17 Jan 2019

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Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snow

Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snowSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous.


17 Jan 2019 5:39pm GMT

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Gets More Angular Styling and a Big New Screen

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Gets More Angular Styling and a Big New ScreenMinor changes are coming to Hyundai's hybrid Ioniq hatchback.


17 Jan 2019 4:32pm GMT

California mother charged in stabbing death of 2-year-old son

California mother charged in stabbing death of 2-year-old sonA Covina woman has been charged with stabbing her own 2-year-old son to death, officials said Wednesday.


17 Jan 2019 10:02am GMT

Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

Model claiming Trump secrets deported from ThailandA Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a "sex training course". Anastasia Vashukevich, known by her pen-name Nastya Rybka, was held with several others in a police raid last February in the sleazy seaside resort of Pattaya. In a case that veered between salacious and bizarre, Vashukevich said she had travelled to Thailand after becoming embroiled in a political scandal with Russian aluminium tycoon Oleg Deripaska -- a one-time associate of Trump's disgraced former campaign director Paul Manafort.


17 Jan 2019 8:51am GMT

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlockMay said she was "disappointed" by Corbyn's decision and stressed that "our door remains open". Ian Blackford of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said his party would only participate if she were prepared to consider delaying Brexit, ruling out a "no deal" and the option of holding a second referendum. The prime minister is working to the tightest-possible deadline as Britain prepares to leave the bloc that for half a century defined its economic and political relations with the rest of the world.


17 Jan 2019 6:55am GMT

U.S. Calls Canadian’s Death Sentence in China ‘Politically Motivated’

U.S. Calls Canadian’s Death Sentence in China ‘Politically Motivated’Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, speaking to reporters near Montreal, said Canada is in a "difficult moment" after the arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive last month in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request. Nine days after that, a Canadian diplomat and a businessman were seized separately by state security officers in China.


17 Jan 2019 12:38am GMT

Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks player

Enes Kanter: Turkey 'seeking arrest' of New York Knicks playerTurkish prosecutors are seeking the arrest and extradition of New York Knicks enter Enes Kanter, accusing him pf being a member of an "armed terrorist group". Mr Kanter is accused of ties to Fethullah Gulen, who Turkish authorities allege is behind the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, the Daily Sabah reported. Mr Gulen has repeatedly denied any involved in the failed coup.


17 Jan 2019 12:20am GMT

16 Jan 2019

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'Planetary health diet': Britons urged to cut meat intake to equivalent of one beefburger a fortnight

'Planetary health diet': Britons urged to cut meat intake to equivalent of one beefburger a fortnightBritons have been told to restrict their meat intake to the equivalent of one beefburger a fortnight by health experts in new dietary recommendations branded "fanatical" by critics. The Eat-Lancet Commission, a group of 37 health experts, has spent two years compiling the "planetary health diet", which they claim is the healthiest and most sustainable food plan for everyone in the world. They say it could cut premature deaths globally by 11 million and help feed the growing worldwide population which is due to reach 10 billion by 2050. However to comply with the new diet, the average Briton would need to slash their red meat consumption by 77 per cent - from 62g to 14g for pork and beef - allowing them to have a 8oz steak just once a month or alternatively enjoy a single slice of bacon once every four days. Currently the NHS recommends Britons should eat no more than 70g per day of any meat, but the new plan cuts that to 43g. The report also limits dairy to 250g a day, about one cup of milk, three-and-a-half fish fingers a week, and just three eggs a fortnight. The commission said red meat should be seen as "a treat", similar to lobster but the plan is so strict that two out of three commission members introducing the diet at a briefing in London on Wednesday said they were not currently sticking to it. Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief at The Lancet, said: "I'm close, but I have two eggs for breakfast every morning, so I'm already having too many eggs." Author Dr Line Gordon, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, also admitted: "I am moving towards it, but I have young kids at home, which is driving me in the wrong direction." The plan also calls for unhealthy food to be removed from shops or heavily taxed to force people into choosing healthier options. Meat eating guidance But critics said it eliminated personal choice and failed to look at alternative options for feeding the world, such as the development of genetically modified crops. Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: "Their desire to limit people to eating one tenth of a sausage a day leaves us in no doubt that we are dealing with fanatics. "They are making no secret of their desire to tax and ban their way towards a near-vegan diet for the world's population. "The potent combination of nanny state campaigners, militant vegetarians and environmental activists poses a real and present danger to a free society. They say they want to save the planet but it is not clear which planet are they on." The Commission said current diets needed to "radically" change towards plant-based foods, with low amounts of animal-based foods, refined grains, highly processed foods, and added sugars, and with unsaturated rather than saturated fats. The Planetary Health Diet Moving to the new dietary pattern would require global consumption of foods such as red meat and sugar to decrease by about 50 per cent, while consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes must double, the report said. The commission said "unprecedented global collaboration and commitment" was needed to push the plan forward, involving immediate changes to agriculture away from cattle farming and starchy crops towards nutrient-rich varieties. "We need a significant overhaul, changing the global food system on a scale not seen before in ways appropriate to each country's circumstances," said one of the commission authors Professor Tim Lang, City, University of London. However, some experts warned that removing so much protein from diets could have an impact on health, particularly for the elderly. "Human beings, especially as we age, cannot do without protein," said Professor Stuart Phillips, the Director of the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research at McMaster University, Canada. "The EAT-Lancet Commission's recommendation to cut beef consumption to just a quarter ounce per day (7g) is a drastic departure from evidence showing meat and dairy improve diets."


16 Jan 2019 11:30pm GMT

Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu

Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: AnadoluTurkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. Kanter, a vocal critic of President Tayyip Erdogan, was indicted by a Turkish court last year over alleged membership of an "armed terrorist group" after being contacted repeatedly by people close to Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu said on Tuesday prosecutors had sought the issue of a "red notice" for Kanter, an Interpol request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.


16 Jan 2019 10:40pm GMT

Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship question

Congressional Democrats move to stop U.S. Census citizenship questionDemocrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday were moving ahead with legislation to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, following a court decision this week blocking inclusion of such information. Representative Carolyn Maloney, a senior Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters that she is re-introducing her bill, which was ignored by Republicans in 2017-2018 when they controlled the House of Representatives.


16 Jan 2019 9:57pm GMT

Celebrity's 'Chefs for Feds' kitchen feeds unpaid U.S. government workers

Celebrity's 'Chefs for Feds' kitchen feeds unpaid U.S. government workersMaurice Wilson joined dozens of fellow federal workers in Washington on Wednesday at the opening of celebrity chef Jose Andres' emergency kitchen, grateful for a free lunch of egg sandwiches, quinoa bowls and tomato soup as the partial government shutdown dragged on. "Within another two weeks, I'm going to have to figure out a way to survive," said Wilson, 59, who is working without pay at the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency of the District of Columbia. The "Chefs for Feds" kitchen, launched by restaurateur Andres' non-profit World Central Kitchen, is the latest example of how food providers across the country are stepping up efforts to feed unpaid federal workers.


16 Jan 2019 9:49pm GMT

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall Street

Markets Right Now: Banks lead stock gains on Wall StreetNEW YORK (AP) - The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):


16 Jan 2019 9:07pm GMT

Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to know

Marriott is rolling out a brand new rewards program -- Here's everything you need to knowWhen you're a frequent traveler, it's almost self-sabotage to not join some


16 Jan 2019 9:05pm GMT

May Wins Confidence Vote and Opens Cross-Party Brexit Talks

May Wins Confidence Vote and Opens Cross-Party Brexit TalksU.K. leader Theresa May survived an attempt to oust her government and immediately opened talks with rival political parties in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, as time runs out to reach a deal. The prime minister fought off the threat of a national election and won the right to continue running the country when the House of Commons voted 325 to 306 against a motion of "no confidence" in her administration. May invited other party leaders, who back keeping much closer ties to the European Union, for talks tonight to discuss how to forge a compromise Brexit plan that Parliament can support.


16 Jan 2019 8:21pm GMT

Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord Cutting

Netflix Price Hike Points to the Changing Math of Cord CuttingHere's some bad news for those looking forward to the season 3 premiere of "Stranger Things": The demogorgon isn't the only thing on the rise. Netflix is planning to boost prices for all of its m...


16 Jan 2019 7:46pm GMT

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages to have 'massive' suites

New Richard Branson-backed cruise line Virgin Voyages to have 'massive' suitesVirgin Voyages, the new cruise line backed by Richard Branson's Virgin Group, will have some of the biggest suites at sea.


16 Jan 2019 6:50pm GMT