Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump brought African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for blac...

Super Bowl ads dialed up 'fun' as an antidote to politics

NEW YORK (AP) — In the real world, political primaries are looming, impeachment is ongoing and heavy news never seems to stop. But during commercial breaks in the Super Bowl, advertisers did their bes...

Dallas officers disciplined for offensive social media posts

DALLAS (AP) — More than a dozen Dallas police officers have been disciplined for making offensive statements on social media, including posts that were bigoted or made light of police violence. ...

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport ha...

Sheriff's deputies evict homeless moms from Oakland home

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four homeless women who were ordered by a judge last week to leave a vacant house in Oakland were evicted before dawn Tuesday by heavily armed sheriff's deputies in a case that ...

Macron tries to calm tensions over retirement changes

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried Tuesday to calm nationwide tensions and salvage support for his overhaul of the country's retirement system, as France faced day 41 of crippling str...

Hong Kong's Christmas protests see return of violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clashes between police and protesters in Hong Kong resumed over the Christmas holiday. The city-wide "Shop with you on Christmas" demonstrations began on Chri...

Hong Kong protesters mark 6 months since movement began

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of people joined an evening demonstration among Hong Kong's skyscrapers on Thursday marking six months since the city's protest movement began. The crowd c...

Police: Violence erupts as Pakistani lawyers storm hospital

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Pakistani lawyers, angered over alleged misbehavior of some doctors toward one of their colleagues last month, stormed a cardiology hospital in the eastern city of ...

The people sing: 'Les Mis' soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

HONG KONG (AP) — For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almos...

Taiwan's President, DPP condemn Hong Kong police violence at university campus

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have condemned the actions of the Hong Kong police for their attacks on student protesters at a Hong Kong univ...

New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 5 The Los Angeles Times on the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: ...

Anti-police violence surges in the tough suburbs of Paris

PARIS (AP) — A resurgence of anti-police violence has emerged in the long-troubled towns around Paris, signs that lawlessness still simmers in the French urban hotspots that exploded in three weeks of...

Cause for hope and caution following police shooting in home

In the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing in her own home by a white Fort Worth police officer, many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action with the offi...