MELBOURNE, Australia | 17-year-old American Anisimova impresses at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 18, 2019— All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another Friday to upset 11th-seeded Aryna Sabalenka … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | 17-year-old American Anisimova impresses at Australian Open

LOS ANGELES | Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

LOS ANGELES—January 18, 2019—  Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation’s second-largest school district. Contract negotiations resumed Thursday for the first time in nearly a week with no … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

—January 18, 2019— Monday’s observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday is emerging as an important moment for Democrats eyeing the White House to talk about one of the most divisive issues in American politics: race. At least a half dozen declared or potential presidential candidates will attend events and talk … Continue reading MLK holiday represents big moment for 2020 Democrats

NEW YORK | Schism leads to dueling women’s march events in NYC

NEW YORK—January 18, 2019—  Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City. One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down Sixth Avenue, is being organized by the Women’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | Schism leads to dueling women’s march events in NYC

Could Dems’ 2020 nominee be someone you’ve never heard of?

None of that has deterred Buttigieg — a Democrat, Rhodes scholar and Navy veteran known to most people as “Mayor Pete” — from contemplating a 2020 presidential bid against a crowd of much better-known lawmakers with more experience and more money. He’s among a number of potential candidates who believe the 2016 and 2018 elections … Continue reading Could Dems’ 2020 nominee be someone you’ve never heard of?

OKLAHOMA CITY | Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

OKLAHOMA CITY—January 17, 2019—  Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime Thursday night without injured LeBron James. The four-time MVP missed his 12th straight game with a left groin strain, but the Lakers still pulled off a solid road win. Ivica Zubac scored … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

WASHINGTON | Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON —January 17, 2019—  One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

PHOENIX | Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

PHOENIX  —January 17, 2019— Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun. During the … Continue reading PHOENIX | Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun