WASHINGTON | Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

WASHINGTON  —January 22, 2019—Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. set … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

COLUMBIA, S.C | Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

COLUMBIA, S.C. —January 22, 2019—Even before he announces whether he’s a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing that South Carolina’s African-American voters handed him in 2016. A day after speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in the state capital on Monday, Sanders stayed through Tuesday for … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

WASHINGTON | What we know so far about Trump Tower project for Moscow

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019— Confused about the business proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow? Join the club. President Donald Trump‘s lawyer-spokesman Rudy Giuliani and a disputed Buzzfeed News report have muddied the waters on exactly how long negotiations over the project went on. It’s a key question because Trump was pursuing the deal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | What we know so far about Trump Tower project for Moscow

The shutdown today: McConnell plan is a nonstarter with Dems

What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 33: WHAT’S NEW Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pressing ahead with a plan to reopen the government and finance the wall. As drafted, the bill is a nonstarter with Democrats. At the same time, McConnell is also setting up a vote for a bill passed … Continue reading The shutdown today: McConnell plan is a nonstarter with Dems

VATICAN CITY | Amid wall debate, pope visits Panama with migration in mind

VATICAN CITY —January 22, 2019— Pope Francis is looking to leave the sex abuse scandal buffeting his papacy behind as he heads to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. History’s first Latin American pope, the son of Italian … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Amid wall debate, pope visits Panama with migration in mind

CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s invigorated opposition take streets in key test

CARACAS, Venezuela —January 22, 2019—Venezuela’s re-invigorated opposition faces a crucial test Wednesday as it seeks to fill streets nationwide with protesters in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind President Nicolas Maduro‘s socialist government. The protests have been called to coincide with a historic date … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | Venezuela’s invigorated opposition take streets in key test

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Pliskova was expecting she’d lose to Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia  —January 22, 2019— The Latest at the Australian Open on Wednesday (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Karolina Pliskova says her “mind was in the locker room” when she was down 5-1 in the third set of her Australian Open quarterfinal against 23-time major winner Serena Williams. In one of the most stunning comebacks … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Pliskova was expecting she’d lose to Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena turns ankle, wastes match points in loss to Pliskova

MELBOURNE, Australia  —January 22, 2019— Serena Williams was one point — just one — from quite a comeback victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals when she turned her left ankle. Everything unraveled from there. In a startling reversal and result, Williams wasted four match points along the way to dropping the last six games of … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Serena turns ankle, wastes match points in loss to Pliskova