Two dead, 17 injured in Kentucky high school shooting

Mark Hicks, Jake Lowary and John Bacon, USA TODAY Network Published 10:00 a.m. ET Jan. 23, 2018 | Updated 8:15 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2018 CLOSE At least one person was killed and multiple others were injured during a shooting Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Kentucky, according to a statement posted on Twitter by Governor Matt Bevin. Time Emergency crews respond to Marshall County High School after a fatal school shooting Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Benton, Ky.(Photo: Ryan Hermens, AP) BENTON, Ky. — A 15-year-old student opened fire Tuesday at a high school in rural Kentucky,
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Mueller seeks to question Trump about Flynn and Comey departures

With indications that special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking an interview with President Trump, here are some burning questions his team will want to ask. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans. Mueller’s interest in the events that led Trump to push out Flynn and Comey indicates that his investigation is intensifying its focus on possible efforts by the president or others to
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NFL rejects veterans group’s ‘Please Stand’ ad for Super Bowl commemorative program

NFL rejects veterans group’s ‘Please Stand’ ad for Super Bowl commemorative program  Los Angeles Times NFL rejects ‘Please Stand’ ad for Super Bowl 52 program  Sporting News NFL rejects Super Bowl LII program ad submitted by veterans group  USA TODAY NFL rejects veterans group’s Super Bowl ad urging people to stand for the anthem  Fox News Full coverage Source link
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India’s Modi defends free trade as the U.S. raises tariffs

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Tuesday that the recent wave of trade protectionism, in which governments raise barriers to free trade between nations, is “worrisome.” Modi delivered the warning in a speech Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, just hours after the U.S. government of President Donald Trump approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The Trump administration said the decision to place tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines reflects the president’s pledge to put American companies and jobs first. Most imported solar
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Jakarta Offices Evacuated as 6.1 Magnitude Quake Jolts City

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled Indonesia’s Java island, forcing evacuation of office and residential buildings in Jakarta and its suburbs. The epicenter of the quake was near Lebak in Banten province at a depth of 10 kilometers, Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said on Twitter. There were no immediate reports of any loss of lives from the impact of the quake, which initially measured 6.4 on the Richter scale, the agency said. The temblor was relatively shallow and triggered no aftershocks, it said. More than 100 buildings were damaged on the outskirts of Jakarta, Kompas TV reported, citing Kaprawi,
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Tensions swell between Sessions and FBI over senior personnel from Comey era

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray speaks at an event at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Jan. 15. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) FBI Director Christopher A. Wray has been resisting pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to replace his deputy director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of criticism from President Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. The tensions over the issue of McCabe, and other high-level FBI officials who served during James B. Comey’s tenure at the FBI, have bubbled up to the White House, where counsel Donald McGahn has sought to mediate the issue, these
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Netflix crosses $100 billion market capitalization as subscribers surge

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) snagged 2 million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to dominate internet television around the world. The results drove Netflix to a market capitalization of more than $100 billion for the first time. Shares jumped 9 percent to over $248 in after-hours trading on Monday after rallying throughout the month and rising 53 percent last year. (tmsnrt.rs/1Ry82wG) The company has signed up more than half of all U.S. broadband households and is building its
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Flares, not IEDs, were tossed into Florida mall, officials say

Two items that ignited and released a plume of smoke in a Florida mall on Sunday were simply marine flares, not improvised explosive devices, as previously reported, officials said Monday. Authorities had initially said that two IEDs detonated at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, about 30 miles east of Tampa. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, half an hour before the mall was scheduled to close. On Monday, Andrea Aprea, an FBI spokeswoman with the Tampa field office, said there was “no indication of any explosion at the mall and no pipe bombs were found.” “It
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NAFTA’s fate uncertain ahead of final round of talks in Montreal

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The NAFTA trade agreement’s future hangs in the balance this week as negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico try to settle major differences over revamping a pact that President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon. Senior officials from the three nations will meet in Montreal for a week starting on Tuesday in the sixth and last round of talks to modernize the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump, who entered office last year pledging to undo what he described as disastrous trade deals, has portrayed NAFTA as grossly unfair to the United States and
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Turkish soldiers clash with Kurds in Syria | World

updated Tanks left the Hatay province of Turkey yesterday and crossed into northeastern SyriaBULENT KILIC/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Fierce fighting was under way today as Turkish tanks backed by thousands of allied fighters from the Free Syrian Army battled Kurdish forces in northern Syria. Ankara says the incursion into Syria, called Operation Olive Branch, is necessary to clear its border of “terrorists” and to liberate the self-governing region from its “repressive” rulers. However, the assault was criticised around the world. The United States and Russia urged President Erdogan of Turkey to exercise restraint. The two sides gave differing accounts of the outcome
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