TV & Media
January 14

'Jeopardy' tournament matching 3 stars a big hit for ABC

The "Jeopardy!" tournament matching the game show's three most accomplished and well-known players has proven to be a big hit for ABC, which clearly hopes the competition goes on as long as possible.
National
January 14

Police: Mother of infant who froze in 1988 won't be charged

DNA testing has helped police identify the mother of an infant who was found frozen to death in a Connecticut parking lot in 1988, but she is not expected to face charges because of how long ago the crime was, authorities announced Tuesday.
Business
January 14

Kentucky coal miners remain on tracks blocking coal shipment

About a dozen Kentucky coal miners remained on train tracks Tuesday, saying they haven't been paid for producing the coal in the train cars.
TV & Media
January 14

Philadelphia Inquirer names Lisa Hughes as next publisher

The Philadelphia Inquirer announced Tuesday that Lisa Hughes, a member of the company's board and former publisher of The New Yorker, will take over as publisher next month.
Nation
January 14

Was killer in 1976 slaying of suburban teen a serial killer?

A man who police suspect strangled a 16-year-old suburban Chicago girl in 1976 may have killed as many as a dozen young women and plotted to kill others before he died during a fatal knife attack on a teenage boy, a detective investigating the case said Tuesday.
National
January 14

Kentucky clinic given OK to apply for abortion license

Kentucky officials are inviting a Planned Parenthood clinic to apply for a license to perform abortions after it was denied by former Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.
National
January 14
Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump: White House will seek to end human trafficking

Ivanka Trump says the White House is committed to ending human trafficking, which she called "modern day slavery."
National
January 14

Woman charged in former lawmaker's death faces new charges

A woman charged with killing a former Arkansas state lawmaker faced new charges Tuesday alleging that she asked fellow inmates to kill the victim's ex-husband.
Nation
January 14

Police: Customer attacks manicurists for speaking Vietnamese

An angry Oklahoma City woman is accused of slapping a nail salon worker and punching and threatening another with a knife because the workers were speaking Vietnamese, police said Tuesday.
National
January 14
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gestures while speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

US officials cite deterrence to defend lethal drone strike

For all of the Trump administration's insistence that the threat of an "imminent" attack led to the American drone strike on Iran's top general, U.S. officials behind the scenes say the strike was motivated as much, if not more, by a broader effort to rein in a dangerously emboldened Iran.
TV & Media
January 14

Maryland man pleads guilty to threatening Florida Hispanics

A Maryland man pleaded guilty Tuesday to posting threats on Facebook that he planned to kill Hispanics in Florida and elsewhere.
National
January 14

Pompeo sees Japan, SKorea FMs as new sanctions hit NKorea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts to discuss stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and stress the importance of America's relationship with both countries.
National
January 14

'Unifying' art replaces mural that featured Confederate flag

The Florida Senate on Tuesday unveiled a gleaming new piece of art at one of its most-visited corridors in the state Capitol, after removing an old mural that included the Confederate flag.
National
January 14
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas governor to reject new refugees, first under Trump

Texas will no longer accept the resettlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order, Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday.
Variety
January 14

Snowplow drivers set to strike Wednesday in St. Louis County

Union snowplow drivers are set to strike Wednesday in northeastern Minnesota's St. Louis County as snow moves into the area.
Business
January 14
Delta Air Lines launched its new line of uniforms for all its employees during a fashion show at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2018.

Should current uniforms at Delta Air Lines be grounded?

Skin, breathing and other health issues linked to the airline's uniforms have prompted two class action lawsuits. As many as 3,000 flight attendants have reported problems.
Business
January 14

15 states oppose Trump plan to allow LNG shipments by rail

The attorneys general of 15 states said this week that they oppose a Trump administration proposal to allow rail shipments of liquefied natural gas, arguing the trains will share tracks with passenger trains and travel through congested areas.
National
January 14

San Antonio standoff ends hours after man killed by police

Three people surrendered peacefully after a more than five-hour standoff in San Antonio that followed the fatal shooting of a man by officers outside a house where the three then refused to come out, police said.
National
January 14

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is backdrop to US humanities grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking to inspire private and local matching investments in cultural institutions as it designated $31 million in public grants Tuesday to support humanities projects in 45 states.
National
January 14

Nevada, other states part of $200K PayPal charity settlement

The attorneys general of Nevada and 20 other states have reached a $200,000 agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund Inc. to settle complaints over its handling of charitable contributions through the company's online fundraising platform.