DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism
King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'
ATLANTA (AP) ? As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader's daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice "no matter who is in the White House."
Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes
Head of Poland's ruling party to reprimand Germany's Merkel
WARSAW, Poland (AP) ? Poland's most powerful politician said Monday that he would tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an upcoming visit that she has some responsibility for what he sees as the German media's critical and harmful opinion of Poland.
At least five dead, 15 hurt in shooting at Mexico's BPM music festival
By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least five people, including four foreigners, were killed and 15 were wounded early on Monday when a shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort during the BPM electronic music festival, state officials said. Quintana Roo State Attorney General Miguel Angel Pech told a press conference that two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian were killed. The shooting represents a major blow to Mexico's tourism industry, which has been one of the few bright spots in the economy thanks to a weak peso exchange rate.
EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel
BRUSSELS (AP) ? European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world.
Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states
IMF boosts U.S. growth forecasts on Trump spending, tax plans
The International Monetary Fund on Monday said the U.S. economy would grow faster than previously expected in 2017 and 2018 based on the incoming Trump administration's tax and spending plans, but it kept its global growth forecasts unchanged due to weakness in some emerging markets. Updating its World Economic Outlook, the IMF forecast overall global growth at 3.4 percent for 2017 and 3.6 percent for 2018, unchanged from October. It estimated a modest fiscal stimulus under President-elect Donald Trump would push U.S. gross domestic product growth to 2.3 percent in 2017, a gain of 0.1 percentage point on the last forecast, and to 2.5 percent in 2018, up 0.4 percentage point.
Ford recalls more than 4,500 Kuga SUVs in South Africa
The South African unit of the Ford Motor Company says it is recalling 4,556 Kuga vehicles following several dozen reports of the car catching fire. Jeff Nemeth, Ford's regional chief executive, said Monday ...
Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer's execution
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters as they were preparing to host a New Year's party sent shock waves through Virginia's capital city. More than 11 years later, some hope the execution of a man convicted in their deaths will close a painful chapter of this community's history.