June 28, 2016

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BREAKING: Supreme Court deadlocks, effectively blocking Obama immigration plan

WASHINGTON — A tie vote by the Supreme Court is blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation. The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday effectively kills the plan for the duration of Obama’s presidency. A tie vote sets no national precedent but leaves in place the Read More…

Trump heads to Scotland to tend to business — and golf courses

NEW YORK — Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business — in Scotland. In his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump plans to check on a pair of his championship golf resorts. Some Republicans worry that the billionaire’s attention is divided Read More…

After three years of talks, Colombia near peace deal to end half-century of internal strife

HAVANA — Colombia will move closer than ever to ending a half-century of bloodshed when its president joins leftist rebels Thursday in celebrating a cease-fire and disarmament agreement at a dignitary-studded signing ceremony in Cuba. After more than three years of often prickly negotiations in the Cuban capital, President Juan Manuel Santos’ government and the Read More…

Two ailing South Pole workers safely arrived in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — A small plane with two sick U.S. workers arrived safely in Chile late Wednesday after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from a remote South Pole research station, officials said. After making a stop for a few hours at a British station on the edge of Antarctica, the two workers were Read More…

Rock history could be rewritten as jury mulls ‘Stairway to Heaven’ suit

LOS ANGELES — A key chapter of rock ‘n’ roll history could be rewritten by a jury that began deliberating Wednesday over whether Led Zeppelin ripped off a riff for its epic “Stairway to Heaven.” A lawyer representing the trust of a deceased songwriter criticized members of Led Zeppelin for “selective” memories and “convenient” truths Read More…

Census data: Asians remain fastest-growing racial group in United States

WASHINGTON — Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau. The nation’s Asian population grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with migration responsible for the majority of the growth, government officials said Thursday. There are now 21 million Asians in the United Read More…

Bigger is better as unlikely heroes emerge at European Championship

NICE, France — Bigger is proving better at the first European Championship with 24 teams. Only the most uncharitable would argue that tournament first-timers Wales, Northern Ireland, Albania and Iceland didn’t more than earn their keep in the just-concluded group stage, with the last matches on Wednesday producing thrilling real-time fluctuations in who would play Read More…

NBA Draft: Simmons and Ingram subject of intrigue tonight

NEW YORK — Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram say they haven’t been told who Philadelphia will take with the No. 1 pick, so all they can go on is what they’ve heard. And Ingram was told not to do that. “When I left the Sixers workout they told me not to listen to everybody, so Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, June 22

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How Trump aims to portray Clinton The likely Republican presidential nominee will lambaste his Democratic rival as a failed secretary of state who is out of step with Americans on trade and immigration. 2. London is most Read More…

Trump tees off on Hillary, calling her ‘world class liar’

NEW YORK — Donald Trump launched a broad rebuke of his presidential rival Hillary Clinton Wednesday, accusing her of being “a world class liar” who personally profited from her tenure at the State Department. “She gets rich making you poor,” Trump said. Seeking to steady his campaign after a difficult stretch, the presumptive Republican nominee Read More…