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GREEN BAY, Wis. | Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing year

GREEN BAY, Wis.  — Clay Matthews looked up into the Lambeau Field suites to find his parents before walking down the stadium tunnel for what might be the last time as a member of the Green Bay Packers. An offseason of change awaits in Titletown following a second straight year without a playoff appearance. A … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis. | Offseason of change awaits Packers after another losing year

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bolton, Dunford set to travel to Israel, Turkey

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser and top military adviser will travel to Israel and Turkey early next month to discuss the president’s slowed plans to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. John Bolton will be joined on the trip by the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bolton, Dunford set to travel to Israel, Turkey

COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Dominant rebounding leads Rutgers to upset of No. 4 Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Stasha Carey scored 18 points, Ciani Cryor had 12 points and 11 assists, and the Rutgers used an exceptional rebounding performance to upset No. 4 Maryland 73-65 on Monday. Charise Wilson and Noga Peleg Pelc added 10 points apiece for the Scarlet Knights (9-3, 2-0 Big Ten), with all of Peleg … Continue reading COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Dominant rebounding leads Rutgers to upset of No. 4 Maryland

WASHINGTON | Timetable of Trump’s pullout from Syria being questioned

WASHINGTON — Amid questions about the pace of his exit from Syria, President Donald Trump complained on Monday that he’s getting “bad press” for his decision to pull American troops out of the country and insisted he was simply making good on his campaign promise against U.S. involvement in “never ending wars.” Trump abruptly announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Timetable of Trump’s pullout from Syria being questioned

VATICAN CITY | Vatican spokesman, deputy resign amid crisis period for pope

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican spokesman, Greg Burke, and his deputy resigned abruptly Monday amid an overhaul of the Vatican’s communications operations and a crisis period in Pope Francis’ papacy. The departures of Burke and his deputy, Paloma Garcia Ovejero, signaled that problems associated with Francis’ reform of the Vatican bureaucracy came to a head … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Vatican spokesman, deputy resign amid crisis period for pope

Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including politics, trade, alliances and religion. Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition. A look at how people are ushering in 2019: VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has rounded … Continue reading Hello, 2019: Revelry, reflection mark transition to new year

NEW YORK | Louis C.K. mocks Parkland students in audio of stand-up set

NEW YORK — Audio has emerged of Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. The sound-only recording was posted Sunday in a since-removed YouTube video that said it was from a Dec. 16 stand-up set at a Levittown, New York, comedy club. On the recording, C.K. says the students are … Continue reading NEW YORK | Louis C.K. mocks Parkland students in audio of stand-up set

BOSTON | Judge denies Kevin Spacey’s request to skip court appearance

BOSTON— A Massachusetts judge has denied Kevin Spacey’s request to skip his appearance in court on accusations that he groped a young man. The decision by Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett on Monday means Spacey will have to attend his Jan. 7 arraignment. Spacey had argued he should be excused from appearing because his … Continue reading BOSTON | Judge denies Kevin Spacey’s request to skip court appearance