Civil rights leader, MLK aide Joseph Lowery dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and fought against racial discrimi...

Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first black president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and right...

US shames Afghan leaders' obstinance even as pandemic looms

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Washington's unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding — a response to the refusal of rivals in Kabul to work together to advance peace — comes at a time ...

Iconic plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to stop it from happening. The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, did too. Despite their best efforts to make good on ...

2020 Watch: Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has grounded the 2020 presidential race — but not ended it. What we're watching heading into a new week of what we used to call the campaign trail: ...

Pompeo rushes to Kabul to jumpstart flagging peace process

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban, a trip that comes ...

The Latest: Wolf: Over 220,000 screened at U.S. airports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 278,000 people and killed more than 11,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe sympt...

Africa's cases above 1,000; presidents defy own travel bans

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Africa’s cases of the coronavirus rose above 1,000 on Saturday while two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel restrictions to attend another president’s in...

Trump keeps talking during market hours; stocks keep tanking

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump speaks, financial markets gyrate and quiver in real time. But that hasn't stopped the president from holding forth almost daily about t...

Clorox, Kroger among stocks bucking the bear market

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wall Street’s plunge into a bear market after a nearly 11-year bull market has been fast and severe, erasing nearly all the S&P 500’s gains since Donald Trump's inauguration. ...

Wuhan claims no increase in coronavirus cases

Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day, but in a dramatic development that underscores just how much the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the Unite...

Asian shares resume decline after latest Wall St tumble

Shares in Asia failed to hold onto opening gains on Thursday, skidding further after the latest selloff on Wall Street. Stocks fell in Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong and Seoul in early trading Thursday. ...

Asian shares tumble: SKorea's Kospi drops 9%, Hong Kong 4%

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia failed to hold onto opening gains on Thursday, skidding further after the latest selloff on Wall Street. Stocks fell in Tokyo, and all other Asian mark...

Virus poses a test: Can fractured Washington still 'go big'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fast-moving coronavirus upending every facet of American life is testing whether Washington, a capital city fractured by years of bitter partisanship and inaction, can still do b...

Stocks tumble, investors dash for cash amid recession fears

Stocks tumbled more than 5% on Wall Street Wednesday (March 18), and the Dow erased virtually all its gains since President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration. Even prices for investments seen as ...