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Insurgents storm Kabul’s largest hotel, killing at least 5

KABUL — Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul during a siege that continued into Sunday morning, leaving at least five Afghan civilians dead, officials said. Six other civilians were [Read entire story]

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News of the Day From Across the Nation

1 Missouri governor: In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he [Read entire story]

Women take to the streets from coast to coast

NEW YORK — People participating in marches in the United States and around the world walked in support of female empowerment and denounced President Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s [Read entire story]

Bitter bickering muddles pathway to end government shutdown

WASHINGTON — With the federal government one day into a shutdown, the House and Senate reconvened Saturday for a new round of bitter partisan bickering and public posturing that seemed to cloud the path to a resolution [Read entire story]

Bay Area Women’s Marches attract thousands opposing Trump

Countless pink knit hats came out of storage as tens of thousands of protesters shouted and streamed through downtown San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and other communities in the second incarnation of the Women’s [Read entire story]

Pyongyang delegation in pre-Olympic visit to South Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — After keeping South Korea in suspense, an advance team of North Korean officials, including a well-known singer, arrived in the South a day later than scheduled to prepare for cultural [Read entire story]

Challenger astronaut’s lost lessons finally taught in space

CAPE CANAVERAL — Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally being taught in space. [Read entire story]

Gov. Brown denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

LOS ANGELES — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him [Read entire story]

Government shuts down as the Senate fails to pass spending bill

WASHINGTON — The federal government shut down early Saturday on the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. Republicans holding the White House and majorities of the House and Senate [Read entire story]

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On new Indian condos, name Is Trump, the lure is Meeting One

MUMBAI, India — What’s one of the best ways right now to crack into the Trump family inner circle? Buy a swanky condominium in India. Indian developers are promising to fly the first [Read entire story]

Ed Moses, prolific artist who helped transform LA scene, dies

LOS ANGELES — Prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, one of the founding members of a collective known as the Cool School and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of [Read entire story]

Tom Petty died from accidental drug overdose

Tom Petty, the chart-topping singer and songwriter, died in October from an accidental drug overdose as a result of mixing medications that included opioids, the medical examiner-coroner for the county of Los Angeles [Read entire story]

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on TV’s ‘Peyton Place,’ dies at 93.

DALLAS — Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap “Peyton Place,” died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93. [Read entire story]

News of the day from across the globe, Jan. 19

1 Immunity lifted: Czech lawmakers agreed Friday to lift the immunity from prosecution for Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union subsidies. The 111-69 vote in the [Read entire story]

Peru’s indigenous welcome Pope Francis to scorching Amazon

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru — Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rain forest Friday to demand an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and recognition of its indigenous peoples as the [Read entire story]

News of the day from across the nation, Jan. 19

1 Congestion fees: New York City motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease congestion and raise funds [Read entire story]

Probe fails to learn motive in Las Vegas mass shooting

LAS VEGAS — Investigators still have not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and [Read entire story]