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Arizona officer kills teen boy carrying replica gun | US news

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Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer earlier this week was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Officers in the city of Tempe on Tuesday chased a suspect they believed burglarized a car and ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun, authorities say. During […]

Mistaken email prompts man to attend stranger’s bachelor party in Vermont

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An email about a bachelor party sent to the wrong person has led to an Arizona man taking a trip to a Vermont ski resort to attend the party of someone he doesn’t know this weekend. William Novak of Phoenix got the email on Jan. 7 about the ski weekend for […]

Shutdown enters 27th day with grim poll news for Trump – live updates | US news

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4.37pm GMT16:37 Speaking at the Pentagon, Trump tries to blame Pelosi for the shutdown. “While Dems would like to make a deal, Speaker Pelosi will not let them negotiate. The party has been hijacked by open border fringe within the party” 4.25pm GMT16:25 The Hill reports that Chuck Schumer is recruiting Congressman Ruben Gallego to […]

A CNN analyst called out a black Fox News contributor for white privilege

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CNN legal analyst Areva Martin thought she was talking to a white man Tuesday while appearing as a guest on David Webb’s SiriusXM radio show. When Webb, a Fox Nation host and frequent Fox News contributor, said he considered his qualifications more important than his skin color when applying to media jobs, Martin accused him […]

Julián Castro flips the campaign script: ‘I can win in 2020’ | US news

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Just days into his quest to become the first Latino presidential nominee in US history, Julián Castro, the former Obama administration housing chief, campaigned in New Hampshire, home to the first primary in the nation. While candidates often make a beeline to either Iowa or New Hampshire after declaring they are running, Castro’s visit to […]

Nancy Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union amid shutdown

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Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Nicholas Fandos New York Times News Service, 3:10 PM WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, citing security constraints from the partial government shutdown, asked President Donald Trump on Wednesday to scrap his Jan. 29 State of the Union address, and a bipartisan group of senators called on him to reopen the government […]

Turkey reportedly seeking warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter over ‘terror’ claims | Sport

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Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks player Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership of a terror organization. The pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office had also prepared an extradition request for the NBA player. Officials at the prosecutor’s office could not be reached for comment. […]

Filing: OxyContin maker forecast ‘blizzard of prescriptions’

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ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and GEOFF MULVIHILL AP, updated at 5:34 PM BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party in the 1990s that it would be ‘‘followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition,’’ according to court […]

Powder horn stolen in 1952 from Dearborn museum recovered by FBI

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Micah Walker Detroit Free Press Published 7:14 PM EST Jan 15, 2019 DETROIT – A 262-year-old rare artifact stolen more than 60 years ago from the Dearborn Historical Museum was returned Tuesday. The artifact, a powder horn on loan from the Detroit Historical Society, went missing in 1952 just before the opening of an exhibit […]

Ex-California utility CEO to receive $2.5m severance amid firm’s bankruptcy | US news

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A PG&E executive who resigned one day before the California utility company announced it plans to file for bankruptcy is set to receive $2.5m in severance payment. PG&E announced CEO Geisha William’s resignation on Sunday night, one day before the company declared its intention to file for bankruptcy by 29 January. Despite the company’s uncertain […]