- Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact
Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump's decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious ...
- Venus Williams to meet Vandeweghe in Australian semifinals
- China's birthrate rises after one-child policy loosened
- Hawaii's Lanai Island dark after windstorm knocks out power
- Bengals apologize for Pacman Jones' behavior after arrest
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals took the unusual step of apologizing on Monday night for the conduct of cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones that was recorded in a police video released to the media.
- Kerr calls some players' All-Star votes a 'mockery'
MIAMI (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr wishes players had taken their voting for the NBA All-Star Game more seriously, calling it a "mockery" after nearly 300 players in the league wound up on at least one ballot.
- Waiters for the win: Heat stun Warriors, 105-102
- Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he now rules.
- 3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 20 people missing
Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 20 people still ...
- 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's 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.
- Smith, NC State stun No. 17 Duke 84-82
- Bangladeshi father seeks mercy killing of sons, grandson
Desperate to end their suffering, an impoverished Bangladeshi father has begged permission to kill three terminally ill members of his family, sparking a rare debate about euthanasia in a deeply conservative society. Hossain, a fruit vendor from the rural west of the country, wrote to his local district administration pleading for them to either help care for his loved ones -- who suffer from an incurable form of muscular dystrophy -- or "allow them to be put to death with medicine", he told AFP. One of Asia's poorest countries, Bangladesh lacks any kind of free health care and medical treatment is often beyond the reach of the tens of millions of inhabitants who live below the poverty line.
- Former congressman Mike Pompeo sworn in as CIA director
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo was sworn in Monday night as director of the CIA at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been thrust into the political arena.
- Rays trade 2B Forsythe to Dodgers for De Leon, add Tolleson
- Minnesota governor collapses while addressing legislators
(Reuters) - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapsed on Monday while delivering his state-of-the-state address to legislators in St. Paul, but aides said afterward that Dayton quickly recovered from what they described as a fainting spell and returned home. Gasps rose from the assembly hall and someone was heard saying, "Get him to the ground, get him to the ground, please." Lawmakers immediately adjourned the session while Dayton, a member of the Democratic-affiliated Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, was attended to. The episode came about 40 minutes into Dayton's speech to a joint session of the state legislature, according to a statement released by his chief of staff, Scott Kendall.
- Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Terrence Jones filled in brilliantly for injured All-Star Anthony Davis, scoring a season-high 36 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking LeBron James' dunk attempt in the fourth quarter, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 124-122 on Monday night.
- iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and other electronics is considering investing $7 billion in a U.S. factory to produce display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs.
- Minnesota Gov. Dayton, 69, collapses during speech
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat appeared to be conscious as he was helped into a back room several minutes later, and a top staffer said he walked out of the Capitol under his own power.
- No punishment for Denver officers who shot, killed teenager
DENVER (AP) — Two Denver officers involved in a fatal shooting that sparked angry protests and followed high-profile killings by police elsewhere in the country will not be disciplined, officials said Monday.
- Samsung's earnings more than double on record chip profits
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled over a year earlier thanks to record-high earnings from its brisk memory chip business and strong smartphone sales, despite costly Galaxy Note 7 recalls.
- Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion
- Woody Harrelson jokes about new role in Star Wars spinoff
- Sundance goes green as VR makers aim to save the planet
When consumers get excited about advances in virtual reality, they are usually thinking about videogaming, new and immersive movie-watching or -- let's face it -- pornography. The annual get-together for indie filmmakers and fans in the Utah mountains is focusing on climate change, with numerous virtual reality experiences among the usual slate of features and documentaries. One of the most impressive, "Under the Canopy," highlights the urgency of preserving the Amazon rainforest by focusing on local communities hit hardest by deforestation.
- 'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South
A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister ...
- Samsung says Q4 profits up 50% despite Note7 recall
Samsung Electronics' profits leaped in the fourth quarter, it said Tuesday, despite the humiliating Galaxy Note 7 recall that hammered the reputation of the world's largest smartphone maker. The South Korean tech giant took another blow when prosecutors began investigating its involvement in a corruption scandal, which has seen the country's president impeached, and sought the arrest of the firm's de facto leader Lee Jae-Yong. In a statement, the group's flagship subsidiary Samsung Electronics said it posted operating profits of 9.22 trillion won (US$7.9 billion) during the October to December period, up 50.2 percent year-on-year.
- Vintage Venus powers into Australian Open semi-finals
A vintage Venus Williams powered past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and into her third Australian Open semi-final Tuesday, becoming the oldest woman to make a Grand Slam last four in 23 years. The 36-year-old overcame the Russian 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) and will play either fellow American Coco Vandeweghe or French Open champion Garbine Muguruza for a place in the final. It is a remarkable feat for Williams, who made her professional debut in 1994 and is enjoying a late-career renaissance following a battle with a rare autoimmune disorder.
- Giants sign Korean prospect Hwang on minor league deal
The San Francisco Giants have signed South Korean infielder Hwang Jae-Gyun on a minor league deal to strengthen their options at third base, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on its website. Hwang, 29, could earn a $1.5 million payday if he manages to force his way onto the roster for the Giants upcoming Major League Baseball season. Hwang is reported to be the first Korean player to sign for the Giants, who tried out Lee Hak-Ju in a training camp last year but did not sign him.
- Trump wrongly blames fraud for loss of popular vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted in a private meeting with congressional leaders Monday night that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally hadn't voted.
- Asian stock indexes mixed as Trump uncertainties mount
Asian shares were mixed Tuesday as uncertainty mounted over U.S. President Donald Trump's trade and regulatory policies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 percent to 18,845.89. Australia's ...
- Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as planned
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as planned.