MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Petra Kvitova into Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 19, 2019— The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is the first player into the Australian Open quarterfinals after beating 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-2, 6-1 to open play Sunday at Rod Laver Arena. Kvitova, who had a WTA Tour-leading five tournament … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Petra Kvitova into Australian Open quarterfinals

KINSHASA, Congo  | The Latest: Congo election runner-up Fayulu urges protests

KINSHASA, Congo  —January 19, 2019— The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Congo’s election runner-up Martin Fayulu is urging nationwide protests after the Constitutional Court rejected his challenges to the vote and confirmed that Felix Tshisekedi won. Fayulu says he considers himself Congo’s only legitimate president. He says that “the constitutional … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo  | The Latest: Congo election runner-up Fayulu urges protests

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico  | The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico  —January 19, 2019— The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Hidalgo state Gov. Omar Fayad says the death toll from an explosion at a punctured pipeline in central Mexico has risen to 73, while the number of injured stands at 74. Forensic experts continue to comb the … Continue reading TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico  | The Latest: Death toll rises to 73 in Mexico pipeline blast

KINSHASA, Congo | Congo election runner-up Fayulu urges nationwide protests, calling himself the country’s only ‘legitimate president’

KINSHASA, Congo— January 19, 2019—Congo election runner-up Fayulu urges nationwide protests, calling himself the country’s only ‘legitimate president’ By Associated Press

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif | Zlatan: I’m returning to MLS to lift Galaxy in standings

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. —January 19, 2019—Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s first season in Major League Soccer was a smashing individual success, his LA Galaxy were a serious disappointment in the standings. The Galaxy’s failure to make the MLS playoffs is a major reason why the Swedish superstar is back for another season in California instead of taking … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif | Zlatan: I’m returning to MLS to lift Galaxy in standings

CHICAGO | The Latest: Laquan McDonald killing prompts political action

CHICAGO  —January 19, 2019—The Latest on cases stemming from the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer ended in ways that left activists and others disappointed and angry. … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Laquan McDonald killing prompts political action

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del | Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del.—Jan 19, 2019—A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain’s prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing, which was the … Continue reading DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del | Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack

LA QUINTA, Calif | Phil Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead in Desert Classic

LA QUINTA, Calif.—Jan 19, 2019— Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Desert Classic. Making his first start of the year, the 48-year-old Mickelson shot a bogey-free 6-under 66 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to get to … Continue reading LA QUINTA, Calif | Phil Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead in Desert Classic