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US consumer confidence shows solid gain in January

U.S. consumer confidence showed a strong gain in January, bolstered by continued strength in the job market

Rare Black Deer Nicknamed 'Coal' Dies Of 'Chronic…

A rare black deer in Utah died of chronic wasting disease.

NTSB Details Minutes Leading Up To Kobe Bryant…

According to the NTSB, one of the last things the pilot told air traffic control is that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer.

Fliers Made Others Nervous. Delta Fined Over Its…

Nazia and Faisal Ali marked their 10th anniversary with a trip to Paris, but things took a turn when they tried to return home to Ohio—and what happened next is now costing Delta. The US Transportation Department fined the airline $50,000 over that and a second incident involving...

Warren's Negatives Among Women Rises

According to the Boston Herald, there is bad news for her ahead of the New Hampshire primary. Warren’s unfavorable ratings among women in New Hampshire have ballooned by five points. The rise came as she accused rival U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of saying a woman can’t win the White House. Warren has also lost support from both male and female voters in New Hampshire. The loss comes despite a new campaign push focusing on her electability and female electability in general.

Historians: Sobibor death camp photos may feature…

Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp which they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard

Nicki Minaj's Brother Sentenced to 25 Years to…

Nicki Minaj's Brother Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison On Jan. 27, Jelani Maraj was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison following a 2017 child rape conviction. According to 'New York Daily News,' Maraj was accused of molesting his former step daughter — who was only 11 years old at the time of the alleged attacks — in 2015. He was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child in November 2017. Maraj's defense team argued that his former wife filed the charges against him as a means of extorting $25 million from his famous sister.

Bieber's New Album: Valentine's Day

After more than four years of waiting for new music, Bieber's fifth studio album "Changes" is set to be released on February 14. That same day tickets for his new US tour go on sale to the general public. The 45-date North American tour kicks off in Seattle at CenturyLink Field on May 14 and will wrap up in New Jersey on September 26 at MetLife Stadium. His subsequent world tour grossed $163.3 million in 2016 and $93.7 million in 2017, according to industry tracker Pollstar, although the singer canceled the tour's last stretch of dates.

LeBron on Kobe: 'I Literally Just Heard Your…

LeBron James has broken his silence on the death of Kobe Bryant, revealing he spoke with his "big bro" hours before Sunday's helicopter crash . "I literally just heard your voice Sunday morning before I left Philly to head back to LA," reads an Instagram post from James, who was seen...

Experts say flu season is back on the rise

AccuWeather's Bill Wadell broadcasts from the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, where experts say many states are at the highest flu levels they've seen in a decade.

CDC Says US Suicide Rate Climbed 40 Percent From…

CDC Says US Suicide Rate Climbed 40 Percent From 2000 to 2017 Data was used from the 2016 National Violent Death Reporting system. The rate is especially noticeable for those who work blue-collar jobs. Per 100,000 people, the study says construction workers register a rate of 49.4. That is nearly double the total rate for males, which is 27.4. The highest is 54.2, which the study notes is among those in mining, oil and gas fields. The CDC adds that suicide was responsible for the deaths of almost 38,000 in 2017. The age range was from 16 to 64 years old. That would put the 2017 rate at 18 per 100,000 people, an increase from 12.9 in 2000. Study authors, via discussion note

Official: Remains of 2 US troops recovered from…

A U.S. defense official says the United States has recovered the remains of two American service members killed in the crash of an Air Force plane in Afghanistan

AP probe raises doubts about murder conviction

Myon Burrell has served more than 17 years for the shooting of an 11-year-old girl _ a case originally prosecuted by presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. But an Associated Press investigation uncovered myriad inconsistencies in the case. (Jan. 28)

Barr Denies Latest Bolton Accusation

The New York Times is out with more leaked details from John Bolton's upcoming memoir , and the latest involve his concerns about President Trump's dealings with the leaders of China and Turkey. What's more, Bolton alleges that Attorney General William Barr seemed to share those concerns. Bolton writes that he...

Billionaire apologizes for telling Trump 'Africa…

A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that "Africa loves you" during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week

'Dumbest Man On Television': Trump Attacks CNN's…

President Trump attacked Don Lemon.

Fire Crews Warn Residents Near Australian Capital…

Nearby fires and worsening weather conditions are threatening the capital city of Canberra.

Psilocybin May Ease Anxiety for a Surprisingly…

About five years ago, a study found that cancer patients who took one dose of the compound found in magic mushrooms had much less anxiety. A followup study suggests the psilocybin's effect is still in place, reports NBC News . The study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology suggests that psilocybin "may...

On This Day: 28 January 2010

After 14 years in LA, the Grammy Awards returned to New York for one night only. (Jan. 28)

Omar Under FBI Investigation

The NY Post has learned the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing claims Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother. Two FBI agents held an hours-long meeting in Minnesota in mid-October with a concerned party. The party handed over a trove of documents regarding Omar’s 2009 marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. There is concern the Somali-born Democrat married Elmi so he could obtain a green card and study in America. If Omar did marry her brother, she could be found guilty of committing marriage fraud. Marriage fraud is a felony punishable with a prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Stocks open higher on Wall Street a day after a…

U.S. stocks rose in early trading Tuesday as investors shifted money into technology companies following a broad sell-off a day earlier over fears that the spread of a deadly virus in China could affect the global economy

Lizzo Says Her Priorities Have 'Shifted' After…

Lizzo Says Her Priorities Have 'Shifted' After Kobe Bryant's Death She paid tribute to the NBA legend during the Grammy Awards, where she won three awards, including best pop solo performance, best urban contemporary album and best traditional R&B performance. Lizzo, at the Grammys Lizzo subsequently urged her fellow artists to make "music that moves people again, that liberates people". During the awards show, Alicia Keys also paid tribute to a number of the high-profile female stars who attended the award show.

Roger Federer: 'Lucky' Australian Open Win

Getty/TPN Roger Federer says he was "lucky" to beat Tennys Sandgren in the Australian Open quarterfinals, and that he should already be "skiing in Switzerland." The Swiss player saved seven match points to beat the American 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday. "Got to get lucky some times, I tell you that," Federer said after. "I don't deserve this one.

Judge Sides With Passenger Over Uber's Fine Print

Raise your hand if you read through all the fine print of Uber's "terms and conditions" when downloading the app. Somewhere in there is a clause stipulating that you won't sue and must instead settle any dispute through binding arbitration, notes the Philadelphia Inquirer . But a Philly judge has just...

Fighting fires from the sky

These are the terrifying views from the Firebird 100, a Specialist Intelligence Gathering Helicopter, of the Orroral Valley wildfire burning in New South Wales.

John R. Bolton’s Book Confirms Connection Betwe…

John R. Bolton’s Book Confirms Connection Between Ukraine Aid and Trump’s Inquiries A manuscript of John R. Bolton’s unpublished book, ‘The Room Where It Happened,’ has circulated in recent weeks, providing an inside look at Donald Trump’s communications with the Ukraine. According to the book’s account, Trump told Bolton, former national security advisor, to continue freezing $391 million in aid to the Ukraine. It would be until they complied with his investigations into Democrats, including Joe Biden and his son. This directly conflicts with the claims of Trump’s impeachment defense, who said the aid holdup was separate from the requested Ukraine investigations. Trump has since denied the validity of Bolton’s book, saying the claims were “only to sell a book.” Donald Trump, via Twitter Although the White House has ordered key officials like Bolton not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, Bolton has said in a statement that he would testify in the Senate if subpoenaed.