Syria talks in Astana close with pledge to safeguard truce

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Russia, Iran and Turkey — sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions — pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

Trump's pick for health secretary faces new Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March.

  • Written by DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Oscars go gaga for 'La La Land' with record-tying 14 nods

The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with "Titanic" and "All About Eve" for most nominations ever.

  • Written by JAKE COYLE , AP Film Writer

Land-speed record breaker settles suit with Chicago museum

CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Breedlove has settled a lawsuit filed against a Chicago museum he says damaged the jet car he used to set a land-speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in 1964.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS