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New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race

Gillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. “I’ll fight for other people’s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which...

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Here is a look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya over the years:

US House Republicans censure colleague for racist remarks

US House Republicans censure colleague for racist remarks

US House Republican leaders delivered an extraordinary rebuke Monday to an Iowa congressman from their party over his recent remarks deemed as racist, with some calling for his resignation. Steve King, whose comments last week about white supremacy sparked bipartisan outrage, will be stripped of...

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

Hottest vehicles at Detroit auto show: Shelby GT, electric SUV, Kia SUV

The Ford Shebly GT 500, Toyota Supra and Kia Telluride generate buzz at the Detroit auto show.

Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facility

Suspect shot by police dies after standoff at New Jersey UPS facility

A 39-year-old gunman opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc facility in New Jersey and held two employees hostage for hours on Monday before police fatally shot him, officials said. William Owens barricaded himself and two women inside the sorting facility in Logan Township and police sent a...

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.

Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman, among the last of the World War II heroes, has died

Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman, among the last of the World War II heroes, has died

Alfred K. Newman was among 400 Navajos who helped defeat the Japanese during World War II by developing an unbreakable code using the Dine language.

The Latest: Mudslide snarls commute over Golden Gate Bridge

The Latest: Mudslide snarls commute over Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):

Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

Venezuela president Maduro increases minimum wage by 300 per cent as inflation approaches 2 million per cent

Venezuela‘s president has raised the country’s minimum wage by 300 per cent as part of routine wage increases as his government battles hyperinflation. Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum wage to 18,000 bolivars, around £5.20, per month amid an economy suffering from annual inflation nearing two...

Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit Vote

Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit Vote

A gauge of relative demand for bullish or bearish options on sterling has climbed to the highest since April even as the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan faces almost certain defeat in a House of Commons vote Tuesday. The pound may extend its rebound to above $1.30 should the Brexit...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moves toward launching 2020 presidential campaign

The New York Democrat announced her intentions on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend.

Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump

Hondurans form a new US-bound caravan, drawing fire from Trump

Hundreds of Hondurans have set out on a trek to the United States, forming another caravan that US President Donald Trump cited Tuesday to justify building a wall on the border with Mexico. "A big new Caravan is heading up to our Southern Border from Honduras," Trump tweeted Tuesday.

What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks Means for the Ranger in America

What Ford and Volkswagen's Tie-Up on Trucks Means for the Ranger in America

Ford and VW formalize an alliance to build pickups and vans, but don’t expect the Amarok to make it to the U.S.

Striking Los Angeles teachers picket in rain with no deal imminent

Striking Los Angeles teachers picket in rain with no deal imminent

Students arriving at some 900 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were met by their teachers carrying laminated picket signs in the city's first teachers' strike in three decades. "It's an existential battle for the future of public education,"...

AG nominee Barr testifies that it's 'unimaginable' that special counsel Mueller would do anything to warrant termination

AG nominee Barr testifies that it's 'unimaginable' that special counsel Mueller would do anything to warrant termination

At his Senate confirmation hearing, attorney general nominee William Barr answers questions from lawmakers on the Russia probe and a memo he sent to deputy AG Rosenstein on the Comey firing; Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill on the questioning.

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The announcement by the nation's largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy puts Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s problems squarely in the hands of Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers, who now must try to keep ratepayer costs down, ensure wildfire victims...

Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues

Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues

Jamie Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase CEO, said that the partial government shutdown could sap all growth from the U.S. economy.

Al-Qaeda Hotel Attack Kills 21, Shaking Kenya Economy Pillar

Al-Qaeda Hotel Attack Kills 21, Shaking Kenya Economy Pillar

Using hand grenades, automatic rifles and a suicide-bomber, the militants stormed 14 Riverside in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon, a venue popular with business travelers and Kenya’s elites and home to offices of companies including Pernod Ricard SA and Dow Chemical East Africa Ltd. That precipitated...

Latest: Utah mall says false alarm blared during shooting

Latest: Utah mall says false alarm blared during shooting

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Utah mall that wounded two people (all times local):

Kremlin rubbishes 'stupid' claims that Trump a Russian agent

Kremlin rubbishes 'stupid' claims that Trump a Russian agent

Russia on Wednesday dismissed as ridiculous reports questioning whether US President Donald Trump has acted as an agent for Russia as controversy mounted over his alleged ties to the Kremlin. Trump has denied explosive news reports that he hid details of discussions with President Vladimir Putin...

Wild-Styled 2020 Toyota Supra Debuts With More Power and Tech

Wild-Styled 2020 Toyota Supra Debuts With More Power and Tech

Toyota unveiled the highly anticipated all-new Supra sports car at the Detroit auto show. Sharing platform and powertrain with the redesigned BMW Z4 roadster, the Supra promises to be a natural h...

Britain's May says she will respond quickly after key Brexit vote

Britain's May says she will respond quickly after key Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May told her senior ministers she would respond quickly to Tuesday's evening's vote in parliament on her proposed Brexit deal, her spokesman said. Asked by reporters if she would quit if, as widely expected, she lost the vote, the spokesman said May was...

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Recognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched...

The top 5 benefits that make the American Express Platinum Card a must-have

The top 5 benefits that make the American Express Platinum Card a must-have

BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. With large banks like JP Morgan and American Express poised to start significantly changing up how they structure rewards associated with premium...

California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pacific storm that brought fears of dangerous mudslides and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada was less fierce than expected but hundreds of homes in fire-scarred California areas remained under evacuation orders as more rain was expected.

David Webb speaks out after being accused of 'white privilege' by a CNN legal analyst who didn't know he was black

David Webb speaks out after being accused of 'white privilege' by a CNN legal analyst who didn't know he was black

Sirius XM radio and Fox Nation host David Webb reacts to CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accusing him of 'white privilege' during a debate on his radio show.

Top Judiciary Democrat: Vote to confirm Barr hinges on commitment to release final Mueller report

Top Judiciary Democrat: Vote to confirm Barr hinges on commitment to release final Mueller report

Sen. Dianne Feinstein said that she had become increasingly "concerned" about whether Barr would be willing to share Mueller's work in full.

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

This kid had the most relatable reaction ever

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Two Republicans Push ‘Border Bonds’ to Let Americans Finance a Wall

Representatives Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Andy Harris of Maryland, both members of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the Border Bonds for America Act of 2019 -- a law that would allow Americans to buy such securities from the U.S. The money would be put in a trust fund and used...

Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factions

Brexit deal vote: UK parliament's feuding factions

London (AFP) - The British parliament is split into cross-party factions over the EU divorce deal.

Pro-EU UK Conservative lawmaker puts forward legislation for second Brexit referendum

Pro-EU UK Conservative lawmaker puts forward legislation for second Brexit referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - A member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party on Wednesday submitted legislation making provisions for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union. The bill submitted by Dominic Grieve, who has previously called for a second...

2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for 2020, but you might not realize it from the photos. The exterior styling is so familiar that it would be easy to overlook the extensive re-engineer...

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers walked picket lines for a second day Tuesday, joined for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools.

Say it ain't snow: 2 winter storms, then an Arctic blast from the 'fractured' polar vortex

Say it ain't snow: 2 winter storms, then an Arctic blast from the 'fractured' polar vortex

Any hopes we had for a mild end to January appear over. A pair of winter storms will dump snow and ice across the central and eastern U.S. over the next several days.

JetBlue wants to fly you to Puerto Rico and take you to 'Hamilton' for free -- Here's how

JetBlue wants to fly you to Puerto Rico and take you to 'Hamilton' for free -- Here's how

JetBlue, the largest operating airline in Puerto Rico, is doing more than just encouraging travelers to visit the island.

Kosovars remember 45 killed by Serb forces 20 years ago

Kosovars remember 45 killed by Serb forces 20 years ago

RECAK, Kosovo (AP) — Thousands gathered Tuesday in the southern Kosovo village of Recak to mark 20 years since 45 ethnic Albanians were slain by Serb forces in a mass killing that sparked international anger.

Barr draws a line for Trump: ‘I will not be bullied’

Barr draws a line for Trump: ‘I will not be bullied’

President Trump's nominee for attorney general promises that he will abide by his sense of what is right and will not be susceptible to pressure from the president or from whatever quarter.

Key things to know about Gabon

Key things to know about Gabon

Gabon, one of Africa's top oil producers, has been ruled for more than 50 years by the Bongo family. President Ali Bongo, who took over from his father in 2009, oversaw the swearing-in of a new government on Tuesday, the day after returning home from an absence that prompted a foiled coup....

Police searching for suspect after 2 women stabbed in Vacaville house fire

Police searching for suspect after 2 women stabbed in Vacaville house fire

Police in Vacaville are searching for a suspect after two women were found stabbed when firefighters and police responded to a house fire.

May Faces Worst Government Defeat in 95 Years in Brexit Vote

May Faces Worst Government Defeat in 95 Years in Brexit Vote

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to see her Brexit deal rejected in the biggest Parliamentary defeat for a British government in 95 years after her last minute pleas for support appeared to fall on deaf ears. At least 70 of her Conservative Party, as well as sometime allies in the Democratic...

Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks

Los Angeles teachers strike for second day as mayor seeks to restart talks

Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table. The walkout, with teachers garbed...

Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac all want in on electric cars

Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac all want in on electric cars

Cadillac is General Motors' vanguard brand to develop and build electric vehicles, but Buick and Chevrolet have plans for EVs too.

No. of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown

No. of no-show airport security screeners soars in shutdown

ATLANTA (AP) — The number of airport security screeners failing to show up for work is soaring as the partial government shutdown goes into its fourth week.

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a "fair" and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme. Experts say energy output from renewables, especially solar and wind, is growing faster than anticipated, threatening to...

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances measure critical of easing Russia sanctions

The result marked a rare break from President Donald Trump. Eleven of Trump's fellow Republicans joined Democrats to vote 57-42 in favor of a motion to proceed to the resolution of disapproval. To take effect and block the plan to lift the sanctions, it must pass the Senate, where...

Neiman Marcus jumps on the CBD skincare bandwagon

Neiman Marcus jumps on the CBD skincare bandwagon

Neiman Marcus is investing in the cannabis beauty trend. The luxury department store chain has announced the addition of multiple CBD (cannabidiol) products to its beauty department, as part of its ‘Trending Beauty' initiative. The retailer will now stock several major cosmetics brands known...

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