PHOENIX | Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

PHOENIX  —January 17, 2019— Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun. During the … Continue reading PHOENIX | Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

The shutdown today: Trump grounds Pelosi trip abroad

—January 17, 2019— What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 28: WHAT’S NEW The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned into an escalating game of constitutional brinksmanship as he denied her a military plane to visit troops in Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for her attempt to delay his … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump grounds Pelosi trip abroad

WASHINGTON | Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

WASHINGTON —January 17, 2019—  High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol at a Washington hotel on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

TEHRAN, Iran  | Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

TEHRAN, Iran  —January 17, 2019— Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi‘s court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster’s son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in St. Louis by the FBI on a … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran  | Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

WASHINGTON | Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

WASHINGTON —January 17, 2019— She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Federer still a Kyrgios fan at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 17, 2019—  The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Nick Kyrgios‘ form on court has slumped and he’s been part of an ongoing controversy swirling in Australian men’s tennis . But he has a fan in Roger Federer. Kyrgios was beaten in straight sets by Milos … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Federer still a Kyrgios fan at Australian Open

WASHINGTON | Was there collusion? Trump lawyer walks back earlier remarks

WASHINGTON —January 17, 2019—  President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday walked back comments from the night before in which he maintained that he had “never said there was no collusion” between Russia and members of Trump’s 2016 White House campaign. Giuliani issued a statement aimed at clarifying a Wednesday night CNN interview that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Was there collusion? Trump lawyer walks back earlier remarks

BEIJING | Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

BEIJING —January 17, 2019— Chinese stocks rose Friday on signs of possible progress in negotiations over Beijing’s tariff war with Washington. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.8 percent to 2,579.76 and Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng gained 1 percent to 27,013.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 1.2 percent to 20,655.08 and Seoul’s Kospi advanced 0.5 percent … Continue reading BEIJING | Chinese stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress