Energy panel postpones votes on Energy, Interior nomineesWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has postponed a meeting that had been scheduled for Tuesday to vote on the nominations of Ryan Zinke and Rick Perry to head the departments of Interior and Energy.
Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing ...
Warriors stunned by Heat, Cavaliers tumble to Pelicans
Dion Waiters scored a last-gasp three-pointer as the Miami Heat stunned the Golden State Warriors 105-102 to snap the NBA pace-setters' seven-game win streak. Waiters on Monday led the scoring with 33 points as Miami notched their fourth consecutive victory in a dramatic finale at the American Airlines Arena. It was the second straight game that Waiters had scored a career-high 33 points.
Asian TPP nations seek to salvage trade accord after U.S. exitWELLINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former U.S. President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia.
Dubai investigates disabled center over Kim Kardashian visitA state-owned newspaper in Dubai is reporting that authorities are investigating a center for the disabled after it hosted and publicized a visit by Kim Kardashian West. A story in Tuesday's edition of ...
Jobs versus the environment square off in pipeline vote
Venus 'living the dream' as Coco awaits in Australian Open semi
Age-defying Venus Williams says she is living the dream after making yet another Grand Slam semi-final Tuesday, setting up an all-American clash against a rampant Coco Vandeweghe. The 36-year-old powered past Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) and into her third Australian Open semi, while Vandeweghe stunned French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-0 in a blitz of big hitting. Just trying to live the dream," Williams said of her longevity, after becoming the oldest woman since a 37-year-old Martina Navratilova at Wimbledon 1994 to make a Slam semi.
At least 4 reported dead in California storms
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles.
Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast
NEW YORK (AP) ? From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California.
Heat scorch Warriors as winning streak ends
The Miami Heat withstood a ferocious fourth quarter rally to upset the Golden State Warriors with a 105-102 victory on Monday. Dion Waiters led the way with 33 points as Miami notched their fourth consecutive win on the way to ending the Warriors' seven-game unbeaten run. The Heat were made to sweat for the victory, and came within a whisker of surrendering the initiative after the Warriors put together a 12-3 scoring run to go within one point with just over 21 seconds left.