MELBOURNE, Australia | Roger Who? Federer can’t get past Australian Open security

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 19, 2019—Maybe Roger Federer isn’t as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he’s try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park … the owner of 20 … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Roger Who? Federer can’t get past Australian Open security

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Iranian TV journalist not accused of crime

WASHINGTON— Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. According to partially unsealed federal court documents, a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who has been jailed in the U.S. has not been accused of any crime. Marzieh Hashemi has been detained as a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Iranian TV journalist not accused of crime

SIOUX CITY, Iowa | Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

SIOUX CITY, Iowa— Jan 19, 2019— New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken. Gillibrand continues her first trip Saturday to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee … Continue reading SIOUX CITY, Iowa | Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

WASHINGTON | Number of 2020 bids by women buoys gender equality advocates

WASHINGTON— Jan 19, 2019—Advocates for gender equality are reckoning with what one called a “wonderful challenge” — four or more women running for president in 2020. For many activists, that means a Democratic field more reflective of a party that counts women as a crucial voting bloc. But the prospect of multiple women seeking the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Number of 2020 bids by women buoys gender equality advocates

LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles teachers’ strike shows Garcetti risks in ’20 bid

LOS ANGELES— Jan 19, 2019— A Los Angeles teachers’ strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn’t the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The Democratic mayor, who has said he will soon decide … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Los Angeles teachers’ strike shows Garcetti risks in ’20 bid

MEXICO CITY | 21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

MEXICO CITY —Jan 19, 2019—A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico on Friday, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans, officials said. The leak was caused by an illegal tap that fuel thieves had drilled … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | 21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Jan 19, 2019—Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country’s president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs. Abu Bakar Bashir had previously been ineligible for a parole because of his refusal to recognize the secular government’s … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism