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

The shutdown today: Trump grounds Pelosi trip abroad

—January 17, 2019— What’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 28: WHAT’S NEW The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned into an escalating game of constitutional brinksmanship as he denied her a military plane to visit troops in Afghanistan in apparent retaliation for her attempt to delay his … Continue reading The shutdown today: Trump grounds Pelosi trip abroad

WASHINGTON | Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

WASHINGTON —January 17, 2019—  High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol at a Washington hotel on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

TEHRAN, Iran  | Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

TEHRAN, Iran  —January 17, 2019— Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi‘s court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster’s son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in St. Louis by the FBI on a … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran  | Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

WASHINGTON | Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

WASHINGTON —January 17, 2019— She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Federer still a Kyrgios fan at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia —January 17, 2019—  The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Nick Kyrgios‘ form on court has slumped and he’s been part of an ongoing controversy swirling in Australian men’s tennis . But he has a fan in Roger Federer. Kyrgios was beaten in straight sets by Milos … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Federer still a Kyrgios fan at Australian Open