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Ghosn awaits fate after vowing to stay in Japan if bailed

18 hours 37 min ago

Carlos Ghosn awaits his fate as a Tokyo court prepares to rule on his bail request after the ousted Nissan boss vowed to remain in Japan if released and offered to provide more collateral. "As the court considers my bail application, I want to emphasise that I will reside in Japan and respect any and all bail conditions the Court concludes are warranted," Ghosn said in a statement released by his US-based representatives. A spokeswoman for Ghosn, Devon Spurgeon, said his family had already rented an apartment in Tokyo where he promised to reside while awaiting trial.


The Latest: 12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan

22 hours 30 min ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local):


Giuliani: 'So what' if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony.


Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 23:22

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:


The Latest: Amtrak plans to be back to full schedule Monday

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 20:58

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local):


Flash freeze of melting snowstorm seen icing over U.S. Northeast

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 20:26

Plunging temperatures after a wet winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the U.S. Northeast were expected to flash freeze much of the region on Sunday and make travel dicey during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday. "Any water that remains on the road will freeze into a sheet of ice and make conditions quite hazardous," said Rich Otto, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS). Sub-zero temperatures tied to gusting winds prompted the NWS to issue wind chill advisories and warnings for more than 10 states, from North Dakota and other parts of the central United States to East Coast metropolitan centers including Washington, New York and Boston.


Nathan Phillips, veteran and Native American elder taunted by high schoolers, speaks out

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 19:44

"All that anger and wanting to have the freedom to rip me apart, that was scary," Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips said.


Ayesha Curry: Secret to long marriage to Stephen Curry is putting him first, not kids

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 19:44

Celebrity chef Ayesha Curry says she follows the unconventional advice of her parents and in-laws, who have each been married longer than 30 years.


Toddler mimics dad and puts hands up during shoplifting arrest in Florida

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 17:31

Police are reviewing body cam info after a toddler walked towards armed officers with her hands up.


After the storm: Dangerous stretch of subzero AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures to grip northeastern US

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 16:54

A polar plunge of brutal cold is following this weekend’s blockbuster winter storm, which can threaten lives and complicate travel and cleanup efforts.


Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 16:32

Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone call on Sunday, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. Erdogan said an attack that left four Americans dead last week in Manbij was an act of provocation aimed at affecting Trump's decision last month to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The attack occurred nearly a month after Trump confounded his own national security team with the surprise decision on Dec. 19 to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, declaring Islamic State had been defeated there.


Tornados inflict damage in Alabama town, Florida Panhandle

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 15:31

WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — Homes, businesses, government offices and churches were among the buildings badly damaged or demolished when tornadoes struck central Alabama over the weekend.


Get Prepped for the Camping Days Ahead With REI's Clearance Sale

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 15:11

Hiking gear, backpacks, and campsite upgrades are all part of REI's clearance sale.


Prince Philip 'could be sent on driving awareness course' as police investigate crash

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 15:00

The Duke of Edinburgh could be sent on a drivers’ awareness course, it has emerged, as police continue to investigate a crash which left two women hospitalised. The Duke, 97, is understood to have no intention of giving up driving, having been photographed on public roads driving a new car less than 48 hours after the accident. He is understood to be complying with a Norfolk Police investigation, which will see him interviewed about what happened. Two women, aged 45 and 28, will also be asked for their recollections of the accident, after their Kia Carens collided with the Duke’s Land Rover Freelander on the A149 on Thursday. Both police and palace have emphasised that the investigation will be conducted in the same way as any other traffic accident, despite one of the involved parties being married to the Queen. That process would see him interviewed in the coming days, before police officers recommend whether to proceed with charging anyone involved. The scene of the crash, on the A149 at Sandringham The Duke has already passed an eye test as part of the investigation, celebrating by defiantly driving himself around the public roads near to Sandringham alone less than 48 hours after the accident. He was caught on camera driving in dark glasses without wearing a seatbelt, in a gesture that has been criticised by onlookers. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “We are aware of the photograph. “Suitable words of advice have been given to the driver and this is in line with our standard response when being made aware of or receiving such images showing this type of offence.” The law states that drivers can be fined up to £500 if caught without a seatbelt. The Duke of Edinburgh drives the Queen and Barack and Michelle Obama during their visit to Windsor Credit: Geoff Pugh If the Duke was found to be at fault for the Sandringham accident, he could be charged with driving without due care and attention, which carries a maximum penalty of nine points on a driving record and a £5,000 fine. It is thought unlikely that a prosecution would come to court. A police source said yesterday that non-royal drivers involved in a similar collision would more likely be offered a drivers’ awareness course, with improving their motoring skills considered more in the public interest than a court case. The Duke reportedly said "I'm such a fool" after being pulled from his wrecked Land Rover Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following the collision with a Kia close to Sandringham. Witnesses claim he had told police at the scene he had been “dazzled” by the low sun at 2.45pm. A spokesman for Norfolk Police said: “As is standard procedure with injury collisions, the incident will be investigated and any appropriate action taken.”


The Latest: Native American says he sought to quell tension

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 14:43

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on videos showing Kentucky students mocking a Native American at a rally in Washington (all times local):


UN agency says not aware of plan to close east Jerusalem schools

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 14:10

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Sunday it was not aware of a reported plan by Israel to close its schools in east Jerusalem. Israel's Hadashot television news reported on Saturday night that the country's national security council had taken a decision to close the schools starting next academic year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office did not confirm the report to AFP.


ProSieben sees pressure easing as Netflix raises prices

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 13:33

ProSiebenSat.1 Media believes that price increases by U.S. streaming giant Netflix could ease competitive pressures on the German group's core TV business and is bullish on growth at its e-commerce arm, CEO Max Conze said. Conze took the helm at the Munich-based broadcaster last June but has had a rough welcome from investors who have sent its shares to seven-year lows on doubts that he can revive its ailing free-to-air TV business. The former CEO of UK appliances company Dyson told Reuters that plans to relaunch a German streaming venture in cooperation with Discovery Inc, public broadcaster ZDF, publisher Axel Springer and possibly others were on track for late summer.


Bomb blasts rock Syria's Damascus and Afrin

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 13:24

A bomb blast hit Damascus on Sunday, in a rare attack in the Syrian capital that has been largely insulated from violence during nearly eight years of war. The explosion came as another bomb in the northern city of Afrin killed three people and wounded nine others, according to a war monitor, on the first anniversary of a Turkish offensive on the Kurdish-majority region. Also on Sunday Israel said it intercepted a rocket fired from Syria after Damascus accused the Jewish state of carrying out air raids on the south of the country.


4 Arizona Women Convicted for Leaving Water for Migrants

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 12:46

"If giving water to someone dying of thirst is illegal, what humanity is left in the law of this country?”


Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

Sun, 01/20/2019 - 12:29

Central Athens turned into a sea of people holding blue and white Greek flags as thousands came from all over the country to rally against the accord to name the ex-Yugoslav state North Macedonia. Many Greeks believe the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over their country's own northern region of that name. The issue evokes strong emotions among Greeks who consider Macedonia, the ancient kingdom ruled by Alexander the Great, to be an integral part of their homeland and heritage.


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