Maryland officials renew Hogan criticism on 500K virus tests

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers renewed criticism Friday of Gov. Larry Hogan’s April procurement of 500,000 COVID-19 tests from South Korea after The Washington Post reported the first batch ...

BTS releases new album 'BE,' a 'letter of hope'

SEOUL (AP) — K-pop band BTS on Friday released their highly anticipated new album, which they described as a “letter of hope.” The band held a socially distanced news conference in S...

Irked Illinois governor to Speaker: End 'political circus'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said taxpayers “don't deserve a political circus” on Thursday when he gave powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan a choice: Answer questions about ...

South Carolina schedules execution but doesn't have drugs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state of South Carolina has scheduled what could be its first execution in nearly a decade, but corrections officials say they don't have any lethal injection drugs to carry ...

Syrians seek justice for war crimes in Europe’s courts

Syrian refugees in Europe are using creative legal approaches to find justice through European courts. The cases have ranged from going after companies that shipped chemicals to Syria that could be us...

Can Trump win with 'fantasy' electors bid? State GOP says no

Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won’t participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state’s electors to vote for President Donald Trump. Th...

VMI picks interim superintendent amid leadership shakeup

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Military Institute has selected a retired U.S. Army major general to serve as its interim superintendent amid a leadership shakeup that followed a newspaper article ...

Taiwan dismisses fears over Paraguay ties following 73rd WHA session

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Paraguay did not speak out on behalf of Taiwan at this week’s World Health Assembly (WHA) session but it did send a letter of support, the Ministry of Foreign Affair...

Japan, China, Germany, Slovakia, Uganda win U.N. court seats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Judges from Japan, China, Germany, Slovakia and Uganda won seats Thursday on the International Court of Justice, the U.N.’s top judicial organ. In the contested...

North Korea calls UN nuclear watchdog `a marionette' of West

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea called the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog “a marionette dancing to the tune” of hostile Western countries Wednesday, rejecting its information about the country's nuclear pr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 10, the 315th day of 2020. There are 51 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 10...

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

SOFTBALL Men’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 9, the 314th day of 2020. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1...

CIB advances Taiwan’s case for INTERPOL participation

Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau under the National Police Agency is leaving no stone unturned as it rallies support for the country’s participation in the International Criminal Pol...

Asia Today: Court upholds state border closings in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Friday upheld a state’s border closure and dismissed billionaire businessman Clive Palmer’s argument that the pandemic measure was unconstitutio...