• January 23, 2017

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The Latest: Spicer says Spanish language website in works

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Officials end lockdown at Arizona Air Force base

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials lifted a lockdown Monday at Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona that was prompted by unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds.

US Supreme Court won't hear 'Sister Wives' bigamy law appeal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal from the family on TV's "Sister Wives" challenging Utah's law banning polygamy.

Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by police

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Gambia's new president, still in Senegal, names female VP

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new vice president will be a female leader of the opposition coalition that helped bring new President Adama Barrow to power, a presidential spokesman announced Monday, as regional troops continued security sweeps to prepare for Barrow's return to the country he now rules.

The Latest: Lockdown lifted at Air Force base in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a lockdown at an Air Force base in Arizona.

Alec Baldwin to host 'SNL' for record-setting 17th time

NEW YORK (AP) — At the dawn of the Donald Trump administration, "Saturday Night Live's" own Trump — Alec Baldwin — will be back as the show's guest host for the 17th time.

The Latest: Ryan applauds Trump move to pull out of TPP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on activities in Congress (All times EST):

A song goes viral after Women's March on Washington

A song by a Los Angeles singer-songwriter that was performed by a flash mob of women in pink, pointy-eared hats at the Women's March on Washington is being heralded as the anthem of the movement.

Dior designer debuts Paris couture as Dunst talks girl power

PARIS (AP) — A labyrinth and a scented secret garden led to Christian Dior's enchanted show in Paris' Musee Rodin Monday.

Senate to vote on CIA director

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is on track to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday evening.

Samsung details causes of Note 7 fires but questions remain

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung says a thorough investigation into the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone has confirmed widely held suspicions that its batteries were to blame, marking a first but important step toward restoring consumer confidence.

Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent — or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions.

US stock indexes head lower in afternoon trading; oil slides

Energy and industrial companies led U.S. stock indexes lower in afternoon trading Monday as investors pored over the latest crop of company earnings and deal news. Real estate and phone company stocks rose as bond yields fell. Traders also had their eye on Washington as President Donald Trump reaffirmed plans to slash regulations on businesses and tax foreign goods entering the country.

Federal judge swats Aetna-Humana insurer combo

A federal judge has rejected health insurer Aetna's plan to buy rival Humana Inc. for about $34 billion and become a major player in the market for Medicare Advantage coverage.

The Latest: Doctor calls the Bushes 'the most humble people'

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the medical treatment of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at a Houston hospital (all times local):

Sinn Fein chooses new leader O'Neill for Northern Ireland

LONDON (AP) — Michelle O'Neill has been named as the new leader of the Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland.

Fox cutting ties with Stacey Dash, George Will, 2 others

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is cutting ties with some of its paid contributors, including former "Clueless" actress Stacey Dash and veteran conservative columnist George Will.

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.

'The Last Jedi' revealed as title for 'Star Wars' VIII

NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: Episode VIII" finally has a title: "The Last Jedi."

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia.

Lewis receives 4 literary awards for 'March: Book Three'

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. John Lewis is having quite a run in the literary world.

Greek island mayors say refugee overcrowding too high

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding.

Austrian official: suspect potentially dangerous radical

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police urged Vienna residents Monday to be on heightened alert for suspicious objects and activities as they hunted for possible associates of a suspected Islamic radical who they say might have been planning a bomb attack.