MELBOURNE, Australia | Big flex: Tiafoe, 20, stuns Anderson at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 15, 2019—Frances Tiafoe rolled up his sleeve, flexed and slapped his biceps muscle five times to celebrate the biggest victory of his career, a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 comeback against two-time Grand Slam finalist and No. 5 seed Kevin Anderson in the Australian Open’s second round. The 20-year-old Tiafoe trailed by a … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Big flex: Tiafoe, 20, stuns Anderson at Australian Open

WASHINGTON | Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA’s permanent chief

WASHINGTON —January 15, 2019— Acting Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler’s past lobbying work for coal companies and other industries regulated by the agency is expected to draw scrutiny Wednesday when a Senate committee considers his nomination to the position. Wheeler’s roughly six-month tenure as the agency’s acting administrator has been far more low-key than … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators consider former lobbyist as EPA’s permanent chief

WASHINGTON  | Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

WASHINGTON  — January 15, 2019—Congress is planning to skip next week’s planned recess if the partial government shutdown continues. And there is every indication it will drag on. Neither side is showing signs of backing down. President Donald Trump told supporters in a conference call Tuesday that the shutdown will continue “for a long time” … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Congress prepares to skip planned recess if shutdown goes on

WASHINGTON | Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

WASHINGTON— January 15, 2019—Vowing “I will not be bullied,” President Donald Trump‘s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

WASHINGTON  | US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

WASHINGTON  —January 15, 2019—Amid increasing tensions with Beijing, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new report that lays out U.S. concerns about China‘s growing military might, underscoring worries about a possible attack against Taiwan. Speaking to reporters, a senior defense intelligence official said the key concern is that as China upgrades its military equipment and … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

The shutdown today: IRS recalls about 46,000 workers

—January 15, 2019—What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 26: WHAT’S NEW The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the partial government shutdown to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. For now, they’ll have to work without pay. The White House tried to bypass House Speaker … Continue reading The shutdown today: IRS recalls about 46,000 workers

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: 2018 runner-up Cilic gets past McDonald of US

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 15, 2019—The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Marin Cilic capped a 25-ace performance with a pair to serve out a second-round victory at the Australian Open, beating 81st-ranked Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. 7-5, 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4. Cilic was the runner-up here to Roger … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: 2018 runner-up Cilic gets past McDonald of US

SAN JOSE, Calif | Hertl’s hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. —January 15, 2019— Tomas Hertl scored three goals and Joe Thornton celebrated his 1,000th game for San Jose by adding another that helped the Sharks win their seventh straight game, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Marcus Sorensen also scored and the Sharks improved to 16-3-2 in their past 21 … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif | Hertl’s hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2