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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 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 12:17 AM Chinese president to defend globalization in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalization in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that will underline Beijing's growing global role. Xi's appearance, a first for a Chinese leader at the annual meeting of political leaders, CEOs and bankers in Davos, comes 18

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 3:12 PM Trump team scolds John Lewis' ' deeply disappointing' Trump comments

Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Monday that he was “disappointed” to hear Rep. John Lewis call into question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration. And it is precisely because of Lewis’s stature as an icon of the civil rights movement that Pence and other Trump allies have said they were so taken aback by the congressman’s 16

January 16, 2017 12:23 PM Sterling volatile as market speculates on ‘hard Brexit’; investors await May's speech

Stretch explained that when May encouraged the pound negativity back in October, she failed to recognize or attempt to mitigate the impact of the slide. "Expect much the same this time, indeed expect an attempt to make a virtue of the move via benefits to the export sector." The currency has seen a lot of volatility since the U.K. voted to leave the European 15

January 16, 2017 12:18 PM Chinese economy to keep growing steadily: Xi Jinping

BERN: China's economy will remain stable and keep growing steadily while resisting protectionism, President Xi Jinping told Swiss executives on Monday. "We are confident" Xi said, adding that there were headwinds facing the global economy, which is still weak. "Overall China's economy is performing steadily. In 2016, last year, GDP is expected to grow by 6.7 percent 13

January 16, 2017 11:02 AM 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. turned his activism against the Vietnam War, and lost allies as a result

In January 1967, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. packed several suitcases and secluded himself on the coast of Jamaica, far from the telephone, far from the crises roiling America. It would not go down in history as one of his most famous trips. King was trying to finish writing a new book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” But the answer 11

January 16, 2017 8:59 AM Michael Dorf: Why Should Mexico Pay for Trump’s Wall?

During the presidential election campaign, criticism of Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S. southern border and make Mexico pay for it took various forms. They included skepticism about the cost; doubts about efficacy. given the possibility of scaling the wall via ladders and ropes, or burrowing beneath it via tunnels; and doubts about 11