BAGHDAD | Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

BAGHDAD — January 20, 2019— Iraq’s new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, made his first visit to Basra on Sunday, promising better water and electricity services after riots swept through the impoverished city last summer. Demonstrators set fire to nearly every government building in the summer unrest and torched most political party offices and the Iranian … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

BOSTON | Bowman’s 37 leads BC to 87-82 win over No. 11 Florida State

BOSTON — January 20, 2019—  Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and the Eagles held on to beat No. 11 Florida State 87-82 on Sunday. The Seminoles (13-5, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) … Continue reading BOSTON | Bowman’s 37 leads BC to 87-82 win over No. 11 Florida State

MADRID | Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

MADRID — January 20, 2019— Rescuers in southern Spain said Sunday that the frantic effort to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole seven days ago has again been slowed by difficult terrain. Authorities said that a drill used to create a vertical shaft parallel to the waterhole has hit patches … Continue reading MADRID | Hard terrain slows rescue of Spanish boy trapped in borehole

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania— January 20, 2019— Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta because of a problem with the wing flaps. Nobody has been reported injured. Authorities said the Romanian airline Blue Air flight from Larnaca to Bucharest, carrying … Continue reading Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

Amid injury crisis, Tottenham finds scoring hero in Winks

With Tottenham’s attacking options getting increasingly thin amid a striker crisis, Mauricio Pochettino is going to need goals from unlikely sources to keep alive his team’s hopes of silverware this season. Harry Winks was the player to step up on Sunday. Nearly 800 days since his first goal for his boyhood club, the center midfielder … Continue reading Amid injury crisis, Tottenham finds scoring hero in Winks

NEW YORK | M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK January 20, 2019— M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director’s “Glass,” while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal Pictures predicted that “Glass” will make … Continue reading NEW YORK | M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

The Latest: Kirkwood, Watson inactive for Saints

The Latest on the conference championship games (all times EST): 2:15 p.m. There are no surprises among the Los Angeles Rams‘ and New Orleans Saints’ inactive lists for the NFC championship game. Both teams came in largely healthy and most of those not in uniform are healthy reserves. The Saints already had ruled out receiver … Continue reading The Latest: Kirkwood, Watson inactive for Saints

FREDERICK, Md | Former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ film dead at 78

FREDERICK, Md— January 20, 2019—A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio “Tony” Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living center in Frederick, … Continue reading FREDERICK, Md | Former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ film dead at 78