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Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead

Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims deadFifty people believed to have been in the complex remained unaccounted for on Wednesday afternoon, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of a much higher final death toll. The bloody bodies of five attackers were broadcast across social media as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the end of a 20-hour overnight siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in the Westgate shopping center in the same district. "The security operation ... is over and all the terrorists eliminated," Kenyatta said in a televised national address, looking drained and grave.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 2:49 PM

Motorists left stranded on snow-clogged I-5 in Southern California as storm wreaks havoc, triggers mudslides

Motorists left stranded on snow-clogged I-5 in Southern California as storm wreaks havoc, triggers mudslidesEmergency officials called for evacuations near several burn scar areas in Southern California as a powerful storm wreaked havoc with travel on Monday.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 8:18 AM

VW, Ford announce alliance to build commercial vans, pickups

VW, Ford announce alliance to build commercial vans, pickupsVolkswagen and Ford announced a new alliance on Tuesday to jointly develop commercial vans and pickups starting in 2022, in a bid to reduce costs in the increasingly competitive auto market. The announcement came after more than six months of talks between the automakers which also included discussions about cooperation on autonomous and electrification technologies for cars of the future. The American and German giants will join forces to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups as early as 2022.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:03 AM

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcySACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The announcement by the nation's largest utility that it is filing for bankruptcy puts Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s problems squarely in the hands of Gov. Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers, who now must try to keep ratepayer costs down, ensure wildfire victims get the money they're owed and rethink California's energy picture in the face of climate change. 




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 1:43 AM

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic Sanctimony

Procter & Gamble’s Toxic SanctimonyRecognized around the world as a symbol of manly civility for more than a century, Gillette will now be remembered as the company that did itself in by sacrificing a massive consumer base at the altar of progressivism. In case you hadn’t seen or heard: Parent company Procter & Gamble launched a Gillette ad campaign blanket-demonizing men as ogres and bullies. At home and at work, in the boardroom, on the playground, and even while barbecuing in the backyard, Gillette sees nothing but testosterone-driven trouble.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 6:30 AM

Brexit vote: Lawmakers expected to reject Theresa May's EU exit plan

Brexit vote: Lawmakers expected to reject Theresa May's EU exit planLawmakers are expected to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to take the nation out of the European Union. What happens next is anyone's guess.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 10:11 AM

A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series

A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 4:55 AM

Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks player

Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks playerTurkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest and extradition of New York Knicks enter Enes Kanter, accusing him pf being a member of an "armed terrorist group". Mr Kanter is accused of ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkish authorities allege is behind the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, the Daily Sabah reported. Mr Gulen has repeatedly denied any involved in the failed coup.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 7:20 PM

Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit Vote

Pound Sentiment Improves in Traders' Positioning for Brexit VoteA gauge of relative demand for bullish or bearish options on sterling has climbed to the highest since April even as the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan faces almost certain defeat in a House of Commons vote Tuesday. The pound may extend its rebound to above $1.30 should the Brexit deadline be delayed from the end of March, said Yuji Kameoka, chief foreign-exchange analyst at Daiwa Securities Co. in Tokyo.




POSTED JANUARY 15, 2019 4:27 AM

DHS responds to Pelosi's request to delay the State of the Union address for security concerns

DHS responds to Pelosi's request to delay the State of the Union address for security concernsSenior DHS official says the Secret Service is ready for President Trump's State of the Union on January 29 and that no one from Nancy Pelosi's office checked with the Secret Service before requesting delay; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.




POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 1:27 PM

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