Rubio faces moment of truth on secretary of state vote
Unpredictable Jammeh relinquishes generation-long grip on Gambia
By Edward McAllister BANJUL (Reuters) - He vowed to rule Gambia for "a billion years". True to his reputation as one of Africa's most unpredictable leaders, Jammeh defied deadlines to leave power but then said on Saturday he was stepping down as West African troops closed in. Jammeh denies allegations of torture and killing opponents while in power.
Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' testWASHINGTON (AP) ? As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.
Trump begins first week in office with outreach
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises.
2 suspects in custody in deadly San Antonio mall shooting
Two suspects were taken into custody after a robbery inside a shopping mall ended in a shooting that left one man dead and several other people injured, San Antonio police said. Police Chief William McManus ...
China cracks down on tools used to get around web filtersBEIJING (AP) ? A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship.
Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's Falcons
A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. While much of the attention ...
Venus, Coco look to steam into Australian Open last four
Ageless Venus Williams shows no signs of slowing down at Australian Open with another Grand Slam semi-final beckoning, but to get there she needs to beat a player who feels her time has come. The American will face off with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Tuesday, with either American Coco Vandeweghe or French Open champion Garbine Muguruza waiting in the last four. If Williams gets through it will be her 20th time in the last four at a major.
No direct Syrian talks planned in Astana: rebel sourceASTANA (Reuters) - The Syrian rebel delegation has no plans for direct talks with representatives of the Damascus government in Astana, a rebel source said on Monday. The two sides both appeared at the opening ceremony of the talks in Kazakhstan's capital. But the rebels did not plan to meet the other side face to face, the source told Reuters. (Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
The Latest: Syria talks focused on truce begin in Kazakhstan