Ireland to hold referendum on lifting abortion ban in 2018

LONDON (AP) — Ireland's prime minister says the country will hold a referendum on lifting its constitutional ban on abortion in May or June. Leo Varadkar told lawmakers on Tuesday th...

The Latest: Boris Johnson talks Brexit in Romania

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 11 a.m. Britain's foreign secretary says his government will...

Brexit: UK leader, EU official to hold Downing Street talks

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to meet with the president of the European Council as she tries to break the deadlock in negotiations on leaving the European Union. ...

Philadelphia to honor black activist with City Hall statue

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A century before the fight to end Jim Crow segregation laws, Octavius Valentine Catto was leading a civil rights movement in Philadelphia. The 19th-century educat...

Pope's advisers on sex abuse also look into kids of priests

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' committee of advisers on protecting children from sexually abusive priests is expanding its workload to include the needs and rights of children born to Roman Catholi...

Britain hopes for Brexit progress; EU leaders cautious

LONDON (AP) — Britain and the EU are preparing to head back to the Brexit negotiating table after a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May that received a cautious welcome from the bloc's leaders. ...

4 Lions players omitted from England rugby training camp

LONDON (AP) — Four players who toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions have been omitted from the latest England squad selected for an early-season training camp. Jonatha...

US Caribbean communities stepping up for Irma-hit region

NEW YORK (AP) — From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States ar...

Ryanair CEO to face shareholders amid cancellations trouble

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary will face shareholders at the company's annual general meeting amid a pilot shortage that has forced the budget airline to cancel hundreds of flights. ...

Business Highlights

___ Fed likely to pare its bond portfolio even with outlook hazy WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve meets this week, it's sure to take account of the econom...

Ryanair under pressure after messing up pilots' holidays

LONDON (AP) — Irish budget airline Ryanair is under pressure to provide more information to travelers after canceling up to 50 flights a day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' ...

Alice McDermott captures bygone era of Brooklyn

"The Ninth Hour" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Alice McDermott Alice McDermott's stunning new novel, "The Ninth Hour," does for contemporary literature what "Call the Midwife" has ...

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention

CAIRO (AP) — A lawyer says an Egyptian criminal court has acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapo...

Capri sees off Crystal Ocean to give O'Brien 5th St Leger

DONCASTER, England (AP) — Ryan Moore rode Capri to victory in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster for trainer Aidan O'Brien to win the final British classic of the flat-racing season for a fifth ti...

The Latest: U2 cancels St. Louis show due to protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 10:10 a.m. ...