Mexico's president goes full-steam ahead with Mayan train

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula remember riding trains to visit relatives or sell their produce decades ago, so when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a nostalgic p...

Steelers RB Conner focusing on present, not uncertain future

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Conner didn't treat the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as an obstacle, but an opportunity. While the shutdown forced the Pittsburgh Steelers runni...

Report: Child disparities highest in US South, West

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Childhood disparities around malnutrition, graduation rates, and early deaths are worst among rural, black-majority counties in the American South and isolated counties with Na...

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genet...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronav...

Future of stadiums, arenas promise high tech, low capacity

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, thousands of Chiefs fans...

Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouc...

At least 8 MLB teams pledge more stipends to minor leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — At least eight major league franchises have informed minor leaguers they will continue to provide allowances after the May 31 expiration of Major League Baseball’s policy guarantying t...

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000, Democrats are slamming the Trump administration for failing to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacking plants and health ca...

Regional court orders Panama to protect migrants' health

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A regional human rights court has ordered Panama’s government to immediately provide medical care and more sanitary conditions for some 2,000 migrants detained near the Colombian bo...

Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran convened its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, dominated by conservative lawmakers and under strict social distancing regulations, as the country struggles to curb the sp...

China to dispatch 2 aircraft carriers near Taiwan for war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly planning on deploying two aircraft carriers in waters near Taiwan as part of its war games in August to rehearse for a future assault on the Taiwan-con...

Health organization urges Nicaragua to take action

MIAMI (AP) — The Pan-American Health Organization called on Nicaragua’s government Tuesday to urgently take steps to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in a country that so far has minimized ...

Spain to mourn virus victims for unprecedented 10-day period

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has declared 10 days of mourning starting Wednesday for the nearly 27,000 people who have died with the novel coronavirus in Spain, the longest official mourning p...

Wuhan coronavirus in the US: Map, case counts and news

Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in th...