MADISON, Wis. | Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he’s not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor’s power. Evers (EE’-vers) told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that he spoke by telephone with Walker and appealed to him to veto the legislation, but … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

WASHINGTON | Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump’s UN pick

WASHINGTON — A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn’t yet know whether President Donald Trump‘s pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job. Trump wants former Fox News reporter and current State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW’-urt) to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador. Nauert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Top GOP senator needs to know more about Trump’s UN pick

BEIJING | The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip

BEIJING  — The Latest on the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Canada (all times local): 12:45 p.m. A trade mission to China by the Canadian province of British Columbia has been cancelled because of the detention of a top Huawei executive in Canada. The province says in a statement … Continue reading BEIJING | The Latest: British Columbia cancels China trade trip

NEW YORK | Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

NEW YORK — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can’t-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. “This is a big moneymaker … Continue reading NEW YORK | Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

PARIS | The Latest: Macron to meet officials to discuss protests

PARIS  — The Latest on the unrest in France (all times local): 5:50 p.m. An official says that French President Emmanuel Macron plans to bring together national and local officials on Monday to hear their proposals in this “grave moment the nation is traversing.” The Elysee Palace official said on Sunday that the goal is … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron to meet officials to discuss protests

YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia election expected to consolidate premier’s power

YEREVAN, Armenia  — Armenians cast ballots Sunday in an early parliamentary election that is expected to further consolidate the power of the nation’s prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor to step down. Pashinian has pushed for early vote to win control of … Continue reading YEREVAN, Armenia | Armenia election expected to consolidate premier’s power

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — “Poppy” and “Bar” are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast. The former first couple’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will continue to enjoy stunning … Continue reading KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

MADRID | River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Copa Libertadores final

MADRID  — Fans and players from fierce Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are getting ready for the Copa Libertadores final later Sunday after the biggest game in South American club soccer was relocated to the neutral setting of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The scheduled kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. local time (1930 … Continue reading MADRID | River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Copa Libertadores final