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In debate on ‘dreamers,’ an unsettled question: How many should benefit?
As President Trump and Congress negotiate a deal, the sides have disagreed sharply on how many immigrants should get legal status.
Michigan State president under fire amid sex-abuse scandal won’t step down, trustee says
Pressure is mounting on Lou Anna K. Simon over the university’s handling of Larry Nassar, the disgraced physician who began working at Michigan State in the 1990s and pleaded guilty in November to sex crimes against several female gymnasts who were juveniles at the time of the assaults.
The FBI says violent crime fell, but murders went up during the first half of 2017
Save the Children offices in Afghanistan hit by attack
Gunmen detonate explosives then storm the offices of the charity in the city of Jalalabad.
Gunmen storm Save the Children office in Afghanistan
Militants attacked the offices of British aid agency Save the Children in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, Wednesday, killing a police officer and a civilian, authorities said.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth is pregnant; would be first senator to give birth in office
Sen. Tammy Duckworth will make history when she becomes the first sitting senator in history to give birth later this year, her office said Tuesday.
Hundreds of cases dropped over evidence disclosure failings
About 900 cases were dropped last year due to police or the CPS failing to disclose evidence, figures show.
Thailand charges nine in anti-government protests dating to 2013
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Wednesday charged nine leaders of anti-government protests in 2013 and 2014 with inciting insurrection and sedition in an attempt to oust Yingluck Shinawatra, who was prime minister at the time.
5 things revealed about the Russia probe on Tuesday
Tuesday saw a flurry of new developments in the special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, each adding to what the public knows about the investigation hanging over the Trump administration.
Toys "R" Us plans to close more than 180 U.S. stores
The toy seller, which filed for bankruptcy in September, has around 880 stores across the United States.
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Big quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone Alaskans
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When it comes to earthquakes, Alaskans are major pros. But even they get rattled by the strong ones, as Tuesday’s early morning shaker proved. In the popular cruise-ship town of Seward, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Anchorage, Fire Chief Eddie Athey said the q...
Washington state Legislature takes up bills to restrict chemicals used in firefighting foam, packaging
The chemicals have been found in some state drinking-water wells, as well as the human body, according to bills introduced in the Washington Legislature.
Watch how a sketch of the ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ floating home takes shape
Continuing with my 2018 goal of taking you behind-the-scenes more often — did you see my video sketching the Virginia V? — here's a new 90-second clip where you can see another important Seattle location: the floating home where Tom Hanks performed some scenes in the 1993 blockbuster "Sleepless i...
This rain isn’t going away
Philippine volcano spreads lava almost 2 miles from crater
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Lava fountaining regularly from the Philippines’ most active volcano has flowed up to 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the crater in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption. Mount Mayon has spewed lava up to 600 meters (2,000 feet) high at times Tuesday and early ...
Shutdown deal bestowed a $31 billion gift on health-care industry
The deal to end the shutdown delivered a win to the health-care industry, either suspending or delaying three taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act.
Annie Murphy & Dan Levy Discuss New Season Of Schitt’s Creek
Annie Murphy and Dan Levy discuss the new season of "Schitt's Creek" on Pop TV.
Third suspect arrested in Pierce County deputy’s slaying
The sheriff’s department says the woman was booked into jail on suspicion of murder and kidnapping.
Matt Jones & AnnaLynne McCord Talk Let’s Get Physical
Matt Jones and AnnaLynne McCord discuss their new show "Let's Get Physical" on Pop TV.
Jane Seymour Talks Let’s Get Physical & Career
Actress Jane Seymour discusses her storied career and new show "Let's Get Physical."
Kerber vs Halep, Wozniacki vs Mertens in Aussie Open semis
Angelique Kerber will take good vibes as well as a narrow head-to-head edge onto Rod Laver Arena for her Australian Open semifinal against top-seeded Simona Halep
Chung's stunning run continues into Australian Open semis
Hyeon Chung has become the first Korean to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam, beating Tennys Sandgren in the quarterfinals to follow up his upset victory over six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic
Durant on ejection: Ref was 'trying to get me'
Warriors star Kevin Durant said referee James Williams was "searching" for him in the second half, after he disputed a call Williams had made earlier in Tuesday's 123-112 win over the Knicks.
Lue concedes it's time to adjust Cavs' lineup
Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue wouldn't specify what changes he would make to the Cavaliers' lineup, but he said that adjustments would be made.
James Harrison parlays Steelers' 'business decision' into Super Bowl trip with Patriots
Veteran linebacker seems to harbor no resentment toward Steelers, especially since he's now in position to get another ring.
Baker Mayfield pushes back against 'bad boy' perception at Senior Bowl
The Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner is eager to meet with teams and give them a sense of his true self.
Australian Open: Americans out of singles running as Tennys Sandgren falls to Hyeon Chung
Tennys Sandgren's improbable run at the Australian Open was ended by fellow unseeded quarterfinalist Hyeon Chung.
NFL officiating czar to return despite criticism
NFL senior VP of officiating Alberto Riveron will return for the 2018 season with the support of commissioner Roger Goodell and the league, according to a spokesman.
MSU trustee Joel Ferguson 'deeply regrets the inadvertent comment' in Larry Nassar case
MSU trustee apologizes in statement for "the inadvertent comment" about Nassar victims
LeBron joins elite club as Cavs' slide continues
The Cavs superstar became just the seventh player to join the 30,000-point club in a loss to the Spurs.
Autism assessments 'taking too long'
One mother said it took five years and £6,000 to get her son assessed and his condition recognised.
Former Labour minister opens up about being diagnosed with brain cancer
The former Labour minister on living with brain cancer and campaigning on treatment for others.
Drug companies told to do more to tackle 'superbug' crisis
LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers' response to the threat posed by "superbugs" remains patchy even after years of warnings, according to the first analysis of individual companies' efforts to tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis.
Five young people share their concerns about the future
Five people share their concerns as a survey suggests youth confidence and happiness is declining.
Why stress makes you fat
Dr Michael Mosley explores the link between stress and over-eating - and the best stress-busting techniques.
'Growing problem' of addiction to prescription drugs probed
A review into the "growing problem" of prescription drug addiction in England is launched.
Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes
A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco.
Puma Biotechnology sinks after Europe unlikely to OK breast cancer drug
(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said on Tuesday a European regulatory panel indicated it was unlikely to provide a positive opinion on the company's breast cancer drug, sending its shares down 30 percent.
Global Health: New Index Rates Drug Companies in Fight Against ‘Superbugs’
Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson top a new measure of how drugmakers do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are becoming a global emergency.
Science Group Ranks Evidence on E-Cigarette Safety
Vaping may help smokers quit, and are safer than conventional cigarettes, but they’re not risk-free, a national public health panel says.
Facebook AI guru alt-tabs out, Nvidia EULA audits, Baidu changes, GPU tricks, and more
Machine-learning news and code to pore over Roundup Welcome to El Reg's January roundup of AI-related news beyond all the wonderful and terrible things we've covered separately. Drop us a line if you have any machine-learning news or gossip to share.…
Thorn leaves CGI UK's side: Prez exit 'to pursue other interests'
Brit boss off after two years behind the controls The UK president of Canadian outsourcing biz CGI, Steve Thorn, has stepped down to "to pursue different career opportunities" after 25 years with the firm.…
Indonesia’s BeliMobilGue raises $3.7M to let consumers sell their cars quickly and easily
A new startup in Indonesia wants to car owners in Southeast Asia’s country sell their vehicle with more security and reliability. BeliMobilGue — meaning ‘Buy My Car’ — was quietly started last year as a joint venture from Berlin-based Frontier Car Group and Intudo Ventures. It acts as a middlema...
TeacherGaming, a startup from MinecraftEdu team, raises $1.6M to put games into the classroom
TeacherGaming, a new startup from the team behind MinecraftEdu, a company that helped teachers use Minecraft in the classroom that was subsequently acquired by Microsoft, has picked up $1.6 million in seed funding. Read More
The Seine is overflowing, but these archival photos of 1910 Paris show this has happened before
The Seine is flooding in Paris, but it's not the first time. On Tuesday, the Seine's water level was sitting at 16 feet — the current flood emergency level is "orange," the highest warning below "red." But in 1910, Parisians had to hop aboard rowboats, make deliveries through windows, and constru...
PACK YOUR BAGS! Two Trappist-1 planets have watery oceans, most likely to be inhabitable
Inhabitable with alien lifeforms, mind you. Grab a phaser A team of scientists have identified two out of the seven planets in the Trappist-1 system as the most likely to be habitable, according to a new study.…
Linux Foundation puts all its networking eggs in one basket
‘LF Networking Fund' is like the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, but for SDN The Linux Foundation has decided the time is right for one administrative structure to cover all of its networking efforts, so has created the “LF Networking Fund ” to oversee them all.…
Berlin’s Blacklane raises $40-45M for its high-end transport on demand service
Transportation-on-demand startups betting on growth by honing in on specific market segments continue to play strong with both investors and customers looking for alternatives to traditional taxis and Uber. Today, Blacklane, a Berlin-based business that offers limousines and other high-end cars ...
Maverick internet cop Chrome 64 breaks rules to thwart malvert scum
Google bans forced redirects used by Zirconium to infect Macs, PCs with nasties The largest malvertising campaign in 2017 involved 28 fake ad agencies, which were used to generate about one billion ad views across 62 per cent of ad-supported websites, according to publishing security biz Confiant.…
We urgently need to talk about the grey areas of bad sexual encounters
"I'm sorry but I just don't buy it," a woman in her late twenties said to me. "I think that if a woman says "yes" at the outset then she can't claim any harm has occurred." Sitting at a table full of strangers at a dinner party, I realised our conversation had ventured into uncomfortable territo...
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