Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:34:07 -0500Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of "peace and hope for all mankind," died on Monday in Texas following ongoing heath issues, ...
Villanova back to No. 1 in AP poll, leapfrogging KansasMon, 16 Jan 2017 16:27:11 -0500LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine.
Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talksMon, 16 Jan 2017 16:22:03 -0500BEIRUT (AP) — Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country.
AP source: Phillies, Saunders agree to $9M, 1-year dealMon, 16 Jan 2017 16:14:35 -0500PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooterMon, 16 Jan 2017 16:04:38 -0500WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI on in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday.
Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago CubsMon, 16 Jan 2017 16:01:16 -0500President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided nation. "Throughout our history, ...
Falcons: Julio Jones will be ready to go in NFC championshipMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:53:15 -0500FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says All-Pro receiver Julio Jones will play in the NFC championship game despite a lingering foot injury that limited him during a divisional-round victory over Seattle.
Bankrupt U.S. retailer American Apparel starts layoffsMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:49:00 -0500American Apparel LLC said it had started to lay off staff on Monday, after Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc withdrew its initial plan to acquire some of the bankrupt U.S. fashion retailer's manufacturing operations. Gildan won the rights to American Apparel's brand with an $88 million bid in a bankruptcy auction last week. It had previously indicated it would assume some of its manufacturing operations, which had made the brand synonymous with "Made in the U.S.A." American Apparel spokeswoman Arielle Patrick said the company was laying off about 2,400 workers in Southern California.
Bottas joins Hamilton in 'dream' Mercedes moveMon, 16 Jan 2017 15:48:02 -0500Valtteri Bottas was on Monday named as Lewis Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes, the Finn replacing retired world champion Nico Rosberg after being freed to join the Formula One giants by Williams. The laid back 27-year-old's well-touted move to the all-conquering German constructor was facilitated by Williams persuading Felipe Massa to come out of retirement to race for them again in 2017. The Stuttgart-based Mercedes were left scrambling round for a second driver when Rosberg dramatically retired on December 2 just five days following his drivers' title triumph.
Martin Luther King's daughter says 'God can triumph over Trump'Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:47:04 -0500By Rich McKay and Alex Besant ATLANTA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Luther King's daughter said on Monday that "God can triumph over Trump," but the slain civil rights leader's son struck a conciliatory tone after meeting with the president-elect on the U.S. holiday that honors their father. The comments by the children of King, who championed racial justice until he was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39, punctuated an imbroglio involving Donald Trump and African-American congressman John Lewis that broke out over the weekend. The dispute started when Lewis, 76, a contemporary of King's who endured beatings and jail time in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, said in a televised interview that he saw Trump's election as illegitimate because of Russian interference in the campaign.