January 23rd, 2018

World News

12 skiers injured by flying rocks as Japanese volcano erupts

By Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

TOKYO – Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano near a famous hot spring resort in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died. The eruption quickly darkened the ski slope at Mount Kusatsu-Shirane with black ash, as volcanic rocks ... Read More »

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Police: Dog bites man, man bites dog, then man is arrested

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

BOSCAWEN, N.H. – A New Hampshire man has been charged with resisting arrest and biting a police dog. Police say the man unsuccessfully tried to hide under a pile of clothes to evade arrest over the weekend and then put the police dog in a chokehold and bit it on the head. State police were ... Read More »

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Car bombs kill at least 27 in east Libya city of Benghazi

By Rami Musa, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

BENGHAZI, Libya – Libyan authorities say twin car bombs have exploded as people left a mosque in a residential area of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing 27 and wounding over 30. A spokesman for military and police forces in Benghazi says the first explosion in the Salmani neighbourhood took place around 8:20 p.m. ... Read More »

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Indiana Senate panel delays vote on hate crime bill

By Brian Slodysko, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana Senate panel delayed voting Tuesday on legislation targeting hate crimes, a move that followed emotional testimony from a mother who said police disregarded race as a motive when her son was severely beaten for being black. Indiana is one of just five states without laws that specifically take into account crimes ... Read More »

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A moment for moderates: Senators hope deal builds goodwill

By Matthew Daly And Richard Lardner, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

WASHINGTON – Centrists in the Senate are celebrating their work to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown. They hope to build on their momentum to address a host of issues beyond immigration, including health care and disaster relief. About 20 moderate senators met in the office of Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins over several ... Read More »

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Duckworth to be first sitting US senator to give birth

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

WASHINGTON – Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant with her second child. She will be the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. The 49-year-old Democrat, a veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, announced her pregnancy in a news release Tuesday. “Parenthood isn’t just a women’s issue, it’s an economic ... Read More »

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Utah lawmaker compares Trump to Dangerfield in ‘Caddyshack’

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah has compared President Donald Trump’s governing style to Rodney Dangerfield’s character in “Caddyshack.” Stewart says that while the president’s style is “very, very loud” and distracting, he’s able to do what he’s trying to achieve. The congressman made the comment Tuesday while speaking to ... Read More »

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Trump to invite France’s Macron for first state visit

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will invite French President Emmanuel Macron on the first state visit of the Trump administration, the White House confirmed Tuesday. Trump is the first U.S. president in decades to wrap up his opening year without offering a counterpart the honour of a state visit, a diplomatic tool used to impress ... Read More »

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Gay couple sues US for denying citizenship to 1 twin son

By Brian Melley, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A gay Los Angeles couple is suing the U.S. State Department for not recognizing one of their twin sons as a citizen. Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks filed the discrimination suit Monday in Los Angeles federal court. The couple says the U.S. government has failed to recognize their Canadian marriage and one of ... Read More »

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What shutdown? Frustrated voters shrug as pols point fingers

By Steve Peoples And Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

NEW YORK – What if they shut down the government and no one cared? On the ground in communities across America, many voters barely noticed the latest spasm of dysfunction in Washington. Those who did were angry and frustrated with their elected leaders but were also growing numb to the near-constant crises that have dominated ... Read More »

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Mexico’s Teotihuacan ruins may have been “Teohuacan”

By The Associated Press on January 23rd, 2018

MEXICO CITY – Spanish chroniclers may have altered the name of the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan to erase its importance as a place of governance, Mexican experts said Tuesday. The Aztecs may have called the city “Teohuacan” – literally “the city of the sun.” That contrasts with “the city of the gods” or “the place ... Read More »

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