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Nadal out, Sharapova, Makarova advance in Australia - The News & Advance
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal's lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time Grand Slam singles champion at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nadal was never much of a factor in his quarterfinal ...
Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel - The News & Advance
CHICAGO (AP) — The twin brothers from Chicago are reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent U.S. history. Pedro and Margarito Flores will be sentenced Tuesday at federal court in ...
Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services - The News & Advance
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian ...
Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, pilot - The News & Advance
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.
Federal government failing to protect children, report says - The News & Advance
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups. The 110-page report released ...
Sharapova to play Makarova in Australian Open semifinals - The News & Advance
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her. Sharapova made all the big points look easy Tuesday in defeating 20-year-old Eugenie ...
Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster - The News & Advance
Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The 33-year-old was suspended ...
Obama wants more money to fight antibiotic-resistant germs - The News & Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will ask Congress to nearly double its ...
Fidel Castro writes statement on shift in Cuba-US relations - The News & Advance
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington. The ...
Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse - The News & Advance
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally for nearly a century, the victim's attorney ...
The latest on the Northeast snowstorm - The News & Advance
Rhode Island implemented a travel ban on all roads and closed its bridges. 11 P.M. Authorities banned travel on city streets and highways in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey except for first responders and essential personnel. Philadelphia, which ...
Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis - The News & Advance
BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt. The 2005 assault on three hotels in Amman, the ...
NASCAR CEO sees no reason to change Chase format - The News & Advance
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were no bombshell announcements, no new formats introduced, no PowerPoint presentations explaining a foreign system. For once, it appears NASCAR chairman Brian France likes the Chase format just the way it is.
Witt, George Monroe - The News & Advance
George Monroe Witt, 82, of Bedford, died Friday, January 23, 2015.Funeral services 11 a.m., today, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443. A storm predicted to be among the worst to hit the Northeast has dumped a ...
Simpson, Mary Helen Reaves - The News & Advance
Mary Helen Reaves Simpson, 86, of Lynchburg died peacefully with her family at her side on Friday January 23, 2015, at Lynchburg General Hospital. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family.Born in Knoxville Tennessee, she ...