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

WARSAW, Poland | Polish, European officials to attend burial of slain mayor

WARSAW, Poland— Jan 19, 2019—People from across Poland are waiting in a long line to enter the Gdansk basilica for the funeral of the city’s slain mayor. Polish and European officials are expected to attend the ceremony remembering Mayor Piotr Adamowicz, 53, who died Monday after being stabbed the night before at a charity event. … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish, European officials to attend burial of slain mayor

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Off with the lights says Djokovic at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8 p.m. It was 5 in the afternoon and Novak Djokovic couldn’t understand why the lights had been turned on at Rod Laver Arena while the sun was still shining brightly. He was in the latter stages of a third-round match … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Off with the lights says Djokovic at Aussie Open

LONDON | Labour Party seeks ‘frank debate’ on UK’s Brexit plan

LONDON—Jan 19, 2019—Britain’s Labour Party is calling for an “open and frank debate” on the government’s stalled Brexit plan but still won’t meet with Prime Minister Theresa May. The main opposition party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer plans to use a speech Saturday to say it is now up to Parliament to take the tough decisions … Continue reading LONDON | Labour Party seeks ‘frank debate’ on UK’s Brexit plan