Ex-Roman Catholic deacon indicted on child rape charge

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Roman Catholic Church deacon in New Orleans was indicted Thursday on a charge that he raped an altar boy nearly 40 years ago. George Brignac, 84, was char...

AP Interview: WADA lawyer defends no blanket ban on Russians

LONDON (AP) — Expelling all Russians from the Olympics would have been disproportionate and risked being overturned in court, according to the lawyer facing mounting criticism for overseeing a World A...

Unplugged: World Cup skiers find creative ways to decompress

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — To unwind, Italian downhill racer Dominik Paris sometimes screams into a microphone. Not so much screams as hauntingly growls out lyrics he wrote himself. ...

AP Exclusive: Felix Sabates to retire from NASCAR ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates' 30 years in NASCAR — a photo of the team owner at one of his first races...

Brazil's Amazon at a Crossroads

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying ...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi's defense of army puzzles former admirers

BANGKOK (AP) — What drives Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar who this week defended her country at the International Court of Justice against charges that it carried out genocide against its Mus...

Wealthy German family gives millions to Holocaust survivors

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany’s richest families, which owns Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Pret A Manger and other international brands, is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors as it seeks to atone...

Tuvalu prime minister urges UN to recognize Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano said Wednesday (Dec. 11) at the United Nations (UN) Climate Conference that Taiwan should be allowed to participate in global affairs. ...

Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of death

MAZAIKEWALE, Pakistan (AP) — Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman was nearly unrecognizable...

UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

LONDON (AP) — U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II. ...

Salvadoran woman marks 1 year in sanctuary near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yoga. Meditation. English. These are some of the skills Rosa Gutiérrez López has learned since Dec. 10, 2018, when she became the first unauthorized immigrant to g...

Kim Kardashian West sues doctor over 'Vampire Facial'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Reality TV star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial....

Missy Franklin 'so grateful,' embraces life after swimming

ATLANTA (AP) — Missy Franklin can still light up a room. She'll start off with that big, broad smile. Then comes the bubbly laugh, summoned from deep in the belly. ...

House OKs defense bill, parental leave for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday passed its annual defense policy measure, which combined a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 10 The Chicago Tribune on the World Anti-Doping Agency banning Russia fr...