5-year-old carries toddler through subzero temperatures after left alone in Alaska home

A 5-year-old carried a toddler about half a mile in frigid Alaska weather this week, after the pair were left at home by themselves, according to the Alaska State Troopers. The temperature was about -31°F.

  • Hillary Clinton kicks off the 'stop Sanders' movement. Will Obama follow her lead?
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    Hillary Clinton kicks off the 'stop Sanders' movement. Will Obama follow her lead?

    And so when the news broke less than two weeks before the Iowa caucuses that in a forthcoming Hulu documentary, Hillary Clinton badmouths her 2016 rival Bernie Sanders as a “career politician” whom “nobody likes,” it didn't just call attention to the ill feeling still lingering from that year's bitter primary campaign. It also signaled that Clinton has thrown her weight behind the nascent “Stop Sanders” movement gaining steam among Democratic power brokers. The question now is whether Democratic voters will follow her lead — and whether Barack Obama himself might come out of semiretirement to join the cause.

  • Barr appoints members of presidential law enforcement panel
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    Barr appoints members of presidential law enforcement panel

    Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday named 18 law enforcement officials to a presidential commission that aims to study ways to reduce crime and increase respect for the law. The last presidential law enforcement commission was established in 1965, and one of its recommendations led to the creation of the national emergency number 911. The new commission's members include senior federal law enforcement officials, including the FBI's deputy director and the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors and rank-and-file officers from around the country.

  • The outbreaks of both the Wuhan coronavirus and SARS started in Chinese wet markets. Photos show what the markets look like.
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    The outbreaks of both the Wuhan coronavirus and SARS started in Chinese wet markets. Photos show what the markets look like.

    A coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 17 people and infected more than 630. The Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan is thought to be the starting point for the virus outbreak. At wet markets, meat is sold alongside live animals like dogs, hares, and civets.

  • 1 Killed, 7 Wounded, Including 9-Year-Old, in Shooting in Downtown Seattle. Here's What to Know
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    1 Killed, 7 Wounded, Including 9-Year-Old, in Shooting in Downtown Seattle. Here's What to Know

    One person is dead and seven others were injured, including a 9-year-old boy, after multiple gunmen opened fire following a dispute in a crowded shopping district in downtown Seattle on Wednesday. A 50-year-old woman was in critical condition at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, and the child boy was in “very serious condition,” according to Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. The fire department transported five patients to Harborview and two more arrived at the hospital later.

  • Spirit Airlines passenger: Cabin crew didn't take my groping allegation seriously
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    Spirit Airlines passenger: Cabin crew didn't take my groping allegation seriously

    The FBI is investigating a Michigan woman's claim that she was sexually assaulted aboard a Spirit Airlines flight by a man sitting next to her. The woman said the flight attendants took the alleged assault lightly – asking her to move her seat, but not making that same request of him. Spirit Airlines, however, said its crew did all that it could to assist the woman, offered to move her but that she refused, so everyone had to stay put – including the alleged attacker – as the plane was about to land.

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    Zimbabwe billionaire to pay doctors about $300 a month to end strike

    Striking junior doctors at Zimbabwe's state hospitals will end a four-month strike after accepting an offer from a telecoms billionaire to pay them a monthly allowance of about $300 for six months, their union said on Thursday. The doctors went on strike on Sept. 3 to protest against poor wages and a lack of adequate equipment and medicines, leaving many poor people unable to get treatment. Junior doctors in Zimbabwe earn an average of just over $200 a month, including allowances.

  • China's New H-20 Stealth Bomber Is Going To Shake Up East Asia
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    China's New H-20 Stealth Bomber Is Going To Shake Up East Asia

    If the H-20 does have the range and passable stealth characteristics attributed to it, it could alter the strategic calculus between the United States and China by exposing U.S. bases and fleets across the Pacific to surprise air attacks. Only three countries have both the imperative and the resources to develop huge strategic bombers that can strike targets across the globe: the United States, Russia and China. Strategic bombers make sense for China because Beijing perceives dominance of the western half of the Pacific Ocean as essential for its security due to its history of maritime invasion, and the challenge posed by the United States in particular.

  • The brazen (and careless) Russian assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings has been spotted in Europe, again
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    The brazen (and careless) Russian assassination team behind the Salisbury poisonings has been spotted in Europe, again

    PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA New images have been published of the Russian GRU assassination team working in Europe. A video from a case in Bulgaria shows a man connected to the 2015 poisoning of an arms dealer. The suspects in the Bulgarian poisoning are believed to be part of the same Russian unit that conducted the poison attack on Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England.

  • Judge upholds mom charged for being topless at home
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    Judge upholds mom charged for being topless at home

    A judge refused to overturn part of Utah's lewdness law Tuesday in a blow to a woman who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home.

  • REI’s January Sale Offers 50% off Cold-Weather Outdoor Gear
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    REI’s January Sale Offers 50% off Cold-Weather Outdoor Gear

    Save big on Patagonia, The North Face, Columbia, and more of our favorite outdoor brands. From Popular Mechanics

  • Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing
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    Mexico detained more than 2,000 after caravan border crossing

    Mexican migration authorities released Wednesday an official count of the number of people detained along the country's southern border two days before, estimating that more than 2,000 people were "rescued" after they crossed the border with Guatemala. National Institute of Migration (INM) officials explained that among the detained were not only members of the so-called "2020 Caravan" that left Honduras about a week ago, but also many who had entered the country through other spots. On Wednesday, Mexico deported 460 Hondurans via official planes and buses from the two southern states, the ministry of the interior said.

  • The Notorious B.I.G. was quoted during Trump's Senate trial by a House impeachment manager from Brooklyn
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    The Notorious B.I.G. was quoted during Trump's Senate trial by a House impeachment manager from Brooklyn

    Getty Images Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries quoted The Notorious B.I.G., a fellow Brooklyn native, in a speech during President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday. Jeffries, one of the House impeachment managers, was responding to Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow after he asked "Why are we here?" "We are here, sir, because President Trump corruptly abused his power and then he tried to cover it up," Jeffries said.

  • Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit
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    Macron grows angry with Israeli security during church visit

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday lost his temper with Israeli security agents during a visit to a French church in Jerusalem and angrily ordered one of them to leave the premises. The incident occurred during a spat between Israeli forces and Macron's own security detail as he entered the Church of St. Anne. The church, located in Jerusalem's Old City, is French state property and Macron did not want the Israeli guards leading him inside.

  • Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers
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    Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers

    A student has reported an alleged sexual assault by four Penn State fraternity brothers, university police said Tuesday. The warning to the campus said the sexual assault was submitted at 8:31 a.m. and was reported to have happened at an unknown time on January 15 at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. "The unknown victim, reported to be a student, disclosed to a third party being sexually assaulted by four unidentified fraternity brothers," the alert said.

  • New Guatemalan government won't cancel U.S. asylum deal
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    New Guatemalan government won't cancel U.S. asylum deal

    Guatemala's new government will continue receiving Central American migrants under an asylum agreement with the United States, Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo said on Wednesday, in a boost to the Trump administration's efforts to curb migration. Before taking office this month Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei had pledged to review the contentious U.S. immigration deal, which is designed to make migrants from Honduras and El Salvador seek asylum in Guatemala instead of the United States. Most migrants from those two countries pass through Guatemala and Mexico en route to the U.S. border.

  • Are North Korea's Vaunted Submarines Actually Any Good?
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    Are North Korea's Vaunted Submarines Actually Any Good?

    Each Romeo displaced 1,830 tons submerged, had a top speed of thirteen knots and was operated by a crew of fifty-four. The Romeo submarines were armed with eight standard-diameter 533-millimeter torpedo tubes, two facing aft. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was filmed touring and taking a short voyage on a Romeo-class submarine in 2014.

  • Family of Kristin Smart, who went missing in 1996, now says there's no news coming soon
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    Family of Kristin Smart, who went missing in 1996, now says there's no news coming soon

    The family of Kristin Smart, the California college student whose disappearance in 1996 remains unsolved, has clarified that there's no imminent announcement about the case after her mother said she believed news was coming. In a statement Wednesday, the Smart family said they were in touch with a retired FBI agent "who has provided guidance to us over the years" and said there is no current timeline for an announcement in the case. Kristin's mother, Denise, had previously said she was contacted by the FBI and told to be ready for a development that might bring closure to her more than 20-year nightmare.

  • 'The new evidence raises deeply troubling questions': did Arkansas kill an innocent man?
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    'The new evidence raises deeply troubling questions': did Arkansas kill an innocent man?

    The deceased inmate's sister Patricia Young lodged a lawsuit on Thursday with the circuit court of Pulaski county, Arkansas, petitioning city authorities and the local police department in Jacksonville to release crime scene materials to her family. An 81-page filing in the lawsuit provides damning new evidence that key aspects of the prosecution case against Lee were deeply flawed. The complaint includes expert opinion from a number of world-leading specialists who find glaring errors in the way forensic science and other evidence was interpreted.

  • On the menu at China virus market: rats and live wolf pups
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    On the menu at China virus market: rats and live wolf pups

    The food market where China's deadly virus surfaced was a smorgasbord of exotic wildlife ranging from wolf pups to species linked to previous pandemics such as civets, according to vendor information and a Chinese media report. The Huanan Seafood Market in the central city of Wuhan came under greater scrutiny on Wednesday as Chinese officials said that the virus which has so far killed nine people and infected hundreds may have originated in a wild animal sold at the food emporium. Past deadly epidemics have been blamed on wild animals -- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) was linked to Chinese consumption of civet meat -- setting Chinese authorities up for potential embarrassment if lax supervision of wildlife trafficking is found at fault in the latest outbreak.

  • 'End of the world': Wuhan a ghost town under quarantine
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    'End of the world': Wuhan a ghost town under quarantine

    Wuhan residents called for help and shared worries of food shortages Thursday, with streets in the virus-hit central Chinese city left deserted after it was put on lockdown. Planes and trains out of the city -- the epicentre of a new SARS-like virus -- were cancelled, with public transport suspended and residents ordered not to leave in a bid to control the spread of the disease. Streets decorated for Chinese New Year festivities in the city of 11 million were empty, with the few who ventured outside wearing masks as ordered by authorities.

  • Greta Thunberg fires back after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says she isn't qualified to lecture the US on climate change
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    Greta Thunberg fires back after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says she isn't qualified to lecture the US on climate change

    Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Greta Thunberg isn't qualified to lecture the US on climate change, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at the World Economic Forum on Thursday. "Is she the chief economist or who is she? I'm confused," Mnuchin jokingly replied to a question about the Swedish teenager's call for America to quit fossil fuels.

  • US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'
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    US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'

    The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. Applicants will be denied tourist visas if they are determined by consular officers to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth, according to the rules in the Federal Register. It is a bigger hurdle to overcome, proving they are traveling to the U.S. because they have a medical need and not just because they want to give birth here.

  • Trump impeachment news: Democrats taunt president with his own words as historic Senate trial begins
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    Trump impeachment news: Democrats taunt president with his own words as historic Senate trial begins

    Donald Trump has again labelled his Senate impeachment trial a “witch hunt” and a “hoax” from the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, before addressing the business summit with a blustering, hyperbolic speech laying out his supposed economic and environmental achievements. Proceedings in the upper chamber of Congress will began in earnest on Tuesday after the president was charged with abuse of power and obstruction by the House of Representatives last month. The prosecution team from the House faced the president's legal counsel, making their first appearance in the impeachment proceedings, and debated trial rules proposed by Mitch McConnell, whose gauntlet called for a brief trial without testimony or evidence and would likely end up in the president's acquittal.

  • Man apparently jumps from cruise ship docked in San Juan and dies
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    Man apparently jumps from cruise ship docked in San Juan and dies

    The body of a man the U.S. Coast Guard says apparently jumped from a cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico was recovered Wednesday night. The Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" was hosting a cruise catering to the LGBTQ+ community, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud. The Coast Guard said it was called by San Juan police after a report of a person overboard.

  • Why France's Nuclear Weapons Still Matter
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    Why France's Nuclear Weapons Still Matter

    Key point: Paris wanted its own deterrent, both to protect itself and to keep France "great." Nuclear missile submarines also allowed France to leave NATO for a good number of years while remaining secure. France was the fourth country to join the so-called “Nuclear Club,” and at the height of the Cold War maintained its own nuclear triad of land-based missiles, nuclear-armed bombers and ballistic missile submarines. Today, France's sea-based nuclear deterrent is the home of most of its nuclear arsenal, with four nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines, of French design and construction, providing constant assurance against surprise nuclear attack.