10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: STATES SUE TO STOP EMERGENCY DECLARATION Sixteen states file a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s plan to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, with California’s attorney general saying the action violates the Constitution. HONDA SHUTTERING UK FACTORY … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

BRUSSELS | EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on the first specific EU standards for trucks, seeking to get polluting CO2 levels down. The agreement among negotiators from the European Parliament and member states says that such emissions for new trucks will have to be 30 percent down by 2030 compared … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU gets heavy-duty on pollution: 1st standards for trucks

NEW YORK | Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knight Foundation says it will invest $300 million in local journalism over the next five years, seeding several programs designed to kick-start an industry decimated by layoffs and newspaper closures over the last 15 years. The plans, announced Tuesday, will double the amount of spending the foundation started by newspaper … Continue reading NEW YORK | Knight Foundation doubling spending to boost local news

SEOUL, South Korea | Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won’t give up nukes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former North Korean diplomat says leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of giving up his nuclear weapons and sees his upcoming second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a chance to cement his country’s status as a nuclear weapons state. Thae Yong Ho, who defected to South … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Ex-diplomat says North Korean leader won’t give up nukes

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman of its national Olympic committee said Tuesday, highlighting the rising ambitions of the giant but perennially underperforming Southeast Asian nation. Muddai Madang said letters from President Joko Widodo and … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia makes 2032 Olympics bid official

St. Louis News: SLU, NGA Tackle Social Challenges With Technology

ST LOUIS, MO (STL.News) Crime and poverty are issues that have plagued the St. Louis region for decades. These topics were thoroughly addressed by the Ferguson Commission’s landmark report, entitled “Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity.”  The 16 members who served on the Commission made 189 “calls to action” in the nearly 200 … Continue reading St. Louis News: SLU, NGA Tackle Social Challenges With Technology

LOS ANGELES | Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar nominees Glenn Close and “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored Tuesday night at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. Close will receive the spotlight award at the ceremony Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The guild will pay homage to … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close