Pliskova, Konta win 1st-round matches at Australian Open
The Trump transition, tweet by tweet
Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him. During his presidential transition, he has picked fights on Twitter with China, Mexico, Lockheed Martin, Toyota, the media, President Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep and the cast of "Hamilton," among others. -- Hillary Clinton eventually won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes.
Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82
HOUSTON (AP) ? Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk on the moon.
No. 9 UNC tops Syracuse 85-68 for Williams' 800th career win
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) ? Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams earned his 800th career victory when Isaiah Hicks scored 20 points to lead No. 9 North Carolina to an 85-68 victory over Syracuse on Monday night.
Trump meets King's eldest son on civil rights holiday
President-elect Donald Trump praised Martin Luther King Jr as a "great man" and met with his eldest son on the US holiday honoring the slain civil rights icon, amid a brewing spat with one of King's close collaborators, John Lewis. The meeting -- just days before Trump takes office swearing -- appeared to be an effort by the Republican to reach out to the black community amid his public stand-off with Lewis, a high-profile lawmaker who has questioned the legitimacy of the US presidential election and vowed to boycott the inauguration. "Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of the many wonderful things that he stood for," Trump tweeted prior to the meeting.
Steelers downplay Tomlin's description of Patriots
PITTSBURGH (AP) ? Antonio Brown wanted to let the world in on the party when he live streamed the giddy celebration in the Pittsburgh Steelers' locker room after an 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.
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Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver who caused rollover
PHOENIX (AP) ? An Arizona state trooper who was beaten and shot while responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 10 was attacked by a Mexican man who was responsible for the one-vehicle rollover, authorities said.
Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely
GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) ? The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table.
Merkel, responding to Trump, says Europe's fate is in its own handsBERLIN (Reuters) - Europe's destiny lies in its own hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday in response to comments from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who said in a newspaper interview he believed other countries would leave the EU after Britain. "I think we Europeans have our fate in our own hands," Merkel told a joint news conference with New Zealand's prime minister. Asked about Trump's criticism of her migrant policy, Merkel said: "I am personally waiting for the inauguration of the U.S. president. Then of course we will work with him on all levels. ...