MELBOURNE, Australia | ‘Old guys’ vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 19, 2019—So far the older guys are holding court against the new generation at the Australian Open. On Saturday, 31-year-old Novak Djokovic beat 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. A day earlier, it was 32-year-old Rafael Nadal defeating 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. And on Sunday night, the elder statesman … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | ‘Old guys’ vs youngsters 3 days in a row at Australian Open

DALLAS | George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

DALLAS—Jan 19, 2019—Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown. A photo posted on Bush’s Instagram and Facebook pages shows him delivering pizzas to the detail. On his posting, Bush said he and wife Laura “are grateful … Continue reading DALLAS | George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

CHICAGO | Black teen’s family laments sentence given to white officer

CHICAGO— Jan 19, 2019—The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him stirred expectations that the officer … Continue reading CHICAGO | Black teen’s family laments sentence given to white officer

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Muguruza gets earlier start _ and finish

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 19, 2019—The Latest on Saturday at the Australian Open (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza got to enjoy a much earlier start — and much earlier finish — at the Australian Open this time. One round after playing a match that began at 12:30 a.m. and ended after 3 … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Muguruza gets earlier start _ and finish

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