Entertainment

The Latest: Stopped van thought unrelated to Spain attacks

Aug 23, 2017

A Spanish counterterrorism official says a van with a Spain license plate that was detained in the Rotterdam is not connected to the attacks that killed 15 people in Spain last week

Afropunk to celebrate 12th year with Solange, SZA and more

Aug 23, 2017

The Afropunk festival, now celebrating its 12th year this weekend in Brooklyn, New York, has also expanded to an international celebration, even traveling to South Africa for the first time in December

Rod Stewart to perform remotely on MTV Video Music Awards

Aug 23, 2017

Rod Stewart will perform a reworked version of his hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" remotely from Las Vegas at the MTV Video Music Awards, to be held in California

'Hellboy' casting prompts backlash over 'whitewashing'

Aug 23, 2017

A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a Caucasian actor in a role that was originally Asian-American

Corporate News

Venezuela's ousted prosecutor accuses Maduro of corruption

Aug 23, 2017

Venezuela's recently ousted chief prosecutor accuses President Nicolas Maduro of participating in acts of corruption

Tribal coalition joins blitz to save national monument areas

Aug 23, 2017

A tribal coalition has joined the blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas, sending letters to President Donald Trump saying that "making America great again" includes honoring tribal history

US stock indexes sag as a two-day rally peters out

Aug 23, 2017

Stocks pull back, relinquishing some of the big gains they made a day earlier.

Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

Aug 23, 2017

Walmart teams up with Google on voice shopping as a direct challenge to Amazon

Economy

Trump's NAFTA termination comment falls flat in Arizona

Aug 23, 2017

President Donald Trump's comments at a Phoenix rally that he will probably end up terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement brought cheers from the crowd but groans from the state's top business group

Kelly seeks to restore White House order ahead of key fights

Aug 23, 2017

White House chief of staff John Kelly appears to have restored order to a chaotic White House, in part by limiting dissenting voices, restricting access to the president and "stacking the deck" on major decisions to steer him toward an outcome

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

Aug 23, 2017

Trump attack on NAFTA comes in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

US stock indexes sag as a two-day rally peters out

Aug 23, 2017

Stocks pull back, relinquishing some of the big gains they made a day earlier.

Industries

US chastises Cambodia for curtailing press freedom

Aug 23, 2017

The United States is strongly criticizing Cambodia for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

Aug 23, 2017

Trump attack on NAFTA comes in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

US stock indexes sag as a two-day rally peters out

Aug 23, 2017

Stocks pull back, relinquishing some of the big gains they made a day earlier.

US families, friends of missing sailors proud, praying

Aug 23, 2017

U.S. families are awaiting word on missing seamen who were aboard the USS John McCain when it collided with an oil tanker Monday near Singapore

Media

HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with Trump

Aug 23, 2017

Legal experts say it doesn't look like Housing Secretary Ben Carson broke federal law by appearing with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Phoenix

The Latest: Virginia GOP apologizes for tweet about Democrat

Aug 23, 2017

The Republican Party of Virginia has apologized for tweeting that Democratic candidate for governor Ralph Northam had "turned his back on his own family's heritage" by supporting the removal of Confederate monuments

US chastises Cambodia for curtailing press freedom

Aug 23, 2017

The United States is strongly criticizing Cambodia for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media

'Hellboy' casting prompts backlash over 'whitewashing'

Aug 23, 2017

A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a Caucasian actor in a role that was originally Asian-American

Religion

Trump administration calls out Egypt on human rights

Aug 23, 2017

Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record

Cross-burning victims to priest: Apology is not enough

Aug 23, 2017

A black family that suffered a cross-burning 40 years ago has more questions than answers after learning that the former Klansman responsible has lived for decades as a Catholic priest

Egypt's leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid

Aug 23, 2017

Egypt's president and foreign minister have met with White House adviser Jared Kushner just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns

Priest urges haters to repent; reveals his Ku Klux Klan past

Aug 22, 2017

A Virginia priest is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once was a member of the Ku Klux Klan

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