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Optimism in Iraq fuels revived interest in vintage cars

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Baghdad, Jan 17 (AP) - When Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval.
When he saw that it had only suffered light damage from a mortar shell that landed nearby, he was overjoyed. "I had an unspeakable feeling, I sighed in relief when saw it," he said.
He spent 10 days carrying out his own repairs and then drove it all...
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Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

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Vancouver, Jan 17 (AP) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons that pose a growing threat to the United States it could trigger a military response.
After a meeting of U.S. allies on how to beef up the...
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2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

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Seoul, Jan 17 (AP) - The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in about 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South.
A flurry of Olympics-related meetings has...
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House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman.
The development brought to the forefront...
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California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

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From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said.
The couple who owned the home purchased it new in 2014 and soon arrived in the rapidly growing city 70 miles (113...
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