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UK to 'play its part' against IS » Full Story
David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".

UN aims to block jihadist recruits » Full Story
The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.

Hollande condemns Algeria beheading » Full Story
French President Francois Hollande condemns the beheading in Algeria of tourist Herve Gourdel by a jihadist group linked to Islamic State militants.

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Bloomberg Took Secret Path to a New Schools Chief » Full Story
The secrecy around Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s selection of Cathleen P. Black to run the city’s schools highlighted his faith in business leaders and dislike of public debate.

Tentative Deal in Iraq Keeps Maliki in Power » Full Story
Iraq’s leaders reached a tentative agreement to end an eight-month political impasse and return Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to power.

Wal-Mart Says ‘Try This On’: Free Shipping » Full Story
Starting Thursday, Wal-Mart plans to offer free shipping on its Web site, a move that may create an expectation among consumers and a threat to smaller retailers.

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New Zealand Leader Says No Final Decision on Using Huawei » Full Story
New Zealand's Ardern says no final decision on Spark's use of Huawei 5G.

Southern Baptist President Calls for Action on Sexual Abuse » Full Story
The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination must act to fight sexual abuse.

Harris: Facts Unfolding in Probe of Alleged Smollett Attack » Full Story
Harris withholds further comment into alleged attack on 'Empire' actor; Warren preparing a universal child care plan.

Indonesia Central Bank Seen Holding Key Rate, as Hopes for Easing Emerge: Reuters Poll » Full Story
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank will keep interest rates on hold on Thursday, a Reuters poll showed, as the Federal Reserve's caution...

The Latest: Klobuchar Takes a 'Relative' Look at Gun Laws » Full Story
Klobuchar on new gun laws: Would this hurt Uncle Dick in the deer stand?".

Police: More Than a Dozen People Trapped on SeaWorld Ride » Full Story
Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego.

No. 12 Oregon State Holds off No. 2 Oregon 67-62 » Full Story
Aleah Goodman had 22 points and No. 12 Oregon State snapped No. 2 Oregon's 17-game winning streak with a 67-62 victory on Monday night.

Haitians Seek Water, Food as Businesses Reopen After Protest » Full Story
Businesses and government offices are slowly reopening across Haiti after more than a week of violent demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of protesters over skyrocketing prices and allegations of corruption.

Kucherov Has 5 Points, Lightning Beat Blue Jackets 5-1 » Full Story
Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 for their sixth straight win.

Venezuela's Maduro to Throw Concert Rivaling Richard Branson » Full Story
Venezuela's Maduro to throw concert rivaling fund-raiser planned by Virgin Group's Richard Branson.

Asian Shares Gain on Hopes for Progress on China-US Trade » Full Story
Asian shares gain ahead of China-U.S. trade talks in Washington.

The Latest: Maduro Says Trump Sounds Almost Nazi-Like » Full Story
Rejecting Trump's criticism, Venezuela's Maduro accuses Trump of sounding almost like a Nazi.

China's Economy Czar Going to Washington for Trade Talks » Full Story
China's economy czar will go to Washington for talks this week aimed at ending tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.

No Plan for Smollett to Do Follow-Up Police Interview Monday » Full Story
Jussie Smollett's attorneys say there are no plans for the "Empire" actor to meet with Chicago detectives Monday for a follow-up interview about his reported assault.

Detained Mexican Migrant Dies in Texas Hospital » Full Story
A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas.

Detained Mexican Migrant Dies in Texas Hospital » Full Story
A Mexican man detained by Border Patrol for illegal re-entry died Monday at a hospital in Texas.

Leader of U.S. Anti-Harassment Group Time's up Resigns » Full Story
(Reuters) - The president and chief executive of Time's Up, a group dedicated to fighting sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace,...

Police Investigate After 3 Shot, Killed Inside Calif. Home » Full Story
Authorities say three people were shot and killed inside a large home in an affluent Los Angeles suburb Monday.

Official: Deputy AG Rosenstein Expected to Depart in March » Full Story
A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next month.

Group at MIT Wants a Celebration for a New College Canceled » Full Story
Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the school to cancel celebrations for a new computing center.

Group at MIT Wants a Celebration for a New College Canceled » Full Story
Some students and professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking the school to cancel celebrations for a new computing center.

Clark: Some Teams Make Little Effort to Justify Ticket Costs » Full Story
Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players' demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to justify the price of a ticket.

Mexico to Close Infamous Island Penal Colony, Region's Last » Full Story
Mexico will close its infamous Isla Marias prison, the last island penal colony in a hemisphere once dotted with remote island jails like the one depicted in the movie "Papillon.".

Roger Stone Apologizes to Judge for Instagram Post About Her » Full Story
President Donald Trump's longtime confidant Roger Stone has apologized to the judge presiding over his criminal case for an Instagram photo of her with what appears to be the crosshairs of a gun.

Aurora Warehouse Where 5 Killed Won't Reopen Until Next Week » Full Story
Company officials: Illinois manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won't reopen until next week, but doors are open to support workers.

Guy's 23 Lift No. 3 Virginia Past No. 20 Hokies, 64-58 » Full Story
Kyle Guy scored 23 and No. 3 Virginia pulled away in the second half and beat No. 20 Virginia Tech 64-58.

China Accuses US of Trying to Block Its Tech Development » Full Story
China accuses the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging Chinese mobile network equipment poses a cybersecurity threat.

Mongolia Suspends KFC Outlets After Hundreds Show Food Poisoning Symptoms » Full Story
ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia has temporarily suspended operations of all KFC restaurants in the country to conduct an inquiry, as 42 people...

AP NewsBreak: Dunleavy Eyes Repeal of Alcohol, Pot Boards » Full Story
State officials say Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to repeal the boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska.

W.Va. Teachers' Unions Call for Strike Over Education Bill » Full Story
West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year.

Michigan Joins Lawsuit Challenging Border Wall Declaration » Full Story
Attorney General Dana Nessel says Michigan has joined a California lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to Step Down in March: Official » Full Story
By Sarah N. LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible...

The Latest: Board Changes Eyed as a Way to Streamline » Full Story
Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to introduce legislation to repeal the state boards tasked with regulating alcohol and marijuana in Alaska.

New Zealand Plans New Tax for Giants Like Google, Facebook » Full Story
New Zealand's government has announced plans for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax.

W.E.B. Griffin, Prolific Military Novelist, Dead at Age 89 » Full Story
W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific and best-selling author of military novels, has died at age 89.

16 States Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration » Full Story
California and 15 other states file lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Murray Waits to Measure up After Picking NFL Over Baseball » Full Story
Kyler Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over reporting to spring training as Oakland's first-round draft pick.

NY Joins Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Border Wall Declaration » Full Story
New York is joining California and 14 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.

Protests Slam Trump's Declaration as States Ready Lawsuit » Full Story
Protesters are gathering in cities around the country to decry President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall.

New Mexico Weighs Requirement for No-Cost Contraceptives » Full Story
The New Mexico House of Representatives is debating a proposal to ensure access to contraceptives at no personal cost under most types of medical insurance.

Former Trump Adviser Stone Apologizes to Judge After Photo Post » Full Story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone apologized on Monday after posting on Instagram a photo of the judge...

Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Assault Trial Delayed Until June » Full Story
Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York City is being delayed until June 3.

Nicaraguan Farmer Who Protested Ortega Gets 216-Year Prison Sentence » Full Story
By Ismael LopezMANAGUA (Reuters) - A farm leader who helped lead protests last year against President Daniel Ortega was sentenced on Monday to 216...

Trump Pleads With Venezuela's Military to Back Guaido » Full Story
Trump pleads with Venezuela's military to support opposition leader Juan Guaido, issues dire warning if they don't.

Macquarie Backs Drone Map, Electric-Vehicle Businesses » Full Story
By Joshua FranklinNEW YORK (Reuters) - Macquarie Group, the world's largest manager of infrastructure assets, has seeded money in a map system for...

China's Vice Premier to Visit United States for Trade Talks This Week » Full Story
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit Washington on Thursday and Friday to continue trade negotiations with the United States,...

House Spending Plan Would Raise Teacher Salaries 6 Percent » Full Story
State general fund spending would increase by about 11 percent and provide a 6 percent pay increase for public school teachers across New Mexico under a budget proposal from the lead House budget writing committee.

China Needs Tax Cuts to Relieve Pressure on Economy: Vice Premier » Full Story
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's decision to cut company taxes and fees is an important part of fiscal policy and is a hard-hitting measure needed to...

Tycoons Tell Mexico's President That Unions 'Extorting' Businesses » Full Story
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group representing some of Mexico's biggest companies told left-wing President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday that...

Iowa Governor Opts Not to Appeal Fetal Heartbeat Law Ruling » Full Story
Gov. Kim Reynolds says she has decided not to appeal an Iowa judge's ruling last month that struck down Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.

Latest: California Sues Trump Over Emergency Declaration » Full Story
California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Brent Oil Eases From 2019 Highs as Markets Await Trade Talks Outcome » Full Story
By Henning GloysteinSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices eased away from 2019 highs on Tuesday on caution that economic growth may dent...

Sen. Kamala Harris Says She's No Democratic Socialist » Full Story
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from a potential rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

U.S. States Sue Trump Administration in Showdown Over Border Wall Funds » Full Story
By Jeff Mason and Sarah N. LynchWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump and top members...

'Africans Are Tired': Hairdresser Hopes for Change as Senegal Election Nears » Full Story
DAKAR (Reuters) - For Yaya Niass, who cuts hair in a roadside shack on the outskirts of Dakar, the time for political change in Senegal - and in...

3 Children Among 4 Found Dead After West Michigan Shooting » Full Story
3 children among 4 people found dead following shooting in western Michigan.

3 Children Among 4 Found Dead After West Michigan Shooting » Full Story
3 children among 4 people found dead following shooting in western Michigan.

Inslee Plan for Health Subsidies Echoes National Debate » Full Story
A plan from Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is bringing the national health care debate to Washington state.

Tensions Rising After Kashmir Attack as Gunbattle Kills 9 » Full Story
Tensions escalate in disputed Kashmir and in Hindu-majority India after last week's deadly suicide bombing; 9 killed in Kashmir gunbattle.

N Carolina Elections Head Says Ballots Handled Illegally » Full Story
North Carolina's elections director says a Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation.

Asian Shares Near Four-Month High, Buoyed by Trade Optimism » Full Story
By Hideyuki Sano and Swati PandeyTOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S....

Euro's Bounce Fades as Focus Shifts Back to Economy, ECB Policy » Full Story
By Shinichi SaoshiroTOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar was steady against its peers on Tuesday, lacking strong direction as U.S. markets were shut for a...

UK Manufacturers Warn of 'Catastrophic' No-Deal Brexit » Full Story
By David MillikenLONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces the "catastrophic prospect" of a no-deal Brexit next month due to the selfishness of some...

Tax Incentive Bill Passes Missouri House, Stalls in Senate » Full Story
A proposal to expand a Missouri tax incentive program for businesses has passed the state House but is meeting pushback in the Senate.

Lisa Borders Steps Down as Head of Time's up Organization » Full Story
Lisa Borders says she has resigned as president and CEO of Time's Up, the gender equality initiative.

Mississippi Man Shot and Killed After Standoff With Police » Full Story
A Mississippi man has been shot dead by police after a standoff, with police saying he emerged from a house pointing a gun at officers.

Minot Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Fatal Shooting in 2017 » Full Story
A Minot woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting and killing a man more than a year ago.

Former Arizona Coach Olson Suffers Minor Stroke » Full Story
Former Arizona coach Lute Olson has been hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend.

UK's Gove: Govt Will Use Tariffs, Quotas to Protect Farmers After Brexit » Full Story
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will use tools including tariffs and quotas to make sure its farmers are not left at a competitive...

Racine County Squad Vehicles Struck 3 Times in Past Month » Full Story
A Racine County sheriff's deputy escaped serious injury when his squad car was rear-ended on a state highway.

British Lawmakers Call on Government to Put an End to Throwaway Fashion » Full Story
MADRID (Reuters) - A cross-party group of British lawmakers recommended on Tuesday that brands and retailers in the fashion industry should pay a...

Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming' Dies at 87 » Full Story
A climate scientist who popularized the term "global warming" has died.

Scotland to Step up Efforts to Keep EU Citizens After Brexit, Sturgeon Says » Full Story
By Elisabeth O'LearyEDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland will step up efforts to persuade EU citizens to stay after Brexit, its First Minister will tell...

Man Falls 150 Feet Near Mississippi River in Minneapolis » Full Story
A man is hospitalized in Minneapolis after falling about 150 feet from a cliff near the Mississippi River.

Budget Committee Approves $2.2 Billion for Idaho Schools » Full Story
The Legislature's budget-setting committee has approved about a 6 percent increase to $2.2 billion for public schools in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

Proclamation Remembers Idaho Internment Camp Prisoners » Full Story
Idaho Gov. Brad Little has issued a proclamation to recognize and remember the people of Japanese ancestry imprisoned at the Minidoka prison camp in south-central Idaho during WWII.

Fire Destroys Home of Former Gubernatorial Candidate » Full Story
No one was hurt in a weekend fire that destroyed the rural Alma home of former Wisconsin state senator and gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout.

Authorities: Wanted Man Kills Himself After Alabama Slaying » Full Story
Authorities say a man wanted for questioning in a fatal Alabama shooting has killed himself.

Alaska Lawmakers Push Back on Proposed Education Cuts » Full Story
Alaska Senate Democrats say Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed education cuts raise legal and constitutional questions.

Police: 1 Taken to Hospital After Burglary Pursuit, Shots » Full Story
Police in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown say one person was taken to a hospital after shots were fired as officers tried to stop a car following a suspected burglary.

Colorado Joining With Other States to Challenge Wall Funding » Full Story
Colorado is joining with California and other states in challenging President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Bill Seeks to Outline Rights for Sex Assault Survivors » Full Story
Nevada legislation seeks to enact a bill of rights for sexual assault survivors.

Tomatoes, Tilapia Farmed in Circle-Of-Life Nevada Greenhouse » Full Story
In a sprawling greenhouse in the northern Nevada desert, tilapia and tomatoes are being farmed in a circle-of-life partnership unlike anyplace else in the state.

Iowa Governor Plans Event to Sign Education Funding Bills » Full Story
Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to sign education funding bills sent to her last week by lawmakers providing a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July.

Clean-Up Ongoing at Site of Manitoba Train Derailment » Full Story
(Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co on Monday said its environmental experts are continuing the clean-up of a site in Western Canada where one...

Former Sioux Falls Fire Chief Surrenders Nursing License » Full Story
A former Sioux Falls fire chief who admitted possessing child pornography has agreed to surrender his nursing license.

GOP Plan Aims to Address State Public Defender Problems » Full Story
Republicans in Wisconsin's state Assembly are supporting raising the pay for attorneys who represent poor defendants, as the state faces a class-action federal lawsuit over the issue.

Distribution Warehouse Closes and Eliminates 300 Omaha Jobs » Full Story
About 300 jobs will be eliminated in the Omaha area when a distribution warehouse that served Shopko stores closes.

2020 Hopeful Warren to Unveil Universal Child Care Plan » Full Story
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to unveil a universal child care plan that would guarantee American families access to child care.

West Virginia Teachers' Unions Have Called a Statewide Strike Over an Education Bill They View as Retaliation. » Full Story
West Virginia teachers' unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill they view as retaliation.

Plaque Honoring Civil Rights Icon Stolen From Topeka Bridge » Full Story
Topeka police say a plaque honoring a civil rights icon has been stolen from a Topeka bridge.

House Favors Several Changes to Medical Marijuana Law » Full Story
The North Dakota House has voted in favor of several proposed changes to the state's medical marijuana law.

Winter Weather Advisories in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas » Full Story
The National Weather Service says a storm system could produce snow and ice in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

The Latest: New Mexico Spending Plan, Teacher Raises Advance » Full Story
A spending bill that would increase New Mexico state spending on public school education by about 16 percent or $450 million is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives for consideration over the objections of Republicans.

As Medical Costs Mount, Japan to Weigh Cost-Effectiveness in Setting Drug Prices » Full Story
By Takashi UmekawaTOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese doctor Yasushi Goto remembers prescribing the cancer drug Opdivo to an octogenarian and wondering...

Man Charged in Shooting Death in Southeast Kansas » Full Story
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a 43-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder after a shooting death in southeast Kansas.

The Latest: Suspect Won't Testify in US House Race Hearing » Full Story
The political operative behind what North Carolina's elections director describes as an illegal ballot-harvesting operation favoring a Republican congressional candidate won't testify about his actions without legal immunity.

Atlanta Jewelry Store Known for Celebrity Clients Robbed » Full Story
Police are searching for two gunmen involved in the weekend burglary of an Atlanta jewelry store known for its celebrity clients and the manager's home.

UK's Labour Urges Government to Back Customs Union Brexit Plan Ahead of Brussels Visit » Full Story
LONDON (Reuters) - British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday urge the government to adopt his party's Brexit plan for a...

Special Election Set for Vacated Iowa Senate Seat » Full Story
A special election to fill an Iowa Senate seat vacated last week when Sen. Jeff Danielson resigned will be held next month.

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New York's Amazon rejection exposes US opportunity gap and Democrats' political disconnect » Full Story

New York's Amazon rejection exposes US opportunity gap and Democrats' political disconnectDemocrats should consider this a wake-up call for 2020 when they must win states that don't have dynamic urban economies like New York or California.

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner to register as sex offender after prison release » Full Story

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner to register as sex offender after prison releaseDisgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York. The prison bureau, federal prosecutors in New York and Weiner’s lawyer didn’t respond to emails seeking comment.

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aid » Full Story

U.S. Senator Rubio, other officials visit site of Venezuelan aidWhile Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is refusing to allow in the food, medicine and other supplies, opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido has vowed to move hundreds of tonnes of the aid into the country on Feb 23. Guaido, who argues that Maduro's 2018 re-election was a sham, invoked constitutional provisions to declare himself the country's leader last month. Most Western countries and many of Venezuela's neighbors have recognized Guaido as the legitimate head of state, but Maduro retains the backing of Russia and China and control of Venezuelan state institutions including the military.

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