Latest Holidays News

Biden's prism of loss: A public man, shaped by private grief

Aug. 18, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night before Joe Biden's world collapsed, he sat in a picture-perfect scene with his wife by the fireside in their Delaware living room. Biden, the hotshot senator-elect at just 30, was reflecting on the big things he would do when he got to Washington. It was one week out from...

Poland marks Armed Forces holiday with military parade

Aug. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Poland celebrated its Armed Forces national holiday on Thursday with a parade that included more than 2,600 soldiers and a flyover by aircraft that included American F-15 fighter jets. The military show took place in the southern city of Katowice in the presence of Polish leaders...

India's Modi defends Kashmir policy amid clash with Pakistan

Aug. 15, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used an Independence Day speech to defend his decision to strip Kashmir of its special status as about 7 million residents of the disputed region endured an unprecedented security lockdown and communications blackout for an 11th day....

Kashmiri reporter finds fear, chaos in locked-down hometown

Aug. 14, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

BARAMULLA, India (AP) — My car moved within a column of Indian army vehicles and a cloud of dust. On a normal day, it would have been a smooth journey from the airport in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, to my family home in the northern town of Baramulla. But life is very different...

Police to crack down on impaired driving through Labor Day

Aug. 14, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 30,000 police officers will be out on the roads around the country through the Labor Day weekend to crack down on impaired driving, an annual effort that this year poses potential risks to immigrants who fear getting stopped and deported. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

The Latest: Pakistan-controlled Kashmir leader dismisses LOC

Aug. 14, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on India's decision to downgrade Kashmir's status (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The leader of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir says his government will no longer recognize a decades-old border after India stripped the portion of the disputed Himalayan region it...

German recession fears weigh on stocks after relief rally

Aug. 14, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fears that Germany could slip into a recession weighed hard on European stock markets Wednesday, a day after a modest relief rally prompted by the U.S. decision to delay some tariffs on Chinese imports. The key downward driver in markets on Wednesday was news that Germany, Europe's biggest...

Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

Aug. 14, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1.2% in early trading to 20,691.10, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...

Trump delays tariffs on some Chinese goods until December

Aug. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is threatening the U.S. economy, the Trump administration is delaying most of the import taxes it planned to impose on Chinese goods and is dropping others altogether. The announcement Tuesday from the Office of the...

How major stock indexes fared Tuesday

Aug. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

Stocks shot higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the U.S. said it would delay tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and other items typically on holiday shopping lists. The latest turn in the U.S.-China trade war helped the market erase much of the losses from the previous two days. Retailers and...