Catholic bishops' agenda: immigrants, gun deaths, sex abuse

BALTIMORE (AP) — US Catholic bishops received a challenging to-do list Monday as they opened their national assembly — notably to support immigrants and refugees, extend the campaign to curtail clergy...

Cummings recalled as powerful orator who took on White House

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cumming, who died Thursday at age 68, was remembered as a moral voice of conscience in a divisive era — a leader who fought for civil rights and took on the Wh...

Cummings provided strength, calm, for urban Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — He stood up for the poor and the disadvantaged throughout urban America - but Elijah Cummings was principally the strong voice and political advocate for his hometown of Baltimore, wh...

Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the i...

Trump to stop in Baltimore weeks after denigrating city

BALTIMORE (AP) — Months after President Donald Trump derided the congressional district that includes Baltimore as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," groups appalled by his attacks plan to ...

Immigrants taking sanctuary in churches hit with huge fines

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is...

All in for riches: World Series of Poker marks 50th run

Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging righ...

NBA, MLB using data to chase better deals with sportsbooks

BALTIMORE (AP) — For NBA and MLB executives, a cut of sports betting revenue is pretty much a no-brainer. The wagers wouldn't even exist, they argue, without their teams playing the games, so they sho...

Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The reduction of food waste has taken hold in a city known for excess: Las Vegas. Sin City's world-famous casinos in recent years have developed and expanded innovat...

Game of Thrones takes over Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter came to Las Vegas. Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort Sunday, as familiar elements from the TV ph...

Elon Musk firm pitched to build transit system in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' touri...

Mahershala Ali takes supporting actor Oscar for 'Green Book'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mahershala Ali triumphantly wrapped up this year's award season by winning the best supporting actor trophy at the Academy Awards on Sunday, adding an Oscar to his collection of tro...

Cuaron's 'Roma' gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The touching black-and-white drama "Roma" that follows a domestic worker for a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday. ...

Caesars offers few clues on state of talks with Carl Icahn

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. gave few clues Thursday as to the status of its talks with billionaire Carl Icahn, who has taken a large stake in the casino giant and says he wants fundam...

MGM CEO: Feds' Wire Act opinion is perplexing, unenforceable

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is threatening the viability of on...