Quote of the Day

Oscar Wilde
Children have a natural antipathy to books--handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous. Discuss

Miguel de Cervantes
Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.

Aristotle
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

Judge's Obamacare ruling "great": Trump
President Donald Trump, participating in a Wreaths Across America wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, called a decision by a federal judge ruling Obamacare unconstitutional "a big victory." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Dow down on global economic worries
U.S. stocks slumped on Friday as weak data from China and Europe stoked fears of a global economic slowdown. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Walker signs power grab bills, Evers not happy
Outgoing Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a package of legislation aimed at weakening the powers of his newly elected Democratic successor, dismissing critics who said the move was a last-minute partisan power grab. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Huawei case must remain apolitical: Freeland
Canada and the United States agreed on Friday that politics should be kept out of the process to extradite senior Huawei Technologies Co executive Meng Wanzhou, who is being held on a U.S. extradition warrant, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

'Of course' Trump knew payments were wrong: Cohen
U.S. President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday.

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to California
The FDA has linked the source of the recent romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak to farms in the Central Coast region of California. Linda So reports.

Seven-year-old girl dies after Border Patrol arrest
A seven-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock hours after she was taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody, U.S. Custom and Border Protection told the Washington Post on Thursday. LInda So reports.

EU firmly rejects May's renegotiation efforts
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been dealt a further blow as EU leaders tell her there is no room for renegotiation on her Brexit deal.

Feds probing Trump inauguration spending - WSJ
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the funds it raised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed
The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday.

Feds probing Trump inauguration spending - WSJ
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the funds it raised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Gavino Garay has more.

Virgin Galactic signals the age of space tourism
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America’s shuttle program ended in 2011.

Apple to build $1 billion Texas campus
Apple said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house as many as 15,000 workers, amid a broader push by many U.S. companies to create more jobs at home.

"We've been to space!": Branson on Virgin flight
"It's a historic day," British billionaire Richard Branson said on Thursday, as he celebrated Virgin Galactic's first U.S. commercial human flight to breach Earth's atmosphere since America's shuttle program ended in 2011. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Trump denies ties to ex-lawyer Cohen's crimes
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he never told his private lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law and denied any ties to his crimes, a day after Cohen was sentenced to prison on charges that included hush money payments to women ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Flake warns of "threats" to democracy in Senate farewell
Jeff Flake made his farewell speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Thursday in which he suggested he may return to politics in the future. "The threats to our democracy from within and without are real" he said. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

No Trump-Putin meeting until Ukraine ships released
There will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors seized near Crimea, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Ceasefire reached for critical Yemeni port city
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gueterres says all fighting forces will be withdrawn from the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, a vital vein for humanitarian aid to the ravaged country.

Trump comment may be gift to Huawei CFO
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source - President Donald Trump.

Bruised UK leader seeks Brexit help from Brussels
Britain's weakened Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Brussels on Thursday to lobby European leaders for help after she survived a parliamentary mutiny that highlighted the deadlock over Brexit.