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  • Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival route
     

    Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival routeVietnam has been preparing for Kim to arrive by train for the Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. Kim's train will stop at the border station of Dong Dang where he will disembark and proceed 170 km (105 miles) to Hanoi by car, the sources said. Traffic on that route will be partially banned from 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 and fully banned from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 26, the ruling Communist Party's Nhan Dan paper reported, citing the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam.


  • India detains Kashmir separatists, issues new warning to Pakistan
     

    India detains Kashmir separatists, issues new warning to PakistanIndian authorities arrested dozens of Muslim leaders in raids across Kashmir and sent thousands of reinforcements to the troubled territory on Saturday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up warnings to Pakistan over a suicide bomb attack. As international concern grows over India-Pakistan sabre-rattling, residents of Kashmir, at the centre of a decades-old struggle between the nuclear-armed neighbours, reported heightened military activity. India has accused Pakistan of supporting the attack -- a claim rejected by the Islamabad government -- and there have been widespread calls for nationalist leader Modi to order a reprisal strike.


  • French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims
     

    French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victimsPARIS (AP) ? Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial compensation to victims whose cases fall outside of France's statute of limitations.


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    2019 10Best Cars


  • Fiery Skirmishes Erupt as Guaido Tries to Bring Venezuela Aid
     

    Fiery Skirmishes Erupt as Guaido Tries to Bring Venezuela AidOn the border with Colombia, National Guard soldiers fired volleys of tear gas and plastic pellets at supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who were trying to persuade them to defect and permit tons of food and medicine into the country. Masked paramilitary gangs supporting the autocrat Maduro tore through the area there on motorcycles, firing guns in the air. Maduro said on state television that his forces had managed to repel an invasion and said he was breaking off diplomatic relations with Colombia.


  • Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rights
     

    Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rightsA California high school student who was banned from wearing a ?Make America Great Again? hat on campus is challenging her school district for impinging on her First Amendment rights. Maddie Mueller, who attends Clovis North High School in Fresno, is a member of Valley Patriots. The conservative activist group asked its affiliates to wear the well-known hat bearing Donald Trump's campaign motto on Wednesday.


  • Southwest Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights as maintenance woes, winter storms linger
     

    Southwest Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights as maintenance woes, winter storms lingerThe airline continues to have a higher-than-usual number of aircraft out of service due to maintenance and is dealing with snow in Las Vegas.


  • Airlines admit having cameras installed on back of passengers? seats
     

    Airlines admit having cameras installed on back of passengers? seatsThree of the world?s biggest airlines have admitted some of their planes have cameras installed on the backs of passenger seats. American Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have new seat-back entertainment systems that include cameras. Companies that make the entertainment systems are fitting them with cameras to offer passengers options such as seat-to-seat video conferencing, according to an American Airlines spokesman.


  • North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summit
     

    North Korea warns of food crisis, slashes rations before next leaders' summitThe release of the undated two-page memo by the North Korean mission to the United Nations comes ahead of a second summit next week between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Washington has been demanding that North Korea give up a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States, while North Korea has been seeking a lifting of punishing sanctions, a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and security guarantees. The 15-member U.N. Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs.


  • Saudi Sisters Stranded for Months in Hong Kong After Fleeing the Kingdom, Rights Group Says
     

    Saudi Sisters Stranded for Months in Hong Kong After Fleeing the Kingdom, Rights Group SaysThey were trying to seek asylum in Australia but were stopped in Hong Kong


  • Syria force hit by IS attack as tries to free last civilians
     

    Syria force hit by IS attack as tries to free last civiliansA deadly car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group hit US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as they tried to negotiate the release of civilians trapped in the jihadists' last sliver of territory. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are working towards evacuating civilians remaining in the holdout, so they can finish off the dying IS "caliphate" either through an assault or a surrender deal. The jihadists overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, but several offensives have retaken all but half a square kilometre (a fifth of a square mile) of their territory in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz.


  • Palestinians bury teen killed by Israeli gunfire during border protests
     

    Palestinians bury teen killed by Israeli gunfire during border protestsGaza health officials say the 15-year-old boy was shot by Israeli troops during a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border. Rough cut (no reporter narration)


  • Activists worry that Jussie Smollett arrest will discourage hate-crime reporting by real victims
     

    Activists worry that Jussie Smollett arrest will discourage hate-crime reporting by real victimsThe dramatic turn of events in the Jussie Smollett case was treated by Trump as a vindication, and disheartened gay rights and civil rights advocates who fear that it will discourage future victims of hate crimes from coming forward.


  • The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race
     

    The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House raceRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local):


  • US Venezuela envoy departs for Colombia on aid flight
     

    US Venezuela envoy departs for Colombia on aid flightUS special representative Elliott Abrams departed the US on Friday for the Colombian city of Cucuta on a plane carrying American humanitarian aid for crisis-hit Venezuela. The US Air Force C-17 cargo plane left Homestead, south of Miami, and was to arrive in Cucuta later on Friday, a day before the deadline set by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido for the entry of humanitarian assistance that President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to prohibit.


  • IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records
     

    IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney recordsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity, the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said Thursday.


  • A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Is the Latest to Be Immortalized in Legos
     

    A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Is the Latest to Be Immortalized in LegosThe Lego Creator Ford Mustang kit includes 1471 pieces.


  • Democrats launch resolution to stop Trump border emergency
     

    Democrats launch resolution to stop Trump border emergencyHouse Democrats introduced the resolution early on Friday, taking the first step to challenge Republican Trump's assertion that he could take money Congress had appropriated for other activities and use it to build the wall. Pelosi predicted the resolution would pass the Democratic-controlled House. In any case, Trump vowed on Friday to veto the measure if it passes both chambers and gets to his desk.


  • It's not just the Florida spa investigation allegedly tied to Robert Kraft. Sex trafficking is rampant across US
     

    It's not just the Florida spa investigation allegedly tied to Robert Kraft. Sex trafficking is rampant across USSex trafficking accounted for 6,081 of over 8,500 reported cases of human trafficking in 2017, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.


  • India to Stop Its Share of Water From Flowing Into Pakistan
     

    India to Stop Its Share of Water From Flowing Into PakistanOn Friday, Pakistan?s army spokesman said that the country did not want a war with India but warned that Islamabad would retaliate and ?dominate the escalation ladder? if New Delhi authorized any military strikes. ?Pakistan?s armed forces shall never be surprised by you, but let me assure you we shall surprise you,? Major General Asif Ghafoor said at a press conference in the garrison town of Rawalpindi on Friday.


  • Get the Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker for less than $40 at Best Buy
     

    Get the Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker for less than $40 at Best BuyWhen you get home from a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour bent over a hot stove making dinner. Yeah you can pop something in a slow cooker before you leave for your day, but that takes advanced planning and sometimes you just don't have the time or energy for that. With a pressure cooker, you can just toss ingredients in like a slow cooker, but the food cooks in a fraction of the time. You've probably heard the craze about Instant Pots, but those can run a bit pricey. The Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker does virtually the same thing as an Instant Pot at a lower price point. Right now you can snag the Insignia pressure cooker for $39.99 at Best Buy, a savings of $80.The multi-function cooker has 12 one-touch preset programs for easy operation. Some of these options include keep warm, slow cook, steak/meat, rice/risotto, cake, and more. You can cook almost anything in a multi-function cooker. If you're skeptical about jumping full throttle into the multi-cooker world, the Insignia is a good starter option because it has the same sort of functionality as the name-brand pricier models. You'll get similar features as the Instant Pot DUO Plus which will cost you $139.95 at Amazon. That's $100 more than you'll drop on the Insignia. Best Buy reviewer Websaver writes:Get the Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker for $39.99 at Best Buy. Image: insignia Save $80 on the Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker at Best Buy See Details


  • Victims testify at child sex abuse conference
     

    Victims testify at child sex abuse conferenceFrancis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for the four-day meeting to address the scandal that has ravaged the Church's credibility in the United States - where it has paid billions of dollars in settlements - Ireland, Chile, Australia, and elsewhere over the last three decades. "Faced with the scourge of sexual abuse committed by men of the Church against minors, I wanted to reach out to you," Francis told the assembled bishops and heads of religious orders.


  • Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolution
     

    Disabled greeter meets with Walmart about job; no resolutionA beloved, longtime Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy met with store management in Pennsylvania on Friday in a bid to keep his job but came away with no guarantees, and his family is girding for a fight.


  • Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border
     

    Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia borderUreña (Venezuela) (AFP) - Venezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported. "We want to work!" they chanted while facing the Venezuelan National Guard riot police who were blocking the crossing in Urena, a town in Tachira state. Late on Friday, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the closure of all four bridges linking Tachira to Colombia.


  • Japanese probe touches down on asteroid in hunt for clues about origin of life
     

    Japanese probe touches down on asteroid in hunt for clues about origin of lifeA Japanese probe sent to examine an asteroid 170 million miles from the Earth for clues about the origin of life and the solar system landed successfully on Friday. Data from the probe, Hayabusa2, showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had touched down on the asteroid and was blasting back to its orbiting position, according to officials from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). A live webcast of the control room showed dozens of JAXA staff members nervously monitoring data ahead of the touchdown before exploding into applause after receiving a signal from the probe that it had landed. "We confirmed the touchdown," JAXA spokeswoman Chisato Ikuta told AFP. Ms Ikuta said the control centre had "received data that shows that the probe is working normally and is healthy." Scientists were continuing to gather and analyse data from the probe, she said. The probe was due to fire a bullet at the Ryugu asteroid, to stir up surface matter, which the probe will then collect for analysis back on Earth.  This computer graphic image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 approaching on the asteroid Ryugu Credit: AP The asteroid, named after an undersea palace in a Japanese folktale, is about 3,000 feet in diameter. It is thought to contain relatively large amounts of organic matter and water from some 4.6 billion years ago when the solar system was born. Hayabusa2 will eventually fire an "impactor" to blast out material from underneath Ryugu?s surface, allowing the collection of "fresh" materials unexposed to millennia of wind and radiation. Scientists hope those samples may provide answers to some fundamental questions about life and the universe, including whether elements from space helped give rise to life on Earth. After the landing, the probe was to return to its orbit above Ryugu, with further touchdowns planned for later in the year. Communication with Hayabusa2 is cut off at times because its antennas are not always pointed towards Earth and it could take several more days to confirm the bullet was actually fired to allow the collection of samples. This image taken at an altitude of about 64 metres by Hayabusa2 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the surface of asteroid Ryugu Credit: AP The mission has not been completely plain sailing and the probe?s landing was originally scheduled for last year. But it was pushed back after surveys found the asteroid?s surface was more rugged than initially thought, forcing JAXA to take more time to find a suitable landing site. The Hayabusa2 mission, with a price tag of around 30 billion yen (£208 million), was launched in December 2014 and is scheduled to return to Earth with its samples in 2020. Photos of Ryugu ? which means "Dragon Palace" in Japanese and refers to a castle at the bottom of the ocean in an ancient Japanese tale ? show an asteroid shaped a bit like a spinning top with a rough surface. Staff of the Hayabusa2 Project watch monitors for a safety check at the control room of the JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, near Tokyo Credit: AP Hayabusa2 observes the surface of the asteroid with its camera and sensing equipment but has also dispatched two tiny MINERVA-II rover robots as well as the French-German robot MASCOT to help surface observation. Scientists are already receiving data from these probes deployed on the surface of the asteroid. The 22-pound observation robot MASCOT is loaded with sensors, and can take images at multiple wavelengths, investigate minerals with a microscope, gauge surface temperatures and measure magnetic fields. At about the size of a large fridge, Hayabusa2 is equipped with solar panels and is the successor to JAXA?s first asteroid explorer, Hayabusa ? Japanese for falcon. That probe returned from a smaller, potato-shaped, asteroid in 2010 with dust samples despite various setbacks during its epic seven-year Odyssey and was hailed as a scientific triumph. Sign up for your essential, twice-daily briefing from The Telegraph with our free Front Page newsletter.


  • Donald Trump: Russian Asset?
     

    Donald Trump: Russian Asset??I  think it?s possible? that President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, disgraced former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe told CNN?s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. McCabe also said to The Atlantic that FBI brass felt ?concern about the president and whether or not he posed a national-security threat that we should be investigating.?On Wednesday, Russian president Vladimir Putin addressed the Federal Assembly in Moscow. ?Let me be loud and clear,? he told lawmakers near the Kremlin. ?If the U.S. really is going to deploy missiles on the European continent, it will exacerbate the international situation and create a genuine danger for Russia, as there will be missiles with a 10?12-minute flight time to Moscow.? Putin lamented America?s February 1 withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty and added: ?We are ready for disarmament talks, but we are no longer going to knock on a closed door.?McCabe?s bizarre comments perfectly echo the Trump-hating Left?s exhausted yet unsinkable theory that the president of the United States secretly works for Russia, Russia, Russia, and that he and Putin somehow swiped the White House from Hillary Clinton, who had waited her turn patiently to become America?s commander-in-chief.But only a thoroughly rotten Russian asset would create genuine danger for the Kremlin and close doors to Moscow. Indeed, President Trump routinely gives Putin ulcers.A Russian asset worth his borscht would work quietly to erode America?s military. Instead, Pentagon spending has soared from Obama?s final $521 billion allocation to Trump?s $634 billion in outlays for 2017 (up 21.7 percent) and another $716 billion last August (up 12.9 percent).Not satisfied simply to bolster the U.S. armed forces, Trump has pressured America?s NATO allies to do the same. Some criticize Trump for supposedly abusing our European partners. Actually, he has lavished them with tough love.?By the end of next year, NATO allies will add $100 billion extra toward defense,? NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said January 27 on Fox News Sunday. ?So we see some real money and some real results. And we see that the clear message from President Donald Trump is having an impact.? Stoltenberg added: ?NATO is united because we are able to adapt to deliver. North America and Europe are doing more together now than before.?None of this makes Vladimir Putin smile.Putin must have groaned last October when President Trump persuaded German chancellor Angela Merkel to spend $576 million on a terminal to receive U.S. liquefied natural gas. The Wall Street Journal called this ?a key concession to President Trump as he tries to loosen Russia?s grip on Europe?s largest energy market.? This promises less revenue and leverage for Moscow and more profits and employment for American gas exporters.Adjacent to Russia, Trump restored Poland?s purchase of U.S. Patriot air-defense missiles  (which Obama canceled to appease Moscow). Trump also shipped Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.Last June, and in January 2017, Trump imposed financial sanctions and travel restrictions on Russian companies and oligarchs. This was payback for Moscow?s invasions of Ukraine and Crimea and its interference in U.S. political campaigns. As Trump said: ?We must unite as Americans to protect the integrity of our democracy and our elections.?If anyone behaved like a Russian asset, it was Obama. Trump?s predecessor launched the soft-on-Moscow ?Russian Reset.? He was caught on a hot mic in March 2012 whispering to Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev: ?This is my last election,? Obama said at a conference in Seoul. ?After my election I have more flexibility,? especially on matters like anti-ballistic missiles in Europe, on which Russia frowned. ?I understand,? Medvedev replied. ?I will transmit this information to Vladimir.?As The Weekly Standard recalled, ?the Obama administration removed a group of missile launchers from near the Russian border with Poland after Moscow objected to their placement.? Obama refused to arm Ukraine?s anti-Putin fighters. Obama?s first secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, said in March 2010: ?Our goal is to help strengthen Russia.? This apparently included encouraging Cisco Systems, Google, and Intel to open shop at Skolkovo, a sort of Russian Silicon Valley. The Pentagon and FBI eventually learned that the entire project was a giant technology-theft scam.Strengthening Russia also involved greenlighting Moscow?s purchase of Uranium One Inc. and its 20 percent share of U.S. uranium reserves. This company?s top investors donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. What a coincidence.Alas, fact-o-phobic Trump haters like Andrew McCabe consider him a pro-Moscow mole even as they wink at Obama?s and Hillary?s Russophilia.Michael Malarkey furnished research for this opinion piece.


  • Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'
     

    Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ? Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said earlier this week that she supports reparations for black Americans who have been affected by slavery, told reporters Friday that the nation needs to confront its "ugly history of racism" and "talk about the right way to address it and make change."


  • What do Millennials think about Bernie Sanders and the direction of the Democratic Party?
     

    What do Millennials think about Bernie Sanders and the direction of the Democratic Party?Nathan Rubin, Malia Fisher, Joseph Pinion and Allison Lee Pillinger Choi weigh in on whether or not Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has a chance to win the 2020 Democratic nomination.


  • Pakistan reimposes ban on Islamist charities linked to militant leader
     

    Pakistan reimposes ban on Islamist charities linked to militant leaderPakistan has re-instated a ban on two charities linked to the founder of an Islamist militant group that has carried out attacks in India, the interior ministry said on Friday. The ban comes as Pakistan faces international pressure to act against militant groups, amid escalating tension with its nuclear-armed neighbor, India, following a suicide bomb attack on Indian police in the disputed region of Kashmir. The attack, in which 40 Indian paramilitary troops were killed, was claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group.


  • Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industry
     

    Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industrySex trafficking won't stop until the costs are high enough to make rich, powerful men feel that buying Chinese girls from a local spa isn't worth it.


  • How long should it take to get my tax refund this year?
     

    How long should it take to get my tax refund this year?In general, the IRS expects most tax refunds to be issued in less than 21 days. Here?s how to find out the status of your tax refund.


  • The Latest: Sex abuse victims speak of lost childhoods
     

    The Latest: Sex abuse victims speak of lost childhoodsVATICAN CITY (AP) ? The Latest on the sex abuse prevention summit at the Vatican (all times local):


  • Photos of Bentley's New 2019 Continental GT
     

    Photos of Bentley's New 2019 Continental GT


  • Venezuela border tensions turn violent amid aid distribution bid
     

    Venezuela border tensions turn violent amid aid distribution bidUreña (Venezuela) (AFP) - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed Saturday a first shipment of humanitarian aid has reached Venezuela, defying a border blockade by President Nicolas Maduro as a standoff over the entry of food and medical aid turned violent. Venezuelan National Guard forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at several crossing points on the Colombia border, pinning down demonstrators seeking to reach humanitarian aid stockpiled on the other side. Guaido formally launched the distribution operation at a warehouse at the Tienditas border bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia.


  • 'There Was No Collusion.' Sarah Sanders Predicts Mueller Report Will Clear Trump
     

    'There Was No Collusion.' Sarah Sanders Predicts Mueller Report Will Clear TrumpA White House spokeswoman predicted that Robert Mueller's final report, which could be issued as early as next week, will vindicate the president.


  • Warren Buffett's Message to Washington: Bipartisanship Works
     

    Warren Buffett's Message to Washington: Bipartisanship Works?Our country?s almost unbelievable prosperity has been gained in a bipartisan manner,? he wrote in his annual letter to shareholders as he traced the growth of U.S. economy over the last 230 years. The billionaire investor?s annual letter, which ran 13 pages this year and quoted Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Wren, typically goes beyond Berkshire Hathaway Inc.?s results to discuss investing principles and his and business partner Charlie Munger?s thoughts on a wide range of topics. Buffett has taken a careful approach to the political conversation since the 2016 election.


  • Khloe Kardashian's sisters Kim and Kourtney speak out amid cheating scandal
     

    Khloe Kardashian's sisters Kim and Kourtney speak out amid cheating scandalKhloe Kardashian's sisters, Kim and Kourtney, came to her defense in verydifferent ways on Thursday amid allegations that Tristan Thompson cheated onher with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods


  • 'Don't mess with Pakistan,' India is told amid Kashmir tension
     

    'Don't mess with Pakistan,' India is told amid Kashmir tensionArmy spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor was speaking a week after a Pakistani-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in the Himalayan region disputed between India and Pakistan. Pakistan late on Friday announced a takeover of Jaish's headquarters in a southern Punjab province district bordering India. Jaish, an Islamist jihadi group that fights for the independence of the disputed Kashmir region from India, has offices and infrastructure in Pakistan where its chief Maulana Masood Azhar is based.


  • Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged in prostitution and human trafficking ring bust
     

    Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged in prostitution and human trafficking ring bustNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in Florida after allegedly soliciting a prostitute, police say. Mr Kraft, 77, was charged by officials after an investigation in the city of Jupiter, where a sex sting operation targeted the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr confirmed the sting on Friday, and said that there is video evidence of all 100 or so men being charged.


  • Gov. Newsom orders new DNA tests for inmate Kevin Cooper in 35-year-old Chino Hills murder case
     

    Gov. Newsom orders new DNA tests for inmate Kevin Cooper in 35-year-old Chino Hills murder caseGov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order directing new DNA tests for an inmate on death row who has been in prison for nearly 40 years.


  • Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway
     

    Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highwaySYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) ? Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say.


  • Milan fashion week: catwalk beauty looks from day two
     

    Milan fashion week: catwalk beauty looks from day twoDay two of Milan Fashion Week was all about classic red lipstick and glossy hair. At Fendi, the models had the front sections of their hair gelled into a wet-look texture and combed forward to curl off to one side of the forehead, forming a modern twist on the '50s quiff. The lipstick took on a fiery, orange-red hue at Emporio Armani, where it was teamed with feathery, uneven bangs and dramatic blusher for a raffish result.


  • Venezuela's Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly
     

    Venezuela's Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadlyCúcuta (Colombia) (AFP) - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he joined thousands over the Colombian border on Friday for a charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries. Maduro is trying to prevent food and medicines, from entering the country as tensions over access to the supplies turned deadly, prompting an angry condemnation from the United States.


  • View Photos of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2.7T Four-Cylinder
     

    View Photos of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2.7T Four-Cylinder


  • President Trump 'in no rush' to have North Korea denuclearize ? as long as it doesn't test weapons
     

    President Trump 'in no rush' to have North Korea denuclearize ? as long as it doesn't test weaponsDonald Trump speaks to the president of South Korea a week before another summit with the leader of North Korea.


  • Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one
     

    Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want oneThe Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a U.S. missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe, as a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels. Putin's comments, made to Russian media late on Wednesday, follow his warning that Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both.


  • Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State enclave in Syria
     

    Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State enclave in SyriaTrucks loaded with civilians left the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, as U.S.-backed forces waited to inflict final defeat on the surrounded jihadists. Reporters near the front line at Baghouz saw dozens of trucks driving out with civilians inside them, but it was not clear if more remained in the tiny pocket. The village is all that remains for Islamic State in the Euphrates valley region that became its final populated stronghold in Iraq and Syria after it lost the major cities of Mosul and Raqqa in 2017.


  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution
     

    Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitutionIf you're a fan of hating on the New England Patriots, you're probably enjoying a bit of schadenfreude right about now.New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with "two misdemeanor counts of soliciting a prostitute" on Friday, part of a widespread Florida investigation into prostitution and potential sex trafficking. The announcement came just a day after Deadspin noted some peculiar NFL-related questions at a press conference about arrest warrants being issued.SEE ALSO: Speaking out against human trafficking -- and learning along the wayAs of early Friday afternoon, Kraft had yet to be arrested on the charges. The incidents allegedly happened at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida and authorities say they have video evidence supporting their case against Kraft.An attorney for Kraft denied the allegations.> Statement from a spokesperson for Robert Kraft: > > "We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further."> > -- Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) February 22, 2019In all, 10 such spas were shut down across a part of Florida that also included Orland and Palm Beach County, according to CBS Miami. > An "active arrest warrant" has been issued for Kraft, according to Jupiter PD. > Typically, a charge of soliciting results in a pre-trial diversion program where the defendant attends a class on the hazards of prostitution. After which the charge is usually dropped. @CBSMiami> > -- Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 22, 2019SEE ALSO: 7 sexual health issues facing teen girls globally -- and how you can helpThe first arrests were made on Tuesday and have continued, two of which came from the spa that Kraft is alleged to have visited. On Thursday, Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey expressed hope the arrests from the investigation would "put a heck of a dent in human trafficking and sex trade" in the area, according to Treasure Coast News.He continued:Over 50 arrests have reportedly been made and nearly 200 warrants have been issued so far in relation to the widespread investigation. Kraft is the highest profile person to have been named in the sweep so far. WATCH: This 10-year-old won a science fair by 'proving' Tom Brady is a cheater


  • Ford launches probe into actual emissions of its vehicles
     

    Ford launches probe into actual emissions of its vehiclesFord has launched an investigation into the actual emissions of its vehicles after employees reported errors in data given to authorities, the automaker said. "In September, a handful of employees raised a concern... regarding the analytical modeling that is part of our US fuel economy and emissions compliance process," Kim Pittel, an executive responsible for sustainability, environment and safety engineering, said in a statement released late Thursday. "We have hired an outside firm to conduct an investigation" into specifications used in testing and "applications to certify emissions and fuel economy," Pittel said.


  • Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attack
     

    Prosecutors: Smollett paid brothers $3,500 for staged attackCHICAGO (AP) ? Two brothers who told police that Jussie Smollett paid them $3,500 to help stage an attack on himself were linked to the actor through the "Empire" television series, and court documents filed Thursday allege one of the men provided Smollett with designer drugs.