On Jan. 13, a judge in Houston, Texas, sentenced Alexandria Vera to 10 years in prison. Her crime? The 25-year-old teacher at Stovall Middle School struck up a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student - having sex almost every day, she said, for nine months - but with the parents' approval. She could be eligible for parole in five years.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.
Ninety years ago, on January 15, 1927, in the most exciting game ever played at the Eye Street Auditorium at Modesto High, the Manteca High basketball team defeated Modesto High. The score was 18 to 14. This makes five straight victories for Manteca and the second straight CIF win. Eddie Forsell scored six points for Manteca.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Tommy Fleetwood looked at the leaderboard and saw three of the biggest names in golf among the players hunting him down in the final holes of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday.
MOSCOW (AP) - The president of the German Olympic Committee has called for Russia to be banned from the 2018 and 2020 Olympics if sports bosses there are found to have known about state-sponsored doping.