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Malik Faisal Akram, Texas synagogue attacker, investigated by FBI, U.K. counterterrorism teams
- FBI investigating Texas synagogue attack as terrorism as U.K. takes two teens into custody LONDON — The FBI is investigating the Texas synagogue attack , in which an armed British citizen took four people hostage, as a terrorist incident — while police in northwestern England took two teenagers into custody for questioning as part of the investigation that now spans two countries. Malik Faisal Akram, a resident ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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Australia federal court unanimously upholds decision canceling Djokovic visa
- © WikiMedia ( ) Australia federal court unanimously upholds decision canceling Djokovic visa A three-judge bench of the Victoria District of the Federal Court of Australia on Sunday unanimously upheld Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to cancel the visa of 20-time grand slam and nine-time Australian Open tennis champion Novak Djokovic , setting the stage for the tennis legend to leave Australia ...

Source: jurist.org
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More Than 100K Without Power as Winter Storm Izzy Bites
- More than 100,000 power outages have been reported across the United States as major winter storm Izzy sweeps through parts of the southeast, bringing chilling temperatures, high winds, inches of snow and ice. Storm Izzy, which prompted winter storm warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS) for multiple states on Sunday, has left more than 130,000 people without power in North Carolina, South Carolina, ...

Source: newsweek.com
Flights sent to assess Tonga damage after volcanic eruption
- New Zealand and Australia have sent military surveillance flights to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption caused in Tonga WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand and Australia were able to send military surveillance flights to Tonga on Monday to assess the damage a huge undersea volcanic eruption left in the Pacific island nation. A towering ash cloud since Saturday's eruption had prevented earlier ...

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We’re asking the wrong question about Jalen Hurts' future as Eagles' starting quarterback
- TAMPA – We're asking the wrong question when it comes to Jalen Hurts' status as the Eagles' quarterback in 2022. Check that. We're asking the wrong people. That's because Eagles general manager Howie Roseman hasn't given his final assessment yet. He's expected to answer that and other questions from the media later this week. But really, what else can he say? He saw what you saw in the Eagles' 31-15 loss to the ...

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Prince Harry was labeled a "shameless, deluded, woefully entitled hypocrite" by Piers Morgan over a lawsuit filed against the British government.
- The Duke of Sussex is seeking a "judicial review" challenging the Home Office decision to deny him police protection during visits to Britain. Harry says he and Meghan cannot come to the U.K. unless they are granted a Metropolitan Police protection detail and has offered to fund the team himself. The lawsuit triggered a backlash in the British media with regular critic Morgan using his new column in The Sun to ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Democrats came up short on MLK day promise. What's next for the push for a voting rights bill?
- WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers will mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday having come up short on a promise to vote on a Senate rule change aimed at ushering through a voting rights bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday the Senate will not take up House-passed voting rights legislation until Tuesday, breaking his deadline to vote on a rule change by the federal holiday honoring the ...

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North Korea fires missiles again amid unusual flurry of tests
- North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into waters off the coast of Japan, the latest in an unusual flurry of tests. The missiles were reportedly launched from an airport near Pyongyang early on Monday, said South Korea's military. Japan also confirmed the test. It is North Korea's fourth missile launch in two weeks. The UN prohibits North Korea from ballistic and nuclear weapons tests, and has ...

Source: bbc.com
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University of Michigan fires Mark Schlissel as president, citing "alleged sexual affair" with school employee
- Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective "immediately," the , adding that members learned on Dec. 8, 2021, about the relationship from an anonymous complaint and that an investigation revealed that "over the years," Schlissel used his ...

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Thousands of Flights Canceled Amid Snow Storm Izzy
- More than 1,200 U.S. flights have been canceled early Monday as a brutal winter storm battered much of the southeast with inches of snowfall, ice, and high winds, causing widespread travel disruptions on a holiday weekend. Now making its way northeast, major winter storm Izzy caused travel chaos as wintry weather conditions forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a ...

Source: newsweek.com
Microsoft warns of destructive cyberattack on Ukrainian computer networks
- WASHINGTON — Microsoft warned Saturday evening that it had detected a highly destructive form of malware in dozens of government and private computer networks in Ukraine that appeared to be waiting to be triggered by an unknown actor. In a blog post, the company said that Thursday — around the same time government agencies in Ukraine found that their websites had been defaced — investigators who watch over ...

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TECHNOLOGY  
Amazon to continue accepting Visa credit cards in UK as it bids to resolve payment dispute
- The online retailer, which has claimed that Visa's fees for processing credit card transactions were too high, said it was now working with the payments company on a potential solution. Amazon has announced that it will not stop accepting Visa credit cards for UK payments later this week as had been planned as the two companies seek to resolve a dispute. In an email to customers, the online retailer said it was ...

Source: news.sky.com
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Trump is front and center in Pennsylvania’s race for governor. Will it stay that way?
- PHILADELPHIA — Ahead of a Republican candidates’ forum in Lawrence County last week, organizers projected a recorded message from former President Donald Trump. “I appreciate that western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania is fighting so hard not only for the 2020 presidential theft and hoax but also for our country itself,” Trump told the room. “You’re great patriots! We will make America Great Again!” As ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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Credit Suisse faces more upheaval after chairman's sudden exit
- SINGAPORE/ZURICH, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse will stick to its strategic overhaul despite the abrupt departure of its mastermind Antonio Horta-Osorio following an internal probe into his personal conduct, including breaches of COVID-19 rules, the bank's new chairman said on Monday. Horta-Osorio leavesless than nine months after he joined the bank to help it deal with the implosion of investment firm Archegos ...

Source: reuters.com
Patrick Mahomes stars as Chiefs send Ben Roethlisberger into retirement
- The Kansas City Chiefs put what they hope will be another run deep into the NFL’s postseason into motion and, by all appearances, ushered Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into retirement. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes as the Chiefs beat the Steelers, 42-21 , on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., in an opening-round AFC playoff encounter that almost ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
WORLD  
Suspected drone attack on Abu Dhabi: Yemen’s Houthis claim responsibility
- Three killed in suspected drone attack on UAE capital, claimed by Yemen rebels Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement said Monday it had carried out a military attack on the United Arab Emirates as authorities in Abu Dhabi, the capital, announced suspected drone strikes targeted an industrial area and the airport, killing three people and wounding six others. The UAE’s state news agency quoted Abu Dhabi police as saying ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
MARKETS  
China cuts interest rates as economic growth slows
- China has unexpectedly cut a key interest rate for the first time in almost two years as official figures showed its economic growth had slowed. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4% for the last three months of 2021 from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said. That was better than most economists had predicted but was a lot slower than the previous quarter. In another sign of weakness retail ...

Source: bbc.com
Sara Evans filed for divorce from Jay Barker before he allegedly attempted to run her over
- Barker, 49, was charged with one count of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon music singer Sara Evans filed for divorce from ex- Alabama quarterback Jay Barker months before he was arrested Saturday on a felony domestic violence charge. Barker, 49, was booked into a Nashville county jail early Saturday morning, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office website. He was charged with aggravated ...

Source: foxnews.com
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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making
- WILMINGTON, Del. Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren't getting through this without a civil war,” the group's leader, Stewart Rhodes, wrote fellow members, according to court documents. “Too late for that. ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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Seventh grader dies after apparent fentanyl overdose at school in Connecticut
- A 13-year-old boy who apparently overdosed on the opioid fentanyl while in school died on Saturday, Connecticut police said. The seventh-grade student from the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford had been hospitalized since Thursday morning. Two other students at the public school were sickened after apparently being exposed to the drug. Both recovered. Police said the 13-year-old died shortly after 5:30 ...

Source: cbsnews.com
After demolishing the Patriots, Josh Allen and the Bills are a threat to the entire NFL
- Well, look who kicked in the saloon door to the playoffs, demanded both blue cheese and ranch with their wings, and gave off the vibe they weren’t leaving until the stools were seat-side down on the bar and the floors were being mopped. There, in the back, through the smoke. Yep, that’s Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, lording over the pool table, asking anyone who dares, “Who wants next?” Wild-card ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
NYC woman killed in subway attack worked as Deloitte exec, LinkedIn page suggests
- The suspect reportedly has a multi-decade rap sheet The woman identified by police as the victim who was pushed to her death in front of a subway train at the Times Square station Saturday was a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting, according to a LinkedIn page bearing the same name and image of the victim. New York City Police have identified the victim in Saturday’s attack as Michelle Alyssa Go, a 40-year-old ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
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After Biden’s first year, the virus and disunity rage on
- WASHINGTON — From the inaugural platform, President Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen, he said: “We can overcome this deadly virus." Neither malady has abated. For Biden, it’s been ...

Source: bostonglobe.com
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DirecTV to drop Trump-friendly One America News
- BOSTON — DirecTV plans to drop One America News Network, significantly shrinking the reach of the right-wing TV channel friendly to Donald Trump and widely criticized for spreading misinformation including the former president’s false claim that he won the 2020 election. The satellite television provider said Saturday that it has informed OAN’s owner, Herring Networks. Inc., that it will no longer carry its ...

Source: marketwatch.com
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Trump Trash Talks Ron DeSantis in Private, Says He Has a 'Dull Personality': Report
- Trump has been talking trash about Ron DeSantis in private, saying the Florida gov. has a 'dull personality' and is ungrateful: report Trump has been trash-talking Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in private, per an Axios report. Behind closed doors, Trump has been saying that DeSantis has a "dull personality." According to Axios, Trump is also sore about DeSantis' not publicly ruling out running for president in 2024. ...

Source: businessinsider.com
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15-year-old is in critical condition after police shooting, Miami-Dade police say
- MIAMI — An overnight Miami-Dade police chase and shooting near the Joseph Caleb Center ended with a 15-year-old boy in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital Sunday morning, the agency said. Miami-Dade police say the boy was armed when he was shot around 12:45 a.m. at Northwest 56th Street and 22nd Avenue, near the Caleb Center and Annie Coleman 15 Apartments. Florida Department of Law Enforcement will ...

Source: orlandosentinel.com
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SNL Skit Has Joe Biden Blaming 'Spiderman' Movie for Pandemic
- Saturday Night Live returned from its winter hiatus with a cold open that saw its version of President Joe Biden blaming the current COVID-19 surge on people seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home. The year's first episode kicked off with James Austin Johnson reprising his role as Biden for a mocked up news conference during which he told the nation to stop watching the movie that broke box office records last month. ...

Source: newsweek.com
Walmart Makes Plans to Enter the Metaverse
- Walmart is the next big company with plans for the metaverse Walmart has filed several new trademarks hoping to produce and sell virtual goods. The retailer joins a slew of businesses rushing to capitalize on Web3 and the metaverse. Walmart will join Facebook, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Bumble, Disney, and a string of other companies with plans to claim their own corner of the metaverse. The retailer, the largest private ...

Source: businessinsider.com
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Kaine says core of spending bill will pass but most of it is 'dead'
- © Greg Nash Sen. Tim Kaine Timothy (Tim) Michael Kaine (D-Va.) on Sunday said he believes the core provisions of the Democrats' social spending and climate bill will pass, but conceded that the most recent version of the measure is “dead” after Sen. Joe Manchin Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced last month that he opposed the package. Pressed by moderator Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on if ...

Source: thehill.com