Minister: Ukraine hopes for exchange of about 200 prisoners

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that Russia remains “blind and deaf” to international appeals to end its occupation of Crimea and key areas in the east of his country, b...

6N: Scotland match Italy's best hope of ending drought

Even amidst the longest losing streak in the Six Nations' 137-year history, Italy fans remain full of hope. More than 55,000 are expected at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday, hoping t...

Business Highlights

___ Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billion NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley is buying E-Trade Financial for $13 billion in stock. The deal announced Thursday c...

Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack

HANAU, Germany (AP) — In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents were left with the fear Thursday that the...

Pompeo meets Saudi king in talks focused on Iranian threats

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Thursday in a visit focused primarily on discussing shared security concerns about regional rival...

2 former Diamond Princess passengers with virus die in Japan

Two elderly passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship because they were infected with a new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday (Feb. 20), becoming the first fatalit...

Alabama lawmakers advance bill aimed at transgender athletes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Transgender students would be required to play sports under their “gender assignment at birth" instead of how they live under a bill approved Wednesday by a committee in the Al...

Harry Reid: Brokered convention 'not the end of the world'

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said it was possible the crowded Democratic primary race was headed toward a contentious convention fight and downplayed the poli...

Questions about Sanders' health linger after heart attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders says he doesn't plan to divulge additional information about his health, months after suffering a heart attack on the campaign trail and offering a subsequent pledge t...

Stampede kills at least 20 at refugee camp in Niger

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A local official says at least 20 people died in a stampede in Niger as they were being given food and goods at a refugee camp. Diffa governor Issa Lamine said 1...

Cards' Mikolas misses bullpen session with sore elbow

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas was scratched from his second bullpen session of the spring because of a flexor tendon issue. “Best-case scenario is pr...

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING (AP) — A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from e...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2020. There are 319 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 16, 20...

New virus cases fall; Xi urged steps as early as Jan. 7

China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country's leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the ...

Balanced attack leads UNLV past New Mexico 78-73

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four UNLV players scored at least 16 points, led by Bryce Hamilton and Elijah Mitrou-Long with 17 each, as the Runnin’ Rebels beat New Mexico 78-73 on Saturday. ...