Sharks attack in Bahamas, killing Southern California woman

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A shark attack has killed a Southern California woman vacationing in the Bahamas. Royal Bahamas Police Force Deputy Commissioner Paul Rolle says 21-year-old J...

800,000 eligible to clear their record in Illinois legal pot

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — For decades, getting caught with a small amount of marijuana could put Illinois residents in jail for up to six months and perhaps worse. The criminal record would follow them...

UN Security Council to visit Colombia in July

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will be heading to Colombia in July for a firsthand look at implementation of the 2016 peace agreement between the government and the country's main reb...

Lebanese town bans Muslims from buying, renting property

BEIRUT (AP) — Mohammed Awwad and his fiancee, both Muslims, recently found an affordable apartment for rent online in a town in Lebanon, southeast of Beirut. The 27-year-old journali...

Taiwan airport exempts baggage screening for US flight transfers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative office in the U.S. and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) exchanged signed Letters of Intent (LOI) on Tuesday (June 25) that will streaml...

The Latest: Queens DA race exceedingly close

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney in New York (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Another closely watched election fight b...

Raptors president 'confident' Leonard will return to champs

TORONTO (AP) — Still absorbing the magnitude of his team's accomplishment, Raptors President Masai Ujiri is confident Kawhi Leonard and the rest of Toronto's core will reunite next season in a bid for...

Refinery fire probe continues; no health concerns found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say it will take some time to determine the cause of last week's fire and explosion at a Philadelphia refinery, but nothing of concern to public health has been found. ...

Philadelphia police outline new transgender policy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police must use a person's chosen name and pronoun when interacting with someone who is transgender, regardless of what is listed on their government-issued identifica...

New corruption allegations hit Puerto Rico's government

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A top Puerto Rico official says he has appeared before a federal grand jury investigating a former government adviser in the latest corruption allegation to hit the U.S. t...

Ethiopian leader sobs at service for murdered military chief

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sobbed openly at a service Tuesday for the military chief who was assassinated by his own bodyguard over the weekend. ...

Beijing accidently gave Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen two ‘political gifts,’ said former US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has received two unexpected “political gifts” from Beijing, said former Deputy Assistant Secretary of ...

Taiwan to amend Medical Law which may affect med students studying abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) plans to amend the Physicians Act by implementing a screening test and lowering the quota for dental clinical practicums for fore...

Queens DA race a test for left-wing vs moderate Democrats

NEW YORK (AP) — A local New York City race for district attorney is shaping up to have a political impact far beyond the Queens borough where the primary election is being held. The ...

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. "You a...