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|New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race
Gillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,” Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 6:43 PM
|A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Here is a look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya over the years:
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:05 AM
|US House Republicans censure colleague for racist remarks
US House Republican leaders delivered an extraordinary rebuke Monday to an Iowa congressman from their party over his recent remarks deemed as racist, with some calling for his resignation. Steve King, whose comments last week about white supremacy sparked bipartisan outrage, will be stripped of all committee assignments, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office said. "Steve's remarks are beneath the dignity of the Party of Lincoln and the United States of America," McCarthy said.
POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 11:47 PM
|Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV
The Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 12:51 PM
|Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facility
A 39-year-old gunman opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in New Jersey and held two employees hostage for hours on Monday before police fatally shot him, officials said. William Owens barricaded himself and two women inside the sorting facility in Logan Township and police sent a heavily armed SWAT team to the location, about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of downtown Philadelphia, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office said in a statement. The gunman apparently had known at least one of the women, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore told reporters.
POSTED JANUARY 14, 2019 6:47 PM
|F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?
The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:00 AM
|Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman, among the last of the World War II heroes, has died
Alfred K. Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code using the Dine language.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:38 AM
|The Latest: Mudslide snarls commute over Golden Gate Bridge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 2:52 PM
|Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent
Venezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two million per cent. Mr Maduro announced his economic plans at the start of his second, disputed, term on Monday, as calls increased for him to surrender power.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:16 AM
|Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit Vote
A gauge of relative demand for bullish or bearish options on sterling has climbed to the highest since April even as the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan faces almost certain defeat in a House of Commons vote Tuesday. The pound may extend its rebound to above $1.30 should the Brexit deadline be delayed from the end of March, said Yuji Kameoka, chief foreign-exchange analyst at Daiwa Securities Co. in Tokyo.
POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 4:27 AM