Nation/World

From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

2018 Sundance Film Festival - Respect Rally Park City Womens March Utah

People participating in marches in U.S. and worldwide walk in support of female empowerment,...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2018. There are 341 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern California, a discovery that led to the gold rush of ‘49. On this date: In...


World

'America First is not America alone': Trump aims to reset global opinion about him in

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. DAVOS, Switzerland - The Trump administration arrived in the Swiss ski town of Davos Wednesday with a clear message for world leaders and executives: “America First” doesn’t mean America alone. President Donald Trump, accompanied by a total of 10 Cabinet secretaries...


Business

US officials defend trade moves as Davos braces for Trump

Trump Davos-1

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. officials trumpeted America’s commitment to free and fair trade while bracing for possible retaliation by China over new U.S. import tariffs, ahead of a much-ballyhooed visit by President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Treasury...


National

The 50 best jobs in America, according to Glassdoor

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. America’s corporations have been hiring armies of data scientists and data engineers as they collect exponentially larger amounts of data about their customers, their businesses and their markets. Now, they also need more people to help them decide what to do once...


World

A flurry of exchanges, protests: What's next for Koreas?

South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean activists tore photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, a day after the North warned such actions could derail reconciliation efforts around next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. It seems unlikely North Korea would follow through on its...


National

The 50 best jobs in America, according to Glassdoor

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. America’s corporations have been hiring armies of data scientists and data engineers as they collect exponentially larger amounts of data about their customers, their businesses and their markets. Now, they also need more people to help them decide what to do once...


World

Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisher

China Missing Bookseller

BEIJING (AP) — China should immediately release a Swedish book publisher who was taken off a train in front of his country’s diplomats by Chinese police four days ago, Sweden’s foreign minister said. The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday indicated Gui Minhai, the Hong Kong-based book publisher,...


National

Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes

Uber Driver Rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said. Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and...


World

Japanese PM Abe to attend opening ceremony in Pyeongchang

Japan Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics next month. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo on Wednesday, Abe said he would go to the Feb. 9 ceremony and expressed hope to hold a summit meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in....


World

The Latest: US Treasury chief not worried by Davos critics

Trump Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 10:45 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has brushed off concerns about a tough reception from globalist critics at the elite World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He said Wednesday that “we...


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