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Leader of Spain's Catalonia to call early…

The regional president of Spain’s conflict-riven region of Catalonia says he will soon call a snap election amid splits in his government's unity

Satellite Photo Shows Giant Mekong River's…

Southeast Asia’s giant Mekong River has turned from its usual muddy brown to aquamarine.

NTSB Shares What It Knows About Kobe Bryant's…

The helicopter that Kobe Bryant and eight others were in on Sunday came very close to clearing a California hillside, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday, missing the top by just 20 to 30 feet. The New York Times reports the helicopter had reached 2,300 feet before...

ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Bryant, Cyrus

Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey Weinstein; WaPo clears writer who tweeted about Bryant rape allegation; Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth single again, divorce finalized. (Jan. 29)

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."

Georgia's Collins to challenge newly sworn-in GOP…

Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia has announced that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican, setting up a battle that could divide the state party this election year

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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.

Lawyer: Dulos Attempted Suicide After…

Connecticut murder suspect Fotis Dulos is in critical condition after an apparent suicide attempt came extremely close to succeeding. Police say the 52-year-old is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after officers who conducted a welfare check Tuesday found him unresponsive in the garage of his Farmington home, the AP...

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.

McDonald's wraps up tumultuous year on a strong…

McDonald's is wrapping up a tumultuous year on a high note

On This Day: 29 January 2018

Superhero blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Los Angeles. (Jan. 29)

Coronavirus Evacuation Flight Lands in Alaska

A flight evacuating more than 200 American citizens from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, landed in Alaska on Tuesday night—and none of them developed symptoms during the flight. Authorities say the evacuees, who were screened before leaving China, were checked again at Ted...

The end is nigh: European Parliament to approve…

The European Parliament is set to seal Britain's departure from the European Union in a vote

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Here's What Your Voice Would Sound Like On Mars

At this time, scientists are still in the process of figuring out what it will take for humans to survive on Mars, but they do know what people would sound like there.

Starbucks Is Not Messing Around With Coronavirus

Starbucks says it has closed more than half of its 4,292 stores in China and delayed releasing a financial forecast "due to the dynamic situation unfolding with the coronavirus ." China is the second-largest market for Starbucks, which is the first major American company to warn that it will take...

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Here's the latest for Wednesday January 29th: Americans return from Chinese city at center of virus outbreak; Senate to question House managers, impeachment defense team; Trump to sign USMCA; Pentagon says Iran missile strike injured 50 service members.

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.

Berlin zoo's panda twins take their 1st public…

Pit and Paule, the new star attractions at Berlin's zoo, have made their first foray into the limelight, climbing and tumbling around their cub-proof indoor enclosure to the delight of the cameras

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.

After Employee Backlash, WaPo Reverses Suspension

After an outcry from more than 400 of its own employees, the Washington Post has reversed its decision to suspend a reporter who tweeted about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant soon after the NBA star's death Sunday. Managing editor Tracy Grant said Tuesday that while Felicia Sonmez's tweet...

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

EU stops short of recommending ban on China's…

The European Union has unveiled security guidelines for next generation high-speed wireless networks but stopped short of banning Huawei

DiCaprio, Pitt, more pose for Oscar nominee class…

The 2020 Oscar nominees pose for a class photo at the annual luncheon, ahead of the ceremony on February 10. (Jan. 29)