KANYE TALKS WITH TRUMP ABOUT “LIFE”

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new york» A newly blond Kanye West vis­ited Don­ald Trump on Tues­day, and Trump said they talked about “life.” West stood silently next to the pres­i­dent-elect for photos in the lobby of Trump Tower af­ter their meet­ing. Asked why he wasn’t speak­ing, West said, “I just want to take a pic­ture right now.”

Obama says pres­i­dent with­out brief­ings “fly­ing blind.” Pres­i­dent Barack

Obama has crit­i­cized Trump for say­ing he plans to shun daily in­tel­li­gence brief­ings once in­au­gu­rated, say­ing that would be akin to “fly­ing blind” in manag­ing na­tional se­cu­rity af­fairs.

Court tosses abor­tion law on hospi­tal priv­i­leges B

ok­la­homa city» The state Supreme Court on Tues­day threw out a law re­quir­ing abor­tion clin­ics to have doc­tors with ad­mit­ting priv­i­leges at nearby hos­pi­tals, say­ing ef­forts to por­tray the mea­sure as pro­tect­ing women’s health are a “guise.” The U.S. Supreme Court this year struck down a sim­i­lar pro­vi­sion in Texas.

Won­der Woman dumped as a spe­cial am­bas­sador

B united na­tions» The comic book hero­ine Won­der Woman has been abruptly fired from her hon­orary am­bas­sador job at the United Na­tions af­ter protests from in­side and out­side the world or­ga­ni­za­tion that a white, skimpily dressed Amer­i­can prone to vi­o­lence wasn’t the best role model for girls.

Pub­li­cist says ac­tor Alan Thicke dies at age 69. A

pub­li­cist says Alan Thicke, who played the lik­able fa­ther on the sit­com “Grow­ing Pains,” has died at age 69.

Car­leen Dono­van, who is a pub­li­cist for Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, says the ac­tor died from a heart at­tack Tues­day in Los An­ge­les. She had no fur­ther de­tails.

Alan Thicke starred as Dr. Ja­son Seaver in the ABC series “Grow­ing Pains,” which aired from 1985 un­til 1992. The Cana­dian-born ac­tor had a pro­lific ca­reer, in­clud­ing cameos in re­cent years on the com­edy “How I Met Your Mother” and the Net­flix series “Fuller House.” He was also a fre­quent pitch­man for ads on Sirius.

The Los An­ge­les County coroner’s of­fice says Thicke’s death was not re­ported to them.

The celebrity web­site TMZ first re­ported the death.

Nearly seven years af­ter quake, 50,000 in Haiti still in camps B

port-auprince, haiti» At least 50,000 peo­ple re­main in 31 set­tle­ment camps that emerged in Haiti in the days and weeks af­ter a mag­ni­tude-7.0 earth­quake struck Jan. 12, 2010. The num­ber of peo­ple in these makeshift com­mu­ni­ties has de­clined 96 per­cent since the im­me­di­ate af­ter­math, but those who re­main are a stub­born re­minder that this im­pov­er­ished coun­try has yet to fully re­cover from one of the worst nat­u­ral dis­as­ters in his­tory.

First SeaWorld with­out or­cas to open in 2022.

Months af­ter SeaWorld ended its orca-breed­ing pro­gram amid pres­sure from an­i­mal rights ac­tivists, com­pany of­fi­cials an­nounced Tues­day that they will help de­velop in Abu Dhabi the first new SeaWorld park with­out or­cas — and the first out­side the United States.

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