WASHINGTON | First tangible signs of shutdown progress may be emerging

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019—The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security. It was unclear whether the developments, following days of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | First tangible signs of shutdown progress may be emerging

MEXICO CITY | Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

MEXICO CITY — Jan 19, 2019—Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

MULTAN, Pakistan | Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan —Jan 19, 2019— Counter-terrorism officers killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province on Saturday, officials said. Senior officer Rai Tahir said insurgents traveling in a car opened fire when police stopped them near the city of Sahiwal. He said the police officers were acting … Continue reading MULTAN, Pakistan | Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in Pakistan

MADRID | Rescuers hope to reach Spanish boy in borehole in 35 hours

MADRID —Jan 19, 2019— Authorities in southern Spain say they hope in about 35 hours to reach the spot where they believe a two-year-old boy who fell in a borehole six days ago is trapped. Angel Garcia, the leading engineer coordinating the search-and-rescue operation, says Saturday that estimate depends on everything “going favorably.” Garcia says … Continue reading MADRID | Rescuers hope to reach Spanish boy in borehole in 35 hours

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | The Latest: Mexico explosion death toll hits 66; 85 missing

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico— Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from a pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 66. Over 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing a day after a massive fireball erupted at … Continue reading TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico | The Latest: Mexico explosion death toll hits 66; 85 missing

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Pouille tops wild-card Popyrin at Australian

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Lucas Pouille ended the run of 19-year-old Australian wild-card entry Alex Popyrin by holding on to edge him 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-7 (10), 4-6, 6-3 in the third round. The 28th-seeded Pouille, who is coached by Amelie … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Pouille tops wild-card Popyrin at Australian

LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse

LONDON —Jan 19, 2019— Britain’s opposition Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain’s departure from the European Union but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. Keir Starmer, the party’s Brexit spokesman, used a speech Saturday … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s Labour Party seeks ‘frank’ debate on Brexit impasse