Essay: What is America's game? 3 sports, 3 American eras

What is America's game? Is it the quirky and cerebral sport that, in its highest form, is unfolding this week in the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nation...

Analysis: Are China's 'internal affairs' going more global?

One day in 1955, the fledgling People's Republic of China was unhappy about U.S. involvement with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considered its territory. So Premier Zhou Enlai wrote a...

Dark skies: UN meeting reveals a world in a really bad mood

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is heating. Island nations are slipping away. A Pakistan-India nuclear war could be a "bloodbath." Governments aren't working together like they used to. Polarization ...

Myanmar: Repatriate Rohingya to 'more conducive environment'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Wary of international interference, Myanmar insisted Saturday it wants Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh repatriated to their former homes so they can l...

China's government, turning 70, tells its story at the UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four days before its communist government's 70th birthday, China on Friday condemned protectionism and unilateralism as "major threats," took not-entirely-subtle shots at U.S. ec...

Sierra Leone leader: Add Africa to UN Security Council now

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leader of Sierra Leone demanded Thursday that the U.N. Security Council reconfigure itself to add permanent representation for Africa, saying the continent's "patience is bei...

Analysis: Trump, Johnson and the messiness of democracy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One leads the world's most powerful country. He ricocheted across the United Nations this week, talked about putting America first, sent several annoyed tweets and suddenly found...

Johnson: 'Terrifying limbless chickens' but little Brexit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Things the beleaguered British prime minister said in his astonishing speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday night: "Pink-eyed Terminators from the future." ''Terrifying ...

'Greta': A young activist's moment, praised and criticized

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — She stepped onto the biggest of global stages to face the most diverse of audiences, and she made it count. "How dare you?" she kept saying to some of the world's most powerful p...

Life in public-shooting-era America: 'You can't just not go'

Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused f...

In a globalized world, music fragments take unexpected roads

NEW YORK (AP) — At my son's fourth birthday party, a classmate presented him with a toy recycling truck. Atop it was a button that, when pushed, uncorked a familiar tune with the words: "To the dump, ...

Analysis: Tell us everything (but keep it to 60 seconds)

NEW YORK (AP) — "Each man shall make an opening statement of approximately eight minutes' duration," CBS-TV moderator Howard K. Smith intoned as John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon began the first te...

After all who were there are gone, what happens to history?

FORT NECESSITY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD, Pennsylvania (AP) — There are pieces of burned wood, unearthed decades ago. There is a spoon, a wine-bottle fragment, assorted pottery shards — all carefully curat...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers,...

Journalist who covered Columbine wonders about lives unlived

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah. "You can't prove a negative," our teachers and parents sometimes tell us when we're young. Yet when I look back upon my time...