UK asks regulator to assess AZ-Oxford vaccine amid questions

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday it has formally asked the country’s medicines regulator to assess whether a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University should b...

Minnesota issues another approval for disputed oil pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota regulatory panel on Tuesday signed off on Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, leaving only one minor state permit ...

New Zealand's Greg Barclay elected ICC chairman

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A period of uncertainty at cricket's world governing body ended Tuesday with Greg Barclay being elected ICC chairman after a second round of voting. Ne...

Report: Inmates killed in Colombia riot shot intentionally

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New evidence indicates most of the 24 inmates killed during a prison riot in Colombia’s capital earlier this year over fears that crowded, unhygienic conditions would fuel a vi...

US Army Corps of Engineers approves key Line 3 permit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday approved one of the last remaining permits for Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, ...

Commander seeks to get embattled Fort Hood 'back on track'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every week, Army Lt. Gen. Pat White dons his workout clothes and walks through the neighborhoods at Fort Hood with his wife, Emma, and golden retriever Sadie, looking for some unvarn...

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwi...

NC State aims to hand No. 21 Liberty first loss of 2020

Here's what to look for in Week 11 in the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 21 Liberty at North Carolina State. The independent Flames (8-0) look to f...

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoi...

Opinion: With Hungary and Poland, who needs enemies?

The rhetoric from Warsaw and Budapest has been outrageous. On the one side, there's the Polish government rambling on and on about being "enslaved" by the European Union because it wants...

Women, Islamists suffer setbacks in election in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The already small number of female legislators in Jordan's parliament dropped even further on Thursday, while Islamist opposition parties also lost seats as officials announced re...

Recordings reveal WHO's analysis of pandemic in private

GENEVA (AP) — As the coronavirus exploded around the globe, scientists at the World Health Organization were sometimes privately frustrated by the mistakes made by some of their top donor countries bu...

Australian anti-graft agency dismisses Vatican speculation

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian anti-graft agency said on Wednesday it was not investigating the transfer of Vatican funds to Australia because of a lack of evidence of wrongdoing, further un...

Panel ponders if UN health agency can stop future pandemics

GENEVA (AP) — An independent panel examining the World Health Organization's handling of the response to COVID-19 says it’s considering whether the U.N. health agency has enough power and financing to...

Will Biden's election as US president sway Brexit talks?

With the 2020 US election campaign in full swing, in September former Vice President Joe Biden made it clear that he would not conclude a trade agreement with Britain if Prime Minister Boris Johnson w...