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Democrats, China Virus, Australian Open: Your Monday Briefing
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Raheem Mostert’s path to stardom included a lot more sharks than the usual NFL journey
The fifth-year running back, who trampled the Packers for 220 yards in the NFC championship game, was an avid surfer as a teenager, then bounced around six NFL teams in two years before finding a home with San Francisco.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020 Parades Around the Country Commemorating the Activist
After his untimely assassination in 1968, cities across the country began hosting parades in his honor long before the U.S. declared the third Monday of January a federal holiday in 1986.
Two dead, 15 wounded after gunman opens fire on line outside bar
Motive unknown; lounge was holding celebration of Kansas City Chiefs victory that sent them to Super Bowl.
2 killed, 5 injured after patron opens fire at San Antonio music venue
A suspect opened fire on patrons at the Ventura, a music venue and bar located along the Museum Reach portion of the San Antonio River Walk.
Militia leaders warn Virginia gun rally could get violent
A pro-gun rally expected to draw thousands around Virginia's capitol building on Monday has authorities bracing for violence, but it also marks shifting battle lines in the U.S. gun debate.
Off-duty police officer dies in Illinois crash, police say
An off-duty police officer has died following a multi-vehicle crash on Sunday in Illinois and the driver has been charged with a DUI.
Box Jellyfish Invade Hawaii Beach, Stinging 30 People
The venom of some box jellyfish species is considered to be among the most powerful in the world.
Explainer: How Trump's impeachment trial will differ from a criminal one
The U.S. Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will begin in earnest on Tuesday, when senators may begin hearing opening statements on why he should be removed from office.
Kansas City Police: 2 dead, 15 hurt in shooting
Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say at least two people are dead and 15 people were reportedly injured in a shooting outside a bar. (Jan. 20)
Prince Harry arrives at Africa Investment Summit in London
Britain's Prince Harry attended a summit for leaders of 21 African countries in London hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday after speaking of his unhappiness at giving up his royal duties.
Serena quizzed on Meghan, credits reporter with 'good try'
If you don't ask, you don't get. So a reporter asked Serena Williams about her good friend Meghan Markle.
Democrats mark King's birthday on presidential campaign trail
Democrats locked in a tight race for their party's presidential nomination will mark the holiday that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. by seeking the support of black voters.
San Antonio Police: 2 shot dead in club, 5 hurt
A manhunt was underway Sunday night after two people were killed and five others were injured during a shooting inside a San Antonio club, Texas authorities said. (Jan. 20)
Senate's McConnell keeps cool in heated Trump impeachment trial
U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, which begins next week, may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in Congress. As usual, he is showing little sign of the pressure.
Factbox: Seven House Democrats to argue impeachment case against Trump in Senate
Seven members of the House of Representatives will act as prosecutors in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, which begins in earnest on Tuesday.
NFL conference championship winners and losers: Raheem Mostert goes from undrafted to 49ers hero
While Raheem Mostert was a star for the San Francisco 49ers, the Titans' backfield duo of Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry faces an uncertain future.
Explainer: The new life of Prince Harry and Meghan after split from royal family
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will stop using their royal titles, give up state funding and repay taxpayer money used to refurbish their home at Windsor Castle as they seek to pursue new careers outside of Britain's royal family.
Fact check: 65 ways Trump has been dishonest about Ukraine and impeachment
President Donald Trump is dishonest about a whole lot of things. But he is rarely as comprehensively dishonest as he has been about his dealings with Ukraine and the impeachment process.
Super Bowl Odds 2020: Chiefs Open as Early Favorite to Defeat 49ers in Super Bowl LIV
The Chiefs are 1.5-point favorite to defeat the 49ers on February 2, while San Francisco is a 21/20 underdog.
Virginia braces for gun-rights rally that the governor fears could turn violent
Thousands of gun-rights advocates plan to descend on Virginia's state capital on Monday for "Lobby Day" to oppose legislation that would restrict access to firearms in the state.
Resurrecting James Dean
Resurrecting James Dean
Here are the lawyers defending Trump in the Senate trial
Three White House lawyers and one personal lawyer are expected to defend the president.
This craft brew pub thrives, thanks to a secret ingredient: Workers with disabilities
A craft beer pub and a pizzeria in suburban Denver are run almost entirely by people with disabilities. The bartenders have autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Some are blind, deaf or have traumatic brain injuries.
Rachel Roddy's recipe for lamb ragu with pasta | A Kitchen in Rome
A visit to the butcher is a reminder that meat should be a privilege, not an everyday convenience, and should be cherished in time-honoured dishes like this Roman-inspired lamb ragu with pastaAs my butcher bones out a leg of lamb and cuts the meat into pieces with a precise “thwack thwack”, or joints a chicken, we talk. About the lamb or chicken; how old it is and where it came from; the nature of the cut and the goodness of fat. We talk about what I plan to do with whatever I have bought when I get home. She is generous with advice when I ask for it, in that moment shifting roles from butcher to the sort of confident home cook who inspires trust. We also talk about being the mums of difficult eight-year-old boys, and swing between big headlines and the minutiae of every day: dry hands and cold mornings.Manuela’s hands are worth watching: like her brother, mother and grandmother before her, she is incredibly skilled, with the strength of a lumberjack and the precision of a surgeon. The other day she cut a gallina (boiling fowl) in half to reveal eggs; one almost at full size in its opaque sack, the rest a bunch, like tiny grapes, only bright yellow. It was a shock, to be honest; I wanted to turn away. It was Manuela’s reaction that made me turn back, her practical admiration of the animal before her and then the way she carefully cut away the cluster of eggs and lifted them into a tub and told me to poach them in the broth I was about to make. Again, I was shocked by her suggestion; the familiar comfort of my morning shop and cooking plans disturbed by the reality of the meat I chose to eat. Continue reading...
Virginia rally: thousands expected to protest against gun control bills
Governor has declared a state of emergency ahead of Monday rally, citing ‘threats of violence’ from militia and hate groupsTens of thousands of gun rights activists are expected to rally in Virginia’s capital on Monday in opposition to a slate of gun control bills introduced by the state’s new Democratic majority. Related: Virginia governor bans guns from State Capitol ahead of pro-gun rally Continue reading...
Op-Ed: A Walk of Fame star may seem silly, but it means a lot to us Iranians
We Iranians love the Armenian-Iranian singer Andy Madadian the way Americans love Paul Rudd.
'No fish': How dams and climate change are choking Asia's great lake
Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake is suffering its worst fishing season in memory, with potentially devastating effects for millions in Southeast Asia.
Editorial: Is California's presidential primary a disaster waiting to happen?
Maybe you know how you will vote on March 3 in California's presidential primary. But do you know HOW to vote? Or where?
Handful of key Senate Republicans will determine whether to call witnesses at President Trump's trial
Key Senate Republicans will determine rules for President Trump's impeachment trial, such as whether to call witnesses as Democrats have sought.
Liz Peek: Americans will never allow Bernie and Liz to stomp on our freedoms
Beto O'Rourke learned the hard way what happens to candidates who want to restrict fundamental rights.
NYT Endorsement Says Joe Biden's Poll Lead Is Voter 'Familiarity,' Tells Him to 'Pass the Torch to a New Generation'
The newspaper's editorial board pointed out the former vice present was 77 and urged him to step aside for "a new generation of political leaders."
In India, protesters are singing the national anthem and waving the flag. Here’s why that matters.
They are challenging the BJP's attempts to narrow the national identity.
Russian opposition wants big protest over Putin's plan to 'rule for ever'
Russia's anti-Kremlin opposition said on Monday it planned to stage a big protest next month against President Vladimir Putin's proposed constitutional changes, which it cast as a ploy for Putin to rule for life.
Your first 5G device should be a PC. Here's why
5G will support more than just phone devices. The latest generation of PCs from companies like Intel, AMD and Qualcomm will support 5G.
Four big takeaways from the NFL’s conference championship games
Andy Reid has his best shot yet at winning a Super Bowl, while the 49ers' defense is scary good.
Their gender didn’t help other female presidential candidates. Will Elizabeth Warren’s help her?
The sole woman among the top candidates is emphasizing her gender, hoping to appeal to female voters who helped power Democratic victories in 2018.
Dear Care and Feeding: Is It OK to Keep My Daughter From “Playing Funeral” With Her Grieving Friend?
Parenting advice on playing funeral, pot-smoking neighbors, and apologizing girls.
BBC Director General Tony Hall to stand down
The BBC's Director General Tony Hall will stand down in the summer, the British broadcaster announced on Monday.
Blue Monday: Is January 20 the most depressing day of the year?
Blue Monday is Jan. 20. Here's what you should know about the day that supposedly brings gloom and doom.
Baby Trend Stroller Recalled Due to Fall Hazard For Children
The hazard on the strollers involves the hinge joints, which can "release and collapse" under pressure.
My 13-Year-Old Son Wants Me to Buy Him a Sex Toy
Am I crazy to think this whole thing is good, maybe?
Iran's steps to reduce commitments to nuclear pact are over: Iran foreign minister
Iran's steps in reducing commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal are over, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday, according to the parliament's news site ICANA.
China's Mystery Illness Continues to Spread Ahead of Lunar New Year, the World's Biggest Human Migration
Travelers entering three U.S. airports from the city where the virus was first identified are being screened.
People in My Family Struggle With Addiction. So Why Do I Obsess Over the Addiction Stories of Strangers Online?
Turns out watching others recover, joke, and thrive can be incredibly comforting.
A potential witness, Giuliani could still join Trump's defense team. It's happened before.
Analysis: Legal ethics rules for the courtroom address the issue of conflicts of interest.
Minimalism Isn’t Just a Longing for Less Stuff. It’s a Longing for Less Self.
Kyle Chayka’s The Longing for Less, reviewed.
All the Studio Ghibli Films Coming to Netflix and Release Dates
The Japanese animation studio's feted works are coming soon, except if you live in the U.S., Canada or Japan.