U.S. envoy tells U.N. Security Council indications Iran behind Saudi oil attacks

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Monday that emerging information on attacks on Saudi oil facilities "indicates that responsibility lies with Iran" and that there is no evidence the attack came from Yemen.
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Kobe Bryant remembered by late night hosts after tragic death
You can add late-night hosts to the list of those who admired Kobe Bryant. Several hosts delivered monologues dedicated to the memory of Bryant, who tragically died with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash Sunday morning. An emotional Jimmy Fallon recalled meeting Bryant at a party when the NBA star...
Biden: GOP senator just proved our point about Trump
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says Sen. Joni Ernst's (R-IA) comments about the impeachment testimony impacting Biden's chances in the state prove the real motivation behind Trump's attack on the former vice president and his son.
He was bitten by a shark. Four months later, 13-year-old Florida surfer wins major USA contest.
In September 2019, Logan Radd of Satellite Beach got 19 stitches after he was bitten by a shark. In January 2020, the teen surfer won the USA Prime event at Sebastian Inlet.
NBA legend's fans gather at Los Angeles plaza yelling 'Kobe!' in honor of his signature jumpshot
Video of the scene shows multiple people shooting paper balls at a trash can yelling "Kobe!"
Canberra fires: worst bushfires threat since 2003, chief minister says – live news
Evacuation centres set up and RFS volunteers recalled as fire threatens southern ACT suburbs and NSW border. Follow latest news and live updates 7.21am GMT The community of Tharwa nestled at the bottom of these hills is being urged to evacuate as the Orroral Valley Fire burns out of control in the Namadji National Park #OrroralValleyFire @SBSNews 7.16am GMT The indefatigable Lyndal Curtis tells us a water bomber is in the air:Air tanker just took off from Canberra airport. (And flew over my head) Continue reading...
Japan plans to fly citizens home from China's virus-hit Wuhan
Japan will send a chartered flight on Tuesday night to Wuhan, the epicenter of China's virus outbreak, to evacuate its nationals looking to return home, as the death toll from the new strain climbed to 106.
DOJ disputes report on Bolton conversation with Barr about foreign leaders
The Department of Justice said in a statement Monday that reports indicating that former national security adviser John Bolton raised concerns about President Trump’s relationship with some of the world’s autocratic leaders with Attorney General William Barr, are “grossly” mischaracterized.
Man and child die after family camping accident in Australia
A camping accident in Australia left a man and child dead and a woman in serious condition during a family trip, according to authorities.
How 49ers’ assistant Katie Sowers became Super Bowl trailblazer
MIAMI — Google, a list of goals and a greater sense of purpose instilled by her father helped turn Katie Sowers into a trailblazer. Sowers was earning $800 a month working in elementary school education in 2010. Was she happy impacting children? Yes. Was she fulfilled? Not even close. “There was a point in my...
Good Samaritan stops ski mask-clad sex attacker in Brooklyn subway station
A good Samaritan helped stop a ski mask-wearing assailant who was sexually assaulting a woman in a Brooklyn subway station Monday morning, cops said. The suspect followed a woman into the bathroom of the 95th Street R station in Bay Ridge at about 10 a.m., punched her in the face several times and started sexually...
DNA test forces former Belgian king to admit fathering a child in extramarital affair
The former king of Belgium, Albert II, has acknowledged that he fathered a daughter in an affair in the 1960s, marking the end of a paternity suit that he has contested for seven years.
El coronavirus se propaga a Los Ángeles y al condado de Orange: ¿Cuán preocupados deberíamos estar?
Los coronavirus circulan en una variedad de animales, incluidos los humanos
Health officials monitor potential case of coronavirus in San Diego County
One person is in isolation at home in San Diego County after they were tested for a new strain of coronavirus after traveling to an area of China affected by an outbreak of the virus.
Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride review – evasive and claustrophobic
Eimear McBride’s tale of a woman drifting from one hotel to another leaves our reviewer scratching her headIf you’ve read so much as a sentence of Eimear McBride’s writing, it is likely to have burned into your brain. Her first two novels, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing and The Lesser Bohemians, were both written with a ferocious immediacy, in hurtling, viscerally direct prose that captures pre-verbal thought processes “far back in the mind”, as McBride put it. Strange Hotel feels like a book determined to show just how different it is from its predecessors. An unnamed 35-year-old woman checks into a hotel in Avignon; over the years, we’ll meet her in several more – in Prague, Oslo, Auckland and Austin. She monitors her desire to drink, to have casual sex, and to not quite look at her own past. She is haunted by a lost love, and these encounters with others – or mostly, really, with herself – in these anonymous rooms bring painful flashes of that former relationship. Continue reading...
Detox foot patches: Want something more effective? Flush your leg down the toilet
The instructions – literally – make no sense whatsoever. And it made my foot dirtier, more fetid and more slimy than it has ever beenI’m not even convinced the maker thinks anyone will buy this product, it is so bizarrely packaged. Printed right on the front of this box of foot patches is a long, unintentionally hilarious, description of the target market. “Middle and aged people. Manual worker. Irregular people. Sedentary and long standing. Office worker people. Stay up late people.” As a sedentary, irregular, stay up late middle person, I definitely qualify. But for what? There isn’t any information on what the patches are meant to do. Fortunately, the product’s Amazon page (£6.89 for 20) is more forthcoming. These are self-adhesive vinegar patches whose natural ingredients have a cleansing function, drawing out toxins overnight. It promises an array of improvements to your metabolism, immune system, insomnia, fatigue, migraines, back pains, swellings and the ability to do sums in your head. OK, not that last one, but probably only because they ran out of space.I return to the box, enjoying its mystery. “Attach the side which printed with letters to adhesive paster. (The letters which on the foot patch should NEVER touch your skin.) Attach the foot patch with the paster on to your vola.” A mountain of gibberish, with many unclimbable facets. What is a vola? I can’t see any letters on the patches. I’m guessing this has all been wrung through an online translation engine until it resembles auto-poetry. The final step reads: “Next morning, tear down the bag and clear your.” That’s it. I find it oddly inspiring. Continue reading...
Barry Bennell victims urge BBC to save Victoria Derbyshire show
Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Chris Unsworth say their appearance on programme helped change the lawThree former footballers who appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire programme to tell their story of being abused as children have urged the BBC to save the programme, as journalists at the corporation prepare for a wave of job cuts to be announced on Wednesday.Andy Woodward, Steve Walters, and Chris Unsworth have written to the BBC director general, Tony Hall, to urge him to reconsider scrapping the show, saying their emotional appearance to discuss abuse at the hands of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell helped change the law. Continue reading...
Old people are fitter than ever – but I wish everyone would shut up about it | Suzanne Moore
I’ve had to ditch my Fitbit, and am tempted to bin my phone, too, since it started badgering me to exercise. Why can’t we just relax?I can’t wait until the end of January. This has nothing to do with Brexit, and everything to do with people telling me they haven’t had a drink since Christmas and that their skin is so much brighter. Or that veganism is working out so well, as they eat some heavily processed mush that has no resemblance to any plant, living or dead. Especially fascinating was the chat I had with a young woman who asked if I was hydrated enough. Did I keep water on my desk or in a special bottle? “I get it from the tap after some yummy heroin,” I told her. I mean, is this what passes for conversation? I can hear my youngest’s “OK boomer” now, which is her retort to almost everything I say.The worst is that now I want to bin my phone. I haven’t signed up for any apps, but it informed me suddenly: “Last week was a challenge for you. Try to be more active this week.” What? Yeah, I was tired and jetlagged – another thing that is destroying me as well as the planet. I’ve already had to throw away my Fitbit, as it felt way too demanding. It seemed to want more of a relationship with me than I wanted with it. Continue reading...
‘Too much risk’: why Erasmus students are shunning Brexit Britain
With no UK funding guarantees, English language learners are heading to Ireland – while their British counterparts are left in limboWhen Julia Quirós Rodríguez, from Cadiz, in Spain, dreamed about doing a student exchange under the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme she always imagined coming to the UK. But her university warned her off Brexit Britain, and she is studying at the University of Galway, in Ireland, instead.Last year Rodríguez had to choose eight European universities where she would like to do her Erasmus+ exchange. As she is studying English, her choices were all in Britain. However, her university asked her to change her options because, like many EU universities, it feared being left to pay high student fees if Britain were shut out of the scheme, post-Brexit. Continue reading...
LeBron James is 'heartbroken and devastated' after Kobe Bryant's death
In the hours after basketball legend Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash along with eight other people, thousands of fans began sharing their goodbyes on social media.
32 things we learned from Super Bowl LIV's Opening Night with Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers
From Jimmy Garoppolo's big opportunity to a great emerging rivalry, Super Bowl LIV's story lines are starting to come into focus.
What Trump's legal team left out of impeachment defense
CNN's Don Lemon talks with a panel of experts about the arguments from President Donald Trump's lawyers during the Senate impeachment trial and how they didn't address the revelations from John Bolton's unpublished manuscript.
For Fed, 'material reassessment' may be in eye of beholder
At a glance, the Federal Reserve has set a high bar for any change in interest rates this year: A "material reassessment" of the economic outlook would be required as set forth by U.S. central bank chief Jerome Powell.
49ers give thanks to the Patriots for trading Jimmy G
SportsPulse: Remember when Jimmy Garoppolo was supposed to be Tom Brady's heir apparent? In hindsight it was clear Brady and Robert Kraft had other plans and the current Niners are very thankful for that.
CDC is monitoring for Wuhan coronavirus at 20 US airports
The flight will leave Wuhan, then to Alaska for refueling and land in California.
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CDC is monitoring for Wuhan coronavirus at 20 US airports
The Centers for Disease Control is monitoring for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus at 20 US airports, the agency said on its website Monday.
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Thailand to screen arrivals from China as tally of virus infections hits 14
Thailand announced plans on Tuesday to screen all arrivals from China for symptoms of a deadly virus and confirmed six more infections among such visitors, taking the southeast Asian nation's tally to 14, health officials said.
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Adorable dog saved after running onto NYC highway
An adorable dog needed to be saved after he got loose and ran onto the FDR Drive on the East Side of Manhattan on Monday night, cops said. Daiki, a 4-year-old Shiba Inu, darted into the northbound lanes of the FDR Drive just before the Manhattan Bridge at around 9 p.m. — and a good...
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Stocks crumble as China virus toll mounts, safe havens in favor
Asian stocks took a battering on Tuesday as the death toll from a virus in China climbed, leaving investors fretting over the widening economic fallout from the outbreak and lifting bonds on expectations central banks would need to keep stimulus flowing.
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WRAPUP 2-China records first virus death in Beijing as toll passes 100
A new strain of virus spreading across China has claimed its first victim in Beijing, officials said on Tuesday, as the death toll climbed to 106, the United States warned citizens against trips to the country and financial markets again recoiled.
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49ers offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers is breaking many barriers in NFL
Katie Sowers, 49ers offensive assistant coach, is the Super Bowl's first female and openly gay coach.
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Kobe Bryant tenía una conexión especial con los latinos y su cultura
La relación especial de Bryant con los latinos inició cuando comenzó a jugar en los Lakers en 1996
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15 fotos para homenajear a Kobe Bryant
Las fotos, ilustraciones y pinturas a la memoria del legendario jugador, su hija Gianna y 7 personas más que murieron en un accidente de helicóptero
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Biden campaign fires back at Trump's legal team
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his campaign fired back at President Donald Trump's legal team's attacks on Hunter Biden.
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The Coronavirus Won’t Wreck the Commodities Market
Don’t underestimate how much industrial stimulus Beijing will inject in the economy to keep growth on-target.
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What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Arrow’ series finale on the CW
Tuesday Jan., 28, 2020 | “The Biggest Loser” is revamped and premiering to USA.
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Mahomes, Sherman among stars remembering Kobe Bryant at Super Bowl
SportsPulse: Super Bowl LIV officially kicked off on Monday and members of both the Chiefs and Niners shared their memories of the late Kobe Bryant.        
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Baltimore Ravens employee Chad Steele has 'coolest' assignment at Super Bowl
Ravens public relations employee Chad Steele, who stands 6 feet 7, is in charge of escorting big-name players to interviews after the Super Bowl ends.
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Kazakhstan restricts visa regime for Chinese over virus
Kazakhstan will require medical certificates from Chinese citizens seeking visas and has stopped issuing electronic visas to them on arrival as a protective measure against the spread of a new coronavirus, deputy foreign minister Shukhrat Nuryshev said on Tuesday.
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CNN Don Lemon panel faces intense backlash for mocking Trump supporters as illiterate 'credulous rubes'
A CNN panel is facing intense backlash on Monday night for mocking Trump supporters as "credulous boomer rubes," even sparking fierce condemnation from the Trump campaign. 
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$500,000 worth of jewelry was in a backpack stolen from a Philadelphia hotel
The backpack was taken from the Sofitel Hotel Monday morning, police said.
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Thailand confirms six more coronavirus infections, bringing total to 14: official
Thailand on Tuesday confirmed six more cases of coronavirus among visitors from China, bringing the country's total to 14 cases, a health official said.
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NPR reporter barred from Mike Pompeo trip after tense interview
The ban comes days after another NPR journalist had a tense interview with the secretary of state.
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Eli Manning Hall of Fame debate is no-brainer for Richard Sherman
There is no debate in Richard Sherman’s mind: Eli Manning belongs in the Hall of Fame. To Sherman, Manning is a Hall of Famer because he twice led the Giants to magical Super Bowl runs and beat Tom Brady and the Patriots twice, once ruining a perfect season for him and them. “I do think...
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California to shut down large homeless site at Oakland Home Depot
California will eliminate a homeless site located outside an Oakland Home Depot next month -- roughly six months after the city announced it would shut down the encampment, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
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What causes the deep marine layer that played a role in the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash?
A deep marine layer could shroud and obscure terrain around the crash site in Calabasas
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LAPD officer arrested on suspicion of stealing cash from backpack
A Los Angeles Police Department officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of stealing cash from a backpack while narcotics officers conducted enforcement of an illegal cannabis grow facility.
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Bolton blows the impeachment case back open
In reality, where we all live, the White House and Republicans scrambled Monday to deal with the situation created by John Bolton, who has blown the impeachment trial open with his leaked manuscript.
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Bolton blows the impeachment case back open
• Analysis: Raw political defense from Trump's team
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