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New TV tech promises sharper colors, but not much to watch

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For years, TV makers have focused on making pictures sharper by squeezing more pixels onto screens. Now, their attention is shifting to improving the way sets display color, with a newish technology called HDR taking center stage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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US-led coalition: IS has lost 30 percent of its territory

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says the militants have lost 30 percent of the territory they once held in Iraq and Syria.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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Mystery of missing men in Hong Kong takes a twist

HONG KONG (AP) — Five men associated with a Hong Kong publisher known for books critical of China's leaders have vanished one by one in the last three months, alarming activists and deepening suspicions that mainland authorities are squeezing free expression in the enclave.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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El Nino storms slam drought-parched California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — El Nino storms lined up in the Pacific, promising to drench parts of the West for more than two weeks and increasing fears of mudslides and flash floods in regions stripped bare by wildfires.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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Venezuela opposition controls congress after 17 years

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition was sworn in Tuesday as the majority in the National Assembly. It's the first time in 17 years that opponents of the socialist revolution begun by the late Hugo Chavez have controlled the legislature.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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Cash-rich super PACs prolong flagging presidential campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 2016 presidential campaign, money from campaign donors isn't buying love from voters. But it's buying more time for some candidates.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making good on his pledge to politicize gun violence.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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Missing Hong Kong bookseller's wife drops police report

HONG KONG (AP) — The mystery surrounding five missing Hong Kong booksellers known for titles banned in mainland China deepened after one purportedly wrote a letter saying he was fine and helping with an investigation on the mainland, prompting his wife to drop a missing person's report.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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