LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Porn star’s suit vs. Trump could be tossed out

LOS ANGELES — January 22, 2019—The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s effort to toss out a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels over a hush-money agreement to keep mum about their alleged affair (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A federal judge appeared inclined to toss out a lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Porn star’s suit vs. Trump could be tossed out

DES MOINES, Iowa | Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

DES MOINES, Iowa —January 22, 2019—A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa’s restrictive “fetal heartbeat” abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, concluding that the Iowa Supreme Court’s earlier decisions that affirm a woman’s fundamental right to an abortion would … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

DURHAM, N.H | Unseen J.D. Salinger photos shot for ‘Catcher’ on display

DURHAM, N.H. —January 22, 2019— The University of New Hampshire is celebrating J.D. Salinger’s centennial year with an exhibit he likely would have loathed: a display of previously unseen photos of the famously reclusive author. Salinger, who was born Jan. 1, 1919, and died in 2010, spent the last nearly six decades of his life … Continue reading DURHAM, N.H | Unseen J.D. Salinger photos shot for ‘Catcher’ on display

NEW YORK | Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

NEW YORK  —January 22, 2019—Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina. Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced. The quartet will be enshrined in Cooperstown along with Today’s Game Era Committee selections … Continue reading NEW YORK | Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

WASHINGTON | Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019— Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies this week, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

NORMAN, Okla | Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video

NORMAN, Okla. —January 22, 2019—University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial slur. About 1,000 students and faculty members gathered at a campus … Continue reading NORMAN, Okla | Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video

WASHINGTON | Senators urge Trump to put Islamic State prisoners in Gitmo

WASHINGTON —January 22, 2019—Four U.S. senators are urging President Donald Trump to use the Guantanamo Bay detention center to hold fighters from the Islamic State group captured in Syria. The Republican lawmakers say Islamic State prisoners could escape or be released in Syria, and they would face “justice” at the detention center on the U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators urge Trump to put Islamic State prisoners in Gitmo

CARACAS, Venezuela  | The Latest: Maduro fires back at US after criticism by Pence

CARACAS, Venezuela  —January 22, 2019—The latest on a National Guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a close review of the country’s relationship with the United States in answer to stinging condemnation from the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence sent a videotaped message to Venezuelans calling … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela  | The Latest: Maduro fires back at US after criticism by Pence