Nation/World

Women's March 2018: Year-old 'resistance' now aims for the ballot box

Trump One Year The Resistance

One year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2018. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball, gave birth to Little Ricky. (By coincidence,...


Business , National

US stock indexes are mostly higher in morning trading

Financial Markets Wall Street

The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in morning trading Friday as gains by retailers and consumer goods companies outweighed losses in other sectors. Technology stocks were among the biggest decliners. Energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil. Bond yields surged to the...


World

N.Korea cancels S.Korea visit by advance team for art troupe

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation led by the head of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea over the weekend to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe she also leads during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics....


World

Peru's indigenous welcome Pope Francis to scorching Amazon

Peru Pope

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — Indigenous men, women and children wearing brightly colored headdresses greeted Pope Francis up his arrival in the Amazon Friday, urging the pontiff to help them protect the delicate ecosystem from an onslaught of new threats dramatically changing the biome. Francis...


National

Q&A: James Patterson on Aaron Hernandez's fall from grace

TV Aaron Hernandez Q&A

BOSTON (AP) — Eight months after ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, a new book by bestselling author James Patterson is reviving unanswered questions. Patterson spoke with The Associated Press on Friday about what he calls “the most fascinating, complicated and troubling crime...


World

The Latest: Pope urged to help protect Amazon rainforest

Peru Pope

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Amazonian indigenous leaders in Peru are urging Pope Francis to help them protect the world’s largest rainforest from an onslaught of new threats that are dramatically changing the biome. One of...


National

Cops: Maine man punches self in face to avoid sobriety test

Sobriety Test-Punched Face

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine have accused a man of punching himself in the face three times to avoid a sobriety test. Police in the town of Belfast say they found 27-year-old Brian Fogg in his car, stuck in a ditch last week. WGME-TV reports police said when they tried to test for his...


World

IOC: More initiatives coming to promote Korean unity

Koreas Tensions Unification Flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics organizers on Friday welcomed an agreement between North and South Korea to unite athletes at the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and promised that “much more exciting initiatives” promoting Korean unity will emerge this weekend. “Watch this space,”...


World

France scoffs at Britain's Boris Johnson plan for bridge across the English Channel

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - As Britain prepares for its departure from the European Union, there has been ample discussion about the building of bridges as Britain finds its new place in the world. And maybe that means building an actual bridge. Britain’s flamboyant foreign secretary,...


National

Gold medalist to Nassar: I won't live as a victim any longer

Doctor Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber described herself in court Friday as one of 140 survivors of sexual assault by Larry Nassar, as Michigan State University called on the state’s attorney general to investigate the school’s handling of complaints against the disgraced former...


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