Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claim

Model in Russian court apologizes for US election claimMOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian model and self-styled sex instructor who last year claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said Saturday that she apologizes to a Russian tycoon for the claim and won't say more about the matter.



Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered Northeast

Reports: Ice storm creates treacherous travel in New England as temperatures plummet across snow-covered NortheastThe snowstorm that caused nearly a thousand flights to be canceled at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is expected to bring difficult and dangerous travel to a large swath of the Northeast through at least Sunday.



Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horror

Mexico fuel pipeline blast kills 71, witnesses describe horrorAt least 71 people were killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico, authorities said on Saturday.



Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pond

Rescuers crawl across 40 feet of ice to save man and dog from frozen pondFirefighters were already out at the park responding to an alarm at the park's stables, so they immediately responded.



Trump says San Antonio shows border walls works, despite city being 150 miles from border and having no wall

Trump says San Antonio shows border walls works, despite city being 150 miles from border and having no wallDonald Trump has cited San Antonio as proof that border walls make the US safer, despite the Texas city not having a border wall and being 150 miles from Mexico. Mr Trump’s comments on Saturday were intended to justify his demand for $5.7bn to fund a US-Mexico border wall. The president may have intended to refer to El Paso, a Texas border city he used as an example in a similar anecdote last week.



Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recoveryEverywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market.



Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accordScuffles broke out in central Athens Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due to ratify this week. After some 30 masked youths tried to force the closure of the parliament building by throwing stones, riot police responded with tear gas volleys to break up the crowd there. Hundreds of buses, especially from northern Greece, had brought protesters in for the rally, on Syntagma square near the parliament.



Migrant caravan from Honduras crosses into Mexico after gates were left open

Migrant caravan from Honduras crosses into Mexico after gates were left openMigrant caravan moving closer to U.S. border; National Border Patrol Council vice president Hector Garza weighs in.



Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new eraBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.



Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American at Lincoln Memorial

Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American at Lincoln MemorialA diocese in Kentucky apologised Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills. Videos circulating online show a youth staring at and standing extremely close to Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old Native American man singing and playing a drum. Other students, some wearing Covington clothing and many wearing "Make America Great Again" hats and sweatshirts, surrounded them, chanting, laughing and jeering. In a joint statement , the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School apologised to Phillips. Officials said they are investigating and will take "appropriate action, up to and including expulsion." A teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat stands in front of an elderly Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington Credit: Survival Media Agency "We extend our deepest apologies to Mr Phillips," the statement read. "This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person." According to the "Indian Country Today" website, Phillips is an Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. "When I was there singing, I heard them saying ’Build that wall, build that wall,’" Phillips said, as he wiped away tears in a video posted on Instagram. "This is indigenous lands. We’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did." He told The Washington Post that while he was drumming, he thought about his wife, Shoshana, who died of bone marrow cancer nearly four years ago, and the threats that indigenous communities around the world are facing. "I felt like the spirit was talking through me," Phillips told the newspaper. The amount of disrespect.... TO THIS DAY. #SMH #ipmdc19 #ipmdc #indigenousunited #indigenouspeoplesmarch #indigenouspeoplesmarch2019 A post shared by KC�������� (@ka_ya11) on Jan 18, 2019 at 4:33pm PST State Representative Ruth Buffalo, a North Dakota state lawmaker and member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, said she was saddened to see students showing disrespect to an elder who is also a US military veteran at what was supposed to be a celebration of all cultures. "The behavior shown in that video is just a snapshot of what indigenous people have faced and are continuing to face," Buffalo said. She said she hoped it would lead to some kind of meeting with the students to provide education on issues facing Native Americans. The videos prompted a torrent of outrage online. Actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that the footage "brought me to tears," while actor Chris Evans tweeted that the students’ actions were "appalling" and "shameful." This is Trump’s America. And it brought me to tears. What are we teaching our young people? Why is this ok? How is this ok? Please help me understand. Because right now I feel like my heart is living outside of my body. https://t.co/QMxMDxNjvr— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 19, 2019 US Representative Deb Haaland, D-New Mexico, who is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and had been at the rally earlier in the day, used Twitter to sharply criticize what she called a "heartbreaking" display of "blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance." Haaland, who is also Catholic, told The Associated Press she was particularly saddened to see the boys mocking an elder, who is revered in Native American culture. She placed some of the blame on President Donald Trump, who has used Indian names like Pocahontas as an insult. "It is sad that we have a president who uses Native American women’s names as racial slurs and that’s an example that these kids are clearly following considering the fact that they had their ’Make America Great Again’ hats on," Haaland said. "He’s really brought out the worst in people."



2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coast

2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coastDamage has been reported after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Coquimbo in central Chile, prompting a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later, officials say.



Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing

Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willingStar gazers from Los Angeles to New York will keep their eyes on the sky for the eclipse, known as a super blood wolf moon, expected to appear at 11:41 p.m. EST. Although it is a total eclipse, the moon will never go completely dark but rather take on a coppery red glow - called a blood moon. It is also a full moon that is especially close to Earth, called a supermoon.



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