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  • Pompeo says good outcome possible for both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

    January 12, 2019 5:00 PM 155

    ABU DHABI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he was optimistic that a “good outcome” could be reached between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish groups, after speaking to the Turkish foreign minister. “We recognize the Turkish people’s right to defend their country from terrorists, but we also know that those ... who are not terrorists

  • Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

    January 12, 2019 3:27 PM 156

    A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport

  • Stephen Curry now stands behind only Ray Allen, Reggie Miller for career 3s

    January 12, 2019 5:25 AM 155

    Curry, 30, acknowledged before the game how much his ascension on the list means to him as he passes each name. Once Friday's action ended, he said he took the game ball with him and was hopeful he could get it signed by Reggie Miller and Ray Allen, the only two players currently in front of him on the list. "It's just a special accomplishment," Curry

  • Amtrak works to modernize, speed up trains in busiest U.S. rail corridor

    January 11, 2019 10:57 PM 152

    ABOARD AMTRAK TRAIN 182 (Reuters) - Amtrak is gearing up to introduce new high-speed Acela trains as it plans to spend billions of dollars in upgrades on the busiest U.S. rail corridor. The national U.S. passenger railroad on Friday gave reporters a tour by train of the busy northeast corridor from Washington to New York, showing off places where the rail system

  • Florida posthumously pardons 4 black men accused of sensational 1949 rape

    January 11, 2019 9:17 PM 163

    In this undated image released by the State Library and Archives of Florida, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee, from left, in Florida. The three men along with a fourth were charged with rape in 1949. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Cabinet granted posthumous

  • Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight

    January 11, 2019 8:57 PM 147

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the U.S. Congress act. “We want Congress to do its job,” Trump said during a White House event on border security, adding

  • What's moving markets today

    January 11, 2019 6:22 PM 158

    The British pound briefly jumped as much as 0.5% to above $1.28 after the Evening Standard newspaper said Brexit could be delayed. The London newspaper, which is edited by former UK treasury chief George Osborne, cited UK cabinet ministers as the source of the information. The UK is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, but Prime Minister Theresa May has not yet secured

  • Ohio woman charged with drug possession shows up to court with more drugs, court docs say

    January 11, 2019 3:44 PM 150

    Elizabeth Darlene Wilson of Minerva, Ohio, allegedly brought drugs to court. (Stark County Sheriff's Office) An Ohio woman showed up to court for a hearing on drug charges Monday with a backpack filled with drugs in tow, officials said. Elizabeth Darlene Wilson, 31, of Minerva, was charged with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and one count

  • 'The Rock' laments 'snowflake' culture in interview

    January 11, 2019 11:09 AM 166

    Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson lamented the "snowflake" culture in an interview with the U.K.'s Daily Star published on Friday. Johnson told the publication that snowflakes' complaints do a disservice to the war heroes who fought for freedom of speech. “So many good people fought for freedom and equality - but this generation are looking for a reason

  • Boeing's unveils radical 'transonic' wing design

    January 11, 2019 10:54 AM 117

    Jack Guy, CNN • Updated 11th January 2019 The future looks interesting for air passengers, with a raft of new designs in the pipeline promising faster planes capable of taking people on longer flights in greater comfort. Boeing's latest innovation in the travel field is an extremely thin, folding wing that will offer unprecedented aerodynamic efficiency