Serena & Venus through at Australian Open, Djokovic and Halep also win

Melbourne, Australia (CNN)During Serena Williams‘ first-round, straight-sets win over Germany’s Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open, one question kept surfacing: How would you describe her green, one-piece Nike outfit? Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams also progressed, while the ever watchable Nick Kyrgios fell in straight sets at home to 2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic. Visit cnn.com/sport for more news and videos Serena’s health concerns Not so much of a light-hearted matter for Williams is why she continues to sport compression …

Trump Unbelievably Gloats About National Enquirer’s Takedown Of ‘Jeff Bozo’s’ Marriage

Donald Trump touted coverage by an unidentified Washington Post “competitor” — though clearly the Amazon chief executive  The dig on Sunday was particularly astonishing because National Enquirer chief executive David Pecker allegedly arranged to pay porn star Karen McDougal to “catch and kill” their stories about their alleged affairs with Trump. The hush money, allegedly directed by Trump and provided through his former personal attorney Michael Cohen, is being investigated as a possible unreported and illegal campaign contribution. chances to win …

Why all Jews should skip the next Women’s March

The first Women’s March, held in January 2017, omitted Jews from its list of so-called “Unity Principles” — minority groups whose rights they were making it their mission to protect. It was a glaring oversight considering that for years prior to Trump’s candidacy, the FBI reported that Jews were on the receiving end of more reported hate crimes (56.8 percent) than other religious groups, well ahead of Muslims (16.1 percent), who were included in the principles. WOMEN’S MARCH FOUNDER CALLS …

Jersey outlaws smacking children

The move was put forward by Deputy Mary Le Hegarat, who referred to previous commitments by Jersey’s States Assembly to reform laws around children, following the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry’s final report. “Time, standards and society changes, and we need to reflect that change – violence breeds violence,” Deputy Le Hegarat said. “Let us demonstrate that Jersey is forward thinking and progressive. Let us listen to the voice of children,” she added ahead of the vote. Related Topics Children Original …

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Shreds UK Tabloid’s Viral Interview: ‘Never Happened’

The wrestler-turned-actor said the interview ― which was featured on the front page, was dubbed an “exclusive chat” and subsequently It “never took place, never happened, never said any of those words, completely untrue, 100 percent fabricated,” he said. “I always encourage empathy,” he concluded. “I encourage growth, but most importantly, I encourage everybody to be exactly who they want to be. View this post on Instagram A post shared by therock (@therock) on Jan 11, 2019 at 3:12pm PST The …

Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, birth home set to be shuttered on MLK Day amid partial shutdown

The doors of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. practiced his preaching on nonviolent resistance, and of his childhood home on Auburn Avenue, will be closed until further notice, much to the dismay of those hoping to celebrate King’s legacy at his historic sites on Jan. 21. Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls on January 21 this year, in the midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history (Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Images) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS UNION SUES TRUMP …

Reality Check: Do the Brexit letters change anything?

Mrs May’s letter highlights two big problems identified by MPs: the fear that the EU will “leave the UK permanently in the backstop” the separation between the legally binding withdrawal agreement and the non-binding political declaration on future relations Future relationship The fact that the part of the deal focusing on the future relationship with the EU was not legally binding, the prime minister’s letter suggested, had left MPs “concerned” that no-one could guarantee where negotiations might finally end up. …

Inflation at lowest in nearly two years

Inflation is being outstripped by average UK pay growth, with the most recent available figures showing that wages excluding bonuses were up by 3.3% for the three months to October 2018. Analysis: Andy Verity, BBC economics correspondent The price of petrol fell by 6.4p per litre on the month to 121.7p, which was the lowest price since April 2018. Diesel fell by 4.6p to 131.9p per litre, the weakest since July 2018. These downward effects were offset by upward contributions …

Can May find common cause in Parliament?

She promised MPs tonight that if she survives the confidence vote, then there will be an attempt to listen to what MPs really want – an effort, at this very late stage, to find common cause in Parliament. But her team has been quick tonight to suggest that, while she is promising to listen, she has no inkling at this stage of dropping her own firm commitments – making it clear that she wants to stick to setting an independent …

Mother dies and baby hurt in crash

Image copyright REX/Shutterstock Image caption The woman, thought to be in her 20s, was declared dead at the scene Officers were called to the scene at 20:08 GMT on Sunday. Image copyright @andythatcher1 Image caption The driver stopped and was taken to hospital “Despite the efforts of officers and paramedics, the mother, believed to be in her 20s, was declared dead at the scene. “The baby has been taken to hospital. His injuries have been assessed as life-threatening.”

Megyn Kelly Walks Away From NBC With Remaining Funds From Her $69 Million Deal

Megyn Kelly has officially severed ties with NBC and salvaged the remaining payments from her astonishing $69 million contract deal, the network reported Friday night. no longer an employee of NBC,” the company said in a statement. Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, never quite clicked at her new network. Ratings were lackluster on “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” and for her morning talk show, “Megyn Kelly Today.” Her multiple gaffes — more appropriate for Fox News — created tensions …

The Golden Globes were apolitical, except that moment Dick Cheney was likened to Satan

(CNN)Christian Bale credited “Satan” for inspiring his portrayal of Vice President Dick Cheney in the movie “Vice.” He added that he’s “cornering the market on charisma-free a**holes” — the last word was bleeped out by NBC. “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” he continued. Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president, tweeted a response to Bale in which she referenced a 2008 allegation of assault against the actor. …

Oprah to interview Beto O’Rourke in Times Square

Washington (CNN)Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on February 5 in Times Square. Winfrey’s network released details of the upcoming interview Friday, and O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans confirmed the appearance. O’Rourke’s political activity in recent weeks has largely centered on countering President Donald Trump’s push for a wall along the US-Mexico border via videos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Aides and friends say he is weighing a presidential run, but that he is hesitant to …

Welcome To The 2020 Twitter Primary

We hate to say it, but it seems pretty clear that Twitter is going to be important in the How We Did It To mine this data, we had to work within the limitations of Twitter’s tools ― this is the bit that stats nerds will find most interesting. For our initial samples, we took 100,000 followers of each from the six potential candidates. For those who have multiple Twitter accounts ― for example, Bernie has both @BernieSanders and @SenSanders …