Democrats will try to delay vote on attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee plans to request a delay in the confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, a move that will push the panel's vote back to Jan. 31.
Veterans Federer, Venus eye Aussie semisAge-defying Roger Federer and Venus Williams eye yet more Grand Slam glory Tuesday, but the veterans have tough tasks ahead to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. Swiss great Federer's chances of winning an 18th major title have been given a huge boost by the early exits of the top two seeds, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. Probably feels the best he's ever felt on a tennis court," Federer said of the German world number 50.
Gambia's Barrow names VP, could go after Jammeh plunder
Gambian President Adama Barrow's team announced Monday his vice-president would be a woman who has vowed to prosecute former leader Yahya Jammeh and take back assets she says were stolen from the nation. The alleged plunder of some £11 million by Jammeh as he clung on to power in recent weeks has left the tiny African country in financial difficulty, a Barrow aide said. Barrow, who was sworn in as the new head of state on January 19 at his country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal, has put off his return over fears for his safety.
Tiger returns to Riviera where PGA Tour career began
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Tiger Woods is roaring into the new year, preparing to play four times in five weeks in his return to the PGA Tour after a 15-month absence. One of his stops includes a return to his hometown tournament in Los Angeles, where he made his first start on the pro tour as a skinny 16-year-old.
Female animators break down cartoon-women stereotypes
For a long time, nearly all of the animation students at the California Institute of the Arts' were men. Today, most of CalArts' more than 250 animation students are women, and one of their goals is to ...
Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) ? It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place.
U.S. blocks health insurer Aetna's $34 billion Humana acquisition
The ruling is the latest sign of antitrust authorities having grown more assertive under U.S. President Barack Obama, whose term ended last week. The U.S. Justice Department had filed a lawsuit last July to block Aetna's acquisition of Humana and Anthem's acquisition of Cigna, arguing that the two deals would lead to higher prices.
Trump's tweets are presidential records, but deletions?
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The National Archives and Records Administration says President Donald Trump's tweets are considered presidential records that need to be preserved for historic purposes, but officials have yet to say whether his administration needs to preserve even altered or deleted tweets.
US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hoursWASHINGTON (AP) ? Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.
Brooklyn Nets star Lin faces new injury setback
Brooklyn Nets star Jeremy Lin could be sidelined for up to five more weeks after aggravating a hamstring injury that has wrecked his season, his team announced on Monday. "During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery," Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. Lin suffered an injury on November 2 which left him sidelined for 17 games until he returned on December 12.