Restored Pompeii gladiator building open to public

ROME (AP) — A 2,000-year-old building where gladiators trained in Pompeii is now open to visitors, eight years after its collapse following rainfall. The Pompeii archaeological site ...

AP PHOTOS: The world says goodbye to an unsettling 2018

Sheets of fiery color sizzle in the sky over the Sydney Opera House. Showers of confetti offer a softer alternative to revelry in the Philippines, noted for its raucous, even violent, celebrations. Th...

Revelers say hello to 2019, goodbye to an unsettling year

Revelers around the globe are bidding a weary farewell Monday to an unsettling year filled with challenges to many of the world's most basic institutions, including politics, trade, alliances and reli...

GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation's largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to ...

Tumor-free flounder: Study underscores Boston Harbor rebirth

BOSTON (AP) — A canary in a coal mine? How about a flounder in a harbor? In a study published last week in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, scientists at the Woods Hole Oce...

Ikea moving into city centers to adapt to consumer changes

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An airport worker drops by Warsaw's newest Ikea store during her lunch break to finish up plans for a home refurbishment. Around her, people drift in and out of the shop, placing...

Trump tests presidential limits by threat to General Motors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tested the limits of his presidential authority and political muscle as he threatened to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned...

Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

NEW YORK (AP) — The communities that are expected to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation ...

Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics, different vibes

NEW YORK (AP) — The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation...

The Latest: Crowds gather for Poland's independence march

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on events marking the centennial of Poland's independence (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Poland's president has addressed thousands o...

Poland marks centenary of its national rebirth at end of WWI

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state on Sunday with a multitude of events across the country, including marches, Masses, and the nat...

The Latest: Poland celebrates rebirth a century after WWI

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on commemorations a century after the end of World War I (all times local): 9 a.m. Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirt...

Polish leaders to walk with nationalists on Independence Day

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government and the organizers of a yearly march of nationalists say they have agreed to hold a joint march on Poland's Independence Day on Sunday. Th...

Flowers, prayer, dancing at annual Bolivian skull festival

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carrying human skulls adorned with flowers and coca leaves, hundreds of people danced to cheerful music and prayed for favors Thursday in an annual festival outside a cemetery c...

Cloud of sex abuse scandal hangs over Vatican youth meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opens a monthlong meeting of bishops Wednesday on engaging young Catholics as his church is again under fire for the way it covered up for priests who raped and molest...