WASHINGTON | The Latest: ACLU says it will sue over Trump emergency order

WASHINGTON (AP)  — The Latest on President Donald Trump and border security (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union says it will file a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. The Friday announcement came hours after Trump signed the declaration and said he … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: ACLU says it will sue over Trump emergency order

PARIS | Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

PARIS (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world’s largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and attributing much of the current crisis in the Catholic Church to an internecine war among them. In the explosive book, “In … Continue reading PARIS | Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

COBLESKILL, N.Y | Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Ahoy, beer lovers: A bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York. Biotechnology students at the State University of New York at Cobleskill uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon on Thursday. Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cave plans to develop a … Continue reading COBLESKILL, N.Y | Beer from 1886 shipwreck may yield new brew

WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices have agreed to a speedy review of a lower court ruling that has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

WASHINGTON | Trump’s national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall is ending one political problem for the White House and allies on Capitol Hill, but launching another. Republicans are torn over Trump’s decision to invoke executive power to obtain funds for the wall along the Southern border. Some … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

PARIS | The Latest: Defense chief: UK steadfast on European security

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Britain’s upcoming scheduled exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Britain’s defense secretary has sought to reassure an audience in Germany that his country’s commitment to supporting European security will remain “steadfast” after the country’s departure from the European Union. Gavin Williamson spoke alongside his German … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Defense chief: UK steadfast on European security

WASHINGTON | US industrial output tumbled 0.6 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6 percent in January, stemming in large part from an 8.8 percent plunge in the making of motor vehicles and auto parts. The Federal Reserve said Friday that that the manufacturing component of the index dropped 0.9 percent last month, reversing a 0.8 percent gain in December. Over … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US industrial output tumbled 0.6 percent in January