Officials identify 19 missing after deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi

NAIROBI – Nineteen people still missing two days after a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people are now accounted for, the Kenyan Red Cross said on Thursday. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday evening that a 20-hour siege had ended with security forces killing all the […]

Michael Cohen reportedly hired IT firm to rig online polls for Trump

Michael Cohen paid the chief information officer for Jerry Falwell’s evangelical college in Virginia up to $13,000 to try and rig online polls in favor of his boss Donald Trump in early 2015, according to a new report. Trump’s former personal attorney handed John Gauger — who owns RedFinch Solutions LLC and oversees information technology […]

Principal who banned candy canes won’t return to school: superintendent

An elementary school principal who was placed on leave after she allegedly banned Christmas and holiday decorations will reportedly not return to her old job. Jennifer Sinclair, principal of Manchester Elementary in Omaha, Nebraska, was placed on administrative leave in December, the Elkhorn School District confirmed to Fox News at the time. District superintendent Bary […]

LA teachers, district resume negotiations amid strike

LOS ANGELES — Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district return to the bargaining table on Thursday, hoping to end a strike that has been costly and divisive. The office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that talks would resume at noon at City Hall, with the office “facilitating” negotiations. The announcement didn’t indicate […]

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

SEATTLE — Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region’s widening affordability gap. Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time when they’re being priced out of Seattle and some […]

Falling tree kills homeless man as powerful storm lashes California

SAN FRANCISCO — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said. The man was struck on an embankment near Interstate 580 and died at the scene. The man, who was homeless, may have been “just trying to stay dry,” […]

Trump administration to roll out space-based missile defense plan

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China. Details about the administration’s Missile Defense Review — the first compiled since 2010 — […]

Giuliani: ‘No chance’ Trump colluded with Russians, can’t say same about campaign aides

Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that there’s “no chance” President Trump colluded with the Russians — but he can’t say the same about his campaign aides. Speaking to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the former New York City mayor claimed he “never said there was no collusion” between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, only […]

Anti-immigration group sues SPLC over inclusion on hate list

An anti-immigration group sued leaders of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Wednesday, claiming their inclusion on the SPLC’s list of hate groups is a racket that violates a RICO law. In their suit, filed in federal district court in Washington D.C., the Center for Immigration Studies claims their criticism of illegal immigrants does not […]

Anti-vaxxers are top ‘threats to global health,’: World Health Organization

Anti-vaxxers, or those who oppose vaccines, were deemed a top “threat to global health” in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Vaccine hesitancy,” as the United Nations agency calls it, “threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.” The organization in a recently released list said that while vaccines are “one of the […]

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