (5 sq miles) where a type of lizard, the Mount Surprise Litter-skink, lives, the analysis of known habitats and satellite-detected fire activity shows. "When species distributions are so limited, there's a really high risk that just a single event could knock them down," added Lindenmayer, an academic at Australian National University.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:21:19 -0500
  • Syria cracks down on exchange firms to halt currency collapse

    Syria cracked down on currency dealers blamed for speculation on Tuesday as part of several measures to stem a rapid collapse in the country's currency that has in recent weeks worsened the plight of a devastated war-torn economy, dealers and traders said. The Syrian pound hit last week a new record low by breaking below 1,000 pounds to the dollar.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:19:27 -0500
  • JUUL use more than doubled among U.S. teens, young adults in one year

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    Among 18-to-20-year-olds, JUUL use went from 11.9% to 23.9%. Among 21-to-24-year-olds, use went from 5.6% to 18.1%, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. "This data is consistent with other national datasets," said the study's lead author, Donna Vallone, chief research officer of the Schroeder Institute at the Truth Initiative in Washington, DC.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:10:50 -0500
  • US: Endangered fish on upswing in Colorado River basin

    An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened. The fish that gets its name from a fleshy bump behind its head is one of four endangered fish that make their home in the Colorado River and its tributaries. The largest population now is found at the Grand Canyon, with four, smaller wild populations upstream of Lake Powell in Utah and in Colorado canyons.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:10:30 -0500
  • Three Gazans shot dead after throwing explosive towards Israeli troops -military

    JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Israeli troops on Tuesday shot and killed three Palestinians who threw an explosive towards them after attempting to cross the border from neighbouring Gaza, Israel's military said. There was no immediate comment from Gaza, which is ruled by the militant group Hamas. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars in the last decade, in addition to dozens of other smaller skirmishes.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:09:10 -0500
  • Australian prime minister says removing hazards as important as reducing emissions

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison said removing flammable vegetation is as important as reducing emissions if Australia is to prevent future bushfires, comments that are likely to stoke public anger. Morrison is under intense pressure for his government's handing of a bushfire crisis that has killed 29 people and millions of animals, destroyed more than 2,500 homes and razed 11 million hectares (27 million acres) of wilderness - an area one-third the size of Germany. The scores of fires follow three years of drought that experts have linked to climate change, but Morrison said late on Tuesday that his critics are too focused on carbon emissions.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:09:09 -0500
  • Militants kill 36 people in northern Burkina Faso

    Militants attacked a market in Burkina Faso’s Sanmatenga province, killing at least 36 people and wounding several others, the government said Tuesday. The government urged people to collaborate with defense and security forces to restore safety. President Roch Marc Kabore called for two days of national mourning beginning Wednesday for the victims of the attack.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:00:05 -0500
  • As Trump trial starts, Pelosi's star rises with opening of one-woman theatrical show

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    "The Adult in the Room," which started to take shape about a year ago, was "fast-tracked" to keep pace with the events leading to the president's impeachment by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, playwright Bill McMahon told WBBM radio. McMahon's play primarily tells the story of Pelosi, a Democrat who is now serving her 17th term representing a California congressional district.

    Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:49:46 -0500
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