NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin taking anger class in parking dispute plea deal

NEW YORK —Jan 23, 2019—Days after appearing as President Donald Trump in a “Deal or No Deal” parody on “Saturday Night Live,” Alec Baldwin took a deal of his own Wednesday, agreeing to attend an anger management class to resolve a criminal case stemming from a skirmish over a parking spot. Baldwin, who was accused … Continue reading NEW YORK | Alec Baldwin taking anger class in parking dispute plea deal

United States | U.S. Response to Constitutional Court Decision in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

United States – The United States welcomes the Congolese Constitutional Court’s certification of Felix Tshisekedi as the next President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We are committed to working with the new DRC government. We encourage the government to include a broad representation of Congo’s political stakeholders and to address reports of … Continue reading United States | U.S. Response to Constitutional Court Decision in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

United States | U.S. Concern Over Sudanese Government Response to Protests

United States – The United States is concerned about the increasing number of arrests and detentions, as well as the escalating number of people injured and killed, following four weeks of protests across Sudan. The United States supports the right of the Sudanese people to gather peaceably to voice their demands for political and economic … Continue reading United States | U.S. Concern Over Sudanese Government Response to Protests

TEMPE, Ariz. | WR Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season

TEMPE, Ariz.—Jan 23, 2019— Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they signed the 35-year-old Fitzgerald to a one-year contract. Team president Michael Bidwell says, “No player has meant more to this franchise or this community than Larry Fitzgerald.” In the finale … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz. | WR Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season

NEW YORK | Staying inbounds; the risk of innuendo in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK—Jan 23, 2019—Sex sells … frozen food dishes? Kraft Heinz’ frozen-food brand Devour is trying to make waves during its Super Bowl debut with an ad taking a humorous jab at one man’s “frozen food porn addiction.” The ad shows a woman talking about her boyfriend’s problem with “frozen food porn,” and says he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Staying inbounds; the risk of innuendo in Super Bowl ads

Vonn ‘hopeful’ she can ski again despite ailing knees

Jan 23, 2019—Lindsey Vonn isn’t quite done yet. The most successful female skier in World Cup history said Wednesday that she remains “hopeful” she can fix her ailing knees and race again. She just doesn’t know when — or if— that will be possible. “I’m taking things day by day and we will see what … Continue reading Vonn ‘hopeful’ she can ski again despite ailing knees

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House noncommittal on bill in Senate

WASHINGTON—Jan 23, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The White House isn’t saying whether President Donald Trump will veto a bill that’s in the Senate to reopen the government through Feb. 8 while negotiations continue over his demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House noncommittal on bill in Senate

LONDON | The Latest: Merkel wants ‘well-ordered’ Brexit

LONDON—Jan 23, 2019—The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 2:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is working for a “well-ordered” Brexit as confusion reigns over how Britain is to leave the European Union on March 29. Addressing delegates at the World Economic Forum, she said everyone involved in … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Merkel wants ‘well-ordered’ Brexit