Explainer: Details on car tariffs fuzzy as U.S., Japan head for trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump has said Washington and Tokyo have reached an initial trade deal that he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are expected to sign in New York later this month.
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Remembering the victims of the Kobe Bryant crash
Nine people died in the Calabasas helicopter crash, including basketball legend Kobe Bryant. This is what we know about the other victims.
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Kobe Bryant Was Working on a Children’s Book When He Died. Why His Co-Author Deleted the Draft
(SAO PAULO) — Kobe Bryant and Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho were working together on a children’s book, but the author of “The Alchemist” said he deleted the draft after Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash. The 72-year-old novelist told The Associated Press on Monday that the two men started discussing the project in 2016, when…
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Bolton's testimony would be Trump's nightmare
Frida Ghitis writes that with the possibility of former National Security Adviser John Bolton being called as a witness in Trump's Senate impeachment trial, the outcome of this trial -- the one that was supposed to have a preordained outcome that favors the President -- looks much less certain.
'We want to hear that': News of John Bolton's book casts shadow over Trump impeachment trial
The House impeachment managers said Bolton's reported claims directly contradict key elements of Trump's defense.
In California: Kobe's death prompts look into why helicopter flew in fog
Kobe Bryant and eight others died in a helicopter crash during fog so dense police choppers wouldn't go up.And two middle-schoolers learn the origins of the man for whom their school was named — he favored segregating Mexican and white students and spoke highly of eugenics.
Rep. Collins to challenge appointed Sen. Loeffler in GOP clash in Georgia
The top Trump ally in the House is setting his sights on filling the remaining two years of former senator Johnny Isakson’s term.
Lizzo celebrates Grammys wins at strip club with Lil Nas X, Rosalía and Dua Lipa
The singer had some male strippers come in to celebrate her manager Kevin Beisler’s birthday.
NBA postpones Lakers game as players mourn the loss of legend Kobe Bryant
The National Basketball Association has announced that Tuesday night's Los Angeles Lakers game versus the Los Angeles Clippers has been postponed.
Lindsey Graham Claims It Would've 'Been Wrong' If Trump Didn't Seek Biden Probe: Ukraine Corruption Allegations 'Have Not Been Debunked'
Senator Lindsey Graham said on Twitter Monday that evidence against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter had not been disproven. "They most definitely should not be swept under the rug," Graham tweeted.
White House works to contain damage from allegations in forthcoming Bolton book
Among White House aides and Capitol Hill Republicans, there was a growing brew of anxiety, unease and frustration, as well as the sense that the allegations in the book, which is due in March, could push the Senate impeachment trial into next week, yielding more damaging disclosures for President Trump as he heads into this year’s reelection contest.
Mets passing on Starling Marte trade ending hope of late splash
The chances of the Mets finishing the winter with a big splash were slim in recent weeks, and they may have disappeared altogether with Monday’s trade that sent Starling Marte from the Pirates to the Diamondbacks. Marte was strong on the Mets’ radar at the winter meetings, but discussions with the Pirates had dissipated in...
Curtis Millender relieved after Bellator 238 win, reveals three possible targets for next fight
Curtis Millender says he has his sights set on three of the division's most exciting names following his victory at Bellator 238.       Related StoriesRaymond Daniels only interested in fight with Michael Page if title on the lineJuan Archuleta: Win over Corrales at Bellator 238 made me featherweight tournament alternateJamahal Hill unhappy with UFC Raleigh win over Darko Stosic
Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site being patrolled by horseback as police try to prevent unauthorized access to scene
The site where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others has been infiltrated with unauthorized civilians and Los Angeles police are attempting to keep people far away from the scene.
Washington Post Guild defends reporter on leave over Kobe tweet
"Instead of protecting and supporting a reporter in the face of abuse, The Post placed her on administrative leave while newsroom leaders review whether she violated the social media policy," the Guild wrote.
Paulo Coelho deletes draft of book co-written with Kobe Bryant
"That doesn't stop me from writing someday about things I learned from Kobe and how much of a larger than life person he was," Coelho said. "But the children's book did not make sense anymore."
'Hamilton' fans come for John Bolton's new book title
What's John Bolton's toe-tappin' book title mean? Jeanne Moos reports on the "The Room Where It Happened."
Athletes, stars pay wearable tribute to Kobe Bryant
Sports stars and music makers around the globe wear their hearts on their sleeves — and feet and fingernails — to honor the late Laker and his daughter Gianna.
Mississippi governor calls to close Parchman Unit 29 cell block
"I have asked the department to begin the preparations to make it happen safely, justly and quickly," he said.
Dershowitz: Trump Impeachment Invalid; Requires 'Criminal-like Conduct'
Dershowitz: "Purely non-criminal conduct including 'abuse of power' and 'obstruction of Congress' are outside the range of impeachable offenses."
Washington Post criticized for suspending reporter over Kobe Bryant tweets
The Washington Post was criticized on Monday for placing one of its reporters on administrative leave after she generated controversy for a series of tweets posted in the wake of Kobe Bryant's death.
Fact check: 4 things Trump's attorney left out of her arguments about Biden and Burisma
President Donald Trump's lawyer Pam Bondi played a video clip of former Vice President Joe Biden recounting, at a 2018 event, how he had pressured Ukraine to fire its prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin.
Sen. John Kennedy says Senate impeachment trial could last 'through April or May' if new witnesses are called
Senate Judiciary Committee member John Kennedy, R-La., told Fox News Monday that if Democrats have their way in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial and further witnesses and documents are called for, it could greatly lengthen the time lawmakers will be stuck holding court on the matter.
READ: Trump's attorneys ask Supreme Court to block his financial documents from being turned over to investigators
President Donald Trump's personal lawyers told the Supreme Court Monday that the House of Representatives and a Manhattan prosecutor should not be able to subpoena the President's longtime accounting firm and banks for his financial records, in a monumental dispute concerning separation of powers and claims of absolute immunity that will be heard by the justices later this term.
China encourages people to reconsider timing of overseas travel to curb virus spread
China's National Immigration Administration encouraged citizens to reconsider the timing of overseas travel to reduce cross-border movement to help contain the new coronavirus, it said in a statement published on its official WeChat account on Tuesday.
WWE Monday Night RAW Results: Royal Rumble Fallout Begins
Liv Morgan and Lana scheduled for a one-on-one match.
Stocks crumble as deadly coronavirus spreads, safe havens in demand
Asian stocks extended a global selloff on Tuesday as China took more drastic steps to combat the coronavirus, while bonds found favor on expectations central banks would need to keep stimulus flowing to offset the likely economic drag.
Body of Stephanie Parze found in New Jersey woods, now-deceased man responsible for her murder, authorities say
The body of a New Jersey woman missing since October was found Sunday and a deceased man she had an "on-and-off relationship" with is responsible for her murder, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Weinstein accuser details sexual assault allegation in testimony
Miriam "Mimi" Haleyi testified in the Harvey Weinstein trial about an alleged sexual assault.
Hanukkah machete attack suspect deemed incompetent to stand trial, defense says
A psychiatrist says Grafton Thomas, the New York man accused of stabbing five Hasidic Jews during a Hanukkah celebration last month, is incompetent to stand trial on federal hate crime charges, Thomas’ attorney said Monday.
Grammys 2020: Lana Del Rey shares relatable place she got her 'last minute' red carpet dress
Lana Del Rey may be a music superstar, but she got her dress for the Grammys red carpet at a very relatable location.
Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site a 'devastating scene,' NTSB official says
The debris field where a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven other people crashed killing everyone on board in California is between 500 and 600 feet and the scene was described as “devastating” as the National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference Monday.
Thurman Munson’s widow ‘heartbroken’ for Vanessa Bryant: ‘I wish I could hug her’
In the 40 years since Diana Munson lost her husband, Thurman, in a plane crash, she’s had countless conversations with fans who tell her where they were when the accident happened and she never stops them. Rarely, though, does what happened on Aug. 2, 1979, come into focus as much as it did Sunday, when...
Schiff on Bolton’s book allegations: President 'afraid the American people would find out’
Trump’s Executive Privilege Claim Is Even Weaker Than Nixon’s Was
Without an effective impeachment process, the government’s capacity to hold presidents to account for corrupt abuses of power would be eviscerated.
Darren Criss lists Los Feliz Midcentury for $1.7 million
In Los Feliz, actor Darren Criss is asking $1.697 million for his 1950s Midcentury ranch of eight years.
Tessa Thompson wants to ask the 'big questions' at Sundance
Tessa Thompson, Justien Simien and Colman Domingo gathered at Sundance for a conversation on "The Transcendence of Narrative" that focused on all the new ways to tell stories and get them out into the world.
China's Hubei province says 100 dead, 2,714 total cases in virus outbreak
The health commission of China's Hubei province said on Tuesday that 100 people had died from a coronavirus outbreak as of Jan. 27, according to an online statement.
Trump's defense team takes on the Bidens
White House lawyers continued their defense of President Trump during the impeachment trial Monday.
Virgin Islands AG says Jeffrey Epstein estate executors have a conflict of interest
The attorney general for the US Virgin Islands said she does not trust the two executors of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate to handle the case because they have a conflict of interest, according to new court papers. Attorney General Denise George alleged in a Jan. 15 lawsuit that Epstein sexually abused so many underage girls on...
Holocaust survivors mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation with 'new urgency' amid rise in anti-Semitism
On Monday, Holocaust survivors around the world gathered to mark the 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation.
The end of NYC’s iconic Friars Club came not with a roast, but a whimper
“All dining, programming and other services are suspended until further notice. As soon as we have more information, we will convey it to the membership."
City forcing dozens of property owners to erect emergency scaffolding
The city Buildings Department is installing emergency protective sidewalk sheds in front of dozens of Big Apple structures with crumbling facades — and slapping their property owners with the bill. The drastic move comes after last month’s death of Manhattan architect Erica Tishman, who was killed by a chunk of falling facade in Midtown. The...
Houston Texans' Deshaun Watson gives Super Bowl trip to military veteran
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tweeted on Monday that he’s sending retired Lt. Colonel Roger Miranda of Belton, Texas to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday at Super Bowl LIV.
Kyrie Irving needs Nets more than ever after Kobe Bryant’s death
After the shocking death of Kobe Bryant, the whole NBA — make that the entire sports world — was putting its arms around the families of not only Bryant, but the other victims of the tragic helicopter crash. Sympathies and well-wishes have been flooding in to Bryant’s surviving family. Those closest to him will eventually...
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Jimmy Garoppolo brings Tom Brady lessons to new Super Bowl experience
MIAMI — Better luck next year if you were excited for a Super Bowl finally without mention of Tom Brady and the Patriots. Brady, Bill Belichick and the six-time champion Patriots are not here for the first time in three years and for a rare instance this century. But the shadow of their greatness looms...
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Pompeo’s clash with NPR grows after journalist is barred from plane
The State Department Correspondents’ Association protested the move, which it saw as retaliation over an exchange with another reporter.
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Trump defense team takes on Hunter Biden directly, as Bolton revelations jolt proceedings
Pam Bondi, in a methodical presentation Monday at President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, took the fight directly to Hunter Biden -- underscoring, again and again, how even media outlets with a left-wing "bias" questioned the younger Biden's lucrative service on the board of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings while his father oversaw Ukraine policy as vice president.
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Hogan appoints delegate to Baltimore district
Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Chanel Branch to a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates representing a district in Baltimore
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