Spanish king and queen arrive in Cuba for first royal visit

HAVANA (AP) — King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Cuba on Monday night on the first state visit to the island by a Spanish royal. The couple disembarked in Havana at...

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow of a man who died in a fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people in waters off California is suing the vessel's owners. Christine Dignam, who lost h...

Democrats, GOP to vie for impeachment narrative at hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans both see the public impeachment hearings starting this week as their first and best opportunity to shape opinion about President Donald Trump's dealings wit...

Catholic bishops' agenda: immigrants, gun deaths, sex abuse

BALTIMORE (AP) — US Catholic bishops received a challenging to-do list Monday as they opened their national assembly — notably to support immigrants and refugees, extend the campaign to curtail clergy...

US drops to 0-2 in Olympic baseball qualifying round

The United States stumbled for the second time in Olympic baseball qualifying, losing to South Korea 5-1 on Monday night in Tokyo. The Americans dropped to 0-2 in the super round of ...

Animal rights activists stage rare protest in Cuba's capital

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban animal rights activists have staged a rare protest in Havana, where authorities swiftly crack down on unapproved demonstrations. About 30 animal advocates gathere...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

U.S. stocks mostly sank on Monday as uncertainty continues to hang over U.S.-China trade talks, or at least over investors' perception of them. President Donald Trump said over the weekend that report...

'My Penguin Year' works best as companion to nature series

"My Penguin Year: Life Among the Emperors," William Morrow, by Lindsay McCrae It's an odd thing to write in a book review, but "My Penguin Year" is better seen than read. The good ne...

US troops at Syria base say they'll keep pressure on IS

A BASE IN EASTERN SYRIA (AP) — At a base in eastern Syria, a senior U.S. coalition commander said Monday that American troops who remain in Syria are redeploying to bases, including in some new locati...

United States: Bolivian president wasn't forced out by coup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior officials at the U.S. State Department say the situation in Bolivia is not a coup, despite what some Latin American governments have claimed. They allege that the constitution...

AP Explains: Did a coup force Bolivia's Evo Morales out?

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Did Bolivia experience a coup or the culmination of a popular movement demanding a president's resignation? Bolivians and countries around the world are weigh...

Transit system apologizes to black rider cuffed for eating

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system is apologizing to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a breakfast sandwich on a train platform...

Mulvaney's bid to join impeachment lawsuit challenged

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is facing opposition in his bid to join a lawsuit over testimony in the House impeachment inquiry. Mulvaney on Frida...

Spain's reinvigorated far right makes its presence felt

TORRE-PACHECO, Spain (AP) — To understand Spain's polarized politics, a visitor to the southern farming town of Torre-Pacheco needs only to read the graffiti scrawled near a main square. ...

Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say Monday's report su...