Nation/World

You still have to pay to use Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech

March on Washington-King

It’s one of the most famous speeches in American history, one you never forget if you ever...

Government , National

UNDOCUMENTED: Some Utahns welcome Trump's immigration, deportation plans

LEAD PHOTO: BZ Trump Supporters and Protesters File 02-1

Many immigrants and their families have expressed fear over what Trump’s immigration proposals could mean for them. But on the other side of those fears, there are citizens hopeful a Trump administration will be the cure to some of America’s woes.


National

Trump's America: Rural-urban divide in Georgia

Postcards From Trumps America Georgia-16

LULA, Ga. (AP) — Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur as president, the two share this expectation: Donald Trump will be good for business. “He’s already...


World

Senegalese troops move toward Gambia borders amid crisis

GAMBIA

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia headed toward a showdown between longtime President Yahya Jammeh and the opposition president-elect who insists he will take office, as troops from neighboring Senegal were seen moving toward the borders Wednesday to step up pressure for the incumbent to leave. As the...


National

Supreme Court skeptical of government's withholding disparaging trademarks

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A majority of the Supreme Court seemed highly skeptical Wednesday that the federal government can refuse to register all trademarks that may be disparaging, casting it as the government improperly taking sides in free speech disputes. Justice Elena Kagan...


National

Trump's health pick faces Senate grilling

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Rep. Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, faced tough questions from senators Wednesday on stock trades and his plans for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. In the first hearing on his nomination,...


World

Japanese hotel faces China backlash after denying Nanjing Massacre

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Japanese hotel chain APA Group faced fire from Chinese tourists after a video showed the hotel carrying literature that denies Japan’s wartime atrocities. A book, available in the hotel chain’s rooms and written by the group’s chief executive officer, characterized as “absurd”...


World

Japan's Diet leaders plan to compile views on abdication issue by mid-March

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - The leaders of the Diet intend to compile parliamentary groups’ views on legislation related to the Emperor’s abdication and report those views to the government by mid-March, it has been learned. The leaders are expected to hear opinions on the matter from...


World

Stand-alone photo: Japan prepares for ritual for lucky year

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. STAND-ALONE PHOTO: A Shinto priest colors wooden bullfinch charms on January 18, 2016 at Kameido Tenjinsha shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, ahead of the Usokae Shinji ritual event scheduled for January 24, 2016. “Uso” means bullfinch while “kae” means change. During the...


Business , National

US stock indexes stay stuck; bond yields and dollar rise

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes stuck to their holding pattern Wednesday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 index entered its most listless stretch of trading in more than three years. Bond yields and the dollar resumed their moves higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was close to...


National

Analysis: Six things Betsy DeVos said - and refused to say - at her

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - At her contentious confirmation hearing as Donald Trump’s nominee to be education secretary on Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was asked a question by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., about an important education debate involving how student progress should be measured....


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