French protest retirement changes, travel disruptions abound

PARIS (AP) — Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists who joined a wave of protests against the government's overhaul of France's retirement system, as highway blockad...

Bryce, Hellems help NC State beat Wake Forest 91-82

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — C.J. Bryce scored 18 points and North Carolina State shot 52% to beat Wake Forest 91-82 on Saturday and earn its first Atlantic Coast Conference win. Jeric...

New European leader chooses Africa as 1st overseas visit

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and some of its bigge...

Liverpool games at Club World Cup moved to new Qatari venue

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Liverpool’s games at the Club World Cup in Qatar were switched to a new stadium Saturday in a late change of plan because the intended venue is not ready. The newl...

Algeria's presidential debate falls flat, as anger simmers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's first-ever presidential debate seems to have failed to persuade the country's pro-democracy protesters to take part in next week's election. The fiv...

Truckers block roads as French strikes hit weekend travel

PARIS (AP) — Strikes disrupted weekend travel around France Saturday as truckers blocked highways and most trains remained at a standstill because of worker anger at President Emmanuel Macron's polici...

Venice tide barriers pass another test, but skeptics remain

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Floated along by barge , one of the 10-ton barriers designed to relieve Venice’s perennial flooding looks like a giant plaything: an oversized hinged yellow Lego. ...

No malarkey: Biden courts Iowans, balances national campaign

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after Joe Biden met Cathy Buxengard, he commandeered her cellphone to talk with her 99-year-old mother about her service as a World War II nurse and how worried she is ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2019. There are 24 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 19...

Woodland leads in the Bahamas as Tiger gets within 2 shots

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two big birdies from Gary Woodland gave him the lead in the Hero World Challenge. A closing birdie on a hole that has vexed Tiger Woods put him in range of a third victory this ...

Charlo aiming for short night in title defense vs Hogan

NEW YORK (AP) — Jermall Charlo has a perfect record and eye-popping power, though those aren't the only reasons he's a star in his sport. For Stephen Espinoza, Showtime's sports pres...

UEFA President Ceferin attacks plan he says could ruin game

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin criticized the head of Real Madrid on Friday for reportedly planning a "selfish and egotistical scheme" to create world leagues, saying it wo...

Massive Polish coal mine sparks international dispute

UHELNA, Czech Republic (AP) — Polluted air, noise, dry wells. The Turow lignite coal mine in Poland is causing trouble for the environment and local communities - even in Germany an...

Germany: Iran must reverse breaches of nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — Iran needs to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, Germany's Foreign Ministry said Friday as diplomats from the nations involve...

Sanders announces $150B plan to expand broadband access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising to invest $150 billion to bring high-speed internet to “every household in America” while breaking up and better regulat...