OAKLAND, Calif | Stephen Curry scores 41 points as Warrior hold off Pelicans

OAKLAND, Calif.  —January 16, 2019— Stephen Curry scored 41 points with nine 3-pointers to become the first player in NBA history to make eight or more 3s in three straight games, and the Golden State Warriors held off the New Orleans Pelicans 147-140 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight win. Pelicans star Anthony Davis went … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Stephen Curry scores 41 points as Warrior hold off Pelicans

PORTLAND, Ore | Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations

PORTLAND, Ore. —January 16, 2019— Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year’s fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations

LOS ANGELES | Striking LA teachers will return to bargaining table

LOS ANGELES—January 16, 2019— Teachers and officials in the nation’s second-largest school district agreed Wednesday to resume contract negotiations in the midst of a strike that sent tens of thousands of educators onto the streets. Both sides will resume bargaining at noon Thursday at City Hall, the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. The office said … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Striking LA teachers will return to bargaining table

SIOUX CITY, Iowa | 2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

SIOUX CITY, Iowa —January 16, 2019— When Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage earlier this month at this city’s ornate Orpheum Theatre, Tricia Currans-Sheehan posed a pointed question to the expected presidential contender. “Why did you undergo the DNA testing and give Donald Trump more fodder to be a bully?” the Iowa college professor asked, referring … Continue reading SIOUX CITY, Iowa | 2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

TOKYO | BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

TOKYO—January 16, 2019—  Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial leaders Thursday that policies must be devised to prevent the shrinking population from hindering economic growth. Since … Continue reading TOKYO | BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight

Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have. On Thursday, more than a dozen privacy organizations unveiled a plan that would create a new federal data-protection agency focused on regulating the way … Continue reading Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight

WASHINGTON | After Americans killed, Trump’s Syria plan prompts questions

WASHINGTON —January 16, 2019— A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces. The attack in the strategic … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After Americans killed, Trump’s Syria plan prompts questions

LOS ANGELES | Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports

LOS ANGELES —January 16, 2019— Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC’s prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network’s sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. Sandy Montag, Costas’ manager, said it was handled smoothly. “Everything in this transition was planned … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Bob Costas exits longtime home at NBC Sports