Brazil's governors rise up against Bolsonaro's virus stance

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the “cure” of widespread shutdowns to contain the ...

Virus has Brazil's Bolsonaro facing governor ‘insurrection’

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's governors on Wednesday rebelled against President Jair Bolsonaro’s call for life to return to pre-coronavirus normalcy, saying his proposal to reopen schools and businesses r...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 24, the 84th day of 2020. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 20, the 80th day of 2020. There are 286 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 20, ...

Correction: LT--Argentina-Transgender Newscaster story

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story March 17 about Argentina's first transgender newscaster, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the newscaster, Diana Zurco, said that she asserted he...

Hispanic Catholics asked to skip healing sites amid outbreak

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — For years, Orlando Marquez and his family made the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó, a Catholic sanctuary located in northern New Mexico and known as the “Lourdes of Ameri...

Rio’s Christ statue closes and state of emergency decreed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which appears to balance improbably atop Corcovado mountain, has withstood the worst of what the elements could muster for nearly nin...

Rio’s Christ statue closes and state of emergency decreed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which appears to balance improbably atop Corcovado mountain, has withstood the worst of what the elements could muster for nearly nin...

Argentine television gets its first transgender news anchor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she g...

Former priest in northern Virginia charged with sexual abuse

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Catholic priest in northern Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing a teenager in a case that dates back nearly 35 years, and a city councilman for the Distri...

5-year sentence for French priest who abused boy scouts

LYON, France (AP) — A French priest who acknowledged sexually abusing at least 75 boys over decades was sentenced Monday to five years in prison, in France’s worst case of clergy abuse to reach trial....

Monsignor in landmark church abuse case goes back on trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Roman Catholic priest-abuse scandal exploded in the U.S. in 2002, only one church official has ever gone to prison over it: Monsignor William Lynn, the...

March Sadness: No brackets and no knowing what might've been

For all those who dreamed the impossible — making it a whole month without getting a single game wrong in the bracket — this is your year. Everything else about the NCAA Tournament t...

Vatican's Holy Week to proceed but without public amid virus

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's Holy Week ceremonies will go ahead but without public attendance as Italy tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Holy See said Sunday. Vatic...

Philippines isolates Manila to fight coronavirus outbreak

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of police officers and army troops started sealing the Philippines' densely populated capital on Sunday at the start of one of Southeast Asia’s most drastic contai...