• Report: Heavy fighting between Syrian and Turkish troops

    Report: Heavy fighting between Syrian and Turkish troops
    Intense clashes broke out Saturday between Syrian government troops and Turkish-led forces in northeast Syria, the country's state media and an opposition war monitor reported.Several people were injured, including a cameraman for state-run Syrian TV, according to both SANA and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.The Observatory and Kurdish news agency Hawar said a Syrian major general and a colonel were also wounded.
  • US blacklists Iraqi Shiite paramilitary chief after base attacks

    US blacklists Iraqi Shiite paramilitary chief after base attacks
    The United States on Wednesday declared a powerful Iraqi Shiite paramilitary leader to be a terrorist after a series of rocket attacks, vowing to step up pressure on his ally Iran.The State Department listed Ahmad al-Hamidawi, secretary general of armed faction Kataib Hezbollah, as a "specially designated global terrorist," freezing any US assets he may hold and making US transactions with him a crime.The group as a whole, which has a close relationship with Iran, has been designated as a terror
  • Reports: Gagli, Molinari pull out of Oman over virus concern

    Reports: Gagli, Molinari pull out of Oman over virus concern
    Italian golfers Lorenzo Gagli and Edoardo Molinari have withdrawn from the Oman Open on the European Tour amid reports they are being isolated to determine if they have the virus spreading in Europe.Gagli tells Italian newspaper La Nazione that a European Tour doctor told him at breakfast Wednesday to return to his room.Molinari, his roommate for the week in Oman, was moved to another room.
  • Trump faces credibility test as he plays down virus threat

    Trump faces credibility test as he plays down virus threat
    President Donald Trump faces a critical challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: Asking Americans to believe him after he and top advisers have contradicted federal scientists in playing down the threat.The stakes could be enormous from a public health and economic perspective, and also for Trump's personal credibility.As Americans prepare for what experts say is an inevitable outbreak in the U.S., the X-factor may be an unpredictable president who has clashed repeatedly with sc
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  • The six largest coronavirus outbreaks outside of China

    The six largest coronavirus outbreaks outside of China
    More new coronavirus cases were reported outside of China than inside the country on Wednesday — the first time since global health officials began tracking the virus.
  • Scientists find first "animal" that doesn't need oxygen to live

    Scientists find first "animal" that doesn't need oxygen to live
    The discovery expands the definition of what an "animal" can be, researchers say.
  • Police: `Critical incident' at Molson Coors in Milwaukee

    Police: `Critical incident' at Molson Coors in Milwaukee
    Milwaukee police are responding to what they are calling a “critical incident” on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus amid reports of a possible shooting.WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported Wednesday that a Molson Coors employee received an email about an active shooter near one of the buildings.Molson Coors spokesman Martin Maloney told the AP that there was an “active situation” but didn't have any further details.
  • Multiple people dead in Milwaukee shooting at Molson Coors

    Multiple people dead in Milwaukee shooting at Molson Coors
    Multiple people were killed Wednesday in a shooting on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said.The dead include the shooter, said Barrett, who did not give an exact number of people killed in Wednesday's shooting.“What has happened is there was a horrific shooting that has occurred," Barrett told reporters.
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  • Period products in Scotland could become free

    Period products in Scotland could become free
    Scotland is the first nation in the world to do so, and the U.S. could be next.
  • Most New Infections Now Outside China, WHO Says: Virus Update

    Most New Infections Now Outside China, WHO Says: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- More coronavirus cases were reported in countries other than China in the past 24 hours for the first time since the initial patient was identified on Dec. 8, the World Health Organization said. It’s a significant development as China battles the oubreak and new cases spread elsewhere around the globe.New infections were diagnosed in countries from Pakistan to Brazil, which reported the first case in Latin America, while Italy and Iran confirmed additional patients with the
  • Trump campaign sues The New York Times over a 2019 Russia op-ed

    Trump campaign sues The New York Times over a 2019 Russia op-ed
    President Trump loves to threaten lawsuits against the media, but it looks like he's now actually filing one.The Trump campaign announced Wednesday it's suing The New York Times for libel over a 2019 opinion column, "The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo" by Max Frankel. In the op-ed, Frankel writes "there was no need for detailed electoral collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin's oligarchy because they had an overarching deal: the quid of help in the campaign against Hillary Clint
  • Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge

    Pelosi urges Democratic unity amid Sanders' campaign surge
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged party unity amid Bernie Sanders' surge in the presidential race, even as House Democrats worry about a volatile election season that could put a self-described democratic socialist atop the ticket and threaten their majority.
  • How can we prepare for the coronavirus? 3 questions answered

    How can we prepare for the coronavirus? 3 questions answered
    Editor’s note: Public health officials in the U.S. warned that the coronavirus, which has in large part spared the U.S., is coming and that the country needs to be prepared. But just what does this mean for you, as well as for public health officials? Aubree Gordon, public health scholar at the University of Michigan, explains. 1\. How do we prepare for something we can’t predict?First and foremost, people need to be prepared for their daily life to be affected by public health measu
  • Trump's coronavirus response is worse than incompetent

    Trump's coronavirus response is worse than incompetent
    The global spread of coronavirus is verging on pandemic status. While the rate of new infection appears to be slowing in China thanks to drastic mass quarantines and clampdowns on movement, other outbreaks in Iran, South Korea, and Italy have still not been controlled. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned that an outbreak in the United States was probably just a matter of time.This could be the greatest crisis faced by President Trump. But not only is he obviously incapable o
  • Satellite almost on empty gets new life after space docking

    Satellite almost on empty gets new life after space docking
    A communication satellite almost out of fuel has gotten a new life after the first space docking of its kind.Northrop Grumman and Intelsat announced the successful link-up nearly 22,500 miles (36,000 kilometers) above Earth on Wednesday.The recently launched satellite — Northrop Grumman's Mission Extension Vehicle, or MEV-1 — will serve as a guide dog of sorts for its aging Intelsat companion.
  • Trump sues New York Times for libel over Russia interference story

    Trump sues New York Times for libel over Russia interference story
    Donald Trump's re-election campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against the New York Times, accusing America's newspaper of record of intentionally publishing a false story last year about Russia's interference in the 2016 election.In the lawsuit, which the campaign annouced was filed in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday, the campaign alleges that the Times published a false story on 27 March 2019 claiming that Mr Trump and his campaign had engaged in a deal with the allies of Russian pres
  • How Biden's Campaign Explains His 'Arrest' in South Africa

    How Biden's Campaign Explains His 'Arrest' in South Africa
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- At least three times this month, Joe Biden has asserted that he was arrested as he sought to visit the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela in prison, even saying that Mandela later thanked him for going to such an effort.And for a week, Biden's campaign declined to answer questions seeking comment and clarification on those remarks, which were rebutted by a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in an article in The New York Times. Biden did not mention the episode in hi
  • U.S. Reports 15th Case; 3M Rises on Mask Demand: Virus Update

    U.S. Reports 15th Case; 3M Rises on Mask Demand: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and federal health officials plan to brief the public Wednesday on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A top American health official said that the increase in outbreaks outside China will make it harder to keep the virus outside the U.S.New infections were diagnosed in countries from Pakistan to Brazil, which reported the first case in Latin America, while Italy and Iran confirmed additional patients with the disease. Germany said it was
  • China slams US over 'attack' on its candidate to UN body

    China slams US over 'attack' on its candidate to UN body
    A Chinese ambassador on Wednesday ripped into the U.S. for an “attack” on China's candidate to head a United Nations agency that monitors and tracks intellectual property like patents, trademarks and industrial designs — a lucrative and crucial part of the growing digital age.The comments by Chen Xu, China's ambassador in Geneva, laid bare rising tensions over an alleged U.S. campaign to prevent veteran WIPO official Weng Binyang from becoming director-general of the money-maki
  • House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

    House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till
    Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.The Senate unanimously passed virtually identical legislation last year, although that bill wasn't named for Till.
  • Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

    Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till
    Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, Congress has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.The measure was approved 410 to 4 on Wednesday in the House and now goes to the White House, where President Donald Trump is expected to sign
  • As the coronavirus outbreak worsens outside of China, hopes of containing it are diminishing

    As the coronavirus outbreak worsens outside of China, hopes of containing it are diminishing
    At least 40 deaths have been reported outside of mainland China. South Korea, Italy, and Iran have seen a dramatic spike in cases.
  • Pakistan confirms first two cases of coronavirus

    Pakistan confirms first two cases of coronavirus
    Pakistan has detected its first two cases of novel coronavirus, a public health advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted Wednesday, days after Islamabad closed its land border with Iran, where 19 people have died from the virus.Both cases are being taken care of according to clinical standard protocols & both of them are stable.
  • U.S. Reports 15th Case; Trump to Speak Tonight: Virus Update

    U.S. Reports 15th Case; Trump to Speak Tonight: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and federal health officials plan to brief the public Wednesday on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A top American health official said that the increase in outbreaks outside China will make it harder to keep the virus outside the U.S.New infections were diagnosed in countries from Pakistan to Brazil, which reported the first case in Latin America, while Italy and Iran confirmed additional patients with the disease. Germany said it was
  • Trump to Speak Tonight; U.S. Reports 15th Case: Virus Update

    Trump to Speak Tonight; U.S. Reports 15th Case: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and federal health officials plan to brief the public Wednesday on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A top American health official said that the increase in outbreaks outside China will make it harder to keep the virus outside the U.S.New infections were diagnosed in countries from Pakistan to Brazil, which reported the first case in Latin America, while Italy and Iran confirmed additional patients with the disease. Germany said it was
  • Heathrow Says Halting New Runway Would Be Financial Suicide

    Heathrow Says Halting New Runway Would Be Financial Suicide
    (Bloomberg) -- London Heathrow airport stepped up its defense of a $20 billion third runway, saying a government decision to block the project would amount to “financial suicide” and hamper U.K. efforts to boost trade after Brexit.Chief Executive Officer John Holland-Kaye sees a larger Heathrow, opposed by campaigners and some politicians because of its environmental impact, as “essential for a global Britain.” Thwarting the plan will only benefit competing economies such
  • Harry and Meghan's new statement hints at widening royal rift

    Harry and Meghan's new statement hints at widening royal rift
    They had originally planned to use "Sussex Royal" as the brand for their charitable foundations and business ventures, according to CBS News' Charlie D'Agata.
  • On education, Sanders lauded for substance, knocked for cost

    On education, Sanders lauded for substance, knocked for cost
    During the 2016 Democratic presidential race, when Bernie Sanders pushed making college free, it was seen as a radical idea from a fringe candidate.While his “Medicare for All” plan has generated much of the attention, Sanders is going beyond his earlier education proposals.Often a quiet issue in presidential campaigns, education has remained a focal point of Sanders' campaign.
  • Trump to Speak Tonight; Pakistan Reports Two Cases: Virus Update

    Trump to Speak Tonight; Pakistan Reports Two Cases: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and federal health officials plan to brief the public Wednesday on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A top American health official said that the increase in outbreaks outside China will make it harder to keep the virus outside the U.S.Pakistan said it had identified two cases. Brazil confirmed an infection, the first in Latin America. Greece also reported its first case, Italy and Iran confirmed additional infections, and 700 people rem
  • Trump to Speak Tonight; More Europe Cases Likely: Virus Update

    Trump to Speak Tonight; More Europe Cases Likely: Virus Update
    (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and federal health officials plan to brief the public Wednesday on efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A top American health official said that the increase in outbreaks outside China will make it harder to keep the virus outside the U.S., and the administration said it may ask for more funding to fight the virus.Brazil confirmed an infection, the first in Latin America. Greece also reported its first case, Italy and Iran confirmed additio

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