PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia | Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia—Jan 18, 2019—Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation. Goldman CEO David Solomon apologized Wednesday to the Malaysian people for its former banker … Continue reading PUTRAYAJAYA, Malaysia | Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

CHICAGO | After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

CHICAGO —Jan 18, 2019— A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald‘s death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars. Jason Van Dyke was convicted … Continue reading CHICAGO | After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

SALEM, Ore. | Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

SALEM, Ore.—Jan 18, 2019—An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can’t learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown, leaving her scrambling to find a way to pay for nutrients that keep her alive. Jasmine Tool said she only … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

DAVIS, Calif. | Thousands expected at memorial for slain California officer

DAVIS, Calif.—Jan 18, 2019—Police officers from across the country are expected at Friday’s memorial service for a 22-year-old rookie who had long dreamed of being an officer and was slain just weeks into the job in a Northern California college town. The service for Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona, who was shot and killed last … Continue reading DAVIS, Calif. | Thousands expected at memorial for slain California officer

MELBOURNE, Australia | Ukrainian teen who plays Serena next saw this matchup coming

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 18, 2019—Serena Williams‘ next Australian Open opponent, 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska, feels as if she saw Saturday’s matchup coming a decade ago. She tells the story of being at home in Ukraine at the age of 8 and watching on TV as Williams — whom she calls “a legend” — fell behind in a … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Ukrainian teen who plays Serena next saw this matchup coming

SAN FRANCISCO | California dries off after storms batter state for days

SAN FRANCISCO —January 18, 2019— Californians were cleaning up and drying off Friday after a series of storms dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state, caused at least six deaths and forced the rescue of more than a dozen people in rushing rivers. Road crews will be working to clear mud, debris and trees that … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California dries off after storms batter state for days

MELBOURNE, Australia | 17-year-old American Anisimova impresses at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 18, 2019— All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another Friday to upset 11th-seeded Aryna Sabalenka … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | 17-year-old American Anisimova impresses at Australian Open

LOS ANGELES | Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

LOS ANGELES—January 18, 2019—  Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation’s second-largest school district. Contract negotiations resumed Thursday for the first time in nearly a week with no … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks