Trump takes on controversy-laden agenda on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's year-end agenda is at a critical juncture as he heads Tuesday to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes – and then pivot to negotiations with Democrats pressing for victories of their own in a separate, high-stakes showdown over the budget and immigration….
Pope meeting Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis amid outcry
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis traveled to Myanmar's capital on Tuesday to meet with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under increasing international criticism over a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims that the U.N. and U.S. have termed a campaign of "ethnic cleansing."…
Powell casts himself as a figure of stability for the Fed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices….
Thousands of foreign troops in Syria _ but will they leave?
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's long-running civil war may be winding down slowly, but the country is awash in weapons and a confounding array of local militias and thousands of foreign troops, some of which may never leave….
Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Ivanka Trump is making a significant solo outing by headlining a business conference in India, but her trip highlights questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions….
Alabama Senate race gives GOP voters an uncomfortable choice
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — With two weeks to go until the Alabama election for U.S. Senate, Kathie Luckie of Hoover said she is "teetering" with her choice….
Beijing evicts Chinese migrants in droves, prompting outcry
BEIJING (AP) — Zhou Xinci left her hometown in China's struggling rust belt four years ago for Beijing with little more than the clothes on her back and a dream to one day save enough money to buy a home….
Volcano gushing ash over Bali closes airport for a 2nd day
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano gushing towering columns of ash closed the airport on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali for a second day Tuesday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands, as authorities renewed their warnings for villagers to evacuate….
Meghan Markle has advocated for women since the age of 11
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Meghan Markle became an advocate for women when she was an 11-year-old elementary school student, and achieving gender equality remains a driving force for the fiancée of Britain's Prince Harry and self-described "feminist."…
Suggs, Ravens get defensive in 23-16 win over Texans
BALTIMORE (AP) — Take the ball away from the other guys, hold onto it yourself and make sure nothing happens to Justin Tucker….