Nation/World

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2018. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission;...


World

Russia says Ahn among top athletes barred from Olympics

Russian Doping

MOSCOW (AP) — Speedskater Viktor Ahn, a six-time Olympic gold medalist, is among several top Russian athletes barred from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games amid the country’s ongoing doping scandal, the Russian Olympic Committee said Tuesday. The ROC said Ahn, as well as cross-country skier Sergei...


World

Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 56,000 people flee

APTOPIX Philippines Volcano

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centers. Lava fountains gushed up 700 meters (2,300 feet)...


Business

The Latest: Investors should beware potential 'reckoning'

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Stock markets around the world are flying high amid a synchronized global upturn but a leading U.S. investor is warning of a potential “reckoning.” Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and...


World

S.Korean officials discussing N.Korea taekwondo performance

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean Olympic organizers say it’s too late to include a North Korean taekwondo performance in the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, but it might still occur at the Olympic Stadium on Feb. 9. The creative director of the opening and closing ceremonies...


National

The Latest: Cosby says friends prompted his return to stage

Bill Cosby

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s first public performance since 2015 while he awaits the start of his sexual assault case retrial (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Bill Cosby says he made his first public performance since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015 because he wanted to...


Business

Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

Puerto Rico Corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The announcement that Puerto Rico’s governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory’s public power company has many on the island of 3.3 million people asking whether this will finally bring them more affordable electric bills and more reliable service. More than 30...


Business , National

Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

Gun Show After Las Vegas

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully...


World

After girl's killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

Pakistan Children Under Attack

KASUR, Pakistan (AP) — The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of...


National

Big brother Granato prepared for role as US Olympic coach

Mens Hockey Preview

Growing up as the oldest of six children, Tony Granato always seemed to be in charge. If that meant telling brothers Don and Robby to help their younger siblings put on their shoes or find their jackets, that’s what he did. A decade or so later, those same qualities stood out on the 1988 U.S....


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