January 23rd, 2018

World News

Michelin star boosts chef at outdoor Thai kitchen to stardom

By Kaweewit Kaewjinda, The Associated Press on January 11th, 2018

BANGKOK – After spending more than three decades cooking in an unassuming outdoor kitchen, a wok-wielding, goggles-wearing Thai chef has been propelled to international culinary stardom by having her restaurant awarded a Michelin star. Supinya Jansuta, better known as “Jay Fai,” is among 17 Bangkok-based chefs whose venues received the coveted honour from Michelin in ... Read More »

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Florida mom accused of leaving tots alone with dogs, shotgun

By The Associated Press on January 11th, 2018

OAK HILL, Fla. – Investigators say a 3-year-old girl called 911 and even though the dispatcher couldn’t understand her, deputies were able to find her and a younger boy who had been left alone at a Florida home with an aggressive dog and a shotgun within reach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports their 26-year-old mother ... Read More »

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Walmart raises starting wages, handing out bonuses

By The Associated Press on January 11th, 2018

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the ... Read More »

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Missouri Gov. Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail

By Summer Ballentine, The Associated Press on January 11th, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Responding to a bombshell news report that overshadowed his annual address to the legislature, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has acknowledged he’s been “unfaithful” in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed the woman to stay quiet. The Republican governor and his wife released a statement late Wednesday after the St. ... Read More »

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YouTube limits Logan Paul vlog due to apparent suicide post

By The Associated Press on January 11th, 2018

TOKYO – YouTube has removed blogger Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred and will not feature him in the new season of “Foursome.” The company said in a statement Thursday that Paul’s new video blogs also are on hold after he shared a video on YouTube that appeared to show a body hanging in a ... Read More »

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German economy grew in 2017 at fastest pace in 6 years

By Geir Moulson, The Associated Press on January 11th, 2018

BERLIN – The German economy accelerated last year to grow by 2.2 per cent, putting in its strongest performance for six years thanks primarily to increasing demand at home, official data showed Thursday. The figure released by the Federal Statistical Office was the strongest since 2011, when Europe’s biggest economy grew by 3.7 per cent. ... Read More »

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Guam’s governor fooled by Russian comedians via phone call

By The Associated Press on January 11th, 2018

HAGATNA, Guam – Guam’s governor was duped by a pair of Russian comedians who pretended to be officials from Ukraine. Pacific Daily News reports that Guam officials received an email in September 2017 requesting a phone call with Gov. Eddie Calvo. The senders claimed to be from the office of the Ukraine prime minister and ... Read More »

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Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail allegations

By The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges he was “unfaithful” in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman he had an extramarital affair with to stay quiet. The Republican governor and his wife released a statement Wednesday night. It came after St. Louis television station KMOV reported that Greitens had ... Read More »

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17 dead in California mudslides, more than a dozen missing

By Marcio Jose Sanchez And Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

MONTECITO, Calif. – Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept away cars and left at least 17 victims dead. “It’s just waiting and not knowing, and the more I haven’t heard ... Read More »

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Malaysia to pay US firm up to $70M if it finds missing plane

By Eileen Ng, The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – Malaysia’s government said Wednesday it will pay U.S. company Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it can find the wreckage or black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within three months, in a renewed bid to solve the plane’s disappearance nearly four years ago. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said there ... Read More »

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The Latest: Death toll from California mudslide rises to 17

By The Associated Press on January 10th, 2018

MONTECITO, Calif. – The Latest on deadly debris flows that hit the California community of Montecito (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Authorities now say 17 people have died in Southern California mudslides and another 13 are missing. The death toll rose Wednesday as searchers pulled two more bodies from the inundated area in the Santa ... Read More »

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