SEOUL, South Korea | Further sexual abuse claimed in South Korean skating

SEOUL, South Korea—January 20, 2019—  More South Korean female skaters say they were sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, a group representing athletes disclosed Monday. Its announcement came as a growing #MeToo movement rocks … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Further sexual abuse claimed in South Korean skating

WASHINGTON | Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

WASHINGTON—January 20, 2019—  Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s murky claims on weather, shutdown

WASHINGTON—January 20, 2019—  There’s nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump. The fact that periods of extreme cold happen in a warming climate is well known by his government but Trump’s crack Sunday — “Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s murky claims on weather, shutdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | 2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla .—January 20, 2019—  The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus. On Sunday night, the moon, Earth and sun lined up to create the eclipse, which was visible throughout North and South America, where skies were clear. There won’t be another until 2021. It was also the … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | 2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Zverev destroys racket at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia  —January 20, 2019—  The Latest on Monday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Alexander Zverev did a number on his racket. Upset about how badly things were going in his match, Zverev sat down in his sideline chair and destroyed his racket by whacking it against the ground eight times — … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Zverev destroys racket at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | US Open champion Osaka to meet Svitolina in Australian QFs

MELBOURNE, Australia  — January 20, 2019—  U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka was a set down again at the Australian Open and looking for a bit of inspiration. She thought of how 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas had stunned 20-time major winner Roger Federer and how Frances Tiafoe has advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time. This … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | US Open champion Osaka to meet Svitolina in Australian QFs

BEIJING | China’s economic growth sinks to 3-decade low in 2018

BEIJING — January 20, 2019—  China‘s economic growth fell to a three-decade low in 2018 as business activity lagged amid a tariff war with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017’s 6.9 percent, official data showed Monday. Growth in the three months that ended in December … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s economic growth sinks to 3-decade low in 2018

LAS VEGAS | Patriots the early pick in Las Vegas books

LAS VEGAS  —January 20, 2019—   Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at least legally — title game ever. Early bets moved the line at many books … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Patriots the early pick in Las Vegas books