At long last, Lakers' Frank Vogel set to see the NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel was smiling when he was asked what it felt like to finally reach the NBA Finals for the first time, after getting into the league in ...

Macron 'ashamed' of Lebanon's political leaders amid crisis

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if they can’t set aside personal and religious interests ...

UN: Yemen's warring sides to swap more than 1,000 prisoners

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said Yemen’s warring sides agreed Sunday to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, marking the first phase of a release plan reached earlier this year. T...

Climate parade goes ahead in Taipei despite storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coalition of non-profits, youth, and concerned citizens braved the deluge Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27) in Taipei to go on a march against climate inaction. The demonst...

Belarus: Anti-Lukashenko protesters hold 'people's inauguration' march

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central Minsk on Sunday, despite rain and a heavy police presence, to show their opposition to embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Activi...

After a year of drama, the Lakers reach NBA Finals anyway

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Here’s a list of just some of the things the Los Angeles Lakers have gone through in the last 12 months: playing through a politically charged situation in China during t...

Taiwanese entertainers attending China's National Day event risk violating law: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have warned Taiwanese entertainers who plan to attend China’s National Day celebrations that doing so may violate the law. China’s state-run...

Switzerland votes on scrapping EU freedom of movement

Swiss voters cast ballots on Sunday to vote on an initiative to limit the free movement of people and immigration from the European Union, a move which could heavily strain relations with the bloc. T...

MATCHDAY: Koeman makes Barcelona debut with unhappy Messi

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Sunday: SPAIN Ronald Koeman coaches his first competitive match for Barcelona as they host Villarreal amid a cl...

Almost no travel in NHL playoffs benefits Lightning, Stars

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have been inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton for two months, staying in a hotel connected to the arena. Tampa Bay’s only trip since this unu...

If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics

Roman Catholics account for a bit more than 20% of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court’s nine seats now that President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Amy ...

Boris Johnson urges world leaders to unite against COVID-19.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has frayed the bonds between nations, and urged world leaders to unite against the “common foe” of COVID-...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wrongs on court, virus; Biden errs

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a momentous week, President Donald Trump painted a fantastical portrait of a coronavirus that affects “virtually nobody” among the young as he faced a grim U.S. milestone of 200,0...

Russia given 5 more months to fix 'deficient' doping plan

MONACO (AP) — Russia has been given five more months to fix a “seriously deficient” plan to combat doping in track and field, World Athletics said Saturday. Track's world governing b...

Opinion: EU migration pact has already failed

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas likes to compare the EU's proposed pact on migration and asylum to a house with three floors. The first floor consists of agreements to "...