WASHINGTON | Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union announced its … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

RIO DE JANEIRO | Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo’s training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club’s president called it “the worst tragedy” in the team’s 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro’s mayor declared three days of mourning and the club commemorated … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

AURORA, Ill | Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year employee being fired from a manufacturing company opened fire in its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said 45-year-old Gary Martin “was being terminated” before he started shooting at the … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Boston’s Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in what’s become the preferred run-and-fun style where defense is discouraged at virtually all costs, this much is clear. They’ll be ready. Dunks, layups, 3-pointers and … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Kuzma wins MVP, US tops World in Rising Stars 161-144

AURORA, Ill | The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Police say the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business was a 15-year employee who was being fired. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman says 45-year-old Gary Martin “was being terminated” Friday afternoon … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired

CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: US tops World in Rising Stars game, 161-144

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star Weekend. Trae … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | The Latest: US tops World in Rising Stars game, 161-144

CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, saying that detectives have additional investigative work to complete. The men were … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case