SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mixed on report of Huawei investigation

SINGAPORE  —January 16, 2019— Asian shares were mixed Thursday on fears that a reported U.S. investigation of China‘s Huawei would derail trade talks between the world’s two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 0.1 percent to 26,866.94 while Australia’s S&P ASX 200 rose 0.3 percent to 5,850.10.The Shanghai Composite index lost 0.1 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Asian shares mixed on report of Huawei investigation

BEIJING | North Korean official reportedly heading to US for talks

BEIJING  —January 16, 2019— A senior North Korean official arrived in Beijing on Thursday, reportedly en route to the United States for talks ahead of a possible second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Yong Chol, a former spy chief, arrived at Beijing airport and was booked to leave … Continue reading BEIJING | North Korean official reportedly heading to US for talks

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Raonic edges 2014 champ Wawrinka at Australian

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 16, 2019— The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Milos Raonic was either one or two points from dropping each of the sets he eventually grabbed on the way to edging 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (11), 7-6 (5) in the Australian Open’s … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Raonic edges 2014 champ Wawrinka at Australian

OAKLAND, Calif | Stephen Curry scores 41 points as Warrior hold off Pelicans

OAKLAND, Calif.  —January 16, 2019— Stephen Curry scored 41 points with nine 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make eight or more 3s in three straight games, and the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans 147-140 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win. Pelicans star Anthony Davis went … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Stephen Curry scores 41 points as Warrior hold off Pelicans

PORTLAND, Ore | Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations

PORTLAND, Ore. —January 16, 2019— Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations

LOS ANGELES | Striking LA teachers will return to bargaining table

LOS ANGELES—January 16, 2019— Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district agreed Wednesday to resume contract negotiations in the midst of a strike that sent tens of thousands of educators onto the streets. Both sides will resume bargaining at noon Thursday at City Hall, the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. The office said … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Striking LA teachers will return to bargaining table

SIOUX CITY, Iowa | 2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa —January 16, 2019— When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city’s ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. “Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?” the Iowa college professor asked, referring … Continue reading SIOUX CITY, Iowa | 2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

TOKYO | BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

TOKYO—January 16, 2019—  Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial leaders Thursday that policies must be devised to prevent the shrinking population from hindering economic growth. Since … Continue reading TOKYO | BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks