Salaried Indians can expect double-digit hikes this year

India’s salaried class, looking for a handsome pay hike this year, may have enough reasons to cheer. Salaries in India are expected to increase by …

North Korea’s Leading Envoy Has Arrived in the U.S. to Meet Pompeo — and Maybe Trump

North Korea’s lead denuclearization negotiator arrived in Washington Thursday for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Reuters reports, with the possibility of also meeting …

Trump obstructed justice if he told Cohen to lie before Congress, Dem lawmaker says

<![CDATA[ A leading Democrat and member of the House Judiciary Committee tweeted late Thursday that President Donald Trump would have obstructed justice if he instructed …

An Israeli Student Was Killed in Australia While Speaking With Her Sister on the Phone

A 21-year-old Israeli student was attacked and killed in Australia while she was speaking to her sister on the phone, the BBC reports. Aiia Maasarwe …

Nearly 1,000 Central American migrants in new caravans enter Mexico

Almost 1,000 Central American migrants entered southern Mexico on Thursday in a test of the new government’s pledge to manage an ongoing exodus fueled by …

Blackhawks stay cold, fall to Rangers 4-3 for 5th straight loss

After a miserable loss in Newark, N.J., the Blackhawks had three days to think about how to redeem themselves. They went to some nice dinners, …

Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders

An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a …

Asia stocks advance on U.S.-China trade relief

Asian stocks advanced on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported …

Super Bowl forecast: Will Saints face QB they wanted on draft day?

Locals only. That’s basically the story of the NFL’s conference championship games in recent years. History is squarely on the side of the home teams. …

Phil Mickelson takes Desert Classic first-round lead with impressive 60

Phil Mickelson hadn’t played a competitive round of golf since Thanksgiving weekend, when he collected a $9-million paycheck after outlasting Tiger Woods in their one-on-one …

Divers Discovered an Enormous Great White Shark Off the Coast of Hawaii

Diving off the coast of Hawaii, divers encountered a massive, 20-foot female great white shark, believed to be one of the biggest on record, Agence …

In Tribune Publishing shake-up, chief executive and former Times executives leave

Tribune Publishing, after months of turmoil, has shaken up its leadership in a dramatic overhaul that further distances the company’s management from its former chairman, …

A Federal Court Has Ruled Texas Can Bar Planned Parenthood From Medicaid

(AUSTIN, Texas) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid …

Northern Illinois is expected to name Thomas Hammock as its new football coach: reports

Northern Illinois is welcoming back an alumnus as its new football coach. The Huskies are expected to introduce former running back Thomas Hammock on Friday, …

Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects Trump administration warning in offer help to unpaid TSA workers

In a public display of defiance, Gov. Gavin Newsom encouraged Transportation Security Administration employees to apply for unemployment insurance through the state after the Trump …

‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s mistress tells of drug lord’s naked tunnel escape

The former mistress of Joaquin «El Chapo» Guzman testified about his naked run through a secret tunnel that started under his bathtub, having to trim …

Winter storm watch: Weekend storms could bring 6 to 10 inches of snow to Chicago area, ‘travel headache’ for Friday commute

Some parts of the Chicago area could get slammed with 6 to 10 inches of snow by the end of the weekend, before a blast …

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy to plead guilty in robbery of marijuana warehouse

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges arising from an audacious heist at a marijuana warehouse. In a …

Mudslide in Hollywood Hills prompts evacuations while storm floods RV park in Ventura County

The latest in a series of winter storms that have hammered Southern California for days sent soil sliding from beneath a house in the Hollywood …

El grupo rebelde menos conocido de Colombia sigue adelante con la violencia y el caos

El grupo rebelde colombiano conocido como el Ejército de Liberación Nacional transmitió un funesto mensaje de año nuevo al hacer explotar dos bombas en el …

Los cruces fronterizos de migrantes disminuyeron, pero en Texas siguen apareciendo cuerpos

Los estudiantes universitarios se turnaron para remover esquirlas amarillas de hueso de una zanja abierta entre las lápidas, en el cementerio de esta ciudad ganadera. …

Steve Pearce: ‘There’s nowhere I’d rather play’

He considers himself lucky that the free agent process was so simple this time around.

Man is charged after shooting threat at Citrus College

Prosecutors Thursday charged a 30-year-old man with threatening to carry out a shooting at Citrus College in Glendora, resulting in a six-hour lockdown of the …

Joe Maddon denies report that Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo urged Chili Davis’ firing

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has conducted meetings this week with his revamped coaching staff that includes Anthony Iapoce, the team’s third hitting coach in as …

MGM hands board seat to activist hedge fund Corvex’s Meister

MGM Resorts International has struck a deal with hedge fund Corvex Management’s founder, Keith Meister, to give him a board seat, one week after a …

Burroughs girls’ water polo grabs league win against Arcadia

ARCADIA — The frigid water at the Arcadia High pool was filled with anxiety Thursday. With a little less than four minutes left in the …

A Star-Studded Soccer Game Was Saudi Arabia’s Latest Attempt to ‘Sportswash’ Rights Abuses. It Didn’t Work

A headed goal from soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo propelled Juventus to 1–0 victory over rivals AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana (Italian Super Cup) Wednesday, …

‘This Is Much Bigger Than Basketball.’ NBA’s Enes Kanter Opens Up About Being Wanted by Turkey

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is the only NBA player who, in the eyes of the government of his home country, is an international …

Xi and Mahathir have a ‘very special understanding’, Malaysia’s trade minister says

All doubts about Malaysia’s ties with China would dissipate if naysayers were privy to what was said between the two country’s leaders at their summit …

Gallery: The best photos from around the world

The best photos from the international wire services as chosen by our Picture Editors.

Want to be Danish? You’d better be comfortable shaking hands

A new law that makes a handshake the final step in the naturalisation process is not pleasing everyone.

Western media’s photos of dead bodies in the Nairobi terror attack dishonored the victims and failed journalism

An article by the New York Times on the Riverside terrorist attacks in Nairobi has provoked fury and consternation in Kenya. The article features a …

Once named Patriot, this Kansas City roller coaster is now called Patrick

Football fans took notice, and it even elicited a SpongeBob-themed reaction.

Judge acquits 3 Chicago cops of covering up Laquan McDonald’s killing, backing police on each disputed point

In a staunch and unequivocal defense of how Chicago police handled Laquan McDonald’s murder, a Cook County judge acquitted three officers Thursday of charges alleging …

Trump admin weighed targeting migrant families, speeding up deportation of children

A draft plan obtained by NBC News also shows officials wanted to specifically target parents in migrant families for increased prosecutions.

Mike Pence Defends His Wife’s Job Teaching at a School That Can Bar Gays

(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Mike Pence says the criticism of Christian education in America should stop. Pence is responding to media reports of his wife …

Appeals court affirms decision to toss cartoonist’s defamation case against L.A. Times

An appellate court panel on Thursday affirmed a judge’s decision to throw out a freelance cartoonist’s defamation and wrongful termination lawsuit against the Los Angeles …

Asteroids Are Slamming Into Earth Twice as Much as Before, Scientists Say

(WASHINGTON) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry. For the past 290 million years, …

Ocasio-Cortez schools the GOP on how progressive taxes really work

In my mind’s eye, former Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker was chuckling softly and flexing his fingers Tuesday morning as he prepared to hit send …

California law enforcement unions seek to block release of officer disciplinary records

A landmark attempt to open up records of police use of force and misconduct in California has turned into a broad legal battle as law …

@AOC schools the GOP on how progessive taxes really work

In my mind’s eye, former Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker was chuckling softly and flexing his fingers Tuesday morning as he prepared to hit send …

As Trump grounds Pelosi’s troop visit, FLOTUS boarded a $35,000 military flight to Florida

Donald Trump declared today (Jan. 17) he was grounding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s upcoming trip to visit troops in Afghanistan “in light of …

Former Trump lawyer reconsidering plan to testify to Congress: adviser

President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen is reconsidering his plan to testify publicly to the U.S. Congress next month because of intimidation by …

Pence defends wife’s teaching job at school that bars gays

Pence describes reports on his wife’s new teaching job as ‘major news organizations attacking Christian education’

Rams y Saints tenían la sensación que se volverían a ver en el Juego de Campeonato de la Conferencia Nacional

Después de sufrir una tempranera derrota en noviembre frente a los Saints de Nueva Orleans, varios jugadores de los Rams dijeron que la presión de …

Food stamps and free craft beer: How the shutdown is hitting the US

A month into the federal government shutdown, the economic consequences are starting to bite. But Donald Trump has yet to find an exit strategy.

Why has the support for South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in collapsed among young men?

Like many of his peers, 21-year-old Do Sang-won had high hopes for Moon Jae-in when he voted for him for president. After his predecessor Park …

After four decades, a wrongful-conviction case with racial overtones still reverberates

Louis Taylor was 16 when police arrested him in 1972 on suspicion of deliberately setting a fire that killed 28 people at a Tucson hotel. …

Dems still fear Barr interference in Mueller probe despite promises of independence

<![CDATA[ Senate Democrats remain largely skeptical of William Barr for attorney general after he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, underscoring the partisan fight over …

UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi rediscovers her joy of gymnastics and becomes an internet sensation

Katelyn Ohashi’s smile filled her face as she danced across the blue floor; her bob cut bounced with each movement in her now-famous floor routine. …

Photos: Highlights from the 2019 New England International Auto Show

You can test drive cars, gawk at supercars, and more.

Deputy hospitalized after opening suspicious package at Santa Ana courthouse; three others injured

An Orange County sheriff’s deputy was taken to a hospital Thursday after opening a suspicious package at a Santa Ana courthouse, authorities said. Three other …

Law enforcement unions in L.A., Orange and other counties try to block release of officer disciplinary records

A landmark attempt to open up records of police use of force and misconduct in California has turned into a broad legal battle as law …

‘Feel like I’m going to strangle you’: Shutdown breaks Congress’ spirit

<![CDATA[ A dismal mood has descended on Capitol Hill as the shutdown concludes its 27th day. The House speaker and the president are at war. …

Pence Says Outrage Over Wife Karen Pence’s Discriminatory School Is ‘Offensive’

Pence’s wife took a job teaching art at a school that bans LGBTQ families and individuals, HuffPost first reported.