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Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:25

HONG KONG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.


Calabasas campground murder: Family of Tristan Beaudette file $90M claim over his death

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 22:10

The family of the man shot and killed while camping with his daughters at Malibu Creek State Park has filed a $90 million claim over his death.


Trump to Renew Wall Demand With Incentives for Democrats

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:50

The person would not discuss what Trump plans to offer to the Democrats who now control the U.S. House, beyond saying that it may have something to do with immigration. Although Trump has hinted that he might declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and fund the wall if other options failed, he does not plan to so on Saturday, according to the person, who was granted anonymity to discuss the announcement beforehand. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declined to say what would be in the announcement, which Trump planned to make at 3 p.m. in Washington.


Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pond

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:23

Firefighters were already out at the park responding to an alarm at the park's stables, so they immediately responded.


Video shows Tempe police officer shooting 14-year-old as he runs away

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:06

Police say Antonio Arce was burglarizing a truck, and was found to have an airsoft gun, when he was shot by the officer.


Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:59

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.


Singapore Plans to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets to Replace F-16 Fleet

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:58

The Air Force’s F-16s that were in service since 1998 will retire soon after 2030, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said in a Facebook post the same day. Singapore has an annual defense budget of S$14.76 billion ($10.9 billion), the Straits Times reported in March 2018.


Omaha airport reopens after Southwest Airlines plane goes off runway

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 20:11

The airport tweeted out a statement Friday afternoon about the incident, and followed up with several additional tweets.


The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:15

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local):


The Latest: Police chief calls 14-year-old's death 'tragic'

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:59

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a 14-year-old burglary suspect in Arizona (all times local):


Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:21

A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.


The Winter Show Modernizes the Antique Fair with Creative, Colorful Booths—and an App

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:21

Last night's colorful, lively opening party was proof of antiques' staying power


The Latest: Officer to plead not guilty after man's death

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:09

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the criminal case against a white Nashville police officer who shot and killed an armed black man who was fleeing (all times local):


Kenyan authorities investigate local role in Nairobi attack

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:08

Officials have released few details about the five-man assault team that carried out Tuesday's siege at the dusitD2 hotel complex, an attack that killed 21 people and was claimed by al Shabaab, a Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate. How did he get to where he is?" said a private security official in Kenya, who asked not to be identified for operational reasons. "If al Shabaab can replicate this model, then there is a fundamental problem." All five assailants were killed in Tuesday's attack, the country's president said in a televised address the next morning.


Students appear to perform Nazi salute in 'sickening' photo, superintendent says

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:53

High school officials in Indiana are investigating after a picture posted on social media appeared to show students using a Nazi salute.


Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:38

Canada's government on Friday dismissed China's warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security. China's ambassador to Canada issued the threat on Thursday as relations between the two nations continued to deteriorate after a senior Huawei executive was arrested in Vancouver last month on a U.S. extradition warrant. China has also detained two Canadians.


2020 Vision: Gillibrand's Franken problem, Beto's 'funk' and why Biden's history with Warren may come back to haunt him

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:36

Reminder: There are 383 days until the Iowa caucuses and 656 days until the 2020 presidential election.


Wall Street extends rally on U.S.-China trade optimism

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:34

The market was boosted after a Bloomberg report said China sought to raise its annual goods imports from the United States by a combined value of more than $1 trillion in order to reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. The news followed a report on Thursday that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. A Treasury spokesman denied Mnuchin had made any such recommendation.


US prosecutors say criminals going free due to shutdown

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:58

Federal prosecutors in the United States said Friday that investigations are being disrupted and criminals going free due to the four-week-old partial shutdown of the government. "The government's capacity to secure justice is becoming compromised by the government shutdown," said the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys in a statement.


Donald Trump's week of living dangerously

Top Stories - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:57

From bad economic news to the ongoing government shutdown to bombshell reports that he directed his lawyer to lie to Congress, it has been a week to forget for the president.


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