TOKYO | Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO — January 18, 2019— Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after Australia became the … Continue reading TOKYO | Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

EUGENE, Ore | Ionescu scores 31, No. 5 Ducks top No. 19 Sun Devils 77-71

EUGENE, Ore. —January 18, 2019— Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon fought off a late 3-point barrage and outlasted No. 19 Arizona State 77-71 on Friday night. Maite Cazorla added 16 points and Ruthy Hebard had 14 for the Ducks (16-1, 5-0 Pac-12), who won their ninth game in a row. Oregon made … Continue reading EUGENE, Ore | Ionescu scores 31, No. 5 Ducks top No. 19 Sun Devils 77-71

MEXICO CITY | 20 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

MEXICO CITY —January 18, 2019—  A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | 20 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

SALT LAKE CITY | Jury convicts ex-Utah State football player of rape charges

SALT LAKE CITY—January 18, 2019— A jury has found a former Utah State University football player guilty of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college. The jury convicted 25-year-old Torrey Green of five counts of rape, one charge of object rape, a count of forcible sexual abuse and one charge of misdemeanor sexual battery, … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Jury convicts ex-Utah State football player of rape charges

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Svitolina into 4th round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 18, 2019— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local) 2:15 p.m. Sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina came back from 3-0 down in the third set to beat Zhang Shuai 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the third round at Melbourne Park. Both players took medical timeouts during the almost three-hour match. Zhang took a … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Svitolina into 4th round at Australian Open

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Great day’ for US after report disputed

WASHINGTON —January 18, 2019—  The Latest on a disputed report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local): 10:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says it’s “a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” after the special counsel’s office disputed the accuracy of a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: ‘Great day’ for US after report disputed

MEXICO CITY  | 20 dead, 60 burned in fire at tap on Mexico fuel pipeline

MEXICO CITY  —January 18, 2019— A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 20 people and badly burning 60 others as locals tried to collect the spilling gasoline in buckets, officials said. The leak was caused by fuel thieves illegally tapping the pipeline in a small town … Continue reading MEXICO CITY  | 20 dead, 60 burned in fire at tap on Mexico fuel pipeline

WASHINGTON | Islanders beat Caps in Trotz’s return, move into first place

WASHINGTON —January 18, 2019—  Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals, Thomas Greiss made 19 saves for the shutout and the New York Islanders moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division by beating the Capitals 2-0 Friday night in Barry Trotz’s return to Washington. Trotz’s Islanders have won four in a row and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Islanders beat Caps in Trotz’s return, move into first place