News archive from 13 February 2017, page 6

Adele Confirms Marriage to Simon Konecki as She Accepts Grammy

Rumor has it… those marriage rumors are true! Adele confirmed that she and longtime love Simon Konecki have tied the knot while accepting the Grammy Award for album of the year for 25 on Sunday. After spending much of her acceptance speech gushing...

 

Chinese paper calls on US, world powers to address North Korea's concerns

A Chinese Communist Party newspaper pressed world powers, including the U.S., to address the “root cause” of North Korea’s nuclear development, saying it’s futile for Washington and others to continue to crack down on its nuclear development while...

 

The Latest: Chinese newspaper says address NKorea's concerns

SEOUL, South Korea –  The Latest on North Korea's missile launch (all times local): 2 p.m. A Chinese Communist Party newspaper says it is futile for Washington to continue cracking down on North Korea's nuclear development while ignoring its...

 
Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

BEIJING (AP) — Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China. Live poultry sales have now been suspended in Changsha, the capital of...

Chron, 01:40 in Health
 
Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Fake news: Tips on how to distinguish it from the real thing

Teachers from elementary school through college are instructing students on how to decipher fact from fiction when it comes to online news, after an election season that saw made-up stories abound. Some of their media literacy lessons: ___ — URL look...

Chron, 01:53 in Politics
 
The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news

The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there's a difference. As Facebook works with The Associated Press,...

Chron, 01:53 in Politics
 

Turkmenistan's leader wins presidential election

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan –  Turkmenistan's Central Election Commission says the incumbent leader has won the presidential election. Commission chairman Gulmurat Muradov told reporters on Monday that Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov won 97.7 percent of the...

 
Japan logs 1 percent growth in 2016 as private demand stalls

Japan logs 1 percent growth in 2016 as private demand stalls

TOKYO –  Japan's economy expanded at a steadily slowing pace in 2016, though a modest recovery in exports helped offset sluggish spending by households and businesses, according to data reported Monday. The 1.0 percent annual pace of expansion for the...

 

Trump moves spark Iraqi anger, calls against future alliance

BAGHDAD –  Reverberations from President Donald Trump's travel ban and other stances are threatening to undermine future U.S.-Iraqi security cooperation, rattling a key alliance that over the past two years has slowly beaten back the Islamic State...

 

Roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary soldiers in NW Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan –  Pakistan's military says a roadside bomb attack has killed three paramilitary soldiers in the South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border. A military statement Monday said the three men were wounded during a...

 

Top surgeon jumps to his death following divorce from TV personality wife

A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ashton, 52 — who was divorced from Dr. Jennifer Ashton two weeks ago...

Fox News, 03:12 in Health
 

Key business lobby warns UK not to play favorites in Brexit

LONDON –  A key business lobby is warning the British government not to play favorites among industries when it negotiates the country's exit from the European Union. The Confederation of British Industries said in a report released Monday that...

 
Embattled national security adviser's fate uncertain

Embattled national security adviser's fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn's fate as one of President Donald Trump's senior aides is uncertain following reports that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian envoy before Trump's inauguration. A top White...

Chron, 03:35 in Politics
 
AP FACT CHECK: Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud

AP FACT CHECK: Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won praise from his boss but brought no new evidence to light. Miller mischaracterized research about...

Chron, 03:41 in Politics
 
Trump's south Florida estate raises ethics questions

Trump's south Florida estate raises ethics questions

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's south Florida estate is no longer just the place where he goes to escape. He has described the sprawling Mar-a-Lago property as the Winter White House and has spent two weekends there so far this month....

Chron, 03:47 in Politics
 

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