U.S.

Major highway reopened as California mudslides toll climbs to 21

California’s iconic Highway 101 in Santa Barbara reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after it was covered with 12 feet of debris from mudslides, and a day after the discovery of a missing woman’s body pushed the death toll to 21.

U.S.

In Women’s March finale, Las Vegas rally kicks off voter drive

Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women’s March “Power to the Polls” rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candidates in office.

Sports

Golf: Rahm and Landry in playoff at La Quinta

Spain’s Jon Rahm and American Andrew Landry were headed for a playoff at the Career Builder Challenge after Landry made a birdie putt at the last hole on Sunday.

U.S.

New York governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty as shutdown enters Day 2

As the federal government shutdown entered its second day on Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to use state money to reopen the Statue of Liberty before Washington restores funding to operate the popular tourist destination.

Technology

Amazon’s automated grocery store of the future opens Monday

Amazon will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing, the company said, moving forward on an experiment that could dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail.

U.S.

Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that the Trump administration would not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on “illegal immigration” until the U.S. government shutdown had concluded.

Business

Audi ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles over emissions

Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog has detected illicit emission-control software in Audi’s latest Euro-6 diesel models and has ordered a recall of 127,000 vehicles, Bild am Sonntag reported.

U.S.

Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

Entertainment

British singer Ed Sheeran gets engaged to school friend Cherry Seaborn

British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran said on Saturday he is engaged to long-time friend Cherry Seaborn, whom he first met at school at the age of 11.

Sports

Manchester United’s Carrick to retire at end of season, take coaching role

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick will retire from playing at the end of the season and take up a first-team coaching role at the Old Trafford club, manager Jose Mourinho said.

U.S.

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his first year in office.

Politics

Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan’s office said.

U.S.

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers

A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.

U.S.

U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

The world’s most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies.

Technology

Trump signs bill renewing NSA’s internet surveillance program

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program.

U.S.

Baltimore fires police commissioner who failed to curb murder rate

Baltimore’s mayor, citing a lack of progress in curbing violent crime in a city that had a historic murder rate last year, on Friday fired the city’s police commissioner and named a 30-year veteran of the department to lead it.

Technology

Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code

A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.

Technology

Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

Entertainment

Hollywood producers issue anti-harassment guidelines

Hollywood producers on Friday outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets in a response to revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry in recent months.

Politics

U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges

The U.S. Justice Department said it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November.

U.S.

Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

A Kentucky man accused of a physical attack on U.S. Senator Rand Paul last November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

U.S.

Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.

Sports

Patriots’ Brady won’t discuss hand injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss his injured hand on Friday or say if it would keep him from playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship game where a Super Bowl berth is on the line.

Entertainment

Tom Petty died due to accidental drug overdose

Tom Petty died in October due to “multisystem organ failure” brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office said on Friday.

Sports

Coleman runs 6.37 seconds to break 60m world record

American world 100m silver medalist Christian Coleman broke the 60 meters indoor world record on Friday, clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina.