Analysis: Breaking down the full video with Covington Catholic students

Analysis: Breaking down the full video with Covington Catholic studentsThe Enquirer has reviewed video, shot from different angles, and paired it with interviews to help bring clarity to what transpired.


U.S. to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou - Globe and Mail

U.S. to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou - Globe and MailDavid MacNaughton, in an interview with the Canadian newspaper published on Monday, said the United States has told Canada it will request Meng's extradition, but he did not say when the request will be made. The deadline for filing is Jan. 30, or 60 days after Meng was arrested on Dec. 1 in Vancouver.


Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer

Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyerA former US Marine charged with espionage in Russia was handed a USB drive containing state secrets without knowing what was on the device, his lawyer said Tuesday after a hearing extending his client's custody. Paul Whelan, 48, was taken into custody on December 28 by the Russian FSB security service, which said he was caught "while carrying out an act of espionage".


See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling Cold

See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling ColdImages show trees and pathways coated in thick sheets of snow and ice


Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime

Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crimeMIAMI (AP) — A traffic incident in Miami involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.


Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: Resign

Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: ResignThe former secretary of state goes after the president in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra

Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra


Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

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House Oversight to Investigate Trump Admin’s Security-Clearance Process

House Oversight to Investigate Trump Admin’s Security-Clearance Process


Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sex

Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sexNorwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage.


Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passes

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passesDetroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been ordered to pay $20,000 per month in child support to his former mistress with whom he fathered two children with. Court documents showed he will pay for other perks like Disney World and Universal Studio passes as well as private school tuition and $5 million life insurance policies for both kids.


A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong

A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serving worker.


Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with district

Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with districtLos Angeles public school teachers reached a tentative settlement with school officials Tuesday in order to end a weeklong strike that has affected some 500,000 students. The settlement -- reached after 21 hours of marathon talks that ended early Tuesday -- was set to be voted on by the roughly 30,000 members of the teachers union later in the day and classes are due to resume on Wednesday. "The strike nobody wanted is now behind us," Los Angeles United School District superintendent Austin Beutner said at a joint press conference with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles.


Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91

Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people. It is still unclear exactly how events unfolded leading up to the Friday blast, which occurred as hundreds of people rushed to collect fuel in buckets and jerrycans from a geyser of gasoline that was spouting from an illegal pipeline tap near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said investigators were trying to determine who tapped the pipeline -- whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico.


Ocasio-Cortez Sought Seat on Panel Promising Scrutiny of Trump

Ocasio-Cortez Sought Seat on Panel Promising Scrutiny of TrumpAlso joining the panel will be Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who was recorded using a profanity while calling for Trump’s impeachment in speaking to supporters, as will Representative Ro Khanna of California and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The appointments were announced Tuesday night by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a statement. The four liberals were selected by the Democratic steering committee, which determines appointments.


Shutdown hits national security employees across government

Shutdown hits national security employees across governmentOfficials serving in intelligence and national security roles in the FBI; the departments of Homeland Security, State and Justice; and other agencies have large numbers of employees either furloughed or working but not being paid.


North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San Diego

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Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from Backlash

Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from BacklashCovington Catholic High School cancelled classes Tuesday in response to the torrent of outrage and harassment directed at a group of its students who were captured on video in a tense confrontation with an elderly Native American man near the Lincoln Memorial during Saturday’s March for Life. “After meeting with local authorities, we have made the decision to cancel school and be closed on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” read an email from school principal Robert Rowe to parents, obtained by Fox 19. Students, parents, faculty and staff are not to be on campus for any reason.


What was that small flash of light during the super blood wolf moon?

What was that small flash of light during the super blood wolf moon?"A rock" hit the moon Sunday night and only a few people noticed it. It was a meteorite.


A time-limited Brexit backstop would be useless: EU's Barnier

A time-limited Brexit backstop would be useless: EU's BarnierA temporary safeguard to avoid erecting a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit would serve no purpose, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday. In an interview to newspapers Le Monde, Rzeczpospolita and Luxemburger Wort, Barnier said the current backstop proposal over the border was the only option on the table. This is the only possible option because an insurance is of no use if it is time limited," Barnier said.


Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by ice

Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by iceRescuers searching for the £15 million Cardiff City footballer, Emiliano Sala, admitted they had given up hope last night, amid fears that his single engine aircraft had crashed into the English channel after the propeller became blocked with ice. The Argentinian born striker sent a message to relatives shortly before taking off expressing fears over the state of the 25-year-old aircraft, It has also emerged that the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, 60, had to abort three attempted takeoffs and had joked with friends that he was a "bit rusty" in the days before the doomed flight. The Piper PA-46 Malibu left Nantes airport in north west France at around 7.15pm on Monday evening and was on route to Cardiff, where Sala was looking forward to joining up with his new teammates. Just after an hour into the flight the pilot asked air traffic control to reduce altitude from 5,000 ft to 2,300 feet. But a short time later the Guernsey coastguard was alerted after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. David Ibbotson was thought to be the pilot of the aircraft Aviation experts suggested the privately chartered single-engine aircraft should not have been risking the flight in the icy conditions. Alastair Rosenschein, a former pilot, said: "It's already a fairly risky crossing to do in a single engine aircraft, especially in winter and definitely at night. There are icing problems too. It's a strange thing to do though to go and fly over water with one engine at night in winter because if your engine goes you're going in the water". Mystery continued to surround who the owner of the £100 per hour aircraft was, with Cardiff City insisting Sala had rejected their offer of a commercial flight, in favour of sorting out his own arrangements. A source at the club said they had launched an investigation to find out why their record breaking signing had gambled with his life on the "risky" Channel crossing. Neil Warnock took his players on a sombre first training session since the tragedy on Wednesday. Players and staff were described by one source as feeling "absolutely terrible" and "in the dark" about the circumstances of Sala's flight arrangements. Sala, who had been in prolific goal scoring form for Nantes in recent months, had been a dream signing for the club. Willie McKay, a well-known agent, was reported to have played a part in negotiating the club's record-breaking deal, but he told The Telegraph he had nothing to do with Sala's flight. He told The Telegraph: "I have had family members ringing me about this and it's just not true. None of it." Fans have left scarves and flowers at the Cardiff City stadium  The aircraft, which was built in 1984, is registered in the United States rather than Britain through a company based in Norfolk. The firm, Southern Aircraft Consultancy, charges owners around £500 pounds per year to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Authority, which means it is harder for the owners to be identified. Three years ago the Piper aircraft, which can carry six passengers, was delivered to the UK from Spain by a British pilot called, David Henderson. Emiliano Sala timeline He told the BBC at the time of the dangers of flying single engine aircraft over water. He said: "One of the problems we can encounter is that ice can build up on the surfaces of the aircraft, on the propeller and on the wings and if is gets too great then ultimately the aeroplane would stop flying and the only way in most of the aeroplanes we fly of getting rid of ice is to descend into warmer air and the ice will dissipate." Missing light aircraft over the English Channel Guernsey Police said rescue workers had launched three aircraft and one helicopter in a bid to find the missing plane. The aircraft scanned 280 sq miles of a target area after reviewing tidal and weather information, while coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands were also examined. But the search was called off on Wednesday evening with local police saying they would take a decision whether to resume the search on Thursday morning. However experienced rescuers warned there was "no hope" of finding the missing pair. A tearful Horacio Sala, father of the footballer, speaks during an interview outside his home in Progreso, Argentina Credit: AP Photo/Mauricio Garin John Fitzgerald, Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water. Mr Fitzgerald said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope. At this time of year the conditions out there are pretty horrendous if you are actually in the water." Sala had taken flown in the aircraft from Cardiff to Nantes on Saturday evening after finalising his move to the Premier League club. He had wanted to say goodbye to friends and former colleagues at the French club before embarking on his new career at Cardiff. But he had told friends he was worried about the return flight because the outbound trip had been "bumpy". Mr Ibbotson, a highly experienced pilot, from the village of Crowle near Scunthorpe, had joked with friends on social media that he was a "a bit rusty with the ILS", thought to be a reference to the aircraft's Instrument Landing System. Shortly before take off, Sala also sent a WhatsApp voice message to family saying he was "so scared". Media in Argentina reported he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."


Hard border in Ireland if no Brexit deal: EU spokesman

Hard border in Ireland if no Brexit deal: EU spokesmanEU commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said he had heard nothing new since British Prime Minister Theresa May's laid out a tweaked divorce plan on Monday. "If you'd like me to push me and speculate on what might happen in a no-deal scenario in Ireland, I think it is pretty obvious: you will have a hard border," he said.


Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal Justice

Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal JusticeDemocratic senator Kamala Harris has announced that she is throwing her hat in the ring to run for president in 2020 — so now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of her terrible record on criminal justice. Thankfully, criminal-justice reform has become a bit of a popular issue these days among both Democrats and Republicans. As a civil libertarian, it’s my opinion that we still have a long way to go — and putting Kamala Harris in the White House would not be a step in the right direction.


Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case

Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller CaseMueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction by President Donald Trump. The dispute apparently marks the first time the Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in the probe. The Supreme Court previously refused to block the daily fines, but the company is still pressing the court to hear an appeal.


FBI agents say shutdown hinders fight against gangs and terrorism

FBI agents say shutdown hinders fight against gangs and terrorismThe FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) repeated its call for the partial government shutdown to end, arguing that it is undermining the bureau’s ability to protect the nation.


Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911

Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911


Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico

Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New MexicoTwo deaths have been confirmed in the US after two separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico trapped skiers in crushing snow this week and last. Authorities in Aspen, Colorado confirmed the most recent death on Monday, which happened to be the same day that relatives of a New Mexico avalanche victim announced their loss. A second victim of the New Mexico avalanche had already been reported.


Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested

Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully testedJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats.


China's Baidu pledges to improve search service after complaint

China's Baidu pledges to improve search service after complaintChina's top search engine Baidu Inc said on Wednesday it will improve its media aggregating service after a complaint about the quality of the service and its search results went viral on social media, helping send its shares down sharply. Baidu was placing low-quality pieces from its Baijiahao service, which selects articles from both legacy and independent media outlets for display on Baidu's own webpages, and other Baidu properties toward the top of its search results, journalist Fang Kecheng wrote in an article on Tuesday.


Police searching for Round Lake man after girl, 11, drives to school

Police searching for Round Lake man after girl, 11, drives to schoolPolice in far north suburban Round Lake are searching for a man after teachers at John J. Murphy Elementary School saw an 11-year-old girl pull up to the school with the adult man in the passenger seat.


Waymo revs up self-driving car making near Motor City

Waymo revs up self-driving car making near Motor CityWaymo on Tuesday announced it will rev up its self-driving car production by establishing a factory devoted exclusively to mass production of autonomous vehicles in Michigan. The company owned by Google-parent Alphabet collaborated with Michigan's economic development corporation on a plan to use a manufacturing facility in that state for integrating self-driving technology into vehicles it adds to its fleet. Waymo already has about 20 workers based in the southeast Michigan city of Novi.


Amazon’s rare discount on the only Instant Pot with a built-in sous vide somehow isn’t sold out

Amazon’s rare discount on the only Instant Pot with a built-in sous vide somehow isn’t sold outYesterday afternoon we told you about a killer sale that popped up on Amazon. The $160 Instant Pot 8 Qt Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Multicooker with Sous Vide is the only multi-use cooker that Instant Pot makes with a built-in sous vide function, and it almost never goes on sale. Thanks to a $32 clippable coupon on Amazon, it dropped to an all-time low of $127.99. Last time this coupon popped up on Amazon it sold out within about an hour, but today we have some terrific news: it's somehow still available! Hurry up and head to the Amazon page now and you'll still find that $32 coupon there. We have no idea how much longer this deal will last though, so you should definitely take advantage as soon as you can. Here are the highlights from the product page: * Please note this item does not have a pressure cooker function. * Aura Pro replaces 11 commonly used kitchen appliances - Sear/Saute, Bake, Slow Cook, Steam, Stew, Sous Vide, Roast, Yogurt, Rice, Multigrain and Keep Warm, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button! * Microprocessor Technology - The microprocessor controls the time and temperature to ensure consistent cooking results. You can customize your settings using the operation keys +/- to adjust cooking time and temperature to achieve your preferred cooking results. * Sear/Saute - Flexible temperature settings makes it perfect for simmering, caramelizing and sauteing vegetables, and searing meat. Temperature ranges from 250~425°F [120~220°C], you can easily adjust the time from 5 minutes to 1 hour, with a default time of 30 minutes. * Bake - Prevents you from heating up your kitchen. Temperature ranges from 250~425°F [120~220°C], you can adjust the time from 10 minutes to 4 hour, with a default time of 1 hour. * Slow Cooker - Two temperature settings High (H) and Low (L) with the ability to set the cooking time from 30 minutes to 24 hours for both temperature levels and a default time of 4 and 6 hours respectively. * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz


New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny

New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court ScrutinyThe court said it will hear an appeal from three city handgun owners and an advocacy group who say New York has the most extreme firearm-transportation restrictions in the country. The case may demonstrate the impact of the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose appeals court record suggests he’ll be a more aggressive enforcer of gun rights than the justice he replaced, Anthony Kennedy.


Open letter to Xi demands China release detained Canadians

Open letter to Xi demands China release detained CanadiansA group of 143 former diplomats and scholars from 19 countries have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, China’s president, demanding Beijing to “immediately release” two Canadians detained in China.  Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues, have been held for six weeks in Beijing. In their respective roles, the two frequently met with Chinese officials, researchers and scholars, the letter noted. The “detentions send a message that this kind of constructive work is unwelcome and even risky in China,” the letter said. “That will lead to less dialogue and greater distrust, and undermine efforts to manage disagreements and identify common ground. Both China and the rest of the world will be worse off as a result.” The pair disappeared as tensions escalated between Canada and China after Meng Wanzhou, a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, was arrested in December in Vancouver on a US extradition request related to Iran sanctions violations. Although Beijing has denied any link between the detentions and Ms Meng, 46, the two men were seized shortly after China threatened “serious consequences” over her case.  Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Credit:  Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Last week, China handed down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen on drug trafficking charges in a rushed retrial that experts say is another example of Beijing acting in retaliation for Meng, and further efforts to pressure Ottawa in a diplomatic row that has now lasted weeks.  A spate of British diplomats and politicians have signed the letter, including former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former Ambassador to China Sir Christopher Hum, and Member of Parliament Lord David Alton.  Signatories also included Gareth Evans, the former foreign minister of Australia, two US deputy assistant secretaries of state, former ambassadors to China from Canada, the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and Mexico, and scholars Orville Schell of the Asia Society, Minxin Pei, a professor and expert on Chinese politics at Claremont McKenna College, and Bonnie Glaser, senior advisor for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a US think tank. Meng is currently under house arrest as her case remains pending. Kovrig and Spavor have been allowed a handful of consular visits in detention.


'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays

'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdaysMany of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common. Far from a strange coincidence, the date is usually assigned to immigrants who arrive in the United States without birth certificates, as refugees often do.


Man charged with kidnapping after missing woman found in his apartment

Man charged with kidnapping after missing woman found in his apartmentAuthorities arrested Victor Pena after finding Olivia Ambrose inside his apartment.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: At Ebenezer Baptist Church, a call to action to end 'chaos'

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: At Ebenezer Baptist Church, a call to action to end 'chaos'A memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church proceeded Monday after almost being derailed by the federal government shutdown.


Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio

Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio(Reuters) - An explosion of an Enbridge Inc natural gas pipeline in Ohio on Monday created a fireball of flame and damaged homes, prompting the evacuation of nearby residents.


Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in Tennessee

Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in TennesseeA Syrian refugee is expressing his support and love for the United States by offering free food to anyone affected by the government shutdown at his falafel shop in Tennessee. Yassin Terou, who immigrated to the country from Syria in 2011, said he wanted to help his community during the trying times of the partial government shutdown.


The Chevrolet Silverado Four-Cylinder Gets Worse Fuel Economy Than the V-8 in Our Test

The Chevrolet Silverado Four-Cylinder Gets Worse Fuel Economy Than the V-8 in Our TestHere's more proof that downsizing and turbocharging have their limits.


Mr Porter and Off-White unveil their latest collaboration

Mr Porter and Off-White unveil their latest collaborationMr Porter has presented the fruit of its latest collaboration with streetwear label Off-White: a 44-piece capsule which reinterprets traditional sportswear. Christened "Modern Office," the collection is exclusively available from Mr Porter (www.mrporter.com). "Securing the Mr Porter account has always been a goal for me.


The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions

The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptionsThe Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local):


America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?

America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?The Pentagon wants to add F-35 stealth fighters to America's missile shield. But to have any chance at shooting down ballistic missiles, the F-35 might need a new weapon.


Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia

Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold LatakiaA car bomb shook the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, state news agency SANA reported. According to SANA the bomb blast hit southern Damascus without causing any victims, but the Observatory reported it left a number of people dead and wounded.


GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits

GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After LawsuitsIt comes after years of racist language on the assembly line, scrawled slogans and swastikas on the restroom walls and nooses suspended in the workplace, as well as misogyny, according to the lawsuits. “GM downplays this and says it is a few isolated incidents, but it’s not,” said Michelle Vocht, a Michigan lawyer representing eight employees at the plant who are suing GM, alleging a hostile workplace. The company does take the complaints seriously, spokesman David Caldwell said.


FOG Design+Art Shakes Things Up in San Francisco

FOG Design+Art Shakes Things Up in San Francisco


Russia detains 11 protesters ahead of Putin talks with Japan's Abe: monitor

Russia detains 11 protesters ahead of Putin talks with Japan's Abe: monitorRussian police detained 11 protesters outside the Japanese embassy in Moscow as they rallied against the idea of ceding control over disputed islands to Japan, OVD-Info, a Russian organization that monitor protest, said on Tuesday. The detentions took place ahead of talks in Moscow between President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss a World War Two peace deal that could resolve a decades-old territorial dispute. The islands are known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan.


Boeing successfully completes test flight of air taxi prototype

Boeing successfully completes test flight of air taxi prototypeBoeing, which is working with Uber on flying taxis, successfully completed the first test of its prototype autonomous passenger air vehicle.


Herschel backpacks are up to 50% off at Nordstrom right now

Herschel backpacks are up to 50% off at Nordstrom right nowJanuary and February are seriously soul-sucking. Winter months after the holidays but before spring always feel like a drag, and getting back (and staying) in the swing of things at work or school can be draining. A new backpack may be able to lift your spirits, though. Numerous backpacks from Herschel Supply Co. are up to 50% off at Nordstrom, and these stylin' bad boys may just be the jolt of motivation you need. SEE ALSO: 7 of the best laptops for students heading back to school Finding a bag that can fit a large laptop and the rest of your necessities that's not obnoxious and nerdy is rare, but Herschel is known for nailing practicality and clout. Get long-lasting durability with Herschel's innovative fabric invented specifically to endure everyday use, plus tons of pockets. All of that is arranged into the ultimate minimalistic backpack that backpack appreciators will recognize at a single glance. We're surprised that they're on sale at all, let alone up to half off. Here are a few of our favorite deals: ## Little America backpack -- $49.98 (save $50.02) Image: herschel supply co. The man. The myth. The legend. The Little America backpack. This is one of Herschel's most iconic designs, featuring double straps outside that match the dark gray exterior for a sleek, minimalistic look. For storage, there's a padded exterior pocket and an interior padded compartment for laptops up to 15 inches. Regularly $100, you can save $50.02 and get it for $49.98. ## Retreat Offset Denim backpack -- $49.98 (save $50.02) Image: herschel supply co. An extra-detailed and slightly bigger take on the Little America, the mountaineering-inspired Retreat Offset backpack is decked out in dark denim with off-white accents and a drawstring closure. Its interior has a padded compartment for laptops up to 15 inches. Regularly $100, you can save $50.02 and get it for $49.98. ## Studio Winlaw XL Backpack -- $44.98 (save $45.02) Image: herschel Another classic without the bells and whistles, the Studio Winlaw backpack offers a two-way zipper closure for max convenience and adjustable straps to make carrying it as comfy as possible. The inside is hella spacious, featuring an interior wall pocket and enough depth for a laptop, headphones, and more. Regularly $90, you can save $45.02 and get it for $44.98. ## Surplus Classic XL backpack -- $34.98 (save $35.02) Image: herschel supply co. Adorable and sturdy? We thought it didn't exist. This salmon-colored XL backpack also features a zipper on top and a zipper pocked on the exterior, plus some extra little details to up its aesthetics. There's a laptop sleeve inside, and Minecraft fans will love the pixelated camo interior. Regularly $70, you can save $35.02 and get it for $34.98. Image: herschel supply co. Shop all Herschel Supply Co. at Nordstrom See Details


4 Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt in 2019

4 Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt in 2019The new year can be a good time to take control of your finances, and for many people, paying off credit card debt is the first step. With new interest charges each month, credit card debt can continue to build if you don't take action. "Credit card debt is particularly insidious because it could potentially never end," says Stephanie Genkin, certified financial planner and founder of My Financial Planner in Brooklyn, New York.


Analysis: Breaking down the full video with Covington Catholic students

Analysis: Breaking down the full video with Covington Catholic studentsThe Enquirer has reviewed video, shot from different angles, and paired it with interviews to help bring clarity to what transpired.


U.S. to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou - Globe and Mail

U.S. to formally seek extradition of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou - Globe and MailDavid MacNaughton, in an interview with the Canadian newspaper published on Monday, said the United States has told Canada it will request Meng's extradition, but he did not say when the request will be made. The deadline for filing is Jan. 30, or 60 days after Meng was arrested on Dec. 1 in Vancouver.


Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyer

Alleged US spy received Russian 'state secret' without knowing: lawyerA former US Marine charged with espionage in Russia was handed a USB drive containing state secrets without knowing what was on the device, his lawyer said Tuesday after a hearing extending his client's custody. Paul Whelan, 48, was taken into custody on December 28 by the Russian FSB security service, which said he was caught "while carrying out an act of espionage".


See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling Cold

See Niagara Falls Transform Into an Icy Wonderland Amid Bone-Chilling ColdImages show trees and pathways coated in thick sheets of snow and ice


Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime

Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crimeMIAMI (AP) — A traffic incident in Miami involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists protesting housing inequality on Martin Luther King Day is being investigated as a possible hate crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.


Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: Resign

Kerry, at Davos, sends Trump a one-word message: ResignThe former secretary of state goes after the president in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra

Every Photo of the Heavy Duty 2020 GMC Sierra


Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legal

Romania president: plan to invalidate graft cases not legalBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said on Tuesday that a government decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving senior officials is "crassly unconstitutional," a development that also prompted concern from the European Union.


House Oversight to Investigate Trump Admin’s Security-Clearance Process

House Oversight to Investigate Trump Admin’s Security-Clearance Process


Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sex

Norwegian Cruise Line denies claim crew member used passenger's cabin for sexNorwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday denied that a crew member used a British couple's cabin for sex during a recent voyage.


Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passes

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera forced to pay mistress thousands in child support plus perks like Disney World passesDetroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera has been ordered to pay $20,000 per month in child support to his former mistress with whom he fathered two children with. Court documents showed he will pay for other perks like Disney World and Universal Studio passes as well as private school tuition and $5 million life insurance policies for both kids.


A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strong

A century on, Basra's British-era shipyard going strongThousands of ships, including former dictator Saddam Hussein's yacht, have passed through the Iraqi shipyard's three docks, where a giant steam engine hauls them out of the water and up the century-old wooden tracks. Mohammed Adnan, who has been operating the huge steam engine for six years now, says it is not easy. "They say they [the British] brought in the wood from Burma... we tried to drill a 1.5 inch nail into it once, we couldn't," said Jassim Hussain Sabour, the shipyard's longest-serving worker.


Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with district

Striking teachers in LA reach tentative settlement with districtLos Angeles public school teachers reached a tentative settlement with school officials Tuesday in order to end a weeklong strike that has affected some 500,000 students. The settlement -- reached after 21 hours of marathon talks that ended early Tuesday -- was set to be voted on by the roughly 30,000 members of the teachers union later in the day and classes are due to resume on Wednesday. "The strike nobody wanted is now behind us," Los Angeles United School District superintendent Austin Beutner said at a joint press conference with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles.


Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91

Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people. It is still unclear exactly how events unfolded leading up to the Friday blast, which occurred as hundreds of people rushed to collect fuel in buckets and jerrycans from a geyser of gasoline that was spouting from an illegal pipeline tap near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said investigators were trying to determine who tapped the pipeline -- whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico.


Ocasio-Cortez Sought Seat on Panel Promising Scrutiny of Trump

Ocasio-Cortez Sought Seat on Panel Promising Scrutiny of TrumpAlso joining the panel will be Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who was recorded using a profanity while calling for Trump’s impeachment in speaking to supporters, as will Representative Ro Khanna of California and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The appointments were announced Tuesday night by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a statement. The four liberals were selected by the Democratic steering committee, which determines appointments.


Shutdown hits national security employees across government

Shutdown hits national security employees across governmentOfficials serving in intelligence and national security roles in the FBI; the departments of Homeland Security, State and Justice; and other agencies have large numbers of employees either furloughed or working but not being paid.


North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San Diego

North Dakota couple killed by fallen tree in San DiegoGRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple died while vacationing in San Diego when a 75-foot-tall pine tree crashed onto their rental house as they slept, relatives and police said.


Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from Backlash

Covington Catholic HS Closed Tuesday to Protect Students from BacklashCovington Catholic High School cancelled classes Tuesday in response to the torrent of outrage and harassment directed at a group of its students who were captured on video in a tense confrontation with an elderly Native American man near the Lincoln Memorial during Saturday’s March for Life. “After meeting with local authorities, we have made the decision to cancel school and be closed on Tuesday, January 22, in order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff,” read an email from school principal Robert Rowe to parents, obtained by Fox 19. Students, parents, faculty and staff are not to be on campus for any reason.


What was that small flash of light during the super blood wolf moon?

What was that small flash of light during the super blood wolf moon?"A rock" hit the moon Sunday night and only a few people noticed it. It was a meteorite.


A time-limited Brexit backstop would be useless: EU's Barnier

A time-limited Brexit backstop would be useless: EU's BarnierA temporary safeguard to avoid erecting a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit would serve no purpose, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday. In an interview to newspapers Le Monde, Rzeczpospolita and Luxemburger Wort, Barnier said the current backstop proposal over the border was the only option on the table. This is the only possible option because an insurance is of no use if it is time limited," Barnier said.


Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by ice

Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by iceRescuers searching for the £15 million Cardiff City footballer, Emiliano Sala, admitted they had given up hope last night, amid fears that his single engine aircraft had crashed into the English channel after the propeller became blocked with ice. The Argentinian born striker sent a message to relatives shortly before taking off expressing fears over the state of the 25-year-old aircraft, It has also emerged that the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, 60, had to abort three attempted takeoffs and had joked with friends that he was a "bit rusty" in the days before the doomed flight. The Piper PA-46 Malibu left Nantes airport in north west France at around 7.15pm on Monday evening and was on route to Cardiff, where Sala was looking forward to joining up with his new teammates. Just after an hour into the flight the pilot asked air traffic control to reduce altitude from 5,000 ft to 2,300 feet. But a short time later the Guernsey coastguard was alerted after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. David Ibbotson was thought to be the pilot of the aircraft Aviation experts suggested the privately chartered single-engine aircraft should not have been risking the flight in the icy conditions. Alastair Rosenschein, a former pilot, said: "It's already a fairly risky crossing to do in a single engine aircraft, especially in winter and definitely at night. There are icing problems too. It's a strange thing to do though to go and fly over water with one engine at night in winter because if your engine goes you're going in the water". Mystery continued to surround who the owner of the £100 per hour aircraft was, with Cardiff City insisting Sala had rejected their offer of a commercial flight, in favour of sorting out his own arrangements. A source at the club said they had launched an investigation to find out why their record breaking signing had gambled with his life on the "risky" Channel crossing. Neil Warnock took his players on a sombre first training session since the tragedy on Wednesday. Players and staff were described by one source as feeling "absolutely terrible" and "in the dark" about the circumstances of Sala's flight arrangements. Sala, who had been in prolific goal scoring form for Nantes in recent months, had been a dream signing for the club. Willie McKay, a well-known agent, was reported to have played a part in negotiating the club's record-breaking deal, but he told The Telegraph he had nothing to do with Sala's flight. He told The Telegraph: "I have had family members ringing me about this and it's just not true. None of it." Fans have left scarves and flowers at the Cardiff City stadium  The aircraft, which was built in 1984, is registered in the United States rather than Britain through a company based in Norfolk. The firm, Southern Aircraft Consultancy, charges owners around £500 pounds per year to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Authority, which means it is harder for the owners to be identified. Three years ago the Piper aircraft, which can carry six passengers, was delivered to the UK from Spain by a British pilot called, David Henderson. Emiliano Sala timeline He told the BBC at the time of the dangers of flying single engine aircraft over water. He said: "One of the problems we can encounter is that ice can build up on the surfaces of the aircraft, on the propeller and on the wings and if is gets too great then ultimately the aeroplane would stop flying and the only way in most of the aeroplanes we fly of getting rid of ice is to descend into warmer air and the ice will dissipate." Missing light aircraft over the English Channel Guernsey Police said rescue workers had launched three aircraft and one helicopter in a bid to find the missing plane. The aircraft scanned 280 sq miles of a target area after reviewing tidal and weather information, while coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands were also examined. But the search was called off on Wednesday evening with local police saying they would take a decision whether to resume the search on Thursday morning. However experienced rescuers warned there was "no hope" of finding the missing pair. A tearful Horacio Sala, father of the footballer, speaks during an interview outside his home in Progreso, Argentina Credit: AP Photo/Mauricio Garin John Fitzgerald, Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water. Mr Fitzgerald said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope. At this time of year the conditions out there are pretty horrendous if you are actually in the water." Sala had taken flown in the aircraft from Cardiff to Nantes on Saturday evening after finalising his move to the Premier League club. He had wanted to say goodbye to friends and former colleagues at the French club before embarking on his new career at Cardiff. But he had told friends he was worried about the return flight because the outbound trip had been "bumpy". Mr Ibbotson, a highly experienced pilot, from the village of Crowle near Scunthorpe, had joked with friends on social media that he was a "a bit rusty with the ILS", thought to be a reference to the aircraft's Instrument Landing System. Shortly before take off, Sala also sent a WhatsApp voice message to family saying he was "so scared". Media in Argentina reported he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."


Hard border in Ireland if no Brexit deal: EU spokesman

Hard border in Ireland if no Brexit deal: EU spokesmanEU commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said he had heard nothing new since British Prime Minister Theresa May's laid out a tweaked divorce plan on Monday. "If you'd like me to push me and speculate on what might happen in a no-deal scenario in Ireland, I think it is pretty obvious: you will have a hard border," he said.


Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal Justice

Kamala Harris Is Terrible on Criminal JusticeDemocratic senator Kamala Harris has announced that she is throwing her hat in the ring to run for president in 2020 — so now is as good a time as any to remind everyone of her terrible record on criminal justice. Thankfully, criminal-justice reform has become a bit of a popular issue these days among both Democrats and Republicans. As a civil libertarian, it’s my opinion that we still have a long way to go — and putting Kamala Harris in the White House would not be a step in the right direction.


Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller Case

Supreme Court Allows Redacted Appeal in Possible Mueller CaseMueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction by President Donald Trump. The dispute apparently marks the first time the Supreme Court has been asked to intervene in the probe. The Supreme Court previously refused to block the daily fines, but the company is still pressing the court to hear an appeal.


FBI agents say shutdown hinders fight against gangs and terrorism

FBI agents say shutdown hinders fight against gangs and terrorismThe FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) repeated its call for the partial government shutdown to end, arguing that it is undermining the bureau’s ability to protect the nation.


Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911

Photos From Our Drive of the New 2020 Porsche 911


Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico

Three dead from separate avalanches in Colorado and New MexicoTwo deaths have been confirmed in the US after two separate avalanches in Colorado and New Mexico trapped skiers in crushing snow this week and last. Authorities in Aspen, Colorado confirmed the most recent death on Monday, which happened to be the same day that relatives of a New Mexico avalanche victim announced their loss. A second victim of the New Mexico avalanche had already been reported.


Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully tested

Israel: Advanced missile defense system successfully testedJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Tuesday that it has successfully tested the country's advanced missile defense system capable of defending against long-range ballistic missile threats.


China's Baidu pledges to improve search service after complaint

China's Baidu pledges to improve search service after complaintChina's top search engine Baidu Inc said on Wednesday it will improve its media aggregating service after a complaint about the quality of the service and its search results went viral on social media, helping send its shares down sharply. Baidu was placing low-quality pieces from its Baijiahao service, which selects articles from both legacy and independent media outlets for display on Baidu's own webpages, and other Baidu properties toward the top of its search results, journalist Fang Kecheng wrote in an article on Tuesday.


Police searching for Round Lake man after girl, 11, drives to school

Police searching for Round Lake man after girl, 11, drives to schoolPolice in far north suburban Round Lake are searching for a man after teachers at John J. Murphy Elementary School saw an 11-year-old girl pull up to the school with the adult man in the passenger seat.


Waymo revs up self-driving car making near Motor City

Waymo revs up self-driving car making near Motor CityWaymo on Tuesday announced it will rev up its self-driving car production by establishing a factory devoted exclusively to mass production of autonomous vehicles in Michigan. The company owned by Google-parent Alphabet collaborated with Michigan's economic development corporation on a plan to use a manufacturing facility in that state for integrating self-driving technology into vehicles it adds to its fleet. Waymo already has about 20 workers based in the southeast Michigan city of Novi.


Amazon’s rare discount on the only Instant Pot with a built-in sous vide somehow isn’t sold out

Amazon’s rare discount on the only Instant Pot with a built-in sous vide somehow isn’t sold outYesterday afternoon we told you about a killer sale that popped up on Amazon. The $160 Instant Pot 8 Qt Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Multicooker with Sous Vide is the only multi-use cooker that Instant Pot makes with a built-in sous vide function, and it almost never goes on sale. Thanks to a $32 clippable coupon on Amazon, it dropped to an all-time low of $127.99. Last time this coupon popped up on Amazon it sold out within about an hour, but today we have some terrific news: it's somehow still available! Hurry up and head to the Amazon page now and you'll still find that $32 coupon there. We have no idea how much longer this deal will last though, so you should definitely take advantage as soon as you can. Here are the highlights from the product page: * Please note this item does not have a pressure cooker function. * Aura Pro replaces 11 commonly used kitchen appliances - Sear/Saute, Bake, Slow Cook, Steam, Stew, Sous Vide, Roast, Yogurt, Rice, Multigrain and Keep Warm, your favorite dishes are as easy as pressing a button! * Microprocessor Technology - The microprocessor controls the time and temperature to ensure consistent cooking results. You can customize your settings using the operation keys +/- to adjust cooking time and temperature to achieve your preferred cooking results. * Sear/Saute - Flexible temperature settings makes it perfect for simmering, caramelizing and sauteing vegetables, and searing meat. Temperature ranges from 250~425°F [120~220°C], you can easily adjust the time from 5 minutes to 1 hour, with a default time of 30 minutes. * Bake - Prevents you from heating up your kitchen. Temperature ranges from 250~425°F [120~220°C], you can adjust the time from 10 minutes to 4 hour, with a default time of 1 hour. * Slow Cooker - Two temperature settings High (H) and Low (L) with the ability to set the cooking time from 30 minutes to 24 hours for both temperature levels and a default time of 4 and 6 hours respectively. * Power supply: 120V - 60Hz


New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court Scrutiny

New York's Gun-Transportation Rules Draw Supreme Court ScrutinyThe court said it will hear an appeal from three city handgun owners and an advocacy group who say New York has the most extreme firearm-transportation restrictions in the country. The case may demonstrate the impact of the newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, whose appeals court record suggests he’ll be a more aggressive enforcer of gun rights than the justice he replaced, Anthony Kennedy.


Open letter to Xi demands China release detained Canadians

Open letter to Xi demands China release detained CanadiansA group of 143 former diplomats and scholars from 19 countries have penned an open letter to Xi Jinping, China’s president, demanding Beijing to “immediately release” two Canadians detained in China.  Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a prominent consultant on North Korean business issues, have been held for six weeks in Beijing. In their respective roles, the two frequently met with Chinese officials, researchers and scholars, the letter noted. The “detentions send a message that this kind of constructive work is unwelcome and even risky in China,” the letter said. “That will lead to less dialogue and greater distrust, and undermine efforts to manage disagreements and identify common ground. Both China and the rest of the world will be worse off as a result.” The pair disappeared as tensions escalated between Canada and China after Meng Wanzhou, a top executive from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, was arrested in December in Vancouver on a US extradition request related to Iran sanctions violations. Although Beijing has denied any link between the detentions and Ms Meng, 46, the two men were seized shortly after China threatened “serious consequences” over her case.  Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at a parole office with a security guard in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 Credit:  Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press Last week, China handed down a death sentence to a Canadian citizen on drug trafficking charges in a rushed retrial that experts say is another example of Beijing acting in retaliation for Meng, and further efforts to pressure Ottawa in a diplomatic row that has now lasted weeks.  A spate of British diplomats and politicians have signed the letter, including former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former Ambassador to China Sir Christopher Hum, and Member of Parliament Lord David Alton.  Signatories also included Gareth Evans, the former foreign minister of Australia, two US deputy assistant secretaries of state, former ambassadors to China from Canada, the US, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and Mexico, and scholars Orville Schell of the Asia Society, Minxin Pei, a professor and expert on Chinese politics at Claremont McKenna College, and Bonnie Glaser, senior advisor for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a US think tank. Meng is currently under house arrest as her case remains pending. Kovrig and Spavor have been allowed a handful of consular visits in detention.


'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdays

'Welcome' refugees in Kansas celebrate their American birthdaysMany of nearly 100 excited children running around a community center in Kansas City over the weekend had two things in common. Far from a strange coincidence, the date is usually assigned to immigrants who arrive in the United States without birth certificates, as refugees often do.


Man charged with kidnapping after missing woman found in his apartment

Man charged with kidnapping after missing woman found in his apartmentAuthorities arrested Victor Pena after finding Olivia Ambrose inside his apartment.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day: At Ebenezer Baptist Church, a call to action to end 'chaos'

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: At Ebenezer Baptist Church, a call to action to end 'chaos'A memorial for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church proceeded Monday after almost being derailed by the federal government shutdown.


Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio

Enbridge gas pipeline explosion causes fireball in Ohio(Reuters) - An explosion of an Enbridge Inc natural gas pipeline in Ohio on Monday created a fireball of flame and damaged homes, prompting the evacuation of nearby residents.


Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in Tennessee

Government shutdown: Syrian refugee’s falafel shop giving free meals to furloughed workers in TennesseeA Syrian refugee is expressing his support and love for the United States by offering free food to anyone affected by the government shutdown at his falafel shop in Tennessee. Yassin Terou, who immigrated to the country from Syria in 2011, said he wanted to help his community during the trying times of the partial government shutdown.


The Chevrolet Silverado Four-Cylinder Gets Worse Fuel Economy Than the V-8 in Our Test

The Chevrolet Silverado Four-Cylinder Gets Worse Fuel Economy Than the V-8 in Our TestHere's more proof that downsizing and turbocharging have their limits.


Mr Porter and Off-White unveil their latest collaboration

Mr Porter and Off-White unveil their latest collaborationMr Porter has presented the fruit of its latest collaboration with streetwear label Off-White: a 44-piece capsule which reinterprets traditional sportswear. Christened "Modern Office," the collection is exclusively available from Mr Porter (www.mrporter.com). "Securing the Mr Porter account has always been a goal for me.


The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions

The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptionsThe Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local):


America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?

America's F-35 Stealth Fighter: The Ultimate Missile Killer?The Pentagon wants to add F-35 stealth fighters to America's missile shield. But to have any chance at shooting down ballistic missiles, the F-35 might need a new weapon.


Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold Latakia

Car bomb hits Syria regime stronghold LatakiaA car bomb shook the Syrian regime's coastal stronghold of Latakia on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others, state news agency SANA reported. According to SANA the bomb blast hit southern Damascus without causing any victims, but the Observatory reported it left a number of people dead and wounded.


GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After Lawsuits

GM Plant Workers Allege Racist Acts Continue Even After LawsuitsIt comes after years of racist language on the assembly line, scrawled slogans and swastikas on the restroom walls and nooses suspended in the workplace, as well as misogyny, according to the lawsuits. “GM downplays this and says it is a few isolated incidents, but it’s not,” said Michelle Vocht, a Michigan lawyer representing eight employees at the plant who are suing GM, alleging a hostile workplace. The company does take the complaints seriously, spokesman David Caldwell said.


FOG Design+Art Shakes Things Up in San Francisco

FOG Design+Art Shakes Things Up in San Francisco


Russia detains 11 protesters ahead of Putin talks with Japan's Abe: monitor

Russia detains 11 protesters ahead of Putin talks with Japan's Abe: monitorRussian police detained 11 protesters outside the Japanese embassy in Moscow as they rallied against the idea of ceding control over disputed islands to Japan, OVD-Info, a Russian organization that monitor protest, said on Tuesday. The detentions took place ahead of talks in Moscow between President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss a World War Two peace deal that could resolve a decades-old territorial dispute. The islands are known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan.


Boeing successfully completes test flight of air taxi prototype

Boeing successfully completes test flight of air taxi prototypeBoeing, which is working with Uber on flying taxis, successfully completed the first test of its prototype autonomous passenger air vehicle.


Herschel backpacks are up to 50% off at Nordstrom right now

Herschel backpacks are up to 50% off at Nordstrom right nowJanuary and February are seriously soul-sucking. Winter months after the holidays but before spring always feel like a drag, and getting back (and staying) in the swing of things at work or school can be draining. A new backpack may be able to lift your spirits, though. Numerous backpacks from Herschel Supply Co. are up to 50% off at Nordstrom, and these stylin' bad boys may just be the jolt of motivation you need. SEE ALSO: 7 of the best laptops for students heading back to school Finding a bag that can fit a large laptop and the rest of your necessities that's not obnoxious and nerdy is rare, but Herschel is known for nailing practicality and clout. Get long-lasting durability with Herschel's innovative fabric invented specifically to endure everyday use, plus tons of pockets. All of that is arranged into the ultimate minimalistic backpack that backpack appreciators will recognize at a single glance. We're surprised that they're on sale at all, let alone up to half off. Here are a few of our favorite deals: ## Little America backpack -- $49.98 (save $50.02) Image: herschel supply co. The man. The myth. The legend. The Little America backpack. This is one of Herschel's most iconic designs, featuring double straps outside that match the dark gray exterior for a sleek, minimalistic look. For storage, there's a padded exterior pocket and an interior padded compartment for laptops up to 15 inches. Regularly $100, you can save $50.02 and get it for $49.98. ## Retreat Offset Denim backpack -- $49.98 (save $50.02) Image: herschel supply co. An extra-detailed and slightly bigger take on the Little America, the mountaineering-inspired Retreat Offset backpack is decked out in dark denim with off-white accents and a drawstring closure. Its interior has a padded compartment for laptops up to 15 inches. Regularly $100, you can save $50.02 and get it for $49.98. ## Studio Winlaw XL Backpack -- $44.98 (save $45.02) Image: herschel Another classic without the bells and whistles, the Studio Winlaw backpack offers a two-way zipper closure for max convenience and adjustable straps to make carrying it as comfy as possible. The inside is hella spacious, featuring an interior wall pocket and enough depth for a laptop, headphones, and more. Regularly $90, you can save $45.02 and get it for $44.98. ## Surplus Classic XL backpack -- $34.98 (save $35.02) Image: herschel supply co. Adorable and sturdy? We thought it didn't exist. This salmon-colored XL backpack also features a zipper on top and a zipper pocked on the exterior, plus some extra little details to up its aesthetics. There's a laptop sleeve inside, and Minecraft fans will love the pixelated camo interior. Regularly $70, you can save $35.02 and get it for $34.98. Image: herschel supply co. Shop all Herschel Supply Co. at Nordstrom See Details


4 Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt in 2019

4 Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt in 2019The new year can be a good time to take control of your finances, and for many people, paying off credit card debt is the first step. With new interest charges each month, credit card debt can continue to build if you don't take action. "Credit card debt is particularly insidious because it could potentially never end," says Stephanie Genkin, certified financial planner and founder of My Financial Planner in Brooklyn, New York.