Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

Coronavirus a lesson in compassion: Recovered patient

CoroTaiwan's tenth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), who was released from quarantine on Thursday, issued a statement that day thanking his medical team, while saying the experie...

Diamond Princess reports 41 new cases of Wuhan virus, many toured Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are 41 new cases of Wuhan virus on the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise liner, according to Japan's NHK, bringing the total to 61 — as concerns grow in Ta...

Bill in Vermont would decriminalize prostitution

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont lawmaker hopes to make prostitution safer and remove the stigma that often prevents sex workers from seeking police protection and health care. A b...

Nepal to count LGBT population in census for 1st time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's upcoming national census will for the first time count the LGBT population in the Himalayan nation in order to better allocate government jobs and education set aside f...

Homeland Security suspends travel programs for New Yorkers

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it would no longer let New York residents enroll in its “trusted traveler” programs because of a new state law that blocked...

Police kill knife-wielding man in Brazil missionary center

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police shot and killed a man on Wednesday after he tried to attack officers with a knife in The Church of Latter-day Saints' missionary training center in Brazil, church and police of...

Not Guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split t...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 5 The Miami Herald on Fred Guttenberg, father of a student killed at Mar...

Former missionary to lead Brazil's isolated indigenous body

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil said Wednesday that it has picked a former evangelical missionary to head a body assigned to protect indigenous tribes, raising concerns among human rights activists about the ...

Appeals court weighs tribe’s quest for casino land

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Boston is hearing arguments Wednesday in a long-running dispute over a Native American tribe's efforts to gain federally protected land for a casino in Massa...

Trump impeachment acquittal on track ahead of Senate vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history but coming at the start of a tumultuo...

AP VoteCast: Many coalitions in Iowa Democratic caucus vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcome of the Iowa caucuses was muddled, but voters sent clear signals about their values and how they shaped their candidate preferences. Findings from AP Vot...

Virus blocks 3 Chinese brands from Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion officials on Tuesday forecast a nearly 2% drop in first-half revenues due to the virus emerging from China, which also is preventing three Chinese fashi...

Millennial Money: You’re an online fraud target — fight back

Millennials grew up online. From making their first screen names with America Online in the ’90s and poking around chatrooms, to using HTML to customize their Myspace pages in high school, and now cur...