WASHINGTON | House Democrats bringing new scrutiny to education secretary

WASHINGTON—January 21, 2019—Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since taking office. DeVos has emerged as a common target for Democrats as they take charge of the House and its committees, which carry the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House Democrats bringing new scrutiny to education secretary

WASHINGTON | Some fear federal safety net is unraveling for those in need

WASHINGTON —January 21, 2019—Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she’s preparing for a winter storm. But she’s just trying to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Some fear federal safety net is unraveling for those in need

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Tsitsipas is youngest man in Slam SFs since ’07

MELBOURNE, Australia — January 21, 2019—The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 4 p.m. Stefanos Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 2007 after beating Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at the Australian Open to follow up on his stunning upset of Roger … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Tsitsipas is youngest man in Slam SFs since ’07

RALEIGH, N.C | Judge weighs GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

RALEIGH, N.C. —January 21, 2019—A North Carolina judge is considering a demand to order the victory of the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state’s capital of Raleigh hears arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit by … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Judge weighs GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

LAWRENCE, Kan | Lawson’s double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones

LAWRENCE, Kan. —January 21, 2019—Dedric Lawson had 29 points and 15 rebounds, Devon Dotson hit the clinching free throws with 5.9 seconds left and ninth-ranked Kansas held on to beat No. 24 Iowa State 80-76 on Monday night. Marcus Garrett added 16 points and Lagerald Vick had 14 for the Jayhawks (16-3, 5-2 Big 12), … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan | Lawson’s double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones

PHILADELPHIA | Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

PHILADELPHIA  — January 21, 2019— Joel Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender James Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. Harden, selected Western Conference player of the week on Monday, finished with 37 points — giving him 20 straight games with at least … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

SINGAPORE | Asian shares decline on concerns over global, China slowdown

SINGAPORE—January 21, 2019—Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. The downgrade came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years in the last quarter of 2018. Wall Street was closed for a holiday on Monday. KEEPING SCORE: … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian shares decline on concerns over global, China slowdown

Edu News: Penn State mourns passing of philanthropist and arts patron Barbara Palmer

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Jan. 21, 2019 – Barbara Palmer, whose lifetime of philanthropy is evident across Penn State and the Centre region, died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 20.  She was 93.  Recognized by the University as an honorary alumna in 1987, Palmer was deeply engaged as a donor and a volunteer at the institution … Continue reading Edu News: Penn State mourns passing of philanthropist and arts patron Barbara Palmer