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WASHINGTON | US intelligence warns of ‘ever more diverse’ threats

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019— A new U.S. intelligence strategy report says Russia’s efforts to expand its influence and China’s modernizing military are among the “ever more diverse” threats facing the country. The National Intelligence Strategy report issued every four years also singles out North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, growing cyber capabilities of U.S. adversaries … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US intelligence warns of ‘ever more diverse’ threats

WASHINGTON | Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019— Senate leaders reached an agreement on Tuesday to vote this week on two competing proposals to end the government shutdown, including President Donald Trump‘s plan to have Congress pay for the long-stalled wall along the U.S.-Mexico border that’s likely to fail. The other measure, from Democrats, also seems unlikely to pass. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate set to vote on 2 competing plans to end shutdown

NEW YORK | Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK —January 22, 2019—Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK | Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

NEW YORK —January 22, 2019— Chelsea Clinton has announced her family is expanding. The 38-year-old former first daughter tweeted Tuesday that she and her husband Marc are expecting another child in the summer. The couple has a daughter Charlotte born in 2014 and a son Aidan born in 2016. She did not announce the sex … Continue reading NEW YORK | Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

LOS ANGELES | Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike

LOS ANGELES—January 22, 2019— A tentative deal was reached Tuesday between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation’s second-largest district, officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, accompanied by leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Tentative deal reached to end Los Angeles teachers strike

COVINGTON, Ky | Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

COVINGTON, Ky—January 22, 2019—A Kentucky boys’ school shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week. President Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday that the … Continue reading COVINGTON, Ky | Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

CHICAGO | Judge limits access to R. Kelly’s Chicago recording studio

CHICAGO—January 22, 2019— A judge says a Chicago warehouse that R. Kelly is renting can be used only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and only as a recording studio. The Chicago Sun-Times says the Cook County judge also prohibited use of the second floor Tuesday, after building inspectors found faulty stairs. The ruling comes … Continue reading CHICAGO | Judge limits access to R. Kelly’s Chicago recording studio

SAN FRANCISCO | Coroner: Couple intoxicated during fatal Yosemite fall

SAN FRANCISCO —January 22, 2019— A young couple from India who wrote a travel blog were intoxicated when they died in a fall from a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park in California, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday. Menakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband Vishnu Viswanath, 29, each had intoxicating levels of ethyl … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Coroner: Couple intoxicated during fatal Yosemite fall