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01/19/2018 - 00:32

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.

Grisly details as California couple deny torturing children

A California couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of torture as grisly details emerged of how they allegedly kept their 13 children in locked rooms or chains, allowing them to shower no more than once a year.


01/19/2018 - 00:20

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern expecting a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern expecting a baby

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday she is expecting her first baby in June, making her the country's first leader to give birth while in office.


01/18/2018 - 21:50

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:28

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:05

Trump warns government shutdown would be 'devastating'

US President Donald Trump warned Thursday of the "devastating" consequences of a government shutdown even as he lobbed wrenches into intense Republican maneuvering to avoid a politically embarrassing funding debacle.

Trump warns government shutdown would be 'devastating'

US President Donald Trump warned Thursday of the "devastating" consequences of a government shutdown even as he lobbed wrenches into intense Republican maneuvering to avoid a politically embarrassing funding debacle.


01/18/2018 - 21:00

IOC steps up drug tests ahead of Winter Games

More than 14,000 anti-doping tests on more than 6,000 athletes have been conducted in the lead up to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang next month, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

IOC steps up drug tests ahead of Winter Games

More than 14,000 anti-doping tests on more than 6,000 athletes have been conducted in the lead up to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang next month, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:48

Tarasova/Morozov defend figure skating title against the odds

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov produced a foot-perfect free skating routine to defend their pairs title against all the odds at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.

Tarasova/Morozov defend figure skating title against the odds

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov produced a foot-perfect free skating routine to defend their pairs title against all the odds at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:45

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British shores.

01/19/2018 - 00:21

As scandal escalates, USA Gymnastics cuts ties with Karolyi Ranch

USA Gymnastics announced Thursday it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, a longtime training center for elite athletes, some of whom say they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar there.

As scandal escalates, USA Gymnastics cuts ties with Karolyi Ranch

USA Gymnastics announced Thursday it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, a longtime training center for elite athletes, some of whom say they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar there.


01/18/2018 - 23:45

Late Asensio strike gives Real Madrid Cup win

A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.

Late Asensio strike gives Real Madrid Cup win

A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 23:09

Doping inquiry opened against Olympic triathlon medallist

World Triathlon bosses have opened a doping investigation against South African Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman.

Doping inquiry opened against Olympic triathlon medallist

World Triathlon bosses have opened a doping investigation against South African Olympic medallist Henri Schoeman.


01/18/2018 - 23:09

Gulati warns Trump issues could hurt 2026 World Cup bid

International political controversies involving US President Donald Trump could hurt worldwide perceptions of America and its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, outgoing US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned Thursday.

Gulati warns Trump issues could hurt 2026 World Cup bid

International political controversies involving US President Donald Trump could hurt worldwide perceptions of America and its joint 2026 World Cup bid with Canada and Mexico, outgoing US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati warned Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 22:03

Heat is on for Nadal, Wozniacki on Open day 5

Rafael Nadal will face heat and his stiffest challenge so far at the Australian Open on Friday, while Caroline Wozniacki will be looking to prove a point in her third round match.

Heat is on for Nadal, Wozniacki on Open day 5

Rafael Nadal will face heat and his stiffest challenge so far at the Australian Open on Friday, while Caroline Wozniacki will be looking to prove a point in her third round match.


01/18/2018 - 21:50

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia Medvedeva at the European Championships in Moscow on Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:30

Sainz stays on Dakar title course

Carlos Sainz lost nearly 16 minutes to his chief rival in Thursday's 12th stage of the Dakar Rally, but the Spaniard holds a comfortable lead with just two days until the finish in Argentina.

Sainz stays on Dakar title course

Carlos Sainz lost nearly 16 minutes to his chief rival in Thursday's 12th stage of the Dakar Rally, but the Spaniard holds a comfortable lead with just two days until the finish in Argentina.


01/18/2018 - 21:06

Spence puts IBF welterweight belt on line against Peterson

Unbeaten International Boxing Federation champion Errol Spence takes on fellow American Lamont Peterson in New York on Saturday with designs on a unified welterweight world title.

Spence puts IBF welterweight belt on line against Peterson

Unbeaten International Boxing Federation champion Errol Spence takes on fellow American Lamont Peterson in New York on Saturday with designs on a unified welterweight world title.

01/19/2018 - 00:19

Robert Redford: #MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.

Robert Redford: #MeToo is 'tipping point' for Hollywood

Robert Redford said Thursday the #MeToo and Time's Up movements were a "tipping point" that would change Hollywood in favor of women's equality and intolerance for sexual misconduct.


01/18/2018 - 22:07

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:49

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the English Channel.


01/18/2018 - 18:24

Williams, Hart, Fergie among All-Star performers

Pharrell Williams and his hip-hop group N.E.R.D. will perform at half-time of next month's NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday, with actor-comedian Kevin Hart opening festivities and introducing teams.

Williams, Hart, Fergie among All-Star performers

Pharrell Williams and his hip-hop group N.E.R.D. will perform at half-time of next month's NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday, with actor-comedian Kevin Hart opening festivities and introducing teams.


01/18/2018 - 18:10

Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he's 'lying'

Woody Allen battled to contain a growing backlash Thursday by accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to repeat "discredited" child molestation allegations as his tearful daughter accused him of lying.

Allen hits back at molestation claims, daughter says he's 'lying'

Woody Allen battled to contain a growing backlash Thursday by accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to repeat "discredited" child molestation allegations as his tearful daughter accused him of lying.


01/18/2018 - 14:51

Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'

Woody Allen on Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat a "discredited allegation."

Woody Allen says claim he molested daughter 'discredited'

Woody Allen on Thursday issued another denial of child molestation, accusing his ex-lover's family of "cynically" jumping on the Time's Up movement in Hollywood to repeat a "discredited allegation."


01/18/2018 - 12:50

Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.

Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.


01/18/2018 - 11:38

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

India's top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen.

Top India court lifts ban on release of Bollywood film

India's top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen.

01/18/2018 - 23:04

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.

Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

Nine people including two firefighters were killed Thursday as violent gales battered northern Europe, snapping air and train links.


01/18/2018 - 22:56

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.

Cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: study

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 21:28

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.

'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study

Experiments in lab animals have shown signs of success for a newly engineered flu virus that may lead one day to a more effective vaccine, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 20:53

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Last three years hottest on record: UN

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.


01/18/2018 - 19:21

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday.

Microwave ovens are cooking the environment: study

Small electrical appliances such as microwave ovens, kettles and hair dryers harm the environment in a dozen different ways, and consumers can do far more to reduce the impacts, researchers said Thursday.


01/18/2018 - 15:33

Cyprus denies bail for Israeli organ trafficking suspect

A Cypriot court Thursday ordered an Israeli national suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang to remain in custody until an extradition process begins on February 5.

Cyprus denies bail for Israeli organ trafficking suspect

A Cypriot court Thursday ordered an Israeli national suspected of being the brains behind an international organ trafficking gang to remain in custody until an extradition process begins on February 5.


01/18/2018 - 15:17

Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties.

Giant pandas arrive in Finland in Chinese charm offensive

Finland on Thursday welcomed a panda pair after a long plane ride from their native China, which leased the fluffy animals to the Nordic nation to strengthen ties.


01/18/2018 - 14:42

China says air quality 'improved' in 2017

China's air quality improved across the country in 2017, the environmental protection ministry said Thursday, after the problem was so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse".

China says air quality 'improved' in 2017

China's air quality improved across the country in 2017, the environmental protection ministry said Thursday, after the problem was so dire in previous years that some periods were dubbed an "airpocalypse".

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