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Trump launches new round of partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2

President Trump pressured Congress on Sunday to end a government shutdown that reached its second day amid deep uncertainty over whether Democrats and Republicans could soon break an impasse to restore federal funding.<p>Trump praised Republicans for “fighting for our Military and Safety at the …

U.S. Congress

Global female empowerment marches enter second day

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested.<p>Marches are scheduled in several cities, including Miami, Melbourne and …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Kabul: Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege

<b>Afghan security forces have been fighting to gain control of a luxury hotel in Kabul after it was stormed by militants who killed several people.</b><p>The gunmen burst into the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening, shooting at guests and staff.<p>Two of the attackers have been killed and the others …

Afghanistan

President Donald Trump has signed the FISA reauthorization bill

Act is up for reauthorization in 2023<p>Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that he has signed the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law. The current authorization will expire in December 2023.<p>In an official statement, President Trump says that the bill allows the intelligence …

Donald Trump

Twitter COO Anthony Noto is considering leaving to become SoFi’s new CEO

Noto is one of Twitter’s most important executives.<p>Anthony Noto, Twitter’s COO and the most important full-time executive at the company, is considering leaving.<p>Noto, who joined Twitter as CFO in 2014 and moved to COO in late 2016, is considering the open CEO role at finance startup SoFi, according …

Anthony Noto

FTC set to make second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm: sources

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is set to make a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's (AVGO.O) $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), people familiar with the matter said on Friday, indicating heightened antitrust scrutiny.<p>The FTC review is part of a …

Broadcom

Democrats, GOP exchange charges of blame for shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress are trying to dodge blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showing few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end a government shutdown.<p>The finger-pointing played out in both the House and Senate, where lawmakers …

Chuck Schumer

For Investors Used to Histrionics, Shutdown Is One More Sideshow

After a year of political spectacle, it’s doubtful a government shutdown will be enough to divert investors from the economic and earnings tidings …

Economy

Climate change, AI and harassment – the hottest topics at this year’s Davos

The World Economic Forum focuses on the ‘fractured world’ this year: but the biggest star at the gala will be Donald Trump<p>Donald Trump will loom large at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this week, as the self-styled anti-globalist joins the annual gathering of billionaires, business …

Economics

Report: Brady will start vs. Jaguars despite hand injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will start Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars despite suffering a right hand …

Rex Burkhead

Isaiah Thomas: Cavs Don't Trust Each Other, Celtics Tried Harder Defensively

The Cleveland Cavaliers' defensive slide continued Saturday when they tied a franchise record by allowing 148 points in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Quicken Loans Arena, and Isaiah Thomas didn't mince words regarding his team's effort in the postgame locker room.<p>"In Boston we were a much …

Basketball

UFC 220 results: Daniel Cormier pounds out Volkan Oezdemir to retain 205 title

BOSTON – Daniel Cormier retained the light heavyweight title Saturday night with what proved to be a dominant win over upstart challenger Volkan …

UFC

Se ha vuelto difícil prestar atención a la vida real

La tecnología ha creado una vida en la que uno está constantemente bombardeado por información, noticias, llamadas, tuiters, comentarios, videos, …

BULLITT, 50 AÑOS DE UN MITO FÍLMICO

Cumple cincuenta años “Bullitt” (curiosamente titulada en español como Bullit, con una sola "t"), película que llevó al estrellato a su protagonista …

Ibargüengoitia o el arte del humor inteligente

“Enfrentó toda página con honestidad de dramaturgo, mente de ingeniero, brevedad de cuentista y sapiencia de novelista”, señala Jorge F. Hernández.<p><b>México</b><p>En la obra de Jorge Ibargüengoitia dialogan el pasado y el presente de manera clara, pero al mismo tiempo se expresa una realidad dramática<br>con …

Kafka en algún punto

Canetti imagina un hipotético superviviente solitario que trascendiera a la humanidad entera como el mayor acto de poder (y de soledad) posible.<p><b>México</b><p>Uno de los conceptos más potentes de <i>Masa y poder</i>, de Elias Canetti, es lo que denominó “la culpa del superviviente”, que usó para referirse a una …

Llega lo último de Lucía Carballal: “Una vida americana”con Cristina Marcos

Redacción ESCENA Tras el éxito arrollador de Una habitación propia de Virginia Woolf/María Ruiz con Clara Sanchis, llega ahora al Teatro Galileo Una …

El empujón que necesitás para empezar a moverte

Ya estamos a fines de enero. El verano promedia, y temo que muchos de tus propósitos de Año Nuevo respecto a la vida sana y el ejercicio constante ya …

Máximas del minimalismo para vivir felices

'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave rousing speeches …

Awards

After a Wild Week for Trump, ‘S.N.L.’ Asks, ‘What Even Matters Anymore?’

The game show parody has been a fundamental building block of “Saturday Night Live” since time immemorial, from one-off bits like “Jackie Rogers Jr.’s $100,000 Jackpot Wad” to long-running sendups of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” and “Family Feud.”<p>The format achieved a kind of Platonic ideal on this …

Scarlett Johansson Calls out James Franco in Women’s March Speech

“I want my pin back.”<p>Ever since men and women flooded the Golden Globes red carpet two weeks ago with signs of all-black sartorial solidarity and “Time’s Up” pins, there has been questions swirling around some of the men claiming to be allies of the movement against sexual misconduct. Actress</b> …

James Franco

The Second Annual Women’s March in Pictures

Cambridge

Review: Margo Price, 'All American Made'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>When Margo Price released her knockout debut album, <i>Midwest Farmer's Daughter,</i> last year after a decade of personal hardship and …