HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid deadly crackdown

HARARE, Zimbabwe —Jan 18, 2019—Zimbabwe imposed a “total internet shutdown” for most of Friday in what critics called an attempt to hide growing reports of a violent crackdown on protests against a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital, and rights groups said at least 12 people have … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid deadly crackdown

MOSCOW | Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

MOSCOW —Jan 18, 2019—Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as the incarnation of God through his baptism in the River Jordan. Russian … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

LOS ANGELES | Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

LOS ANGELES —Jan 18, 2019— Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday. The family wrote in a statement that Williams has suffered complications from Graves’ disease in the past few days. Treatment is necessary and … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Suit says Waffle House shooting suspect’s father negligent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Jan 18, 2019— A civil lawsuit against the father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House in Nashville last year is moving forward. Shaundelle Brooks is the mother of victim Akilah DaSilva. She is suing Jeffrey Reinking for negligence and conspiracy because he returned several guns to … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Suit says Waffle House shooting suspect’s father negligent

FERNDALE, Mich. | Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

FERNDALE, Mich.—Jan 18, 2019— Richard Phillips said he didn’t mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolors in his cell: warm landscapes, portraits of famous people like Mother Teresa, vases of flowers, a bassist playing jazz. “I didn’t actually think I’d ever be free again. This art is what … Continue reading FERNDALE, Mich. | Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

NEW YORK | Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to ‘change the culture’

NEW YORK—Jan 18, 2019—Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could “keep happening” if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, “Star Trek Discovery” on Thursday in New York. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to ‘change the culture’

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | With braces on both knees, Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy—Jan 18, 2019— With 82 wins and counting, Lindsey Vonn still looks very much like the most successful women’s ski racer in history. At least she does when she’s whizzing down the mountain at speeds in excess of 120 kph (75 mph). It’s after Vonn steps out of the spotlight, though, and when … Continue reading CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | With braces on both knees, Vonn struggles with aerodynamics

Arrow Electronics gets larger role with Schmidt IndyCar team

—Jan 18, 2019— Arrow Electronics has significantly increased its partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and will enter the 2019 season as the title partner of the IndyCar team. Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled its two-car driver lineup Friday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, not far from Arrow’s Colorado headquarters. The team had three Dallara-Honda … Continue reading Arrow Electronics gets larger role with Schmidt IndyCar team