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PHOTOS: Today in history — January 26

PHOTOS: Today in history — January 26

A selection of photos from around the world of events that happened on January 26.
Nutella price cut sparks chaos in French supermarkets

Nutella price cut sparks chaos in French supermarkets

As part of a promotion, Intermarché - a French supermarket chain - slashed the price of a 35-ounce jar of everyone's favorite hazelnut cocoa spread by 70 percent. What transpired was a series of
Top male BBC stars to take pay cut after disparity scandal

Top male BBC stars to take pay cut after disparity scandal

The announcement came less than a month after one of the BBC's top female journalists, Carrie Gracie, resigned from her position as China editor after discovering that male colleagues in a comparable
Trump plans to ask for major increase in defense spending

Trump plans to ask for major increase in defense spending

The $716 billion figure for 2019 would cover the Pentagon's annual budget as well as spending on ongoing wars and the maintenance of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It would increase Pentagon spending by
GOP candidate laments feminists’ ‘snake-filled heads’

GOP candidate laments feminists’ ‘snake-filled heads’

Courtland Sykes wrote to his fiancee that he wanted his world to be more Norman Rockwell - the painter known for his depictions of classic American life - than the feminist Gloria Steinem.
Soros says Google, Facebook are monopolies, spur addiction

Soros says Google, Facebook are monopolies, spur addiction

George Soros struck at social media giants Facebook and Google, declaring them monopolies that foster addiction, threaten independent thinking and risk empowering state-sponsored
Michigan St. athletic director will step down

Michigan St. athletic director will step down

Mark Hollis is the second university official to step down this week amid sharp criticism of the school's handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar.
Kentucky Fried Country: Reba is latest to don the white suit

Kentucky Fried Country: Reba is latest to don the white suit

A rotating cast of famous names have portrayed the Colonel since 2015, but McEntire is the first famous female to do it, and the first musician.
Richards stepping down as Planned Parenthood leader

Richards stepping down as Planned Parenthood leader

Under her leadership, the organization gained in membership, donor support and political clout but found itself in constant conflict with social conservatives for its role as the leading abortion
Multiple women say casino mogul harassed, assaulted them

Multiple women say casino mogul harassed, assaulted them

In a lengthy statement, Wynn and his company both attribute the allegations to a campaign lead by Wynn's ex-wife, Elaine Wynn. "The conduct of Elaine during the course of the pending lawsuits has been
Analysis: GOP’s long-feared Mueller confrontation has arrived

Analysis: GOP’s long-feared Mueller confrontation has arrived

Trump moved to fire Mueller in June, shortly after the special counsel took over the investigation of Russia meddling in the 2016 election, The New York Times, then The Washington Post, reported on
Would you pay $1,000 for this pastrami sandwich?

Would you pay $1,000 for this pastrami sandwich?

Restaurant piles on some of the world's most luxurious ingredients
Flu season on track to be one of the worst in years

Flu season on track to be one of the worst in years

The latest weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the season, which started early and hit many states simultaneously, continues to blanket the country.
Equinix’s Smith calls departure a ‘difficult decision’

Equinix’s Smith calls departure a ‘difficult decision’

Former Equinix CEO Steve Smith says it was a "difficult decision" to leave the data-center operator following "poor judgement" with an employee matter.
Clinton reportedly shielded aide after harass accusations

Clinton reportedly shielded aide after harass accusations

"(Burns) Strider was docked several weeks of pay and ordered to undergo counseling, and the young woman was moved to a new job," the report states. The woman, who was not named in the report, has not
Plan trims infrastructure project environmental oversight

Plan trims infrastructure project environmental oversight

The plan would change things such as how officials decide a pipeline route, how a proposed border wall with Mexico would be built and whether the National Park Service could object to a development
Super Bowl gambler hopes to replicate World Series win

Super Bowl gambler hopes to replicate World Series win

The bettor placed a $500,000 wager on the Philadelphia Eagles at the South Point sports book, oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said. If the money line bet pays off, the gambler will walk away with $1.32
Report: Dutch spies had eyes on DNC hackers

Report: Dutch spies had eyes on DNC hackers

According to the reports, the Dutch government alerted the United States to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections after Netherlands-based officials watched the hacking of the
Trade commission rules against 300% tariffs on planes

Trade commission rules against 300% tariffs on planes

By a 4-0 vote, the International Trade Commission ruled that Boeing, the Chicago-based aircraft maker, had not been injured by multibillion-dollar Canadian subsidies for Bombardier aircraft. As a
US economy grew 2.3 percent in 2017, as growth slowed in fourth quarter

US economy grew 2.3 percent in 2017, as growth slowed in fourth quarter

U.S. economic growth slowed unexpectedly at the end of last year, providing a sharp contrast to the Trump administration's enthusiastic talk about the economy.