King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

MLK Washington-1

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2018. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded...


Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

APTOPIX Chile Pope

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from Santiago. Bride Paula Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, said “I do” after telling...


Syria threatens to down Turkish jets over its Kurdish region


BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said on Thursday its air defense would shoot down any Turkish jets that carry out attacks within Syria, a stark warning as tensions soar over apparent preparations by the Turkish military to invade a northern Syrian Kurdish enclave. From Damascus, Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal...


The Latest: Louisiana water systems struggling after storm

Winter Weather Georgia

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in the South (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Bitter winter weather is causing problems for some Louisiana water systems. In St. John the Baptist Parish, west of New Orleans, authorities have asked residents to stop using water immediately. Water...


Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged “total support” for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state. However, the White House later corrected Trump’s tweet to say...


Olympic win in view from Korean unity at Pyeongchang Games

Koreas Tensions Unification Flag

GENEVA (AP) — Uniting athletes from South Korea and North Korea at the Pyeongchang Games next month offers hope of an Olympic victory for all parties. On Saturday, the IOC will host a meeting in Lausanne to finesse the details of a peace-making breakthrough following months of rising tensions...


Trump heads to Pennsylvania to sell tax law - and to try to save a House seat for

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump heads to western Pennsylvania Thursday in an attempt to sell his party’s tax plan - and stave off the loss of a reliably Republican House seat in a district that he won by 19 points just over a year ago. Though West Wing aides have insisted that...

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US stock indexes edge lower in morning trade; oil slides

Financial Markets Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Thursday, pulling back slightly from the market’s latest record highs. Losses in health care, industrial and other sectors were outweighing gains by phone and technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE:...


Trump tweets create confusion for Republicans trying to avert government shutdown

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans tried to make sense Thursday of President Donald Trump’s early-morning tweets on immigration and children’s health, as the GOP struggled to muster the votes for a short-term spending bill and avert a government shutdown at...


Bannon interview with House intelligence panel postponed, despite subpoena

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The House Intelligence Committee has postponed a planned Thursday afternoon interview with Stephen Bannon, a former White House adviser and architect of President Donald Trump’s campaign, after his lawyer protested the panel had not given them enough time...

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