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Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic
Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.
 
Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes
Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday in their native Dominican Republic.
 
Trump's 'war with the media' raises questions of trust
Donald Trump's "running war" on the media is continuing into his presidency, with statements over the weekend calling into question the extent to which information from the White House can be trusted.
 
Severe storms: Death toll hits 16 amid Southeast tornadoes
Powerful storms kicked up apparent tornadoes and pushed the weekend death toll to 16 people killed and dozens injured as a fast-moving storm system punched through the Southeast for a second day on Sunday, authorities said.
 
U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle with the media, this one mainly over his claim that the media misrepresented the size of the crowd at his inauguration. A look at the assertion:
 
Forest fires ravage Chile
Firefighters work to put out a fire in Pumanque, 140 kilometers south of Santiago on Saturday, Jan. 21. The Chilean government declared a state of emergency in several central areas due to forest fires that have destroyed more than 35,000 hectares of woods so far.
 
Terry Gou mulls US$7 billion panel investment in U.S.
Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) said Sunday if the United States offers him free land, he might join major clients such as Apple Inc. to invest over US$7 billion to set up panel manufacturing plants there.
 
Trump presidency could be good for ties with U.S.: ex-premier
Former Premier Yu Shyi-kun (游錫) said Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20 poses more of an opportunity than a challenge for Taiwan and that the country should take the the opportunity to enhance relations with the United States.
 
AIT official eyes stronger Taiwan-U.S. ties under Trump
The managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Washington Office said Saturday that he expects Taiwan-U.S. relations will advance during Donald Trump's tenure as U.S. president as stability across the Taiwan Strait remains of core interest to the U.S.
 
Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts
On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about "dishonest" journalists.
 
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