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North Korea may hold military parade on eve of Olympics, analysts say

Reuters World News - 4 hours 32 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month's winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties.
Categories: World News

Russia's Putin takes dip in icy lake to mark Orthodox Epiphany

Reuters World News - 4 hours 40 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin stripped off to his bathing trunks and immersed himself in the freezing waters of a lake late on Thursday, observing an Orthodox Christian ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.
Categories: World News

Thursday Night Highlight Zone: City, LOVC, Cumberland

WAND Sports - 5 hours 20 min ago
Click the video above for highlights from all over the WAND viewing area! The City tournament kicks off in Springfield, Okaw Valley takes the girls LOVC NW title thanks to Paige Robinson's 40 points and Neoga wins the Battle for Cumberland County against Cumberland. BOYS (2) Lanphier 80, Springfield High 48 (City Tournament -- Day 1) (5) Southeast 59, Sacred Heart-Griffin 31 (City Tournament -- Day 1) Neoga 51, Cumberland 43 (Battle for Cumberland County) GIRLS (4) Monticello 62, Ma...
Categories: Sports

China says sunken Iranian tanker may be leaking bunker fuel

Reuters World News - 5 hours 56 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Bunker fuel may now be leaking from the Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea last Sunday, China's State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said, underlining fears for contamination from the world's worst oil ship disaster in decades.
Categories: World News

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

AP World News - 6 hours 15 min ago
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. 2018-01-18T18:16:00-05:00 2018-01-18T23:16:35-05:00
Categories: World News

New Zealand prime minister announces she's pregnant

AP World News - 6 hours 15 min ago
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. 2018-01-18T16:15:00-05:00 2018-01-18T21:15:14-05:00
Categories: World News

Defense stymied as trial resumes Monday in N. Korean murder

AP World News - 6 hours 15 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's high-profile trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader resumes Monday after a seven-week recess, with defense lawyers saying their efforts have been stymied by missing links. 2018-01-18T15:17:00-05:00 2018-01-18T20:17:33-05:00
Categories: World News

The Latest: Neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

AP US News - 6 hours 15 min ago
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local): 2018-01-18T17:36:00-05:00 2018-01-18T22:36:51-05:00
Categories: National News

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

AP US News - 6 hours 15 min ago
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday. 2018-01-18T16:24:00-05:00 2018-01-18T21:24:15-05:00
Categories: National News

LA Times CEO under investigation after report on impropriety

AP US News - 6 hours 15 min ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by Ross Levinsohn, the newspaper's CEO and publisher. 2018-01-18T17:06:00-05:00 2018-01-18T22:06:05-05:00
Categories: National News

Duterte says may ban sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait due to abuses

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:40
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering banning workers being sent to Kuwait because of abuses he said were being inflicted on Filipino domestic helpers there and which led to several committing suicide in recent months.
Categories: World News

China detains rights lawyer critical of President Xi Jinping: wife

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:39
BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing authorities on Friday took outspoken rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he was taking his child to school, his wife told Reuters, days after Yu said he was stripped of his legal license for criticizing President Xi Jinping.
Categories: World News

National panel suggests new alcohol regulations

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:24
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — Booze is Bobby Ghotra’s business, but he’s worried that business could run dry.
Categories: Local News

Japan criticizes U.S. for military flights over school in Okinawa

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:22
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan criticized the U.S. military on Friday for breaking a pledge to avoid flying helicopters over a school next to its base in Okinawa, a rare flash of discord with Tokyo's main ally.
Categories: World News

South Korea President Moon's approval rating drops on Olympics furor

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:36
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low, a poll showed on Friday, after a public backlash over a decision for South and North Korea to field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Winter Olympics.
Categories: World News

Trump administration appeals against 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Categories: National News

'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:00
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation's first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims. 2018-01-18T15:21:00-05:00 2018-01-18T20:21:18-05:00
Categories: National News

Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:00
RATON, N.M. (AP) — A group of prominent friends, including a key Zimbabwean opposition leader and a Texas-based investor and philanthropist, was heading to a ranch in the U.S. state of New Mexico when their helicopter crashed and burned in a remote area, killing five people aboard. 2018-01-18T13:51:00-05:00 2018-01-18T18:51:58-05:00
Categories: National News

Car plows through Copacabana sidewalk, kills baby, injures 15

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:33
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio's famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.
Categories: World News

House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Friday advanced in Congress as the House of Representatives on Thursday night approved an extension of federal funds through Feb. 16, although the bill faced uncertain prospects in the Senate.
Categories: National News

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