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Growing pains for #MeToo as Ansari tale sparks backlash talk

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:14
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Less than four months after the #MeToo movement inspired a national conversation about sexual misconduct and led to the downfall of dozens of powerful American men, a backlash seems to be underway.
Categories: National News

Jordan says Israel apologizes for killing of two Jordanians in embassy incident

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:12
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that has soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.
Categories: World News

Mayor: US marshal shot, killed while serving warrant

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:07
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A member of the U.S. Marshals Service was shot and killed early Thursday while serving a warrant, the mayor of Harrisburg said. 
Categories: Local News

Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders: state-owned Herald newspaper

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:00
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.
Categories: World News

Clinic looking for 'cat cuddlers'

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:44
DUBLIN, Ireland (WAND) - If you love cats, and have an affinity for the Emerald Isle, Dublin's only cat clinic is looking for a "cat cuddler."
Categories: Local News

Russia accuses Washington of leaking diplomats' bank details

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:33
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. officials of leaking to the media confidential financial details of Russian diplomats working in the United States, and demanded that those responsible be punished.
Categories: World News

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:32
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound. 
Categories: Local News

EU keen to avoid a fight with Warsaw but will want real concessions

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:02
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A new charm offensive should buy Poland time in its confrontation with the EU over backsliding on democracy, but Warsaw will have to make some real policy changes to match the warmer words or risk losing some funds from the bloc.
Categories: World News

Pope urges Chile to welcome migrants, holds airborne wedding

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis wrapped up his Chile visit Thursday by performing a first-of-its-kind airborne papal wedding ceremony and then celebrating a Mass on land in which he urged the South American nation to continue welcoming migrants and caring for the least fortunate among them. 2018-01-18T06:21:00-05:00 2018-01-18T11:21:18-05:00
Categories: World News

Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a northern Syrian Kurdish enclave. 2018-01-18T04:24:00-05:00 2018-01-18T09:24:45-05:00
Categories: World News

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

AP World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago. 2018-01-18T07:42:00-05:00 2018-01-18T12:42:47-05:00
Categories: World News

Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis

AP US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:00
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 Americans a day. 2018-01-18T07:45:00-05:00 2018-01-18T12:45:41-05:00
Categories: National News

Macedonia told to resolve Greece dispute and implement reforms to join NATO

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:56
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Macedonia's must resolve a decades-long dispute over its name, implement judicial reform and build good relations with neighboring countries to join NATO, the Western military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.
Categories: World News

Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:46
CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants.
Categories: World News

Mexico rejects Trump claim it world's most dangerous country

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:43
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border.
Categories: World News

Senate panel to probe Hawaii alerts as FCC investigates

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel plans to hold a Jan. 25 hearing on the errant Hawaii ballistic missile alert that stirred panic and anger as the Federal Communications Commission investigates the matter.
Categories: National News

Norfolk Southern pushing for 'more stable' rail service in 2018: CEO

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:32
LOMBARD, Ill. (Reuters) - Norfolk Southern Corp is working toward a "more stable, resilient" network for 2018 following service issues in recent months, the No. 4 U.S. railroad's top executive said on Thursday.
Categories: National News

2017 third warmest year on record for Earth

WAND News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:30
NOAA/NECI -- The average temperature across Earth was the third warmest on record for the planet, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Categories: Local News

Shutting out immigrants is not Christian, pope says

Reuters World News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:05
IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been "watered down" by poverty, injustice and exploitation.
Categories: World News

Commuters in U.S. South cope with ice after deadly storm

Reuters US News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:59
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Commuters in the U.S. South grappled with frigid temperatures and slick driving conditions on Thursday after a storm dumped heavy snow across the region, whipped up winds that snapped power lines and led to the deaths of at least nine people.
Categories: National News

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