Hungary stems migrant flow, but issue remains big in EU vote

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of migrants a day streamed through the Hungarian village of Asotthalom on their way to Western Europe in 2015. Today there are almost none. So one might think the p...

Inside the Met Gala: Feathers, bling and ideas about 'camp'

NEW YORK (AP) — The cocktail bar was shutting down, and guests were being encouraged to commence the elegant trek to dinner through the majestic halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ...

Maine becomes 1st state to ban single-use foam containers

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam. Democratic Gov. Janet Mill...

UN conference to consider plan to minimize plastic waste

GENEVA (AP) — Over 180 countries have opened a U.N.-backed conference on waste and hazardous chemicals amid hopes it could produce a sweeping agreement toward minimizing generation of plastic waste, w...

More states aim to knock air out of festive balloon launches

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The tradition of releasing balloons at weddings, birthdays and memorials may soon get deflated by lawmakers in more than half a dozen states. Critics say the h...

Taiwan leopard cat kitten mauled to death by dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A leopard cat kitten weighing less than a kilogram found dead at the side of a road in Central Taiwan's Nantou County earlier this year was not killed by a car as previousl...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Rival politi...

More condoms, fewer cigarettes found in annual beach cleanup

SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers cleaning up New Jersey beaches last year found everything but the kitchen sink. Oh wait, they found one of those, too. Unsurprisingly, nearly 82 pe...

States renew push for taxes on sugary drinks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a...

Mother set to plead guilty in teen's murder, dismemberment

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman is set to plead guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of her 14-year-old daughter. Former adoptions supervisor Sara Packer agreed to plead ...

'Filthadelphia' tries to shake nickname by cleaning streets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has been trying for years to shed itself of the nickname "Filthadelphia." Now some neighborhoods struggling with litter have decided to take collection into their own ...

EU Parliament backs ban on single-use plastic products

The EU Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in support of a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution from the discarded items that pollute waterways and fields. The parliament back...

Saving Mumbai's natural mangrove buffer against rising tides

Crows pick at debris washed up on a shore in Mumbai. It's a humid day, and through thick smog, the outlines of gray buildings are just about visible on the other side of the inlet. In this part o...

Dismembered teen's family testifies about impact of death

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Family members of a slain 14-year-old girl said Thursday they remain haunted by her torture and excruciating death, describing for jurors their unrelenting pain at a hearing tha...

Man could get death in teen's rape, murder, dismemberment

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania jury will decide on life or death for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. ...