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Johanna Konta of Britain makes a forehand return to Tunisia's Ons Jabeur during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Injury-affected Konta makes early Australian Open exit

Jan. 20, 2020 9:39 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Johanna Konta wasn't sure even as she celebrated Christmas if she'd make the long trip to Australia for the year's first Grand Slam tournament because of her recovery from a chronic knee problem. It turned out to be a long way to go for two matches. The 2016 Australian Open...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives against Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Jrue Holiday scores 36, Pelicans snap Grizzlies' win streak

Jan. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After seven games off, a well-rested Jrue Holiday matched his best scoring night of the season and helped New Orleans snap the league’s longest winning streak. Holiday scored 36 points in his return from a left elbow injury as the Pelicans set a franchise record with 21...

The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Jan. 20, 2020 6:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader. In Atlanta, Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church, King's onetime church, that they...

Democratic presidential rivals Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Jan. 20, 2020 6:22 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in...

Former inmate shares message of transformation on MLK Day

Jan. 20, 2020 5:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cyntoia Brown-Long, who was released from prison in August, shared a message of transformation, appreciation and motivation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Brown-Long engaged in a wide-ranging discussion Monday with Judge Richard Dinkins at the state museum in Nashville, The...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the Holy City Church of God In Christ congregation during his trip to Memphis on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Pence spoke at the church service in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. Pence says King touched the hearts of millions of Americans and his words continue to inspire. Pence acknowledged the nation's deep divide and says Americans must rededicate themselves to the ideals that King advanced. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian via AP)

US VP Pence honors Martin Luther King Jr. at church service

Jan. 19, 2020 6:31 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech Sunday in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a church service in Tennessee. Pence spoke at the Holy City Church of God in Memphis the day before the federal holiday named after the civil rights leader. “I’m here to...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Iowa State Education Association Candidate Forum, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Buttigieg shifts plans, will attend King holiday event in SC

Jan. 18, 2020 9:52 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to black and other minority voters, has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in...

Man charged in Hanukkah attack pleads not guilty

Jan. 16, 2020 3:02 PM EST

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The man charged in an attack at a suburban New York Hanukkah celebration that left five people wounded, one critically, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges on Thursday. Grafton Thomas appeared in Rockland County Court. On Monday, he also pleaded not guilty to...

US shoppers lift retail sales a solid 0.3% last month after sluggish start to holidays

Jan. 16, 2020 8:32 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US shoppers lift retail sales a solid 0.3% last month after sluggish start to holidays.
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris pose for photos during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea. Harris on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, says he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome “Christmas gift” because of stalled nuclear disarmament talks, and that President Donald Trump is still confident it will denuclearize. (Heo Ran/Pool Photo via AP, File)

US envoy surprised that NKorea didn't give 'Christmas gift'

Jan. 16, 2020 5:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea said Thursday he was surprised and pleased that North Korea did not give the U.S. an unwelcome “Christmas gift” because of stalled nuclear disarmament talks, and that President Donald Trump is still confident it will denuclearize....