'Senseless crime': The victims of July Fourth shootings

A 6-year-old computer whiz. A young mother working for a better home for her kids. An 8-year-old who loved to make dance videos. From San Francisco to South Carolina, a spate of sho...

Film-loving France fears the loss of a generation to coronavirus

"Obviously it doesn't look like a real newborn," says Jeanne Granveaud. She has just finished working on a scene involving a motorized dummy baby. The film industry is having to find wor...

Governors' companies among recipients of virus relief loans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governors who ordered shutdowns as their states responded to the coronavirus pandemic were among millions of beneficiaries of the loan program created to help small businesses we...

Mexico warns states against parental veto of sex ed classes

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican federal government has warned five states against proposals to allow a kind of parental veto over school curriculum that deals with gender issues and sex. ...

Police: Explosion leaves 7 dead, over 40 injured in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A fuel truck fire in Colombia has left seven people dead and more than 40 injured after a large group of people apparently hoping to fill up on gas got caught in the sudden exp...

Braves 'ultimate pro' OF Nick Markakis opts out of season

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis opted out of the 2020 season on Monday due to increased concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Markakis is the second Atlanta...

W.Va. governor's companies get millions in virus loans

Billionaire West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's family companies received at least $6.3 million from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, accord...

World's longest-surviving conjoined twin brothers die at 68

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The world's longest-surviving conjoined twins died July 4 at the age of 68. Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, of Beavercreek, Ohio, were born joined at the abdomen Oct. ...

Sheriff: At least 8 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic lake in northern Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Mon...

Home of Fiorentina winger Franck Ribery burglarized in Italy

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The home of Fiorentina winger Franck Ribery was burglarized while he was playing an away match in the Italian league. Ribery played Sunday in a 2-1 victory at ...

Coronavirus: A new way of life for India's elderly

When Shashi Luthra left Kolkata early this year, she had planned a 40-day vacation to visit her sister and granddaughter in India's capital city of New Delhi. Nothing could have prepared her for t...

Chicago's July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago's bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effo...

AIDS report: Kids are lagging and COVID-19 is harming care

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half the children with HIV, the virus that cause...

South Africa begins second phase of reopening of schools

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of South African students are returning to school Monday after nearly four months when their classes were closed to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. ...

Interactive steam locomotive exhibition to begin in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Railway Department Park of the National Taiwan Museum, which features exhibitions, will be opening in Beimen, Taipei on Tuesday (July 7). The national historic site...