DALLAS | Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such “undisclosed” or “unspecified.” There could also be the optional title of “Mx.” The airlines say they … Continue reading DALLAS | Airlines to give customers ‘nonbinary’ choice under gender

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will. Last … Continue reading ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

WASHINGTON | IG report: Ex-housing agency director Watt misused position

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mel Watt, the former director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, misused his position when he attempted to coerce a female employee of the agency to engage in a personal relationship with him, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general. The report finds that Watt, who stepped down as director … Continue reading WASHINGTON | IG report: Ex-housing agency director Watt misused position

NEW YORK | NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending draws mounting scrutiny. The committee said Friday that it is in contact with the New Jersey … Continue reading NEW YORK | NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

AURORA, Ill | Latest: City says 4 police officers hurt in Aurora shooting

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A city spokesman says four police officers were wounded in a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago. Clayton Muhammad, the director of communications for the city of Aurora, told ABC7 that the officers are … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | Latest: City says 4 police officers hurt in Aurora shooting

KANO, Nigeria | US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country. She ticked off the sprawling problems facing Africa’s most populous nation: insecurity, poverty, corruption. “I’m just praying for … Continue reading KANO, Nigeria | US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

KANO, Nigeria | ‘Everybody suffers too much:’ Nigeria heads to the polls

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country. She ticked off the sprawling problems facing Africa’s most populous nation: insecurity, poverty, corruption. “I’m just praying for … Continue reading KANO, Nigeria | ‘Everybody suffers too much:’ Nigeria heads to the polls

NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks surge, boosted by trade talks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks surged on Wall Street Friday after Chinese and U.S. officials agreed to continue trade talks in Washington next week. Investors are again weighing quarterly results from major U.S. companies. Newell Brands shares are plunging 21 percent after saying … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets Right Now: Stocks surge, boosted by trade talks