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Togo vote could see Gnassingbes extend…

The West African nation of Togo is voting Saturday in a presidential election that is likely to see the incumbent re-elected for a fourth term despite years of calls by the opposition for new leadership

What Would Happen If Earth Stopped Spinning?

There’s pretty much zero chance that the Earth will stop spinning in the coming two-or-so billion years, but, if it did, this is what would happen.

Coronavirus Fears Cause School Closures On U.S…

Newsy spoke to a student on a U.S. military base that is on lockdown due to the coronavirus.

Under Pressure, Bloomberg Says He'll Scrap 3 NDAs

Michael Bloomberg said Friday he'll release three women from nondisclosure agreements they signed with his company after accusing him of making inappropriate comments. "Bloomberg LP has identified 3 NDAs signed over the past 30+ years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made," the presidential candidate...

Trump ridicules Democrat opponents at Vegas rally

Rallying supporters in the battleground state of Nevada, President Donald Trump mocked almost every one of his Democratic opponents and rejected a new intelligence community assessment that Russia is again seeking to interfere in the 2020 race. (Feb. 21)

Kia Recalls 200,000 Cars Over Electrical Problem

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Germany admits there's a far-right problem, but…

The rampage this week in Germany in which a gunman killed nine people with foreign backgrounds was the country's third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months

Employees Want Office Pets Over Vacation Days and…

Employees Want Office Pets Over Vacation Days and Raises, Survey Says According to a ZipRecruiter survey of 3,000 job applicants, 30 percent say it is important to have employers allow their pets at the office. The survey also revealed what they are willing to give up to have their pets tag along. At the top of the list is free snacks, which 41 percent say they would trade. After that, it's catered meals with 30 percent willing to give them up. Even a paid vacation day? 17 percent have no problem with that sacrifice. The survey adds that seven percent would cut their gross salary by a percentage point. Would you give up a performance bonus for your pet? According to the ZipRecruiter survey, three percent would be okay with that.

What Miller told Staffers About Immigration

Stephen Miller is a senior adviser to President Donald Trump. He has been the architect behind the administration's immigration policy. A lengthy New Yorker profile detailed how passionate Miller was on the immigration issue. At the time, he was dating Mike Pence's press secretary Katie Waldman. He married Waldman on Sunday.

Teacher Follows Through on Ancient Threat to Wash…

It's a threat many students have heard but not seen carried out. A Florida middle school teacher has been suspended for putting hand sanitizer in the mouth of a student who she said was talking too loudly in her science class last fall. After telling the student he needed to...

Spring is coming around the corner a little…

Punxsutawney Phil was right; spring is coming early, at least astronomically.

Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's…

Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Your Brain's Grey Matter, Study Says The new study was published in the journal, 'Addictive Behaviors.' Grey matter controls a variety of important functions including speech, sight, hearing and memory. According to the study, when one can't put down their phone, the size and shape of their grey matter is affected. Other reports have said that drug use is also associated with changes in grey matter. Per day, Americans spend an average of about four hours on their devices. This is according to a survey conducted last year by software company RescueTime. Researchers, via study

Democrats face an important test in Nevada…

Presidential candidates made their last urgent pleas as Nevada Democrats prepared to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight

Weinstein jury split on most serious counts

The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges, but the judge told the panel it must keep working.

Wells Fargo Will Pay US $3B to Settle List of…

Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay the government $3 billion to settle investigations into a series of abuses that went on for years, including opening accounts for customers without their approval. The deal wraps up federal civil and criminal cases, the Wall Street Journal reports, though criminal charges could be...

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Afghan deal will be hard to assess, fraught with…

U.S. officials and experts say that hopes for ending America's longest war hinge on maintaining a weeklong fragile truce in Afghanistan that will be difficult to assess and fraught with pitfalls

Scientists Stunned By 100-Million-Year Fossilized…

Scientists say they were stunned by the detail in a 100-million-year-old fossilized wing found in an abandoned mine in Canada’s Labrador region.

U.S. Officials Told Sanders That Russia Is Trying…

​Sanders said he was briefed about Russia's interference attempts "about a month ago," but that "it was not clear what role they're going to play."

US Reports 34 Coronavirus Cases, With More Likely

The number of people in the US known to be infected with the new coronavirus is at 34 and rising, government health officials reported Friday. Thirteen of the patients were found to have the virus after returning from China, the New York Times reports. The other 21 were repatriated, including...

Inmate falls through ceiling during failed escape

A inmate's attempt to escape ended in humiliating fashion when she fell through the prison's ceiling. Surveillance video from an Ohio jail captured the moment 42-year-old Jessica Boomershine came crashing down. (Feb. 21) A jail inmate's attempt to escape in Dayt on, Ohio ended in shameful fashion when she fell through the facility's ceiling.

Some Tax Refunds To Be Delayed

Six questions before the Nevada caucus

The Nevada caucus, the third contest in the Democratic presidential race, is Saturday

This Day in History: US Hockey Team Beats the…

This Day in History: U.S. Hockey Team Beats the Soviets in the 'Miracle on Ice' February 22, 1980 The underdog U.S. hockey team defeats the four-time defending gold-medal Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. The U.S. win is considered one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history. The Soviet squad fell to the youthful American team 4-3 before a frenzied crowd of 10,000 spectators. The American team trailed most of the game, finally taking the lead with ten minutes left. When the final horn sounded, the players, coaches and team officials poured onto the ice in raucous celebration. To many Americans, the "Miracle on Ice" represented a Cold War victory.

How Will 'Birds Of Prey' Be Remembered?

'Birds of Prey' is drastically under performing at the box office. But, is it the abysmal failure the media is painting it as? According to Den of Geek, the movie's box office performance is not as bad as recent reports make it seem. Den of Geek says the film is certainly a massive disappointment at the box office. But, it made $20-million over a four day weekend and held 48% of it's audience since its debut. Those are numbers most films would kill for.

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Some Democratic Candidates Are Nearly Out of Cash

At a time in the race when running a presidential campaign is getting more expensive, many of the Democrats remaining have less money. After being camped in Iowa for what seemed like ages, the candidates now have multiple, scattered primaries ahead. And on top of competing with Bernie Sanders' fundraising...

Winter returns to Florida for a day

During a 30- to 40-degree temperature swing, a cold front dropped temperatures around the sunshine state overnight. After highs in the 80s, temperatures struggled to make it out of the 50s in some spots.

Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison

Roger Stone Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison On Feb. 20, President Donald Trump’s longtime friend, Roger Stone, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The penalty was decided by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who said Stone’s “pride in his own lies” was a “threat” to the “foundations of our democracy.” Amy Berman Jackson, via ‘Washington Post’ He was also fined $20,000, given travel restrictions, and ordered to serve two years of supervised release and to continue to comply with the gag order in place. Trump weighed in on the sentencing, criticizing the “fairness” of Stone’s trial. Donald Trump, via Twitter Stone was initially convicted of seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in November 2019. The charges were a result of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.