WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi dismisses Trump proposal as ‘non-starter’

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:50 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump‘s forthcoming proposal for ending the 29-day partial government shutdown is a “non-starter.” Minutes before Trump was to unveil his plan at the White House, the California Democrat said early reports about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pelosi dismisses Trump proposal as ‘non-starter’

VATICAN CITY | Pope puts Sistine choir under aide’s eye after scandal

VATICAN CITY —Jan 19, 2019— Pope Francis has put a close aide in charge of the Sistine Chapel Choir following a funding scandal. The Vatican said Saturday that the all-male ensemble, believed to be the world’s oldest choir, is now being led by Monsignor Guido Marini, who assists Francis during church ceremonies. Francis named another … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope puts Sistine choir under aide’s eye after scandal

WASHINGTON | A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

WASHINGTON—Jan 19, 2019— Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump‘s White House. The original march in 2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration, flooded the city … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A scaled-down, but still angry, Women’s March returns

WASHINGTON | Trump expected to float ‘Dreamers’ for border money proposal

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. Democrats have previously rejected such a deal and it was not clear whether … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump expected to float ‘Dreamers’ for border money proposal

MADISON, Wis. | Happ, Wisconsin hand No. 2 Michigan its first loss, 64-54

MADISON, Wis. —Jan 19, 2019—Ethan Happ scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed No. 2 Michigan its first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a 64-54 victory Saturday. Fans rushed the floor after the Badgers (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) finished off the upset. The Wolverines (17-1, 6-1) … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Happ, Wisconsin hand No. 2 Michigan its first loss, 64-54

Suspended pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33

—Jan 19, 2019— John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement Saturday and cited his sister, Angela Laune. The sister said in a Facebook post that her “wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took … Continue reading Suspended pairs skating champion John Coughlin dies at 33

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

WASHINGTON —Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Democrats are disparaging a proposal that’s expected to be coming from President Donald Trump that the White House has said is aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown. Trump is expected to say he’d accept temporarily protecting from … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democratic senator calls Trump idea unacceptable

BARCELONA, Spain | Uber, Cabify cars are attacked in Spain; police arrest 7

BARCELONA, Spain—Jan 19, 2019—Police in Barcelona have arrested seven people on suspicion of attacking cars that work with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Cabify as part of a protest by taxi drivers that turned violent on Friday. The attacks occurred after taxi drivers announced an indefinite strike protesting a regional government plan to regulate the … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Uber, Cabify cars are attacked in Spain; police arrest 7