Summer Vacation

WASHINGTON | Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

WASHINGTON —Jan 23, 2019—  At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the longest shutdown in American … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

The Latest: In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard speaks for first time

The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Kawhi Leonard knows that people want to know his future plans. He’s more focused on the here and now. Leonard spoke out as a member of the Toronto Raptors for the first time on Monday, and one of … Continue reading The Latest: In Toronto, Kawhi Leonard speaks for first time

NBA teams ready to hold their annual pre-camp media days

Media day — the day where most of the league’s 30 teams will have players and coaches answer questions about how they spent their summer vacation and discuss other more-pertinent matters — is Monday around the league. Dallas and Philadelphia got their media-day responsibilities out of the way late last week, because they are off … Continue reading NBA teams ready to hold their annual pre-camp media days

PARIS | Phone ban at school: French children forced to hang up

PARIS — French children who are going back to school Monday after summer vacation will have to do so without their mobile phones. The government passed a law banning phone use in all primary and middle schools for the entire day, including during breaks —with exceptions in cases of emergency and for disabled children. Pupils … Continue reading PARIS | Phone ban at school: French children forced to hang up

BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he’s hard at work

BEDMINSTER, N.J.  — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don’t call it “vacation.” Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping — let alone taking time off — has spent his week away mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and dinners, intent on projecting … Continue reading BEDMINSTER, N.J. | Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he’s hard at work

LOS ANGELES | ‘Mission: Impossible _ Fallout’ shoots to No. 1

LOS ANGELES  — Audiences turned out this weekend to see Tom Cruise in his sixth run as Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” which easily took the No. 1 spot at the domesti box office. Studios on Sunday estimate that “Fallout” earned $61.5 million from 4,386 theaters. Not accounting for inflation, it’s a best … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Mission: Impossible _ Fallout’ shoots to No. 1

LOS ANGELES | ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles

LOS ANGELES — “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, “Skyscraper,” in the dust. Sony Pictures estimates Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theaters. It easily beat out Johnson’s … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ tops charts, ‘Skyscraper’ stumbles