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'And I did inhale': Kamala Harris admits marijuana use

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:29

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said in a new interview that she supports the legalization of marijuana — admitting that she has not only smoked pot, she has inhaled.

For more streamlined chicken enchiladas, use a slow cooker

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:07

Chicken enchiladas offer a rich and complex combination of flavors and textures, but traditional cooking methods can be tedious.

6 Reasons You're Getting a Smaller Social Security Check

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:49

Most workers are eligible to create a my Social Security account and get a personalized estimate of their future Social Security payments at various ages. -- Medicare Part B premiums withheld. Read on to find out more about the reasons your Social Security payments could be reduced.

Potential dangers of not removing the snow, ice off your vehicle before driving

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:54

The accumulation of snow and ice on the vehicle can have significant impacts on both the driver and those around. Experts explain why it is important to remove all the ice and snow from your vehicle before driving.

Valentine's Day travel ideas: TripAdvisor names the most romantic hotels in the world

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:48

TripAdvisor has named the winners of its 2019 Travelers' Choice awards for hotels, including the top 25 romantic hotels in the U.S. and the world.

OPEC, Russia draft cooperation charter offers no formal body: document

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:00

Scared by looming U.S. anti-cartel legislation for the oil industry, the Organization for the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies such as Russia have decided against creating a formal body, at least on paper. A draft of a document - setting up a new alliance and dated January 2019 - and seen by Reuters carefully avoids any mention of sensitive issues such as oil prices, market share and production cuts. OPEC and Russia have been cutting production together to support prices since 2017, after clinching a deal in December 2016, in moves that have provoked criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Doctor saves fellow hockey player's life

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:50

One man who went into cardiac arrest while playing hockey considers it a miracle on the ice that he was skating with a an emergency room doctor who helped save his life.

Hawaii storm brings 60-foot waves, damaging winds, power outages

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:37

A winter storm reached Hawaii over the weekend, bringing dangerous surf conditions in some parts of the state and gusty winds throughout.

White House says leaker about to be caught. Then new leaked copies of Trump schedule land

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 07:04

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that hope to identify the staffer who leaked Trump's schedule by the end of the week.

Toppled Malaysian leader's 1MDB trial delayed

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 06:01

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak's trial over a massive financial scandal that contributed to his government's downfall was postponed Monday, in a blow to slow-moving efforts to bring the disgraced politician to justice. Najib had been due to go on trial Tuesday for the first time over allegations linked to his involvement in the looting of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in a fraud that reverberated around the world. Billions of dollars were allegedly stolen by Najib and his cronies from 1MDB, which was set up to help develop Malaysia's economy, and spent on everything from high-end real estate to expensive artworks.

China condemns Turkey over claim of famed musician's death

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:57

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing on Monday condemned Turkey over its claim that a celebrated musician from China's Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group has died in custody, releasing a brief video clip that it said proved he was alive and in good health.

The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:56

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all times local):

Risk of Repeat Shutdown Renews D.C. Blame Game

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:37

Washington is careening toward another government shutdown after border security negotiations between Republicans and Democrats broke down over the weekend. Democrats also are demanding language blocking President Donald Trump from shifting funds to pay for his Mexico border wall, which was at the center of the impasse that prompted the most recent shutdown. While negotiations could still get back on track in the next 24 hours, Trump – who heads to El Paso, Texas today to press the case for a wall – suggested on Twitter that Democrats are instigating a second shutdown to distract from positive economic news and a racially charged controversy surrounding party officials in Virginia.

Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 05:10

Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan, just days after a stern royal command rebuking her candidacy was issued by her brother, the king. Uncertainty and conjecture have coursed through Thailand since Friday when the Thai Raksa Chart party made the explosive announcement of Princess Ubolratana, King Maha Vajiralongkorn's elder sister, as their candidate for premier after the March 24 election. A royal command from the king put a pin in her unprecedented political aspirations, insisting the monarchy was above politics and describing his sister's candidacy as "highly inappropriate".

Photos: Snow makes a rare appearance in Las Vegas

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:45

Snowflakes made a rare appearance in Las Vegas as cold air plunged into the deserts of the southwestern United States on Sunday night.

Heavy rain to renew flood concerns across Ohio, Mississippi valleys into Tuesday

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:41

Areas of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys that got hit hard with downpours last week will face renewed flooding dangers into Tuesday.

U.S. Warships Patrolling Beijing-Claimed Waters Prompt Chinese Protest

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 04:31

China’s foreign ministry said the country’s navy “warned off” off the U.S. warships Monday as they attempted to assert free navigation rights in the disputed South China Sea. The ships sailed close by Mischief Reef, where China has built an airbase on reclaimed land, and the adjacent Second Thomas Shoal, which is occupied by the Philippines.

20-year-old jet skier dies after going missing for hours off coast of Long Beach

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 02:53

A jet skier died not long after rescue crews found him in the ocean following an hourslong search for him off the coast of Long Beach Sunday.

Seattle is having its snowiest February in 70 years – and more is on the way

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 01:31

After a weekend snowstorm pummeled normally mild Seattle, making this month the city's snowiest February since 1949, more is on the way.

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 01:22

Forty years ago, Iran's military said it wouldn't stand in the way of revolutionaries and returned to its barracks, signaling the end of the rule of the shah.