- Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.
- Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.
- White House doubles down on Trump's voter fraud claim
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday stuck firmly to President Donald Trump's claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, but provided no evidence to back up his assertion.
- In a new Gambia, the prison doors begin to swing open
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambian soldiers picked up Tijan Barrow, beat him with their guns and threw him into a cell at the notorious National Intelligence Agency prison. His alleged crime: Creating and selling T-shirts for the opposition.
- Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods
The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" landed a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, while a notably more diverse field of nominees brushed off two straight years of "OscarsSoWhite" backlash.
- Steelers QB Roethlisberger not ruling out retirement
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn't sure he'll be back in 2017.
- LeBron miffed with direction of slumping Cavaliers
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has alluded to flaws with Cleveland's roster all season.
- Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open.
- Kerr calls some players' All-Star votes a 'mockery'
MIAMI (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr wishes players had taken their voting for the NBA All-Star Game more seriously, calling it a "mockery" after nearly 300 players in the league wound up on at least one ballot.
- Tom Brady wonders why Trump friendship is 'such a big deal'
BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has opened up a bit on his friendship with President Donald Trump.