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Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera has become baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina.
Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

Senate sets up showdown votes on shutdown plans

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders on Tuesday agreed to vote on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies this week, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S.

'Black Panther' makes Oscar history with best picture nod

LOS ANGELES — "Black Panther" broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes. The Marvel blockbuster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday.
Brazilian leader at odds with Davos focus on environment

Brazilian leader at odds with Davos focus on environment

DAVOS, Switzerland — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to work "in harmony with the world" to cut carbon emissions, aiming to quell international concerns that his country, the main custodian of the oxygen-rich Amazon, could put economic int

Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

DES MOINES, Iowa — A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.
Netflix joins MPAA lobbying group, its 1st streaming member

Netflix joins MPAA lobbying group, its 1st streaming member

NEW YORK — On the same day Netflix scored its first best picture nomination from the Oscars, the steaming company is also joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America.
Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued .

Fox News host Bret Baier, family survive motor vehicle crash

Fox News host Bret Baier and his family survived a motor vehicle crash in Montana after the television anchor's sport-utility vehicle slid on an icy road, collided with a pickup truck and turned over in a ditch, authorities said Tuesday.
Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

PARIS — U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Russian police detain drunken man who hijacked plane

MOSCOW — Russian police detained a drunken man who threatened the crew of an passenger plane flying Tuesday from a Siberian city to Moscow, forcing it to land shortly after take-off.