Tornado Rips Through Parts of South Mississippi, Killing Four

HATTIESBURG, Miss.—Four people were killed and scores of homes were flattened early Saturday when a tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area, officials in Mississippi said. The city of Hattiesburg said via its Twitter account that four people had died...

January 21, 2017 14:21 UTC

A+E Networks Chief Tests Limits in Bid to Revive Channels’ Fortunes

Nancy Dubuc, the chief executive of A+E Networks, wasn’t sure about the final shot of the burning cross. She was screening promos for “Generation KKK,” a documentary series about people trying to escape the Ku Klux Klan at the company’s New York headquarters during a meeting to plot out the rebranding of several cable channels. More than a year in the works, the series was set to debut on A&E this month as much of the country is...

January 21, 2017 14:00 UTC

Week Ahead On Wall Street: Alphabet And Amazon Post Earnings, Trump Gets To Work

Here's what else to watch in the week ahead:MondayMcDonald's, which has been leaning on the popularity of all-day breakfast, reports quarterly earnings before the bell. Yahoo also reports earnings after the bell and could provide commentary on its acquisition by Verizon. Alibaba, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson and Lockheed Martin share quarterly results in the morning, while Alcoa and Texas Instruments follow after the bell. Ford, Caterpillar, JetBlue, SouthWest and Valeant report quarterly earnings in the morning, with Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Starbucks and PayPal in the afternoon. Chevron reports earnings in the morning and may be benefiting from higher oil prices.

January 21, 2017 14:00 UTC

The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' Has Now Spent The Most Weeks In The Top 10 Since Debuting There

Prince’s Record Label Sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation Over Tidal StreamingThis week, The Chainsmokers’ mega-smash “Closer” is at No. 5 on the Hot 100. “Closer” has now broken the record for the longest run within the top 10 for any song that debuted there. The catchy, radio-friendly single originally started on the Hot 100 at No. The track likely began as high as it did thanks to their proven track record before “Closer” was even released.

January 21, 2017 13:45 UTC

Reagan? Lincoln? Donald Trump instead embraces a Democratic presidential icon, Andrew Jackson.

An ice-covered statue of Andrew Jackson is seen in Washington's Lafayette Square, on March 2, 2015. And yet, as Democrats have increasingly divorced themselves from Jackson, he has become an icon — if not the icon — to our new Republican president, Donald Trump, and his top advisers. “I don’t think we’ve had a speech like that since Andrew Jackson came to the White House,” Bannon told The Washington Post's Robert Costa. But the regular comparisons to Jackson also can't help but recall a mainstay of Trump's political career: controversy. And in that way, Jackson fits a well-established pattern for Trump of praising controversial politicians.

January 21, 2017 13:44 UTC

Metro warns of long lines and full parking lots as marchers pack trains

They didn’t seem too frustrated by the jam though, and the sound of whoops and cheers reverberated throughout the station as trains unloaded dozens of new marchers every few minutes. As of 8:38 a.m. parking at Greenbelt and New Carrollton was at capacity and the parking lots at Vienna and East Falls Church was nearly full, Metro said. Traffic at the Weihle-Reston East Metro station in Virginia was gridlocked as cars trying to access the parking garage backed up into intersections, regarding traffic lights as suggestions. While inbound trains were packed, traffic on the Dulles Toll Road and Interstate 66 was lighter and more typical of a gray Saturday morning. Through the windows of the trains, passengers were standing room only, their kitten-eared hats ranging from plum to peach.

January 21, 2017 13:40 UTC

Tornado hits southern Mississippi reportedly killing at least 4 people

A tornado ripped through parts of southern Mississippi early Saturday morning reportedly killing at least four people and leaving in its wake a trail of destroyed homes, collapsed buildings and other residents trapped in their homes. The city of Hattiesburg said via its Twitter account that four people had died after the twister blew through the city and surrounding area. 4 people confirmed dead from Tornado — City of Hattiesburg (@Hattiesburg_MS) January 21, 2017Mayor Johnny DuPree has signed an emergency declaration for the city, which reported "significant injuries" and structural damage. The National Weather Service issued a warning at around 3:45 a.m. that a tornado had touched down in Hattiesburg, located about 91 miles southwest of Jackson. The National Weather Service said three to five inches of rain have already fallen, raising the risk of flooding.

January 21, 2017 13:21 UTC

Boosted by Trump, Europe’s Antiestablishment Unites

KOBLENZ, Germany—Europe’s leading anti-immigrant and antiestablishment politicians rallied in the Rhineland on Saturday to launch an election year they hope will topple the European Union, displaying a new level of ambition and organization and casting U.S. President Donald Trump as their inspiration. It was the first time that Marine Le Pen, the French nationalist leader vying for the presidency, campaigned alongside Frauke Petry, the most prominent of Germany’s anti-immigrant politicians. Leaders from Austria, the...

January 21, 2017 13:17 UTC

Inside (and Outside) The Alt-Right's Inaugural Celebration

It was all wonderful and breezy and almost enough to make you forget that you were in hell. When the elevator reached the 14th floor, it opened up into DeploraBall, the inaugural fete thrown by Mike Cernovich and other allies of the white nationalist “alt-right” movement. Indeed, DeploraBall was not a scene one typically associates with harmless conversational jousting among the comfortably married. Yet, like the alt-right itself, the evening was defined by extremism and ― to put it diplomatically ― an elastic relationship with reality. The so-called alt-right encompasses a range of nationalistic outlooks, ranging from segregationists to authoritarians to angry Redditors in need of a platform to vent their anger.

January 21, 2017 13:15 UTC

What Will Donald Trump Do?

When Donald Trump shows up for work next week, it’s anyone’s guess as to what he will do. Over the past month, many reporters have asked me “what do you think Trump will do and what are you most concerned about?”. Donald Trump likes to be in control, but as he will soon learn, the President is not so much captain of the team as he is captive of the team. Donald Trump likes to be in control, but as he will soon learn, the President is not so much captain of the team as he is captive of the team. So yes, I am troubled by the prospect of Donald Trump undoing some of the key elements of Barack Obama’s progressive agenda.

January 21, 2017 13:03 UTC

Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 4

A resident and an opposition monitoring group say an explosion has rocked a camp for displaced Syrians on the border with Jordan, killing at least four. Badr Abu Sultan, a resident of the Rukban camp, says a suspected car bomb in a local market caused the powerful explosion Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported a suspected car bomb killed four. Jordan has been on edge since a car bomb attack last year launched from Rukban killed seven Jordanian border guards. Jordan then sealed the border, cutting off aid to 75,000 Syrians there.

January 21, 2017 12:50 UTC

Worldwide, people rally in support of Women’s March on Washington

Organizers said they want to send a bold message to President Trump on his first full day in office that women’s rights are worth defending. But for Marie Allibert, one of the organizers, the message of the march was not entirely to condemn the words and actions of President Trump. “It’s more about women’s rights, human rights,” she said. This isn’t your issue,’” Kate Taylor, co-founder of the march on Sydney said in a brief interview during that rally. Read moreToday’s coverage from Post correspondents around the worldLike Washington Post World on Facebook and stay updated on foreign news

January 21, 2017 12:36 UTC

Mississippi storm: At least 4 dead; damage reported in Hattiesburg area

The National Weather Service office in Jackson dispatched a damage survey team to the area to investigate what was a likely tornado that also damaged buildings in Hattiesburg and Petal, including parts of a college and a fire station, officials said. A damage survey team is on their way to Lamar/Forrest Countries. — NWS Jackson MS (@NWSJacksonMS) January 21, 2017"There are widespread power outages as the tornado ran across three counties lines," said Greg Flynn, spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Officials warned of downed power lines and debris spread over large areas and urged people to avoid traveling. Phil Bryant said he has been in regular contact with the emergency agency and "ordered all available resources toward rescue and recovery."

January 21, 2017 12:25 UTC

El Chapo's new home: a jail that held mobsters, terrorists

In the heart of bustling lower Manhattan sits one of the country's most secure federal lockups — and the new home of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. "There is no other unit in the Bureau of Prisons like the high-security unit in New York." Expand / Contract In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. (U.S. law enforcement via AP)'EL CHAPO' GUZMAN FACES LIFE IN PRISON; NOT-GUILTY PLEA ENTEREDTo authorities, it's a setting befitting a man who twice escaped from maximum-security Mexican prisons. The jail is sandwiched between federal prosecutors' offices and two federal courthouses and is protected by steel barricades that can stop a 7 1/2-ton truck.

January 21, 2017 12:22 UTC

Mississippi storm: At least 3 dead; damage reported in Hattiesburg area

Story highlights A search and rescue operation is underway in Hattiesburg, mayor saysTornado may have caused the damage, CNN affiliate reports(CNN) [Breaking news update, posted at 9:03 a.m. ET]Severe storms shattered parts of southern Mississippi early Saturday, killing at least three people in Forrest County, state Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said. The storms also damaged buildings in the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal, including parts of a private college and a fire station, officials said. ET]Severe storms shattered parts of southern Mississippi early Saturday, damaging buildings in the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal -- including parts of a private college and a fire station -- and leaving an undetermined number of people injured, officials said. A search and rescue operation is underway in Hattiesburg, a city of about 46,000 people, Mayor Johnny DuPree said before dawn Saturday.

January 21, 2017 12:21 UTC

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