In key pre-Olympic season, pandemic disrupts figure skating

With the Summer Olympics in Tokyo delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic, not much attention has been paid to the Winter Games scheduled for February 2022 in Beijing. Except for ...

Ireland focuses on Christmas as it enters new lockdown

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is already focused on Christmas. It's a major national priority. Unless the country can get the COVID-19 pandemic under control, there won’t be much Christmas c...

Palestinian official Erekat undergoes bronchostomy

JERUSALEM (AP) — A doctor treating Palestinian official Saeb Erekat for COVID-19 performed a bronchostomy on Wednesday to examine the condition of his respiratory system, his daughter said. ...

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Kevin Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. Less than 24 hours after accepting the job, the 45-year-old former Toronto Raptors assistan...

College Football Picks: Big Ten returns to Big Ten weather

Just as Big Ten weather hits the Midwest comes the start of the Big Ten football season. The conference that called off fall football in August only to reverse course a month later k...

Review: Zemeckis makes Dahl’s ‘Witches’ a brighter affair

No matter how you cut it, “ The Witches ” is a really disturbing tale. Not that one should expect anything else from Roald Dahl, but for some reason this story about a group of grotesquely disfigured ...

Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up hospitals

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders...

A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti awaits help

MEILLE, Haiti (AP) — Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Natio...

No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. C...

Advocates file complaint over Texas youth prison conditions

DALLAS (AP) — Detainees in Texas' juvenile prisons suffer from frequent physical and sexual abuse, inadequate mental healthcare and high rates of staff turnover, two youth advocacy groups wrote in a f...

Next up in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine: Testing shots in kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the...

Campaigners seek vote to make Berlin center largely car-free

BERLIN (AP) — Campaigners in Berlin are launching a drive to collect signatures for a vote on making the heart of the German capital largely car-free. Backers of the plan said Wednes...

AP Exclusive: OxyContin maker to plead to 3 criminal charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal crimina...

NATO chief rules out rushed, early exit from Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (AP) — As rising violence threatens to derail Afghan peace talks, the head of NATO said Wednesday that the military alliance will not leave Afghanistan until security conditions allow, even a...

Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts. Jones in...