What each food symbolizes during Lunar New Year

Many celebrations are happening Saturday to kick off the Lunar New Year.

  • 'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'
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    'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'

    Michael Bloomberg attacked Sen. Bernie Sanders at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, with the billionaire former New York City mayor claiming the self-described democratic socialist's ownership of multiple homes makes him a hypocrite. Bloomberg also accused Sanders of trying to “throw out capitalism” — something that he said resulted in “communism” in other countries. “The best-known socialist in the country is a millionaire with three homes,” said Bloomberg, who is worth an estimated $64.2 billion.

  • Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email
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    Rohrabacher confirms he offered Trump pardon to Assange for proof Russia didn't hack DNC email

    Former California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher confirmed in a new interview that during a three-hour meeting at the Ecuadorian Embassy in August 2017, he told Julian Assange he would get President Trump to give him a pardon if he turned over information proving the Russians had not been the source of internal Democratic National Committee emails published by WikiLeaks. In a phone interview with Yahoo News, Rohrabacher said his goal during the meeting was to find proof for a widely debunked conspiracy theory: that WikiLeaks' real source for the DNC emails was not Russian intelligence agents, as U.S. officials have since concluded, but former DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was murdered on the streets of Washington in July 2016 in what police believe was a botched robbery.

  • A Google manager has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife was reported missing in Hawaii
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    A Google manager has been arrested and charged with murder after his wife was reported missing in Hawaii

    Hawaii Police Department Google product manager Sonam Saxena has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Smriti Saxena. Smriti, who was a Microsoft business program manager, was reported missing by Sonam on Tuesday while the Seattle couple was vacationing in Hawaii. A body that could be Smriti's was discovered on a beach on Wednesday, and Sonam was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

  • Report: California prisoner confesses to killing 2 molesters
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    Report: California prisoner confesses to killing 2 molesters

    A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday. Jonathan Watson, 41, confessed in the letter to the Bay Area News Group in Northern California that he clubbed both men in the head on Jan. 16 at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. “We can't comment on an active investigation," Dana Simas, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, wrote in an email.

  • More coronavirus cases in Iran's Qom; religious gatherings seen at risk
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    More coronavirus cases in Iran's Qom; religious gatherings seen at risk

    Iranian health officials urged all religious gatherings to be suspended in Qom, news agency ISNA said on Thursday, after two more people tested positive for the coronavirus in the holy city, where two died of it this week. "Two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Qom and one person in Arak, bringing the total of confirmed cases to five in Iran," spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a tweet. Jahanpur said all patients were Iranian and the person in the central city of Arak was a doctor from Qom, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

  • 2 passengers die after leaving 'chaotic' cruise ship
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    2 passengers die after leaving 'chaotic' cruise ship

    Ukrainians protest over evacuees returning from China • South Korea reports first coronavirus death as infections linked to church rise • 2 people who were on quarantined cruise ship in Japan have died • Quarantine on Diamond Princess cruise ship 'chaotic,' Japanese expert claims • Number of new confirmed cases drops in Hubei province • South Korea confirms first death of person infected with coronavirus • Two people die in Iran after contracting coronavirus • Thousands of Americans voluntarily self-quarantine after returning from China Deaths in mainland China reach more than 2,230 China's health commission said Friday morning local time that there have been 2,236 deaths in the mainland lin...

  • A police officer was fired and told to immediately turn in his uniform at a town meeting, so he stripped down to his underwear and walked home in the snow
    INSIDER

    A police officer was fired and told to immediately turn in his uniform at a town meeting, so he stripped down to his underwear and walked home in the snow

    Richard Lee, the police chief of Croydon, New Hampshire, had a cold walk home Tuesday night. At a town hall meeting that evening, Lee was stripped of his duties as the only police officer in Croydon. In turn, he stripped down to his underwear so that he could return his uniform, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

  • Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapons ban over fears of potential civil war
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    Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapons ban over fears of potential civil war

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a committee room packed with gun advocates.

  • Coronavirus: CDC issues new travel notices for Hong Kong, Japan
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    Coronavirus: CDC issues new travel notices for Hong Kong, Japan

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new advisories on Wednesday for travelers going to Hong Kong and Japan in the wake of the deadly coronavirus spreading across the world. The advisories are notably only a "level 1," a "watch," meaning travelers should exercise "usual precautions," unlike the "level 3" issued for China Jan. 27, which warns to "avoid nonessential travel." China's "level 3" advisory excludes Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.

  • Chuck Todd gets existential with billionaire Michael Bloomberg: 'Should you exist?'
    The Week

    Chuck Todd gets existential with billionaire Michael Bloomberg: 'Should you exist?'

    Some of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's rivals don't think he should exist. Or rather, they don't think the billions of dollars he has in the bank should've ever been his. So during Wednesday night's Democratic, Meet The Press host Chuck Todd posed the very meta question to Bloomberg himself.

  • Trump's approval rating hits record high as he mocks 'fake media' polls predicting he'll lose the election
    The Independent

    Trump's approval rating hits record high as he mocks 'fake media' polls predicting he'll lose the election

    With his approval rating again climbing to post-impeachment high, Donald Trump mocked his Democratic challengers by contending his campaign's internal polling shows him winning a second term. The president used a tweet to call his campaign's polling "REAL," contending those surveys show him "beating all of the Dem candidates". "The Fake News Polls (here we go again, just like 2016) show losing or tied," he tweeted, referring to polls in the last presidential election cycle that up until Election Day showed Mr Trump trailing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee that year.

  • 9 Rural Farms of the 21st Century Featuring Stunning Modern Design
    Architectural Digest

    9 Rural Farms of the 21st Century Featuring Stunning Modern Design

    From Italy to Tasmania, a new book covers those farms with an eye on both sustainability and beautiful design Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate
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    Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate

    A convicted murderer was put to death in Tennessee's electric chair Thursday, becoming the state's fifth prisoner over 16 months to choose electrocution over the state's preferred method of lethal injection. Nicholas Sutton, 58, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Sutton was sentenced to death in 1986 for killing fellow inmate Carl Estep in a conflict over a drug deal while both were incarcerated in an East Tennessee prison, where Sutton had been serving time for the killings of his grandmother and two others when he was 18.

  • South Korea accepted that its efforts to stop the coronavirus infecting the country failed, and says it's pivoting to containment
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    South Korea accepted that its efforts to stop the coronavirus infecting the country failed, and says it's pivoting to containment

    With coronavirus cases soaring, the government in South Korea said Friday that it has failed to keep the virus out of the country, and must now focus on containment. It is the most-infected place outside China. The country has urged people in a city of 2.5 million people to stay in their homes and banned some public gatherings.

  • Jail cases add to China coronavirus tally as SKorea infections double
    Reuters

    Jail cases add to China coronavirus tally as SKorea infections double

    BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - The new coronavirus has infected about 500 people in China's prisons, almost half outside the province at the centre of the epidemic, authorities said on Friday, while South Korea reported 100 new cases that doubled its infections. The overall increase in new cases in China was relatively small, but changes in how it defines them have raised questions about the accuracy of its daily tallies - and the 234 infections among prisoners outside Hubei ended 16 straight days of declines in new mainland cases excluding that province. According to official figures, China has had more than 75,400 cases of the coronavirus and 2,236 people have died of the disease - known as COVID-19 - most in Hubei and its capital Wuhan where the virus emerged in a wildlife market in December.

  • Airport worker with no license takes plane for spin near D.C., almost crashes, feds say
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    Airport worker with no license takes plane for spin near D.C., almost crashes, feds say

    A Virginia man piloted at least one plane without a license in 2018, in a dangerous journey that ended with a "bounced" landing, federal authorities said. Ryan Guy Parker "knowingly and willfully" flew above suburban Washington D.C., posing a "significant risk of injury and death" to himself and the public, according to an affidavit by U.S. Department of Transportation Special Agent Bret Stolle. In a Sept. 27, 2018 trip out of Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Parker nearly crashed on touch down, Stolle wrote.

  • Grace Millane's mother tells killer she is 'haunted' by 'barbaric' murder
    The Telegraph

    Grace Millane's mother tells killer she is 'haunted' by 'barbaric' murder

    The mother of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane said she will be forever “haunted” by the violent end her daughter met, as her Tinder date murderer was sentenced to life imprisonment. The 28-year-old New Zealand man, who retained temporary name suppression, was sentenced to life imprisonment at a New Zealand court on Friday morning, with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. Millane had been in New Zealand for less than two weeks when she matched with her killer on Tinder.

  • Conservative group seeks end to death penalty in Ohio
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    Conservative group seeks end to death penalty in Ohio

    A newly formed conservative group is seeking an end to the death penalty in Ohio at a time when executions have ground to a halt in the state and the House speaker has questioned whether capital punishment should be reconsidered. Ohio Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, which launched Tuesday in Columbus, is part of a network of similar groups nationwide. Members question the expense of capital punishment and have raised concerns about executing the innocent.

  • Warren: Bloomberg will drop 'another $100 million' just to 'erase America's memory' of the Las Vegas debate
    The Week

    Warren: Bloomberg will drop 'another $100 million' just to 'erase America's memory' of the Las Vegas debate

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was not pulling her punches in Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, and her most potent haymakers landed on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, standing to her right. MSNBC's post-debate panel showed the moment she started pummeling Bloomberg, and Chris Matthews described it in elaborate boxing metaphors. Warren's biggest blow was set up by Bloomberg himself, and Joe Biden jumped in to help her finish him off.

  • New poll shows Trump faltering in "blue wall" states he carried in 2016
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    New poll shows Trump faltering in "blue wall" states he carried in 2016

    President Trump is in the Oval Office in large part because of his narrow victories in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states traditionally considered a "blue wall" which crumbled for Democrats in 2016. However, a new poll indicates that Mr. Trump may have trouble holding onto two of those states in 2020. A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday found all top Democratic candidates leading Mr. Trump in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

  • US military truck caught on camera ramming Russian jeep off the road in Syria
    The Independent

    US military truck caught on camera ramming Russian jeep off the road in Syria

    The footage appears to be from inside of a civilian vehicle. The driver is riding alongside a convoy of military vehicles primarily flying Russian flags. At the head of the line are a pair of American vehicles, an M-ATV mine-resistant vehicle, sometimes called an MRAP, and an MRAP truck.

  • Watch Out! U.S. Army Tanks Could Collapse Polish Bridges On Their Way to Battle Russia
    The National Interest

    Watch Out! U.S. Army Tanks Could Collapse Polish Bridges On Their Way to Battle Russia

    The U.S. Army and its closest allies have a problem. To deter Russia from attacking Poland and the Baltic States, the Army and its NATO allies should deploy heavy armored forces such as M-1 tanks, armored fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery. RAND, a California think-tank with close ties to the U.S. military, in a February 2020 report underscored the importance of heavy ground forces.

  • Fuel tanker explodes causing 'catastrophic' damage on Indianapolis interstate
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    Fuel tanker explodes causing 'catastrophic' damage on Indianapolis interstate

    A tanker carrying about 4,000 gallons of jet fuel overturned and exploded in Indianapolis, closing lanes and backing up traffic on two interstate highways. Authorities began receiving calls reporting an overturned semi and fire on the ramp from Interstate-465 southbound to I-70 eastbound on the city's east side just before 2 p.m., Indianapolis Fire Department Battalion Chief Rita Reith said. The fire caused "severe, catastrophic damage" to the surrounding area, Reith said, spreading nearly 500 feet and affecting both sides of the bridge.

  • At least 5 people in China have disappeared, gotten arrested, or been silenced after speaking out about the coronavirus — here's what we know about them
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    At least 5 people in China have disappeared, gotten arrested, or been silenced after speaking out about the coronavirus — here's what we know about them

    Whistleblowers and citizen journalists in China are speaking out against the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan. Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang contracted the coronavirus after being silenced by local police. Other citizen journalists and critics in China have been censored or arrested after sharing information about the outbreak.

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    Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of hampering its access to Gulf meet on coronavirus

    Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of allowing a protracted dispute to hinder Gulf Arab coordination over the coronavirus outbreak by denying the Qatari health minister timely access to a meeting of regional health ministers in Riyadh. Qatar's foreign ministry said in a post on its official Twitter account that Saudi Arabia had only granted an entry permit to Public Health Minister Hanan al-Kuwari after the meeting at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) General Secretariat on Wednesday had already started. "We are surprised to see that Saudi is politicizing a humanitarian sector, that requires close collaboration and coordination due to the urgency of the situation," the English-language statement issued on Thursday said.