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Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA…

Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to lead the Boston Celtics past the Los Angeles Lakers 139-107

This Is The World's Highest Settlement

The highest permanent settlement in the world is located three miles above sea level in the Peruvian Andes mountains.

Australians Tried To Save Animals Before…

Scientists estimate 1 billion animals were killed by infernos still raging around Australia. Organizations across the country are working together.

In New Short, David Lynch Asks a Monkey Some…

David Lynch hasn't brought much "strangeness into the world" lately, Vanity Fair reports. Now, he's here to change that. A 17-minute, black-and-white film— What Did Jack Do? —went up Monday on Netflix in which Lynch interrogates a murder suspect who happens to be a monkey. The co-creator of Twin Peaks...

Two killed, 15 others hurt in Kansas City shooting

Police say an armed security guard shot and killed a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman and injuring 15 more people outside a bar in Kansas City, Missouri. (Jan. 20)

China: Deadly Wuhan Virus Is Contagious

Business Insider reports China's medical authorities say a mysterious and deadly coronavirus can be spread from person to person. Officials are scrambling to contain 2019-nCoV, also known as the 'Wuhan virus.' It's a SARs-like infection that originated in a seafood and meat market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The virus has pneumonia-like symptoms including fever and difficulty breathing.

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Rockies' Arenado feels "disrespect" over trade rumors

Rockies star Nolan Arenado says he feels disrespected after Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged listening to trade offers for the seven-time Gold Glove winner

5 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.

5 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr. Every January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday. King Jr., who would have turned 91 in 2020, was born on January 15. Here are 5 facts about the legendary activist. 1. His given name at birth was Michael King Jr. 2. He earned a doctorate in systematic theology from Boston University in 1955. 3. Throughout the civil rights movement, Dr. King went to jail thirty times. 4. He posthumously won a Grammy in 1971 for best spoken word recording. 5. Dr. King was a big fan of the sci-fi TV show 'Star Trek.'

Prince Harry And Boris Johnson Meet African…

Britain’s Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London. Reuters reports that the summit was hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday. Harry met the presidents of Malawi and Mozambique and the prime minister of Morocco at the summit. Buckingham Palace said the prince, has been heavily involved in causes in Africa for many years. He also held a private meeting with Johnson on the sidelines of the summit. At the summit, Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa Johnson called for Britain to be the “investment partner of choice” for Africa.

Bezos Gets an Earful on Brief Visit to India

Jeff Bezos' surprise trip to India may not have gone quite the way he expected. He arrived to government criticism of Washington Post coverage, the launching of an antitrust investigation of Amazon, and protests from small-business owners—despite his announcement that his company was investing $1 billion to help neighborhood...

Unsettled pattern resumes in Northwest

The stormy weather is expected to persist until late this week in the region.

38 Percent of the World to Experience Civil…

38 Percent of the World to Experience Civil Unrest in 2020, Study Says In 2019, nearly a quarter of the world’s countries experienced a surge in civil unrest. A recent study published by Verisk Maplecroft has predicted that those surges will continue in 2020. According to their research, 75 of the world’s countries will experience violence and break-out demonstrations in 2020. That’s nearly 40 percent of the 195 countries in the world. Their analysis is based on both predicted rises in unrest as well as the predicted risk posed by a country's security forces against protesters. Study Author, via ‘Daily Mail’ Countries such as Ukraine, Guinea Bissau and Tajikistan are forecasted to experience the biggest rises in unrest in 2020. However, researchers are more concerned about the civil unrest in larger countries, such as Russia, Saudi Arabia and China. These countries displayed high risk of backlash by security forces over the course of the next six months. Verisk Maplecroft also predicted that Hong Kong and Chile will not find peace for at least the next two years, as they were deemed the “riskiest locations” in 2019.

China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more…

Authorities say a fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period

AP Top Stories Jan. 20 P

Here's the latest for Monday, Jan. 20th: Trump's legal team asserts he did nothing wrong; Thousands of gun-rights activists protest in Richmond; Human transmission of new respiratory virus confirmed; the nation marks the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Royal Caribbean: 'Reckless' Grandpa Leaned Out…

A horrible twist to the already unimaginable story of the 18-month-old who fell to her death from the 11th story of a Royal Caribbean ship: The cruise line says the tot's grandfather first leaned out the open window before leaning down to pick her up. Salvatore "Sam" Anello, who is...

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Injury-affected Konta makes early Australian Open…

Johanna Konta wasn't sure even as she celebrated Christmas if she'd make the trip to Australia for the year's first Grand Slam tournament because of a knee injury

Trump Reportedly Said About Constitution: 'It's…

President Trump reportedly said the US Constitution is “like a foreign language.”

Iran Threatens To Quit Nuclear Treaty If…

​Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the country will leave a global nuclear treaty ​"if the Europeans continue their improper behavior."

2 Women Are Unaccounted For in Honolulu Tragedy

In the wake of the Hawaii shooting and subsequent fire that left two police officers dead and destroyed seven homes in Honolulu's Diamond Head neighborhood, details are coming out about suspect Jerry Hanel. The 69-year-old was being evicted by his landlady Sunday morning when he allegedly attacked her, stabbing her...

Pro-gun rally in Virginia ends peacefully

Thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation that has become a key flash point in the national debate over gun violence. (Jan. 20)

Putin Hits The Gas On Russian Political Upending

Russian President Vladimir Putin sped up the shake-up of Russia’s political system on Monday. In a surprise move last week, Putin announced plans for sweeping governmental reforms. Long-time ally Dmitry Medvedev then resigned as prime minister along with the government. Putin’s proposed changes are widely seen as giving him scope to retain influence once his term expires in 2024. He submitted a constitutional reform blueprint to parliament that will create a new center of power outside the presidency. The move suggests his planned changes could reach beyond the political system and the government. However, Reuters reports Putin said at the weekend he did not favor the Soviet-era practice of having leaders for life who die in office. Reuters reports Putin also replaced Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, who had held the role since 2006.

Paul, Thunder rally for 112-107 win over…

Chris Paul scored 28 points and Danilo Gallinari added 25 as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 112-107

Avoid the Flu by Strengthening Your Immune System

Avoid the Flu by Strengthening Your Immune System According to the CDC, this year's flu season is very active across the U.S. Nearly 10 million people have been diagnosed with the virus so far. Purdue School of Nursing's Libby Richards says a strong immune system will help you avoid the flu. Be sure to get the proper amount of sleep each day, even if you are not sick. Libby Richards, via MedicalXpress Be sure to also consume healthy fluids and foods and avoid drinking too much alcohol. Exercise is important, and Richards adds that you should do it even if you have mild symptoms. Libby Richards, via MedicalXpress

Prince Harry To Jon Favreau: Meghan Available For…

Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP New audio from the red carpet at the "Lion King" premiere in July shows Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touting her voiceover abilities – "just not Scar" – to director Jon Favreau. Previously, red carpet audio seemingly showed Prince Harry talking to Disney CEO Bob Iger about how Markle was "really interested" in voiceover work, to which Iger responded, "We'd love to try." In the clip with Favreau, the Duke of Sessex appears to say "If anyone needs any extra voiceover work," months before the couple announced their departure from royal duties.

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Jury Would Have 'Given Her Death Penalty in a…

"After we tried that case, I think they'd have given her a death penalty in a heartbeat. That’s the effect she had on the jury." So say the Muskingum County prosecutors involved in the case of Emile Weaver, a Delta Gamma Theta sorority sister at Muskingum University's New Concord, Ohio,...

Students return to class after tornado destroys…

Students at Hope Baptist Church and School returned to class, five weeks after an EF-3 tornado destroyed their classrooms in Alexandria, Louisiana.

1 in 6 Vaping Lung Illnesses Linked to Legal THC…

1 in 6 Vaping Lung Illnesses Linked to Legal THC, Says Federal Report The report was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It revealed that one-sixth of those who suffer from lung injuries linked to vaping marijuana got their THC from legal dispensaries. Kevin Sabet, Policy Advisor, via 'USA Today' Kevin Sabet, Policy Advisor, via 'USA Today' The CDC recommends avoiding THC vaping products altogether. 57 deaths have been lined to vaping. Illnesses linked to the habit total nearly 3,000. The Food and Drug Administration has announced a ban on all flavored vaping and e-cigarette products.