German court finds former Syrian colonel guilty of war crimes

From Global News. In a historic trial, a German court has sentenced a former Syrian colonel to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity. The trial is the world’s first criminal case brought over state-led torture in Syria. The former colonel was convicted for his role in supervising the torture, rape and murder of detained individuals…

Today in History for January 17th

From Associated Press. Highlights of Today in History: Benjamin Franklin born; Soviet and Polish forces liberate Warsaw; Eisenhower farewell address; Japan earthquake; Al Capone is born;Muhammad Ali born. Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/685d634cad294d8faac185d35d59e5ac

China’s Economic Growth Slows in Fourth Quarter

From Bloomberg Markets and Finance. China’s economic growth weakened last quarter in the face of slow private spending, a property market crisis and virus outbreaks. Gross domestic product grew 4% in the final quarter of 2021 from a year earlier, higher than the 3.3% rise projected by economist. Sian Fenner, lead Asia economist at Oxford Economics, discusses…

Ugandan schools reopen after longest COVID-19 closure

From Global News. Schools across Uganda reopened last week, for the first time since March 2020. The government in the East African country wanted to keep schools closed until COVID-19 vaccination rates increased. But while a quarter of Ugandans have had at least one vaccine, only about three per cent have received two doses. As…

Trump is popular with America because he puts country first: Terrell

From Fox News. Fox News contributor Leo Terrell weighs in on president Trump’s prediction for a ‘Great Red Wave’ for 2022 midterms. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vaBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well…

AP Top Stories January 16P

From Associated Press. Here’s the latest for Sunday, January 16: Bronx community gathers to grieve fire victims; Novak Djokovic loses deportation appeal; Snow, ice blasts through South with powerful storm; Damage in New Zealand after Pacific eruption. Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ ​ You can license…

Biden calls Texas synagogue hostage an ‘act of terror’

From Fox News. Fox News correspondent Lucas Tomlinson shares Biden’s reaction to the Texas hostage situation and describes the president’s rough week. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vaBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well…

PBS NewsHour Weekend Full Episode January 16, 2022

From PBS NewsHour. On this edition for Sunday, January 16, all hostages are safe after the hours-long standoff at a Texas synagogue, eastern and southern states face a powerful winter storm, and how climate change is impacting Iraq’s economy and ecology. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app:…

Blackburn slams Democrats for pushing voting bill with ‘legislative trickery’

From Fox News. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., weighs in on President Biden’s plummeting approval rating and Democrats pushing election legislation. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vaBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political…

Biden calls Texas synagogue attack ‘act of terror’

From Reuters. President Joe Biden described a Texas synagogue attack on Saturday as an ‘act of terror.’ #News #Reuters #JoeBiden #Texassynagogueattack #Texas Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/ Follow Reuters…

States redraw districts ahead of midterms

From PBS NewsHour. Several states across the country have redrawn legislative districts on the basis of the 2020 census. In Michigan, the lines were drawn for the first time by an independent commission made up of citizens. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker has an update to our report from there, and Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Adam…

U.S. steps up fight against fast-spreading Omicron variant

From CBS News. The Biden administration is trying to step up the fight against the fast-spreading omicron variant by increasing access to free testing. Meanwhile, the CDC is advising people to wear the most protective masks they can find. Dr. Jeremy Faust, emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, joins CBSN’s…

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg reportedly facing pushback on plan to go soft on some crime

From Fox News. Fox News contributors Lara Trump and Leo Terrell, as well as FOX Business correspondent Jackie DeAngelis, weigh in. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox News Channel Live: http://www.foxnewsgo.com/ FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering breaking news as well as political and business…

Rep. Sewell: “Hypocrisy” That Lawmakers Who Approved Voting Rights Act in 2006 Won’t Act Now

From MSNBC. Co-Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) discusses the ongoing struggle to pass the federal voting rights bills languishing in the Senate.» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million…

Dr. MLK Jr’s Former Speechwriter And Lawyer Reflects On His Legacy

From MSNBC. Nearly 54 years after Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, his former speechwriter, advisor, lawyer and friend Dr. Clarence Jones talks with Jonathan Capehart about what the civil rights icon would say about America’s race relations in 2022.» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as…

“Make Them Vote .. And Forever State What Side They’re On,” Says Rev. Sharpton.

From MSNBC. Civil Rights Activist Reverend Al Sharpton discusses the logjam in the Senate surrounding the failure to vote on the federal voting rights bills with Jonathan Capehart.» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The…

Voting Rights Activists See Hope In Fight For Access To The Ballot

From MSNBC. After Sen. Kyrsten Sinema dashed any hope of a filibuster carveout, passage of federal voting rights legislation next week is looking dire — but activists continue to fight. As former first lady of Washington D.C. Cora Masters Barry told Jonathan Capehart, "When people fuss and fight and talk about voting, what they really…

Jonathan Capehart Explains Why He’s Worried About Democracy

From MSNBC. In a New York Times op-ed, Ross Douthat criticizes writers who are concerned about persistent dangers to American democracy. But Jonathan Capehart explains why those concerns are legitimate.» Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments…