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J.C. Penney Struggles to Avoid a Fate Worse Than the Sears Scenario

Today 11:45 GMT

The series of events are prompting analysts and other industry experts to question whether Penney can avoid the fate of fellow department-store operator Sears Holdings Corp., which filed for bankruptcy and barely staved off liquidation.

J.C. Penney Co.’s JCP -2.22% sales are falling, its stores are stuck in malls and the turnaround strategy keeps changing. Now, three months after the embattled retailer hired a new chief executive, a handful of senior positions remain vacant.

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Source: DW

'Europe's youth are more Europe-minded than the public thinks'

Today 12:40 GMT

Many young Germans and French are proud Europeans, says Tobias Bütow, the new German head of the Franco-German Youth Office.

Read more: Survey: European youth give thumbs up to the EU, dissent on immigration . That's why it's so important that we reach those young people who can't benefit from Europe's advantages in their day-to -day life, due to social or financial difficulties. We should not lose sight of the fact that there are deep rifts between young people, living in both Germany and in France, with some attracted to nationalist tendencies.

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Source: Reuters

In Versailles, Macron vows to reform to avoid king's fate

Today 18:11 GMT

President Emmanuel Macron told dozens of the world’s most powerful executives on Monday that he would not follow the path of guillotined French royals and would continue to reform the French economy despite a sometimes violent popular revolt.

For the second year running, Macron hosted corporate A-listers like Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel and JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon at a pre-Davos dinner at Versailles.

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Source: The Guradian

'Nobody works harder': insiders recall Kamala Harris's meteoric rise

Today 12:40 GMT

Longtime California colleagues, friends, and political rivals tell of an unmatched ambition that could take her to the White House. Before Trump, before the Kavanaugh hearings, the book tour, the “she’s running” memes, the California senator Kamala Harris sat in St Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco amid a sea of blue-uniformed police officers.

“I was an early enthusiast for Kamala Harris for district attorney, even though I’m a self-professed leftie and she came from the Willie Brown moderates,” Peskin said.

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Source: Global News

Video shows toddler walking to police in Florida with hands up during arrest, police investigating

Today 01:29 GMT

Tallahassee police released body camera footage on Friday, in response to a social media video alleging police had their guns raised as a toddler exited a vehicle with her hands up during an arrest.

WATCH: Video released by Tallahassee police shows officers taking care of child who exited car with hands up. The people in the video question why police are “holding a gun at the baby,” while another person remarks they’re holding a gun on the vehicle.

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Source: Fox News

Alabama officer shot, killed in line of duty, suspect in custody, police say

Today 00:34 GMT

An Alabama police officer was shot and killed Sunday while following up on an investigation in Mobile and a suspect is in custody, police revealed.

LOUISIANA POLICE OFFICER'S BOYFRIEND SHOT AND KILLED HER, CHIEF SAYS; 2 OTHERS ARRESTED. The suspect, identified by Battiste as Marco Perez, is in custody, but the police chief said he didn't yet "know specifically if he's the shooter or not ... but he is a suspect at this time."

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Source: Fox News

Communities in California, Louisiana bid final farewells to slain police officers

Sunday 06:03 GMT

In a packed pavilion on the campus of the University of California at Davis, police officers from around the country stood in salute to honor Corona.

On Friday, hundreds of police officers and other mourners paid tribute to Officer Natalie Corona, who was fatally shot Jan. 10 in Davis, Calif. On Saturday, following three memorial services Friday, a funeral will be held for Officer Chateri Payne, a young mother who was killed Jan. 9 in Shreveport, La.

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Source: Fox News

Man, 19, detained on immigration concerns wanted in 4 Nevada murders

Monday 22:44 GMT

Investigators in northern Nevada said a suspect in the murders of four people, three of them women, is in custody on an immigration hold and other charges.

Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks said authorities would seek arrest warrants against Martinez-Guzman for the murders "in the coming days."

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Source: Fox News

Tony Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in 'Argo,' dead at 78

Monday 20:54 GMT

A former CIA technical operations officer whose role in rescuing six American diplomats from Iran in 1980 was immortalized in the Academy Award-winning drama "Argo" has died. Antonio "Tony" Mendez was 78.

Mendez, who joined the CIA after he was recruited in 1965, spent his 25-year career working undercover in Cold War battlegrounds, including the Soviet Union. Working as a "chief of disguise," Mendez and his workers helped secret agents remain secret through creating false documents and disguises, according to a biography for his first book, "The Master of Disguise; My Secret Life in the CIA."

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Source: Fox News

Police offer to get locals drunk to train officers in field sobriety tests

Sunday 16:20 GMT

The Kutztown Borough Police Department are looking to train new officers on how to administer field sobriety tests, and naturally, they need inebriated test subjects.

It is not yet known when the winners of the popular proposition will be announced by Chief Summers, but according to the comments, the volunteers and police department may have a bit of an audience for the spectacle.

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Source: Reuters

After Westgate debacle, quick end to latest Kenyan attack shows...

Monday 18:10 GMT

However, the attack was over in 20 hours - a far cry from the four-day-long incident at Westgate shopping mall in 2013, which ended with 67 dead, some from friendly fire, and the Kenyan army going on a massive looting spree among the bodies.

The relatively swift end to an attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex highlights improvements in Kenya’s counterterrorism capabilities since Somali militants overran a shopping mall in the same neighborhood five years ago.

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Source: Global News

Tony Mendez, former CIA officer and inspiration for ‘Argo’, dies at 78

Monday 03:19 GMT

Tony Mendez, the former CIA technical operations officer who orchestrated the 1980 rescue of six American diplomats from Iran and who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award-winning film Argo, has died.

#RIPTonyMendez. Mendez is the author of three memoirs, including Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA; Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War with his wife Jonna, who is a 27-year veteran of the CIA; and Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History, upon which Argo is based.

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Source: Fox News

Trump's been in office two years -- These are the seven top media attacks since his presidency began

Monday 19:04 GMT

3.  Impeach!: Journalists and the lefties they love have wanted to get Trump out of office since before he won the election.

From CNN’s repeated insistence that Trump is mentally ill so he can be removed from office, to CNN giving a detailed breakdown on how the 25th Amendment could be used to replace the president. And, two years later, we've got the Atlantic running a cover story this week demanding, “Impeach Donald Trump.”

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Source: Fox News

Somebody left an anonymous gift for me – I hope I never find out who did it

Sunday 09:54 GMT

In doing so, we increase the likelihood that they will direct their gratitude towards God, who deserves the credit anyway.

In the email, I jokingly invited everyone to come by for a “tour” of the new space and apologized that I didn’t have any hors d’oeuvres for my guests. I was in a meeting that morning and when I got back to my office, there was a box of Dunkin’ Donuts on my desk.

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Source: Fox News

Arizona police body cam shows boy, 14, fleeing before being shot by cop

Monday 14:29 GMT

Arizona police released body camera showing a 14-year-old boy — who was carrying a replica 1911 model airsoft gun — running away from the officer before he was shot and killed on Tuesday in an alley.

The boy, identified by his family as Antonio Arce, died Tuesday after being struck by a bullet fired by Officer Jean, police said. The officer was responding to a car break-in in an alley in Tempe when he spotted the teen in a gray pickup truck facing his squad car.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte