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Pentagon: 50 troops suffered brain injuries in…

The Pentagon has raised to 50 the number of U.S. service members who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike earlier this month on an Iraqi air base, It's the third time the number of injuries has been increased

1,000-Year-Old Anglo-Saxon Structure May Have…

A remarkable structure may have been uncovered in the U.K.

After Trooper's Murder, Message Found on…

Police in Illinois say a woman who shot a retired state trooper in the head before turning the gun on herself had written the man's name on the wall of her condo along with the words, "I hate you" and "hope you ... die." Lisa McMullan, 51, was a regular at...

Astronaut to return home after 11 months in space

After nearly 11 months onboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico. She holds the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman. (Jan. 28)

Robert Pattinson Created 'Extreme And Grotesque…

Robert Pattinson gave “The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers the most intense masturbation scene. According to Business Insider, the actor threw up on himself but it was deemed “a bit too much.” Pattinson said the scene served as an “icebreaker” on set since they shot it on the first day. He said he wanted to “prove” himself and went for something “extreme and grotesque.” The film is Eggers’ second critically acclaimed movie following his 2015 horror, “The Witch."

GOP squirms as Bolton prepares to dish on Trump…

For much of the last 20 years, John Bolton was a conservative poster child, a Republican hawk whose worldview helped shape the GOP establishment’s approach to dicey foreign policy questions

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More Americans Went to the Library Than the Movie…

More Americans Went to the Library Than the Movie Theater in 2019 Among adults in Gallup's December 2019 poll, there was a reported average of 10.5 trips to a library last year. Heading to the movie theater was second on the list at 5.3 average trips. Rounding out the top 5 was sporting events at 4.7 and live music trips with 3.8. Taking in a national/historical park was fifth on the list at 3.7 trips. For library visits among genders, the poll adds women went to them nearly twice as much. Men are more likely to choose a sports event, a national park or casino. Gallup also shows that library visits were recorded more for those in low-income households. This is most likely because going to the library is free and provides access to a computer and the internet.

Trump Praises Outburst From Pompeo Against…

President Donald Trump praised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with Louise Kelly. According to Business Insider, Pompeo mistreated the NPR reporter in the segment “All Things Considered.” After announcing his Middle East peace plan, Trump said Pompeo did “a good job on her.” Kelly said Pompeo lashed out at her, cursing and demanding she locate Ukraine on an unmarked map. Pompeo did not deny yelling at Kelly but said their talk after the interview was off-the-record.

US Gives Israel a Bold Green Light

With the ink still drying on President Trump's Middle East peace plan, Israel says it's ready for action. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he will have his cabinet vote Sunday on two key measures: applying Israeli sovereignty to parts of the Jordan Valley and to Jewish settlements in the...

Not the best time for a swim

In Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, an earthquake rocked the island on Jan. 28, and created large waves in this pool.

Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the…

Caribbean Hit by Giant 7.7 Earthquake in the Middle of Jamaica and Cuba The huge tremor has been reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS adds that parts of Jamaica experienced severe shaking. Damages or injuries stemming from the 7.7 magnitude quake have not yet been reported. According to 'USA Today,' the shock's center is just over 70 miles from the Jamaican coastal town of Lucea. Social media posts add that the earthquake was so strong that it affected southern Florida. Structures around the city of Miami were reported to have been evacuated when it occurred. AccuWeather meteorologist Jesse Ferrell says this is the Caribbean's fourth shock of over 7.0 in nearly 20 years.

Nissan to offer severance packages to older US…

Slumping Nissan Motor Co. is offering voluntary separation packages to many of its U.S. workers as it tries to resize itself to match lower sales

CT man accused of killing wife airlifted to NY

A Connecticut man charged with murdering his estranged wife has been rushed to the hospital after being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. Fotis Dulos was found when police officers went to his house in Farmington for a welfare check. (Jan. 28)

McConnell: We Don't Yet Have the Votes to Block…

The arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial are over, even as the debate on whether John Bolton should be called as a witness rages on. Trump's defense team wrapped up its three days of arguments Tuesday; next up, senators will be allowed to ask the House managers and Trump's legal...

Deaths rise to 132 in China outbreak as…

Countries began evacuating their citizens from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that has killed 132 people and infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad

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Australia's Pink Slug Survives Devastating Fires

A pink slug known to live on only one mountaintop in New South Wales, Australia, reportedly survived the devastating bushfires that swept through much of its home.

Reports: Husband Accused of Murder Attempts…

A Connecticut man accused of murdering his wife has attempted suicide, reports CNN . Fotis Dulos was "en route to the hospital with a faint pulse," his attorney said in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Authorities conducted a welfare check at Dulos' home after he did not show up for...

AP Top Stories January 28 P

Here's the latest for Tuesday, January 28th: Trump defense team argues against calling Bolton during impeachment; Palestinians reject Trump's peace plan; U.S. health officials expand China travel advisory; Hybrid fitness a huge hit in Hollywood. (Jan. 28)

Boris Johnson Gives Huawei Limited Access To 5G…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network. The U.S. was trying to exclude the Chinese telecoms company from the West’s next-generation communications. According to Reuters, Johnson will exclude Huawei from the sensitive core, where data is processed. They will also be banned from all critical networks and locations, such as nuclear sites and military bases.

Trial highlights: Trump defense urges end to…

President Donald Trump’s legal team concluded its three-day presentation on the same note with which it began — that the Democrats’ case amounted to partisan politics that would undo the results of the 2016 presidential election

Nike Suspends Sale of Kobe Bryant Products

Nike Suspends Sale of Kobe Bryant Products All Kobe-related items have been removed from the Nike.com online store. A search for Bryant products results in a statement from the company. Nike, via statement Nike, via statement Nike, via statement Nike is still deciding what its strategy will be for releasing Bryant's signature shoe series, as the company wants to limit the sale of the shoe line on the secondary market. The Nike Kobe signature series have already been worn by more than 100 NBA players this season. Several players wore Bryant's sneakers on Sunday and wrote messages on them in tribute.

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.

Harvard's Chemistry Chair Accused of Lying About…

There's another big story out that mentions Wuhan—just one not related to the coronavirus. The chair of Harvard's chemistry department was on Tuesday charged with making false statements to the Department of Defense regarding his role in China's Thousand Talents Plan. Bloomberg explains that it and other government-run plans...

Using weather forecasts to predict flu activity

Researchers at the University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute use AccuWeather high-resolution, 45-day weather forecasts to help predict influenza activity.

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8 Million Children Forced Out Of School Due To…

8 Million Children Forced Out Of School Due To Violence In West Africa A UNICEF report calculates more than 8 million school-aged children in West Africa have been forced out of school because of extreme violence. Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are among the nations most affected with nearly 1 million people displaced, and more than half of those coming from Burkina Faso. While extremist violence has wracked Libya, Mali and Northern Nigeria in recent years, Burkina Faso and Niger were viewed as mostly immune. That view has changed as militant groups like the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara and Ansaroul Islam have posed a more significant regional threat. Many point to the ouster of autocratic President Blaise Compaoré in 2014, as pivotal in allowing extremists to infiltrate Burkina Faso. Compaoré ruled for decades and was accused of many atrocities, as well as negotiating with terrorists to prevent attacks within Burkinabe borders. U.S. State Department officials have even called out the risk to the entire region and as an extension, American economic interests. Deputy Assist. Admin. Cheryl Anderson

AP analysis: NFL teams lost over $500M to…

According to an Associated Press study NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended the year on injured reserve

Schiff: Trump's defense reeling from Bolton's book

Lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff says the abrupt ending of the President Donald Trump's defense team today in the Senate shows "they are still reeling from the revelation of John Bolton's book and what he has to say." (Jan. 28)