Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil

BOSTON (AP) — Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engineering, with untold numbers of scholars blocked from entering the U.S.


  • Written by COLLIN BINKLEY , Associated Press

Mosque shooting suspect in Canada known for extreme views

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — The French Canadian university student charged with killing six Muslim men during evening prayers at a mosque was known for extreme nationalist views and his support of the French rightist party led by Marine Le Pen.

  • Written by TRACEY LINDEMAN and ROB GILLIES , Associated Press

Speaker defends Trump immigration order amid GOP concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump's divisive executive order on refugees and immigration, arguing that while the rollout was bumpy, the policy is consistent with Republican principles.


  • Written by ERICA WERNER , AP Congressional Correspondent

Stocks lower for a second day

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Industrial and technology companies are down the most as investors move money into bonds and stocks that pay large dividends, like utilities. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track for its fourth consecutive loss.


  • Written by MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer