KANYE TALKS WITH TRUMP ABOUT “LIFE”
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.