TOKYO | World’s oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

TOKYO—Jan 20, 2019—The world’s oldest man has died at his home — a hot springs inn — in northern Japan at the age of 113. His family said Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido. The family said he died … Continue reading TOKYO | World’s oldest man, 113, dies at his home in northern Japan

MELBOURNE, Australia | ‘Feisty’ Collins stuns 2016 champ Kerber at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 20, 2019— Anyone unfamiliar with Danielle Collins — and that could be forgiven, really, considering her 0-5 mark at majors until this Australian Open — got a sense of what she’s all about during her surprisingly easy upset of former No. 1 Angelique Kerber. Not just the 6-0, 6-2 scoreline Sunday that … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | ‘Feisty’ Collins stuns 2016 champ Kerber at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | It’s Barty Party time Down Under, Aussie woman into quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 20, 2019— Ash Barty didn’t want to play tennis. Didn’t want to watch tennis, or even talk about the sport. She took a break from the tour after the 2014 U.S. Open to explore another career — in cricket. Yes, cricket. The game of wickets, tea breaks, of bowling maiden overs or hitting … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | It’s Barty Party time Down Under, Aussie woman into quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Camera hits umpire’s chair at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Moments after Ashleigh Barty‘s three-set win over Maria Sharapova, chair umpire Alison Hughes had a bit of a fright when the “Spider Cam” camera operated by the tournament’s host broadcaster crashed into a sun canopy over her head. It … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Camera hits umpire’s chair at Aussie Open

CHICAGO | Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

CHICAGO —Jan 20, 2019— Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way forward — by turning tragedy into political power. A judge on Friday sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to … Continue reading CHICAGO | Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

LONDON | UK police speak to Prince Philip about not wearing seatbelt

LONDON —Jan 20, 2019—British police have spoken with Prince Philip after the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was photographed apparently driving without wearing a seatbelt — just two days after he was involved in a car crash. Norfolk Police said late Saturday “suitable words of advice have been given to the driver”. The photograph published … Continue reading LONDON | UK police speak to Prince Philip about not wearing seatbelt

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Kvitova’s coach makes sexist comment on coaching

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 20, 2019—The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Petra Kvitova‘s coach has made an apparently sexist comment about the benefits of on-court coaching in tennis. Former player Jiri Vanek was asked after Kvitova’s fourth-round win at the Australian Open for his thoughts regarding on-court coaching being … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Kvitova’s coach makes sexist comment on coaching

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian state media: Bombing targets checkpoint in capital

DAMASCUS, Syria —Jan 20, 2019—A bombing in the Syrian capital on Sunday targeted a military checkpoint on a main highway during rush hour, state media reported. There was no immediate word on casualties from the blast in the southern neighborhood of Qazaz, near the highway leading into central Damascus. State TV gave few details about … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian state media: Bombing targets checkpoint in capital