Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa. Expert...

Golden Globe Awards set for Jan. 5 next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it has chosen a date for next year's Golden Globe Awards. The association said Friday the 77th annual awards will be h...

News organizations to highlight most threatened journalists

A coalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world's most threatened journalists in a new freedom of ...

WORLD SPORTS at 1340 GMT

TOP STORIES: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE-ENGLISH RESURGENCE MANCHESTER, England — For the first time since the 2008-09 season, English clubs have taken four of the spots ...

Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G title for 10th career globe

SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G title on Thursday after placing fourth in the season-ending race, which was won by Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany. I...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 12 The Washington Post on President Donald Trump's proposed $4.7 trilli...

Countries and carriers around globe ground Boeing 737 Max

SINGAPORE (AP) — A growing number of airlines and countries around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max jets or banned them from their airspace following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane tha...

Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

SINGAPORE (AP) — A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five...

Huffman and Loughlin charges shatter actresses' clean images

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, Felicity Huffman has been known as one of Hollywood's more versatile actresses, as well as one-half of one of its more famous acting couples wit...

Czech Roma singer Vera Bila dies at 64 of heart attack

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech singer Vera Bila, dubbed the Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music or the Queen of Romany, has died. She was 64. The Romea.cz server that writes about Roma issues says s...

At 30, World Wide Web 'not the web we wanted,' inventor says

GENEVA (AP) — At its ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking, its cre...

Global weapons sales up 8% over past 5 years, US still No. 1 arms trader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual report on global arms sales on March 11, which reveals that the volume of weapons sales wo...

Courtrooms to canola fields: Huawei-US tensions span globe

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei's tensions with Washington, which says the telecom equipment maker is a security risk, stretch across four continents from courtrooms to corporate boardrooms t...

Hirscher wins World Cup overall title, matches Vonn record

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Marcel Hirscher has secured his eighth consecutive men's World Cup overall title on Sunday after placing third in the penultimate slalom of the season. ...

Kristoffersen leads slalom, Hirscher close to overall title

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen built a big lead in the opening run of a men's World Cup slalom on Sunday, a day after he won a giant slalom on the same hill. On ...