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 2022-01-20 16:43 

AP

Public school parents sue over private school voucher law...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three parents of children who attend public schools in West Virginia have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's private school voucher law.The suit filed Wednesday in Kan......

 2022-01-20 16:42 

AP

Hundreds take state-paid nursing assistant training...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of Minnesotans are taking advantage of the state's offer to cover the cost of training to become a certified nursing assistant. The state has used $3.5 million in federa......

 2022-01-20 16:41 

Reuters

U.S. SEC rejects SkyBridge spot bitcoin ETF in latest veto...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday rejected a filing to list and trade a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund by First Trust Advisors and SkyBridge, the hedge fund founded by former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci....

 2022-01-20 16:39 

Reuters

Germany's Cardinal Marx apologises after Munich sex abuse report...

The Archbishop of Munich, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, apologised on Thursday to the victims of historic sexual abuse in his archdiocese after a report found fault with his handling of the scandal as well as with former Pope Benedict XVI....

 2022-01-20 16:38 

AP

West Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7% in December...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7% in December, the lowest rate for the state on record.Total employme......

 2022-01-20 16:37 

AP

US says nuclear talks with Iran at 'decisive moment'...

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that talks with Iran over its nuclear program are at a "decisive moment," and warned that Washington and its allies may change tac......

 2022-01-20 16:36 

Reuters

Italy's antitrust recalculates Apple, Amazon fines after "material error"...

Italy's antitrust regulator said on Thursday it had recalculated the fines for U.S tech giants Apple and Amazon due to a "material error" in the first calculation....

 2022-01-20 16:35 

AP

Georgia unemployment rate again falls to new all-time low...

ATLANTA (AP) — Another month brought another all-time low for Georgia's unemployment rate in December, as it dipped to 2.6%.For the third month in a row, that's the lowest level since current recor......

 2022-01-20 16:35 

Reuters

EXCLUSIVE U.S. seeks way to speed delivery of new fighter jets to Taiwan...

The United States is looking for ways to potentially accelerate delivery of Taiwan's next generation of new-build F-16 fighter jets, U.S. officials said, bolstering the Taiwanese air force's ability to respond to what Washington and Taipei see as ...

 2022-01-20 16:32 

Reuters

Moscow plays down threat of U.S. electronics curbs...

Russia on Thursday dismissed warnings that the United States could restrict electronics supplies if Moscow attacks Ukraine, saying any such measures would mostly hurt the manufacturers....

 2022-01-20 16:32 

UPI

'Chicken Run' sequel, new 'Wallace & Gromit' film in the works...

Aardman and Netflix are developing "Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget" and a new "Wallace & Gromit" film....

 2022-01-20 16:31 

UPI

Prosecutors file motion to dismiss charges against MIT professor...

Federal prosecutors Thursday filed a motion to dismiss grant fraud charges against MIT Professor Gang Chen....

 2022-01-20 16:31 

Reuters

Fed may run fast on long road to normal balance sheet...

As part of its battle against inflation and a return to more normal monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve is approaching a decision to reduce its balance sheet, which has roughly doubled in size during the pandemic to nearly $9 trillion....

 2022-01-20 16:31 

Reuters

China thrash Taiwan, India held to goalless draw by Iran at Women's Asian Cup...

Wang Shuang scored twice as eight-time champions China started their Women's Asian Cup campaign with a 4-0 thrashing of Taiwan in Mumbai on Thursday, while hosts India lacked the cutting edge in front of goal in their 0-0 draw with debutants Iran....

 2022-01-20 16:30 

Reuters

IMF sees cost of COVID pandemic rising beyond $12.5 trillion estimate...

The International Monetary Fund expects to raise its forecast that the COVID-19 pandemic will cost the global economy $12.5 trillion through 2024, the head of the global lender said on Thursday....

 2022-01-20 16:27 

Reuters

Verdict in Iran's trial of jailed French tourist likely within days - lawyer...

A verdict in Iran's trial of French tourist Benjamin Briere, jailed for over a year on charges of "spying and acting against the Islamic Republic", could be issued within days, one of his lawyers told Reuters on Thursday....

 2022-01-20 16:27 

Reuters

Might Russia recognise 'independence' of breakaway east Ukraine regions?...

A group of Russian lawmakers have urged parliament to appeal to President Vladimir Putin to recognise two pro-Russian breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent states....

 2022-01-20 16:26 

Reuters

Russia, Ukraine warm to Turkey helping ease tensions -Turkish sources...

Both Russia and Ukraine are open to the idea of Turkey playing a role to ease tensions between the two countries, as proposed by Ankara in November, Turkish diplomatic sources said on Thursday....

 2022-01-20 16:24 

Reuters

Netflix could be Activision's Plan B...

If Microsoft has kicked off the game of who could buy Activision Blizzard , Netflix could be a surprise winner. The software giant's $69 billion bid for the maker of "Call of Duty" is likely to run into trouble in Washington, which opens up th...

 2022-01-20 16:23 

Reuters

No evidence so far of foreign responsibility for Havana Syndrome - CIA official...

The CIA has found that it is unlikely that Russia or another "foreign actor" caused most of the anomalous health incidents that have afflicted U.S. diplomats and intelligence officers worldwide for years, an official with the spy agency said on Th...

 2022-01-20 16:21 

UPI

Watch: 'WWE 2K22': Wrestlers help develop the video game in new trailer...

Rey Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Big E and more help with the development of "WWE 2K22" in a new trailer for the video game....

 2022-01-20 16:19 

Reuters

How much does Germany need Russian gas?...

Germany's gas supply has come into focus as high European prices, sparked by global tightness, were exacerbated by concerns the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline that is technically ready but needs regulatory approval may be delayed or scrapped....

 2022-01-20 16:19 

Reuters

U.S. crude, gasoline stocks up in latest week - EIA...

U.S. crude stocks and gasoline inventories rose while distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday....

 2022-01-20 16:18 

AP

1 million French get 1st vaccine shot ahead of new virus law...

PARIS (AP) — France's government spokesman said Thursday that more than 1 million adults got their first COVID-19 vaccine shot over the past month, after the government announced a plan to exclude ......

 2022-01-20 16:18 

Reuters

Canada's oil and gas spending expected to rise 22% in 2022 -industry body...

Capital spending by Canada's oil and gas industry is set to jump 22% to C$32.8 billion ($26.28 billion) this year as it looks to capitalize on a surge in crude oil prices, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) said on Thursday....

 2022-01-20 16:17 

AP

Aiming to make CDC nimble, agency director has rankled many...

NEW YORK (AP) — From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the top U.S. public health agency has been criticized as too slow to collect and act on new information.Now, increasingly, the Centers f......

 2022-01-20 16:17 

AP

Japan, France seek to deepen security ties amid China's rise...

TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France held talks on Thursday as the two countries seek to deepen security ties in the Indo-Pacific region, where tensions have been risi......

 2022-01-20 16:16 

AP

Jamie Dornan talks 'Belfast', TV and going behind-the-scenes...

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most memorable scenes in " Belfast " is when Jamie Dornan's character serenades his wife (played by Caitriona Balfe) with " Everlasting Love." The lighting, choreography ......

 2022-01-20 16:15 

Reuters

[ World ]

Britain reports 107,364 new COVID-19 cases, 330 deaths | Reuters...

Britain reported 107,364 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and 330 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus....

 2022-01-20 16:15 

Reuters

[ World ]

In Western Sahara refugee camps, little optimism over frozen conflict | Reuters...

From the deep desert camps in Algeria near the border with Morocco where Sahrawi refugees have lived for decades, the latest diplomatic moves to resolve the long-frozen conflict over their territory feel a long way from resolution....

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