Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

UN calls for urgent evacuation of 137 sick Syrian children


BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations children's agency said Sunday 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have reportedly died from a lack of medical care.


Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Democrats see Tuesday's special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state's reputation beyond its borders.

  • Written by By BILL BARROW and KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currency

The futures contract that expires in January was up $2,440 to $17,900 Monday afternoon on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Trading began Sunday, and the price rose as high as $18,850, according to data from the CBOE.