CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | Siebenhofer wins 2nd WCup downhill in 2 days, Vonn struggles

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy —Jan 19, 2019—Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer won her second World Cup downhill in two days, while Lindsey Vonn was again far off the podium on Saturday. Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday’s race, finished a slim 0.04 seconds ahead of Austrian teammate Nicole Schmidhofer. Downhill world champion Ilka Stuhec … Continue reading CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy | Siebenhofer wins 2nd WCup downhill in 2 days, Vonn struggles

NAIROBI, Kenya | Private guards in Kenya to carry guns after extremist attack

NAIROBI, Kenya— Jan 19, 2019—Kenya plans to allow many more private security guards around the country to carry firearms following a deadly attack by Islamic extremists in Nairobi. The Kenyan government agency monitoring private security says the goal is to enhance the guards’ ability to protect the public because they are often the first responders … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Private guards in Kenya to carry guns after extremist attack

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia readies ‘massive offensive’ on al-Shabab in Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— Jan 19, 2019—The Ethiopian National Defense Force is confirming an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighboring Somalia and says Ethiopian forces are preparing a “massive offensive” in response. A statement on Saturday rejects reports and an al-Shabab claim that several Ethiopian troops were killed. It does not … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia readies ‘massive offensive’ on al-Shabab in Somalia

SEATTLE | Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

SEATTLE —Jan 19, 2019— Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest’s resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon. Four salmon researchers were perusing data on the website of the Center for Whale … Continue reading SEATTLE | Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

MELBOURNE, Australia | ‘Don’t cry’: Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 19, 2019—It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it’s like to be the one weeping after a … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | ‘Don’t cry’: Serena consoles Australian Open foe; Halep next

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Zverev advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Alexander Zverev is through to the fourth round at the Australian Open after beating Australian wild-card entry Alex Bolt 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Bolt had upset 29th-seeded Gilles Simon of France in five sets in the second round. The fourth-seeded … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Zverev advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Halep beats Venus, gets Serena next in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 19, 2019— The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Simona Halep beat one Williams sister at the Australian Open and now will face the other. The No. 1-seeded Halep, last year’s runner-up at Melbourne Park, reeled off six consecutive games in one stretch and ended up … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Halep beats Venus, gets Serena next in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia | Racket-smashing, tumbling Osaka advances at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia— Jan 19, 2019— Naomi Osaka had the umpire warning her for spiking her racket in the first set, and checking on her welfare when she tumbled near the baseline in the next. The U.S. Open champion had a topsy-turvy third-round at the Australian Open on Saturday, getting within two games of elimination before … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Racket-smashing, tumbling Osaka advances at Australian Open