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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 […]

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Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

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The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Strong earnings from several big banks powered more gains on Wall Street, with Goldman Sachs and Bank of America leading the way. Goldman Sachs jumped 9.5 percent Wednesday, its biggest gain in 10 years, after the bank said gains in its advisory business […]

Ocasio-Cortez vows to ‘run train’ on progressive agenda in bizarre turn of phrase

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., used a strange – and sexually charged – phrase to describe to the Washington Post her plan for implementing a progressive agenda. “… enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda,” the newly minted congresswoman told the newspaper. The choice of words sent […]

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. […]

This Nairobi attack reminds me that tit-for-tat terror never succeeds | Mukoma wa Ngugi | Opinion

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A few nights ago I had a nightmare – my family and I were living on the seventh floor of an apartment building in a US city that I could not name. It was a hot summer night. Through our open windows we heard shouts of: “Go back to where you come from!” This was […]

Most collectible cars of show’s past 30 years

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Nathan Bomey USA TODAY Published 5:01 AM EST Jan 16, 2019 The history of the Detroit auto show features a dizzying array of showstoppers, oddities, total duds and everything in between. Only time can tell which vehicles end up becoming truly collectible. As the show makes its final run in January before moving to June […]

UKCloud expands sovereign cloud platform to ensure customer capacity post-Brexit

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UKCloud commits to significant expansion of UK sovereign cloud platform in response to increasing uncertainty amongst public sector organisations about the implications of Brexit London – 15th January 2019 – UKCloud, the multi-cloud experts dedicated to making digital transformation happen across UK public sector, has announced the completion of their Brexit preparations and are ready […]

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 […]

Russian baby rescued after nearly 36 hours in frozen rubble

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MOSCOW (AP) — Laboring through sub-freezing temperatures, Russian rescue workers were digging into a sprawling heap of jagged rubble from a collapsed apartment building when one heard the faintest sound. It was the sound of life. On Tuesday, to everyone’s delight and surprise, they pulled a baby boy out of the rubble alive, nearly 36 […]