EU predicts 3 million migrants could arrive by end 2016

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is predicting that 3 million migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of next year, with the refugee emergency already proving a stern test of EU border and reception capacities.

  • Written by LORNE COOK, Associated Press

Details of controversial Pacific trade deal are released

WASHINGTON (AP) — Details of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal released Thursday set the stage for a raucous debate in the U.S. Congress but also may provide reassurances to those who worried the agreement could gut protections for the environment, public health and labor.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN, Associated Press ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press

Defeat of Houston LGBT-rights measure may have broad impact

HOUSTON (AP) — The landslide defeat of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston has stunned LGBT-rights activists across the nation. They're now bracing for their opponents in other states to seize on the successful tactic of stoking fears over transgender people's access to public restrooms.

  • Written by DAVID CRARY, Associated Press JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press