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Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew his request for immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, hours before parliamentary proceedings on the subject were set to begin.
'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in $17.5M sale

'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in $17.5M sale

PARK CITY, Utah — The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an acquisition record at the Sundance Film Festival by 69 cents.
China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate

China counts 106 virus deaths as US, others move to evacuate

BEIJING — China's death toll from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at centre of the
In #metoo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

In #metoo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

DENVER — Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him. It was a rape allegation by a 19-year-old employee of a hotel. It happened in 2003.

Germany confirms 1st case of new virus from China

BERLIN — Authorities in Germany have confirmed the country's first case of the new virus that emerged in central China.
Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

CALABASAS, Calif. — A veteran pilot who plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said.
Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected.
News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

News of Bolton book sends jolt through impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — A single paper copy in a nondescript envelope arrived at the White House on Dec. 30.
Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

ATLANTA — Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen.
GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

GOP defends Trump as Bolton book adds pressure for witnesses

WASHINGTON — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial even as Trump's lawyers mostly brushed past extraordinary new allegations from the former national security adviser an