NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Families say people still trapped at Kenya scene

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 2:05 a.m. A Kenyan police officer says 15 bodies have been taken to the morgue after an attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi claimed by the al-Shabab extremist group. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Families say people still trapped at Kenya scene

NAIROBI, Kenya | Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

NAIROBI, Kenya—Jan 15, 2019— Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa’s deadliest Islamic militant group. Witnesses reported seeing several bodies. “It is terrible. What I have seen is terrible,” said Charles Njenga, who ran from … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

LONDON | The Latest: Macron tells Britain “good luck” with Brexit

LONDON—Jan 15, 2019— The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): French President Emmanuel Macron is casting doubt on chances the European Union will renegotiate Britain’s exit deal after British lawmakers roundly rejected the one their government reached with the EU. Macron said Tuesday night: “I don’t really believe in this, … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Macron tells Britain “good luck” with Brexit

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

TEHRAN, Iran —Jan 15, 2019—An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Islamic Republic further develop its ballistic missile program. After the launch, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeated his allegation that Iran’s space … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Jan 15, 2019—When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth and social networks to find handyman … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

SEEKONK, Mass. | Grocery robots detect spills – with some far-off human help

SEEKONK, Mass. —Jan 15, 2019— A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise. But there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly eyes. Badger Technologies CEO Tim Rowland says its camera-equipped robots … Continue reading SEEKONK, Mass. | Grocery robots detect spills – with some far-off human help

NEW YORK | Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

NEW YORK —Jan 15, 2019—A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered nearly 19 million views on … Continue reading NEW YORK | Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

NEW YORK | Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

NEW YORK—Jan 15, 2019—A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman once boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to President Ernesto Pena Nieto during his testimony Tuesday in Guzman’s trial in New York. The Colombian, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico