NEW YORK | Protests slam Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters are gathering in cities from Washington to Fort Worth, Texas, to decry President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall. Organized by the liberal group MoveOn and others, the Presidents Day demonstrations assailed Trump’s declaration as undemocratic, anti-immigrant and based on a nonexistent … Continue reading NEW YORK | Protests slam Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall

NEW YORK | Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

NEW YORK (AP) — Players’ union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred’s assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a market upended by analytics. Top free agents Bryce … Continue reading NEW YORK | Clark: Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

BAGHOUZ, Syria | Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The collection of tents was largely silent on a sunny winter Monday afternoon. Few people were visible, but the few out and about were calm: Two men in long robes and pants walked slowly together through the grass, a woman leisurely came out of her tent to look around, a man … Continue reading BAGHOUZ, Syria | Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants in Syria

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti | Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations by tens of thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise over skyrocketing prices that have more than doubled for basic goods amid allegations of government corruption. Public transportation resumed in … Continue reading PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti | Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

The Latest: Harris says she’s not a democratic socialist

The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 3:15 p.m. Kamala Harris is letting voters in New Hampshire know that she does not consider herself a democratic socialist. On Monday, she stopped by The Common Man restaurant in Concord, greeting patrons and having lunch with Democratic Rep. Annie Kuster. Soon after, she went to … Continue reading The Latest: Harris says she’s not a democratic socialist

LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Sports’ future in balance as Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The longtime standoff between Olympic champion Caster Semenya and track and field’s governing body over issues of gender, hormones and performance in sports reached a pivotal phase on Monday as a key tribunal began hosting a planned five-day hearing in a case that could have massive repercussions throughout sports. The two-time … Continue reading LAUSANNE, Switzerland | Sports’ future in balance as Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

JERUSALEM | Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit

JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel’s acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and “suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk.” The abrupt cancellation marked a new low in a bitter and long-running conflict … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli leaders’ Nazi comments derail European summit