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January 16, 2019 5:35 AM U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. “Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested in St. Louis and sent to custody in Washington DC although no formal charges have been pressed against her,” it said. “She was detained 296

January 16, 2019 1:46 AM 7th-grade QB Isaiah Marshall gets scholarship offer from Michigan

Isaiah Marshall, a seventh-grade quarterback at MacArthur Academy in Southfield, Michigan, has been offered a scholarship to play at Michigan, according to his father, Brian. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh extended the offer after watching tape of the 13-year-old signal-caller while visiting the school searching for high school prospects at Southfield 292

January 15, 2019 7:48 PM Exclusive: Brazil's Odebrecht offers debt-for-equity swap for Atvos unit

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Corruption-ensnared Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] has proposed that creditors take over its sugar and ethanol unit, Atvos Agroindustrial Participacoes SA, in exchange for reducing Odebrecht’s huge debt load, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The move is the latest sign of the radical way in which Brazilian conglomerate 273

January 15, 2019 6:50 PM No One Is More Elated About Meghan Markle Than This Kid

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went back to work on Monday with their first joint royal engagement of 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Birkenhead, a town near Liverpool in England. According to Hello, the trip was so the charity-minded couple could visit a local school, as well as a few organizations that support the community, including 310

January 14, 2019 10:06 PM Longtime defenseman Gorges retires

Defenseman Josh Gorges announced his retirement on Monday after 13 NHL seasons. The 34-year-old Gorges revealed his decision through the NHL Players’ Association. “I would like to take this time to announce my retirement from the game of hockey,” Gorges’ statement began. “I have taken my time and thought long and hard about this decision, but it is a decision 57

January 14, 2019 7:38 PM Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect decided to take teen after seeing her get off a school bus, complaint says

Prosecutors are expected to formally charge 21-year-old Jake Patterson with kidnapping and murder; Matt Finn reports from the courthouse in Barron, Wisconsin. Jayme Closs’ accused kidnapper began his plot to abduct the 13-year-old girl from her Wisconsin home after randomly seeing her get on a school bus one day, a moment when he said “he knew that was the girl he was going 254

January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 47

January 14, 2019 10:45 AM Dallas father fatally stabs son, 3, injures wife: police

Brandon Edwards fatally stabbed his 3-year-old son and injured his wife, police said. (Dallas County Sheriff's Office) A Dallas father on Saturday fatally stabbed his 3-year-old son and wounded his wife before she managed to flee the apartment with the couple’s other uninjured 7-year-old daughter, police said. Police received a call from the woman around 47

January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 61

January 13, 2019 6:36 PM Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after six months working for pregnant Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle has lost yet another royal staffer since becoming the Duchess of Sussex. The former "Suits" star's bodyguard, an officer employed by the Scotland Yard police, called it quits after just six months on the job, reports say. "Unlike someone who has grown up in the royal family and has been used to having close protection from an early age, it can be constraining 42