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The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

TORONTO — The latest on questions in Canada over whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s office tried to wrongly influence the former attorney general on whether to prosecute a major Canadian engineering company (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he completely disagrees with his former attorney general and says that he … Continue reading The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently. Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday. He wrote that investors should continue betting on the American economy … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

WASHINGTON (AP)— Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun. By Associated Press

Ohio News: Local Woman, Cynthia A. Faulkner Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining Federal Funds

Defendant Employed a Personal Housekeeper While Drawing SNAP Benefits DAYTON, Oo. – Cynthia A. Faulkner, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to fraudulently obtaining food card benefits and submitting false income tax documents. Specifically, she pleaded guilty to three counts of making a false document, two counts of aiding in the … Continue reading Ohio News: Local Woman, Cynthia A. Faulkner Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining Federal Funds

WASHINGTON | Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

WASHINGTON —January 28, 2019— President Donald Trump  doubts negotiators will strike the odds congressional negotiators will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think the negotiators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump doubts negotiators will strike budget deal he’d accept

HAVANA | Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

HAVANA  —January 28, 2019—  A tornado and pounding rains smashed into the eastern part of Cuba’s capital overnight, toppling trees, bending power poles and flinging shards of metal roofing through the air as the storm cut a path of destruction across eastern Habana. Power was cut to many areas and President Miguel Diaz-Canel said Monday … Continue reading HAVANA | Tornado hits Havana; Cuban president says 3 dead, 172 hurt

DEERFIELD, Ill | Caterpillar swings to 4Q profit, but still falls short

DEERFIELD, Ill. —January 28, 2019—  Caterpillar returned to profitability in the fourth quarter, but sales have begun to slow in China and earnings failed to measure up to expectations on Wall Street. Shares tumbled 6 percent before the opening bell, weighing heavily on the Dow Jones industrial average. It’s a meager start to what will … Continue reading DEERFIELD, Ill | Caterpillar swings to 4Q profit, but still falls short

HAVANA | The Latest: Cook: Havana tornado absolutely “frightening”

HAVANA —January 28, 2019—  The Latest on Cuba’s deadly weather (all times local): 8 a.m. Leanys Calvo, a restaurant cook in Havana’s 10th of October borough, says she was working Sunday night despite heavy rain and wind when she heard a rumbling noise outside and looked out to see what appeared to be a tornado … Continue reading HAVANA | The Latest: Cook: Havana tornado absolutely “frightening”

BANGKOK | Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana

BANGKOK —January 28, 2019— Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana. Thailand’s military government has suspended the licensing of commercial marijuana-based products for medical use amid concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market. Monday’s decree orders the director of the Department of Intellectual Property to invalidate all patent applications for medical marijuana … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana

Anthony Davis tells New Orleans that he wants a trade

—January 28, 2019— Anthony Davis’ agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday. ESPN first reported that Davis has told the Pelicans he wants to go elsewhere. Davis is having the … Continue reading Anthony Davis tells New Orleans that he wants a trade

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilian president has surgery to remove colostomy bag

RIO DE JANEIRO— January 28, 2019— Brazil’s new far-right president is undergoing surgery to remove the colostomy bag that was put into place after he was stabbed in September. President Jair Bolsonaro, speaking in a video from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Sunday night, says the surgery starts at 7 a.m. Monday and … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazilian president has surgery to remove colostomy bag

Pope: Terrified of bloodbath in Venezuela, won’t pick sides

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE —January 28, 2019— Pope Francis says he is “terrified of a bloodbath” in Venezuela but doesn’t want to pick sides in the political standoff because it’s not his role as a pastor. Francis told reporters travelling home from Panama on Sunday that he supports the entire Venezuelan population. He said: “If I … Continue reading Pope: Terrified of bloodbath in Venezuela, won’t pick sides

LONDON | Rare red panda found after escape from Belfast Zoo

LONDON—January 28, 2019— Officials say a rare red panda is safe and sound, a day after it escaped from Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland. The animal went missing on Sunday, and Belfast City Council had urged members of the public to report any sightings to the zoo. The council said Monday that the mammal had been … Continue reading LONDON | Rare red panda found after escape from Belfast Zoo

NEW YORK | ‘VH1 Trailblazer Honors’ celebrates director Ava DuVernay

NEW YORK —January 28, 2019—  “VH1 Trailblazer Honors” will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women’s History Month. The 46-year-old’s screenwriter includes the films “Selma,” ”13TH” and “A Wrinkle In Time.” The 2018 fantasy movie made her the highest-grossing female black director in domestic box office history. DuVernay is a … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘VH1 Trailblazer Honors’ celebrates director Ava DuVernay

Silva struggling to revive big-spending Everton

— Jan 28, 2019— Nicknamed the “Mini-Mourinho” after his illustrious compatriot, Marco Silva arrived in the Premier League in January 2017 as the slick, sharp-suited and smooth-talking coach with progressive ideas and a track record of success. Two years and three clubs later, English soccer is starting to wonder if he is worth all the … Continue reading Silva struggling to revive big-spending Everton

LONDON | Rare red panda goes missing from Belfast Zoo

LONDON— Jan 28, 2019—Officials say a rare red panda has gone missing from Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Council officials said Monday the animal is not considered dangerous but warned the public not to approach it if it is spotted. Anyone seeing the animal is advised to call police. Police also asked motorists … Continue reading LONDON | Rare red panda goes missing from Belfast Zoo

BERLIN | German Chancellor Angela Merkel receiving Fulbright prize

BERLIN —Jan 28, 2019— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is receiving the prestigious Fulbright Prize for International Understanding in a ceremony being held for the first time outside the United States. The Washington-based Fulbright Association is presenting Merkel with the award on Monday in Berlin, citing her “remarkable, compassionate leadership and her strong commitment to mutual … Continue reading BERLIN | German Chancellor Angela Merkel receiving Fulbright prize

BANGKOK | World stocks fall on doubts US shutdown deal will succeed

BANGKOK —Jan 28, 2019— Stock markets mostly fell Monday on caution over China-U.S. trade talks and over the ability of U.S. congressional negotiators to forge a government funding bill acceptable to President Donald Trump. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX lost 0.3 percent to 11,252 and the CAC 40 in France gave up 0.5 percent to 4,903. … Continue reading BANGKOK | World stocks fall on doubts US shutdown deal will succeed

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso | Gunmen attack market in northern Burkina Faso, 10 killed

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso—Jan 28, 2019—Burkina Faso’s security minister says nearly a dozen gunmen opened fire on civilians at a Sunday market in the Soum province, killing at least 10 people. Ousseni Compaore said Monday two others were injured in the attack on Sikire in the northern Sahel region that took place in the middle of … Continue reading OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso | Gunmen attack market in northern Burkina Faso, 10 killed

MANILA, Philippines | Duterte visits site of fatal bombings, Abu Sayyaf suspected

MANILA, Philippines —Jan 28, 2019—President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials on Monday visited a Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants set off bombs that killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 100. The first blast sent people, some of them wounded, fleeing out the church’s main door. Army … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Duterte visits site of fatal bombings, Abu Sayyaf suspected

10 Things to Know for Today

Jan 28, 2019—Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: PRESIDENT SKEPTICAL ABOUT CHANCES FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT Donald Trump says the odds that a bipartisan House and Senate lawmakers will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” OPIOID … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

BRUMADINHO, Brazil | The Latest: Company that inspected Brazil dam works on probe

BRUMADINHO, Brazil—Jan 28, 2019—The Latest on the mining waste dam collapse in Brazil (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A German company that last year inspected the dam in Brazil that collapsed Friday says it’s working with authorities investigating the deadly disaster in which at least 58 people died. TUEV Sued, based in Munich, confirmed Monday … Continue reading BRUMADINHO, Brazil | The Latest: Company that inspected Brazil dam works on probe

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia’s name change – what does the country have to do?

SKOPJE, Macedonia—Jan 28, 2019—Macedonia is changing its name to North Macedonia in return for Greece dropping its objections to its northern neighbor joining NATO to settle a nearly three-decade dispute. But what does a country have to do, practically, when it changes its name? Greece’s parliament ratified the deal on Friday, in one of the … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Macedonia’s name change – what does the country have to do?

ISTANBUL | UN rights envoy comes to Turkey to study Khashoggi killing

ISTANBUL —Jan 28, 2019—A U.N. human rights expert has arrived in Turkey for a weeklong visit over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her team of experts on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Monday. Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency … Continue reading ISTANBUL | UN rights envoy comes to Turkey to study Khashoggi killing

BEIJING | Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4½ years

BEIJING —Jan 28, 2019—Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced to 4½ years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power Monday, more than three years after he was detained in a sweeping crackdown on the legal profession. The No. 2 Intermediate Court in the northeastern city of Tianjin announced the … Continue reading BEIJING | Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to 4½ years

BANGKOK | World shares fall on doubts US shutdown deal will succeed

BANGKOK—Jan 28, 2019—Shares fell in Europe early Monday after Asian markets retreated from early gains on caution over China-U.S. trade talks and over the ability of congressional negotiators to forge a government funding bill acceptable to President Donald Trump. KEEPING SCORE: Germany‘s DAX lost 0.3 percent to 11,249.21 and the CAC 40 in France gave … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares fall on doubts US shutdown deal will succeed

MADRID | Weeklong taxi strike against Uber snarls traffic in Madrid

MADRID—Jan 28, 2019—Spanish police on Monday cleared away taxis that blocked a main avenue in the capital of Madrid, the latest action in a weeklong standoff with authorities over the growth of app-based ride-hailing services that cab drivers say threaten their livelihood. The local and national police forces said there were no significant clashes and … Continue reading MADRID | Weeklong taxi strike against Uber snarls traffic in Madrid