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American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

NEW ORLEANS — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness.
Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

NAIROBI, Kenya — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen.
Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech.
Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

DETROIT — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims.
John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89

John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founding Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89.
May wins no-confidence vote, but still is beset by Brexit

May wins no-confidence vote, but still is beset by Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce
Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

NEW YORK — Sears will live on — at least for now.

New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday.
Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

NEW YORK — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow.

Show calls boy who stayed up for TV and saved family 'hero'

MINQUADALE, Del. — A 13-year-old Delaware boy credited with saving his family from a house fire when he stayed up late to watch TV has received a special delivery from the show's writers.