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MADRID | AP Explains: Polarized by Catalonia, Spain heads to election

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected to call an early election after his minority government’s budget proposal was rejected by lawmakers. An announcement on the ballot’s date is expected at 10 a.m. (0900 GMT), which will put Spain on the path to its third general election in less than four years. … Continue reading MADRID | AP Explains: Polarized by Catalonia, Spain heads to election

Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Announces New PenFed Credit Union Regional Center In San Antonio

AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 27, 2019 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott Friday announced Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) will open a new Regional Financial Center in San Antonio, Texas, pending local incentive approvals. The new facility will create 571 new jobs and over $48 million in capital investment.  PenFed is one of the largest credit … Continue reading Texas News: Governor Greg Abbott Announces New PenFed Credit Union Regional Center In San Antonio

New Hampshire News: Indictment of Richard Ellison for the 2005 Murder of Robert McMillan

Concord, NH – Jan. 20, 2019 – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Concord Police Chief Bradley Osgood announce the indictment of Richard Ellison, age 45, of Concord, for First Degree Murder and Second Degree Murder for causing the death of Robert McMillan, age 85 of 284 N. State Street, Concord on December … Continue reading New Hampshire News: Indictment of Richard Ellison for the 2005 Murder of Robert McMillan

Business News: Synopsys Unveils Coverity Enhancements to Extend Breadth, Depth, and Scalability of Enterprise Application Security Testing

Latest Product Release Bolsters Software Integrity Offering for Enterprise Security Teams MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Jan. 15, 2019 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced the availability of a new version of its Coverity® static application security testing (SAST) solution, which enables organizations to build secure applications faster.  The latest release of Coverity addresses three … Continue reading Business News: Synopsys Unveils Coverity Enhancements to Extend Breadth, Depth, and Scalability of Enterprise Application Security Testing

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Polish envoy in protest against upcoming summit

TEHRAN, Iran —Jan 13, 2019—Angered by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo‘s announcement that Poland will host an international conference on Iran in mid-February, Iranian authorities on Sunday summoned Warsaw’s top diplomat in the country and called off a Polish film festival. The moves followed a tweet by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Polish envoy in protest against upcoming summit

Business News: Michael Considine, William Cunningham Added to Landreaux’s Lead Team

Entergy Arkansas, President & CEO Laura Landreaux adds Michael Considine and William Cunningham to team NEW ORLEANS, LA – Jan. 12, 2019 – Entergy Arkansas President and CEO Laura Landreaux added two new members to her lead team.  Michael Considine has been selected to serve as vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas.  William … Continue reading Business News: Michael Considine, William Cunningham Added to Landreaux’s Lead Team

NEW YORK | Activision shares down after split with Bungie

NEW YORK — Jan 11, 2019—Shares in video game publisher Activision fell more than 11 percent in morning trading Friday, a day after an announcement that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending. In the companies’ joint announcement, Bungie said the separation process had started and that it would begin to self-publish its … Continue reading NEW YORK | Activision shares down after split with Bungie

NEW YORK | Stocks slip as US-China trade talks end; Macy’s nosedives

NEW YORK — Jan 10, 2019—A rally in global stock markets faded Thursday after U.S. and Chinese officials wrapped up three days of trade talks in Beijing without any significant breakthrough. Retailers sank after Macy’s and Kohl’s said sales over the holidays were worse than expected, and airlines slumped after American gave a disappointing revenue … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks slip as US-China trade talks end; Macy’s nosedives

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Fatah withdraws officers from Gaza-Egypt crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Jan 06, 2019—The Palestinian Authority says it is withdrawing its officers from a key crossing point between the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and Egypt. announcement on Sunday came amid rising tension between the Islamic militant movement, which took control of Gaza in a 2007, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party. … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Fatah withdraws officers from Gaza-Egypt crossing

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo’s top electoral official says the announcement of the results of the presidential election has been postponed.

KINSHASA, Congo —Jan 06, 2019—Congo’s top electoral official says the announcement of the results of the presidential election has been postponed. . By Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

KINSHASA, Congo — Jan 06, 2019— Congo’s top electoral official says the announcement of the results of the presidential election has been postponed. Corneille Nangaa told The Associated Press that the results of the Dec. 30 election will not be made public Sunday as expected. He said the official electoral commission will confirm the delay … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

KINSHASA, Congo | US sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

KINSHASA, Congo — On the eve of the first expected results of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, U.S. President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region for possible “violent demonstrations,” while the country’s powerful Catholic church warned of a popular “uprising” if untrue results are announced. Congo faces what could be its first … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | US sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Bills tackle Kyle Williams retiring after 13 seasons

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Defensive tackle Kyle Williams is retiring at age 35 after 13 seasons, a decision that leaves the Buffalo Bills without their most respected leader and longest-active tenured player. Buffalo’s season finale against Miami on Sunday will be his last game, he said Friday. “This isn’t easy. It was never going to … Continue reading ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. | Bills tackle Kyle Williams retiring after 13 seasons

NEW YORK | Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groups

NEW YORK — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The announcement comes as the network’s crisis deepens, with details emerging from an … Continue reading NEW YORK | Scandal-plagued CBS grants $20M to 18 women’s rights groups

PORTLAND, Maine | Republican drops recount request in Maine congressional race

PORTLAND, Maine — A Republican incumbent dropped his request for a recount Friday in the first congressional race in U.S. history held under a system by which voters rank candidates in order of preference. The announcement by Rep. Bruce Poliquin came a day after a federal judge tossed out his challenge of the candidate-ranking system. … Continue reading PORTLAND, Maine | Republican drops recount request in Maine congressional race

DETROIT | GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

DETROIT — The General Motors’ massive 14,000-person layoff announced last month might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved by adding jobs at other U.S. factories. Blue-collar workers in many cities will still lose jobs when … Continue reading DETROIT | GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

GENEVA | UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

GENEVA— The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he’ll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its “defective leadership.” Executive director Michel Sidibe made the announcement during a UNAIDS board meeting Thursday in Geneva, said agency spokesman Mahesh … Continue reading GENEVA | UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

Saint Louis Zoo News: Celebrate Raja’s 26th birthday on December 27th

ST LOUIS, MO – The Saint Louis Zoo’s bull elephant, Raja (pronounced RAH zhä), will receive special presents to stomp open at 11 a.m. for his 26th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 27, at River’s Edge in the Zoo, weather permitting.  Visitors are invited to sing “Happy Birthday” and cheer for Raja. Born on Dec. 27, … Continue reading Saint Louis Zoo News: Celebrate Raja’s 26th birthday on December 27th

BERLIN | Germany: Merkel questions left’s backing for French protests

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing as “scandalous” a German opposition party’s full-throated support for the “yellow vest” protest movement in neighboring France. Merkel’s comment came during an exchange with Left Party lawmaker Fabio De Masi in a question-and-answer session in parliament Wednesday. The party’s leadership on Saturday praised the movement’s “resistance against the … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany: Merkel questions left’s backing for French protests

LONDON | The Latest: Sympathy, derision for May on London streets

LONDON— The Latest on political turmoil in Britain (all times local): 4:25 p.m. British bookmakers William Hill say they’ve suspended betting on the question of whether Prime Minister Theresa May will win a confidence vote by her party. William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams says that the odds favored May from the beginning of the day, … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Sympathy, derision for May on London streets

WASHINGTON | ‘Many’ candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says

WASHINGTON  — Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Many’ candidates vying for chief of staff job, Trump says

BEIJING | China and US discuss plans for trade talks

BEIJING— China’s economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating that negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer about … Continue reading BEIJING | China and US discuss plans for trade talks

ALAMEDA, Calif. | AP source: Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie on Monday, less than two years after he was named the NFL’s executive of the year. A person familiar with the move says McKenzie was let go from the position he had held for almost seven seasons a day after Oakland beat Pittsburgh 24-21 … Continue reading ALAMEDA, Calif. | AP source: Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

WASHINGTON | Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year’s end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign and the challenge of governing with Democrats reclaiming control in the House. An announcement about Kelly’s replacement was expected in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says chief of staff John Kelly to leave at year’s end

WASHINGTON | Correction: Trump-Joint Chiefs story

WASHINGTON— In a story Dec. 7 about President Donald Trump‘s selection of his next top military adviser, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gen. Mark Milley is a former commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group. He is a former commander of the 10th Mountain Division. A corrected version of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Correction: Trump-Joint Chiefs story

Business News: Amgen Announces 10 Percent Increase In 2019 First Quarter Dividend

THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a $1.45 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2019.  The dividend will be paid on March 8, 2019, to all stockholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 15, 2019.  This represents a 10 percent increase … Continue reading Business News: Amgen Announces 10 Percent Increase In 2019 First Quarter Dividend

WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s nominating Barr for attorney general

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush’s attorney general, to serve in the same role. Trump made the announcement while departing the White House for a trip to Missouri. He called Barr “a terrific man” and “one of the most respected jurists in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he’s nominating Barr for attorney general

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump to name Milley new Joint Chiefs chairman

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the succession of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (all times local): 2:45 p.m. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will nominate Army chief Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser. Milley would succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump to name Milley new Joint Chiefs chairman

LOS ANGELES | Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams reveals engagement is off

LOS ANGELES — Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams has called it quits with her fiance. The star announced Friday that her engagement to 40-year-old pastor Chad Johnson is over. The 38-year-old wrote on Instagram that “things didn’t work out.” Williams says she doesn’t want to “destroy another relationship.” The announcement came the same day Williams … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams reveals engagement is off

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he wants Nauert as next UN ambassador

WASHINGTON— The Latest on who could be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW’-urt) to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Trump describes Nauert to reporters as “very talented” and “very smart.” Nauert is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says he wants Nauert as next UN ambassador