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Williams relies on Plan B to reaches Australian Open QFs
10:50 PM, 01.22.2017

United States' Serena Williams makes a forehand return to Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With her serve misfiring and the ball coming back at her from some irregular angles, it was time for Serena Williams to go to Plan B.


 
They're Back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17 vs Steelers
10:49 PM, 01.22.2017

New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan (15) makes a touchdown reception against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell (23) during the first half of the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl.


 
Syrian opposition will only discuss ceasefire at Kazakhstan peace talks: spokesman
10:42 PM, 01.22.2017

-nASTANA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition delegation attending peace talks set to open in the Kazakh capital on Monday will only discuss ways to salvage a fragile Russian-Turkish ceasefire it sees as having been mainly violated by Iranian-backed militias in Syria. "We will not enter into any political discussions and everything revolves over abiding by the ceasefire and the humanitarian dimension of easing the suffering of Syrians under siege and release of detainees and delivery of aid," Yahya al Aridi, a spokesman for the opposition delegation, told Reuters. "The Syrian regime has an interest in diverting attention from these issues.

 
Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries
10:42 PM, 01.22.2017

A customer asks about returning a Note 7: Samsung announced a recall of 2.5 million units of the device in September 2016 after several exploded or caught fireThe world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device. Samsung Electronics was forced to discontinue the smartphone, originally intended to compete with Apple's iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices also catching fire. The debacle cost the South Korean company billions in lost profit and reputational damage, in a torrid period which has also seen it embroiled in the corruption scandal that has resulted in President Park Geun-Hye's impeachment.


 
US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption
10:41 PM, 01.22.2017

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, a youth uses his pillow as a bag to collect rice from the pavement that shook loose from a food cargo truck waiting to enter the port in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, the port that handles the majority of Venezuela's food imports. The calls by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to sanction Venezuelan officials for profiting from food shortages come in response to an Associated Press investigation that found trafficking in hard-to-find food has become big business in Venezuela, with the military at the heart of the graft. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.


 
Steelers tip hat to Super Bowl-bound Patriots
10:41 PM, 01.22.2017

By Larry Fine FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and his players were gracious in defeat after falling one hurdle short of the Super Bowl, praising the Patriots for being the better team on Sunday. "I tip my cap to those guys, they are the champions of the AFC and rightfully so," Tomlin said after the 36-17 loss at Gillette Stadium in the American Football Conference title game. "We didn't get the things done that we wanted to get done ... to be competitive and close." Tomlin lamented that the Patriots were able to dictate the pace of play.

 
Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens
10:28 PM, 01.22.2017

BEIJING (AP) — Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump promised "American first" policies, adding to concern about possible protectionism.

 
Lacrosse days a distant memory for Patriots standout Hogan
10:22 PM, 01.22.2017

The 28-year-old from Connecticut caught nine passes and scored two touchdowns, the second of them on a 34-yard flea flicker from quarterback Tom Brady, to help New England complete a 36-17 win on Sunday that earned them a spot in the Super Bowl. For Hogan, who was signed by the Patriots as a free agent in March last year after head coach Bill Belichick described him as a "burner" with extraordinary athleticism, it was simply the latest chance for him to make the most of opportunities.

 
Suns burn Raptors, 'Wolves rally past Nuggets
10:17 PM, 01.22.2017

Eric Bledsoe of the Phoenix Suns, seen in action during a NBA match at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 3, 2017Eric Bledsoe exploded for 40 points as the Phoenix Suns claimed another win over the Toronto Raptors with a 115-103 victory at the Air Canada Center arena. The Suns are riding a modest two game win streak and have now taken both games of the season series against the Raptors. Devin Booker on Sunday added 20 points for the Suns.


 
Protesters take control of Mexican border crossing with US
10:14 PM, 01.22.2017

Protesters in Tijuana, Mexico, wave through motorists at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry with San Diego, Calif., after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.


 
Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments
10:09 PM, 01.22.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The lawsuit, brought by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, will allege that the Constitution's emoluments clause forbids payments to Trump's businesses. It will seek a court order forbidding Trump from accepting such payments, said Deepak Gupta, one of the lawyers working on the case.


 
Prosecutor wants school shooting case moved to adult court
10:04 PM, 01.22.2017

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor says he will ask that a school shooting case be moved to the adult criminal justice system.

 
18 dead amid reported tornadoes, other storms in the South
09:56 PM, 01.22.2017

Jeff Bullard sits in what used to be the foyer of his home as his daughter, Jenny Bullard, looks through debris at their home that was damaged by a tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Adel, Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in several counties, including Cook, that have suffered deaths, injuries and severe damage from weekend storms. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)ADEL, Ga. (AP) — A severe storm system that spun off apparent tornadoes, pulverized mobile homes and scattered other destruction around the Southeast has claimed at least 18 lives on a two-day assault on the region, authorities said.


 
Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7s
09:54 PM, 01.22.2017

Samsung: Batteries only problem with fire-prone Note 7sSamsung Electronics said Monday that tests of more than 200,000 Galaxy Note 7 smartphones found defects in two sets of batteries from two different manufacturers that made the devices prone to catch fire. ...


 
Southern California pounded by intense storm and flooding
09:53 PM, 01.22.2017

Surfers enjoy the large waves at the entrance to Santa Barbara, Calif., harbor Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2017. A winter storm is bringing much higher than usual waves to the area. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third and most powerful in a series of storms pounded Southern California on Sunday, dropping nearly 4 inches of rain south of Los Angeles, flooding freeways and raising concerns about damaging mudslides.


 
1 dead, multiple injured San Antonio shopping mall shooting
09:42 PM, 01.22.2017

A woman holds her child after San Antonio police helped her and other shoppers exit the Rolling Oaks Mall, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in San Antonio, after a deadly shooting. Authorities say several were injured after a robbery at the shopping mall. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A robbery inside a San Antonio shopping mall ended with shots fired on Sunday, leaving one person who tried to intervene dead, three others shot and another two people taken to hospital with non-shooting injuries, police and fire officials said.


 
Samsung Electronics says battery caused Note 7 fires, may delay new phone launch
09:39 PM, 01.22.2017

A flag bearing the logo of Samsung Electronics is pictured at its headquarters in SeoulBy Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd indicated on Monday that its latest flagship Galaxy S smartphone could be delayed as it pledged to enhance product safety following an investigation into the cause of fires in its premium Note 7 devices. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said procedures had been put in place to avoid a repeat of the fires, as investors look to the launch of the South Korean tech giant's first premium handset since the Note 7, the Galaxy S8, some time this year. "Samsung Electronics will be working hard to regain consumer trust." However Koh said the Galaxy S8 would not be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, which begins on Feb. 27, the traditional forum for Samsung premium product launches.


 
The Latest: 2nd arrest made in San Antonio mall shooting
09:35 PM, 01.22.2017

The Latest on the shooting at a shopping mall in San Antonio (all times local): 10:30 p.m. San Antonio police say a second suspect has been arrested in the deadly shooting and robbery that took place in ...

 
MH370 search crews return to port after fruitless hunt ends
09:32 PM, 01.22.2017

Australian Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester, third left, holds a press conference, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Perth, Australia, with Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, left, and other officials in front of the search ship Fugro Equator, one of the vessels involved in the MH370 search. Transport officials from Australia, Malaysia and China met the crew of Fugro Equator, who were ordered to return last week after the countries officially suspended the nearly three-year search for the plane in the Indian Ocean. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)SYDNEY (AP) — The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank them and to defend their decision to end the hunt despite recommendations from investigators that it continue.


 
Patriots beat Steelers, set up Super Bowl versus Falcons
09:19 PM, 01.22.2017

NFL: AFC Championship-Pittsburgh Steelers at New England PatriotsBy Larry Fine FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Reuters) - The New England Patriots scored the first 19 points of the second half to turn a tight contest into a romp as they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 on Sunday to set up a Super Bowl clash against the high-scoring Atlanta Falcons. The American Football Conference (AFC) Championship triumph propelled the Patriots to a record ninth trip to the Super Bowl, while Atlanta walloped the Green Bay Packers 44-21 in the NFC Championship game earlier on Sunday to earn a shot at their first league title in their Super showdown in Houston on Feb. 5.


 
The Latest: Watchdog group says it will sue President Trump
09:08 PM, 01.22.2017

President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, right, arrives for a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST):


 
Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic
08:59 PM, 01.22.2017

Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican RepublicYordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic. It was a chance ...


 
Le'Veon Bell was hurt heading into AFC championship game
08:58 PM, 01.22.2017

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell watches from the sideline as he waits for the end of the AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 36-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell was bothered by a groin injury even before he was forced to leave the AFC championship game in the second quarter of Pittsburgh's 36-17 loss to New England.


 
Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes
08:55 PM, 01.22.2017

This photo released by Dominican Republic Highway Police and Military Commission shows the fatal crash site of Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura near Juan Adrian, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Ventura, whose electric arm and confident demeanor helped lead Kansas City to a long-awaited World Series championship in 2015, died in the car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. (Dominican Republic Highway Police and Military Commission via AP)SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.


 
Asian shares mixed after Trump inauguration, dollar weakens
08:51 PM, 01.22.2017

Japanese stocks tumbled while Chinese markets gained Monday after Donald Trump took office as U.S. president and promised "American first" policies, adding to concerns about the threat of protectionism. ...

 
Trump security adviser probed for Russia links: report
08:32 PM, 01.22.2017

Michael Flynn has come under investigation as part of a counterintelligence examination of communications between Russian government members and Donald Trump's inner circleA top military counsel to President Donald Trump is under scrutiny by US counterintelligence agents who have probed the new national security adviser's communications with Russian officials, the Wall Street Journal said Sunday. The paper reported that Michael Flynn, a retired three-star general who was among senior White House staff sworn in Sunday, has come under investigation as part of a counterintelligence examination of communications between Russian government members and Trump's inner circle.


 
Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record over/under
08:30 PM, 01.22.2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, holds the AFC Championship trophy as he celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers like the New England Patriots by a field goal over the Atlanta Falcons in what experts think will be a high-scoring Super Bowl.


 
Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's Falcons
08:28 PM, 01.22.2017

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) after throwing a touchdown pass during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)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.


 
Dollar slips after Trump's protectionist address, Asia shares resilient
08:27 PM, 01.22.2017

People are seen behind an electronic board showing stock prices after the New Year opening ceremony at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), held to wish for the success of Japan's stock market, in TokyoThe dollar slipped broadly on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech, offsetting optimism that he will follow through on promises of tax cuts and other stimulus. Japan's Nikkei dropped 1.1 percent while shares in Australia dropped 0.7 percent after the Trump administration, on its first day in office, declared its intention to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-nation trade pact that Japan and Australia also have signed up for. Other Asian shares were resilient, however, in part due to a relief that there was no negative surprises, with Trump refraining from labelling China as a currency manipulator for now, an accusation he made while campaigning.


 
Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada
08:27 PM, 01.22.2017

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a swearing-in ceremony for senior staff at the White House in WashingtonBy Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump said at a swearing-in ceremony for his top White House advisers. "We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border." Trump pledged during his presidential campaign that if elected he would renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact to provide more favorable terms to the United States.


 
Super Falcons: Atlanta routs Packers 44-21 for NFC title
08:09 PM, 01.22.2017

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan reacts to scoring a touchdown during an NFL football NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan tumbled into the end zone, slammed the ball to the turf with a thunderous spike, and let out a scream that showed just how much he wanted this game.


 
10 Things to Know for Monday
08:03 PM, 01.22.2017

10 Things to Know for MondayYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. 'WE WILL PROVE WORTHY OF THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY' After a combative start to his presidency, Donald ...


 
The Latest: Patriots will face Falcons in Super Bowl
07:56 PM, 01.22.2017

Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's FalconsThe Latest on the NFL conference championship games (all times Eastern): ___ 9:55 p.m. A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New ...


 
Trump invites Israel's Netanyahu to February talks
07:30 PM, 01.22.2017

Palestinian labourers work on a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, on January 22, 2017US President Donald Trump discussed Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month. The two leaders spoke by telephone and "agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran," the White House said in a statement, signalling the new administration's tougher line on Tehran. Israel approved hundreds of new settler homes in east Jerusalem Sunday hours before the telephone call, which an Israeli statement described as "very warm".


 
Ground stop lifted, United Airlines flights set to resume
07:28 PM, 01.22.2017

United Airlines says domestic flights are on the move again after being grounded Sunday because of a computer problem. Company spokeswoman Maddie King says the "IT issue" that initially caused ...

 
Hollywood set for Oscars picks with no big surprises
07:25 PM, 01.22.2017

Actress Emma Stone attends the premiere of Lionsgate's "La La Land", which won a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this monthAll eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the list of nominees for this year's Oscars is unveiled with critical darlings "La La Land," "Moonlight" and "Manchester by the Sea" set to fare well. Industry watchers are predicting that Damien Chazelle's whimsical, romantic musical "La La Land" -- buoyed by a record seven Golden Globe awards earlier this month -- will also triumph at the February 26 Oscars bash with possible golden statuettes for best movie, best actor and for several other categories.


 
The Latest: A loud roar and 'let's go guys' as storm strikes
07:08 PM, 01.22.2017

Jeff Bullard sits in what used to be the foyer of his home as his daughter, Jenny Bullard, looks through debris at their home that was damaged by a tornado, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Adel, Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in several counties, including Cook, that have suffered deaths, injuries and severe damage from weekend storms. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather gusting through the southeastern U.S. (all times local):


 
Powerful storms kill at least 16 in southeast US
07:05 PM, 01.22.2017

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has warned of a risk of severe weather and tornadoes in parts of the Carolinas, southern Georgia and much of FloridaPowerful weekend storms roared through the southeastern United States, killing 16 people as violent weather left behind a trail of destruction, authorities said. Families in Dougherty County in the state of Georgia huddled on the side of a road Sunday, surveying the wrath of a storm that destroyed mobile homes and downed trees, according to video posted by county commission chairman Chris Cohilas. At least 12 people died in a rural part of south-central Georgia over the weekend, according to the state's Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.


 
Lakers suffer historic rout in Mavericks blowout
06:48 PM, 01.22.2017

Deron Williams of the Dallas Mavericks takes a shot against Timofey Mozgov of the Los Angeles Lakers, at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on January 22, 2017The Los Angeles Lakers crashed to the heaviest defeat in the iconic NBA franchise's history on Sunday, slumping to a humiliating 122-73 loss on the road against the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers, who are in the midst of a rebuilding phase after two disastrous seasons, hit rock bottom in Dallas after a nightmarish first half that saw them trailing by 34 points at the break. "We didn't show up to play, honestly, which is frustrating," Walton told a press conference.


 
Trump launches term stirring controversy over popular support
06:46 PM, 01.22.2017

President Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched a startling assault on the media accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his swearing-in ceremonyBarely arrived in the White House, President Donald Trump has touched off a stormy debate over the extent of his popular support, but sought to shift the focus to upcoming actions from his office. A day after massive anti-Trump protests in Washington and in hundreds of towns and cities around the world, the new president turned to Twitter to mock the demonstrators who had filled the streets. Celebs hurt cause badly," Trump tweeted early Sunday, referring to the actors, singers, writers and filmmakers who took the stage at the Washington march to speak out against him.


 
 
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