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Winter storm lashing Spain leaves 4 dead, power…

A winter storm lashing much of Spain has left 200,000 people without electricity, closed down schools and blocked roads

This Is The World's Highest Settlement

The highest permanent settlement in the world is located three miles above sea level in the Peruvian Andes mountains.

Lev Parnas Asks AG William Barr To Recuse Himself…

Parnas' legal counsel argues there would be a "conflict of interest" if Barr is involved in their client's criminal case.

Prince Harry Arrives in Canada

Prince Harry has left Britain and returned to the country that is expected to be his new home, at least part of the time. The prince landed in Vancouver, Canada early Tuesday before flying on to Victoria on Vancouver Island, the BBC reports. His wife, Meghan, returned to Canada 10...

AP Top Stories January 20 2020

Here's the latest for Tuesday January 21st: Trump goes to World Economic Forum in Switzerland; Senate reconvenes Tuesday for impeachment trial; Chinese executive's extradition hearing continues in Canada; 3 children pronounced dead in Phoenix home.

China: Deadly Wuhan Virus Is Contagious

Business Insider reports China's medical authorities say a mysterious and deadly coronavirus can be spread from person to person. Officials are scrambling to contain 2019-nCoV, also known as the 'Wuhan virus.' It's a SARs-like infection that originated in a seafood and meat market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus has pneumonia-like symptoms including fever and difficulty breathing.

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The Latest: Huawei chief defiant over US…

The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei has shrugged off U.S. pressure on his company

5 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.

5 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr. Every January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday. King Jr., who would have turned 91 in 2020, was born on January 15. Here are 5 facts about the legendary activist. 1. His given name at birth was Michael King Jr. 2. He earned a doctorate in systematic theology from Boston University in 1955. 3. Throughout the civil rights movement, Dr. King went to jail thirty times. 4. He posthumously won a Grammy in 1971 for best spoken word recording. 5. Dr. King was a big fan of the sci-fi TV show 'Star Trek.'

Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African…

Britain’s Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London. Reuters reports that the summit was hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. Harry met the presidents of Malawi and Mozambique and the prime minister of Morocco at the summit. Buckingham Palace said the prince, has been heavily involved in causes in Africa for many years. He also held a private meeting with Johnson on the sidelines of the summit. At the summit, Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa Johnson called for Britain to be the “investment partner of choice” for Africa.

Cops: Man Deliberately Hit Car Full of Teens…

A southern California man deliberately rammed a Toyota Prius full of teenage boys Sunday night, causing a crash that killed three of them, police say. Corona resident Anurag Chandra, 42, was arrested and charged with murder and assault with a deadly weapon. the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. "It was an intentional...

Unsettled pattern resumes in Northwest

The stormy weather is expected to persist until late this week in the region.

38 Percent of the World to Experience Civil…

38 Percent of the World to Experience Civil Unrest in 2020, Study Says In 2019, nearly a quarter of the world’s countries experienced a surge in civil unrest. A recent study published by Verisk Maplecroft has predicted that those surges will continue in 2020. According to their research, 75 of the world’s countries will experience violence and break-out demonstrations in 2020. That’s nearly 40 percent of the 195 countries in the world. Their analysis is based on both predicted rises in unrest as well as the predicted risk posed by a country's security forces against protesters. Study Author, via ‘Daily Mail’ Countries such as Ukraine, Guinea Bissau and Tajikistan are forecasted to experience the biggest rises in unrest in 2020. However, researchers are more concerned about the civil unrest in larger countries, such as Russia, Saudi Arabia and China. These countries displayed high risk of backlash by security forces over the course of the next six months. Verisk Maplecroft also predicted that Hong Kong and Chile will not find peace for at least the next two years, as they were deemed the “riskiest locations” in 2019.

IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on…

A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies

President Trump arrives at Davos economic forum

President Trump arrived on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The trip puts him thousands of miles from his Senate impeachment trial, which reconvenes on Tuesday. (Jan. 21)

In New Short, David Lynch Asks a Monkey Some…

David Lynch hasn't brought much "strangeness into the world" lately, Vanity Fair reports. Now, he's here to change that. A 17-minute, black-and-white film— What Did Jack Do? —went up Monday on Netflix in which Lynch interrogates a murder suspect who happens to be a monkey. The co-creator of Twin Peaks...

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Nadal: A lot on his mind at Australia Open, but…

Rafael Nadal says he's thinking about his next opponent and his next practice session and trying to recreate the superb tennis he played in his straight-set victory in the Australian Open's first round

Ocasio-Cortez: 'I Don't Want Your Money As Much…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared for an interview.

Proposed Impeachment Trial Rules Cut Number Of…

The Senate will vote on the rules on Tuesday, and the majority leader has said he has enough votes to pass them without support from Democrats.

Bezos Gets an Earful on Brief Visit to India

Jeff Bezos' surprise trip to India may not have gone quite the way he expected. He arrived to government criticism of Washington Post coverage, the launching of an antitrust investigation of Amazon, and protests from small-business owners—despite his announcement that his company was investing $1 billion to help neighborhood...

Phoenix police: 3 children dead inside home

Phoenix police say three children have been pronounced dead inside a home. Police say the children, ages 3, 2 and 7 months, were found unresponsive and pronounced dead after officers administered CPR and fire officials provided first aid. (Jan. 21)

Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending

Russian President Vladimir Putin sped up the shake-up of Russia’s political system on Monday. In a surprise move last week, Putin announced plans for sweeping governmental reforms. Long-time ally Dmitry Medvedev then resigned as prime minister along with the government. Putin’s proposed changes are widely seen as giving him scope to retain influence once his term expires in 2024. He submitted a constitutional reform blueprint to parliament that will create a new center of power outside the presidency. The move suggests his planned changes could reach beyond the political system and the government. However, Reuters reports Putin said at the weekend he did not favor the Soviet-era practice of having leaders for life who die in office. Reuters reports Putin also replaced Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, who had held the role since 2006.

Venetian islands revamp traditions to counter…

A trio of islands in Venice's northern lagoon are revamping traditions to counter depopulation

Avoid the Flu by Strengthening Your Immune System

Avoid the Flu by Strengthening Your Immune System According to the CDC, this year's flu season is very active across the U.S. Nearly 10 million people have been diagnosed with the virus so far. Purdue School of Nursing's Libby Richards says a strong immune system will help you avoid the flu. Be sure to get the proper amount of sleep each day, even if you are not sick. Libby Richards, via MedicalXpress Be sure to also consume healthy fluids and foods and avoid drinking too much alcohol. Exercise is important, and Richards adds that you should do it even if you have mild symptoms. Libby Richards, via MedicalXpress

Prince Harry To Jon Favreau: Meghan Available For…

Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP New audio from the red carpet at the "Lion King" premiere in July shows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touting her voiceover abilities – "just not Scar" – to director Jon Favreau. Previously, red carpet audio seemingly showed Prince Harry talking to Disney CEO Bob Iger about how Markle was "really interested" in voiceover work, to which Iger responded, "We'd love to try." In the clip with Favreau, the Duke of Sessex appears to say "If anyone needs any extra voiceover work," months before the couple announced their departure from royal duties.

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Royal Caribbean: 'Reckless' Grandpa Leaned Out…

A horrible twist to the already unimaginable story of the 18-month-old who fell to her death from the 11th story of a Royal Caribbean ship: The cruise line says the tot's grandfather first leaned out the open window before leaning down to pick her up. Salvatore "Sam" Anello, who is...

Students return to class after tornado destroys…

Students at Hope Baptist Church and School returned to class, five weeks after an EF-3 tornado destroyed their classrooms in Alexandria, Louisiana.

1 in 6 Vaping Lung Illnesses Linked to Legal THC…

1 in 6 Vaping Lung Illnesses Linked to Legal THC, Says Federal Report The report was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It revealed that one-sixth of those who suffer from lung injuries linked to vaping marijuana got their THC from legal dispensaries. Kevin Sabet, Policy Advisor, via 'USA Today' Kevin Sabet, Policy Advisor, via 'USA Today' The CDC recommends avoiding THC vaping products altogether. 57 deaths have been lined to vaping. Illnesses linked to the habit total nearly 3,000. The Food and Drug Administration has announced a ban on all flavored vaping and e-cigarette products.