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January 17, 2017 5:24 AM These are the Dems not going to Trump's inauguration

Congressional Democrats may have accepted the outcome of the election by now, but that doesn't mean they have to like it. Since December, several House members said they would not attend Donald Trump's presidential inauguration Friday. The number of Democratic representatives multiplied after Trump's insulted John C. Lewis, the veteran House member and civil 13

January 17, 2017 3:19 AM King's daughter sends message of love, justice at late father's church

ATLANTA -- The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. has told worshippers at her late father’s church that Americans should work on his vision of love and justice “no matter who is in the White House.” Bernice King spoke at Ebenezer Baptist hours before her brother, Martin Luther King III, met privately with the president-elect at Trump Tower 13

January 17, 2017 2:37 AM Nearly 40 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration

A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump’s worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia. There are now nearly 40 House Democrats — 38, at last count — who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week. The number 17

January 17, 2017 12:31 AM The Latest: Kasich: Fix social problems ‘bottom up’ like MLK

Ohio’s governor says Americans shouldn’t focus so much on the highest-level people when there are ways to tackle many societal problems at the local and individual levels. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) spoke Monday in Atlanta at the King Center on the holiday honoring its namesake, Martin Luther King Jr. Kasich says King got the attention of people 12

January 17, 2017 12:23 AM Springsteen tribute B Street Band won't play at Trump's inauguration

BELMAR, N.J. — A Bruce Springsteen tribute band known as the B Street Band won't set foot in Washington for Donald Trump's inauguration, its frontman said Monday. Lead singer Will Forte previously had said the band has been under contract to play the Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala since January 2013, the day after it played the New Jersey State 11

January 16, 2017 11:29 PM Fear Spurs Support for Health Law as Republicans Work to Repeal It

And progressive groups are planning a two-month cross-country bus tour to fight the repeal effort, starting Tuesday. With their quick strike on the law in the first days of the new Congress, Republicans had hoped to begin the repeal process before a backlash could develop or opposition could be organized. But congressional Republicans are at risk of losing 16

January 16, 2017 10:27 PM The Latest: Obamas paint MLK mural at DC family shelter

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory by painting a mural at a family shelter in Washington. The Obamas joined residents of the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter to paint a display of the slain civil rights activist on a wall in the community room. The mural features a large rendering 17

January 16, 2017 8:17 PM Canada PM Trudeau Faces Ethics Probe Over Vacation

Investigation threatens to dog Canadian leader as he tries to turn focus to incoming Trump administration OTTAWA—The Canadian parliament’s ethics commissioner has started a formal probe into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and whether he violated the country’s conflict-of-interest laws when he stayed at a private island in the Bahamas over the Christmas 9

January 16, 2017 7:11 PM Kerry: Inappropriate for Trump to be 'stepping into' politics of other countries

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it was “inappropriate” for Donald Trump to insert himself into the politics of foreign countries, referencing the president-elect’s recent criticism over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy. “I thought frankly it was inappropriate for a president-elect of the United States to be stepping into the politics 11

January 16, 2017 5:08 PM Warren won’t say Trump is ‘legitimate president’

At the 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Boston, Massachusetts’ US senators, Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, decried President-elect Donald Trump’s negative comments about US Representative John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and civil rights hero. In an interview that aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, Lewis said he doesn’t 13