Nadal beats Schwartzman, reaches Aussie Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — If Rafael Nadal wanted a fitness test in the first week, he got one in his almost four-hour, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman. After embracing at the net, his spot in a 10th Australian Open quarterfinal secure, top-ranked Nadal draped an arm around his Argentine friend and … Continue reading Nadal beats Schwartzman, reaches Aussie Open quarterfinals

Pence defends Trump’s shift on Jerusalem during Mideast tour

AMMAN, Jordan./January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region. Pence was to meet Sunday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II for discussions that are expected to … Continue reading Pence defends Trump’s shift on Jerusalem during Mideast tour

Taliban kill 18 militiamen in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local): 12:15 p.m. An Afghan official says insurgents have killed 18 members of a pro-government militia in northern Afghanistan, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. Gen. Abdul Razeq Qaderi, the deputy police chief of … Continue reading Taliban kill 18 militiamen in Afghanistan

Turkey says border town hit by rockets from Syria; 1 wounded

HASSA, Turkey/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Turkish official says suspected Syrian Kurdish fighters have fired rockets from across the border, slightly wounding one person. Gov. Mehmet Tekinarslan says four rockets struck the town of Kilis early Sunday, hitting two houses and an office. He says Turkish artillery returned fire. The attack came as dozens of Turkish … Continue reading Turkey says border town hit by rockets from Syria; 1 wounded

Global female empowerment marches enter second day

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla./January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested. Marches are scheduled in several cities, including Miami, Melbourne and Munich. On Saturday, many not only supported women’s rights, but also … Continue reading Global female empowerment marches enter second day

‘The Shape of Water’ wins top Producers Guild Award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif./January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Guillermo del Toro’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” has won the top honor from the Producers Guild of America. The Producers Guild Awards were held Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and has often predicted the eventual best picture Oscar winner. “The Shape of Water” was … Continue reading ‘The Shape of Water’ wins top Producers Guild Award

Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

BOSTON  /January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220 at TD Garden. Miocic won 50-44 on all three scorecards early Sunday and was never … Continue reading Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220

Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan /January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows. Six other people, including three security forces, were … Continue reading Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead