The shutdown today: Donors look to ease pain of shutdown

—January 16, 2019— What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 27 WHAT’S NEW The shutdown is bringing an outpouring of generosity to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29. … Continue reading The shutdown today: Donors look to ease pain of shutdown

SEATTLE | Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

SEATTLE —January 16, 2019— Microsoft pledged $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in response to the Seattle region’s widening affordability gap. Most of the money will be aimed at increasing housing options in the Puget Sound region for low- and middle-income workers at a time when they’re being priced out of Seattle and … Continue reading SEATTLE | Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Play resumes on Australian Open show courts

MELBOURNE, Australia— January 16, 2019— The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Play has resumed on the three show courts at Melbourne Park after play was suspended because of rain. The roofs on Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena were closed and play started once the courts … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Play resumes on Australian Open show courts

MELBOURNE, Australia | Nishikori pushed to 5 by a vintage Karlovic in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 16, 2019— Kei Nishikori could joke about it later, saying he faced more aces in one match from Ivo Karlovic than he himself would serve in a year. Eighth-seeded Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Karlovic, and had to save three break points in a crucial 10th game of the fifth set, before beating … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Nishikori pushed to 5 by a vintage Karlovic in Australia

SAN FRANCISCO | Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

SAN FRANCISCO—January 16, 2019—  A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said. The man was struck on an embankment near Interstate 580 and died at the scene. The man, who was homeless, may have been “just trying to stay … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

SINGAPORE | Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings

SINGAPORE — January 16, 2019— Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday after strong earnings reports lifted indexes on Wall Street. But a report that the U.S. was investigating China‘s Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from American companies limited gains. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.4 percent to 27,000.43 and Australia’s S&P ASX 200 … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares track Wall Street gains on robust US earnings

MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Rain showers delay play at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia  —January 16, 2019— The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Steady rain showers have suspended play on all courts at Melbourne Park. The roofs on Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena were closed and play was scheduled to resume on those main shows courts as … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia  | The Latest: Rain showers delay play at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Nishikori advances in 5 sets at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 16, 2019— The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori withstood 59 aces from Ivo Karlovic before beating the veteran Croatian 6-3, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (7) and advancing to the third round at Melbourne Park. Nishikori isn’t making it easy on himself so … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Nishikori advances in 5 sets at Australian Open