No training, no gloves: Zimbabwe’s desperate childbirths

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — When her contractions became unbearably painful, 18-year-old Perseverance Kanyoza rushed to a maternity hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. But the doors were closed amid a...

Prague museum displays totalitarian-era surveillance tech

PRAGUE (AP) — A new exhibition at the National Technical Museum in Prague marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 anti-communist Velvet Revolution by looking back at the surreal repression the nation u...

‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack a perfect mix of new and old songs

Various artists, “Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack” (Motown) The trailer for upcoming film “Queen & Slim” packs a ton — intensity and beauty, flashes of lightheartedness and the ...

Germany to assess risks from deported IS suspects

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says security services will assess the risks posed by suspected Islamic State group members deported home to Germany by Turkey. Merkel s...

Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2019. There are 46 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1942, the naval Battle of Guadalcanal...

Ex-Missouri police chief who rescued baby indicted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former northwest Missouri police chief accused of striking a handcuffed man after the chief helped rescue the man’s infant daughter from a p...

Thunberg, teen climate activist, leaves US aboard catamaran

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has left North America to begin her return trip across the Atlantic aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers inc...

New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately. But it's all good. ...

New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately. But it's all good. ...

Review: Celine Dion moves past loss on excellent new album

Celine Dion, "Courage" (Columbia Records) The search is officially over: If you've been wondering what the saddest song of 2019 is, we've found it. It's on Celine Dion's new album, "...

Take advantage of seasonal pause to make 2020 garden plans

The outdoor growing season is over in most of the U.S., and it's time to pause and take stock. Review those gardening impressions that delighted you as well as those that disappointed. Apply what one ...

Man: Slashing 'Baby Trump' was matter of good versus evil

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man charged with criminal mischief in the slashing of a towering "Baby Trump" balloon has defended his actions, saying it was a matter of good versus evil. ...

The Latest: Author grateful inmate didn't face firing squad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prison officials say a death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" and who was nearing an execution by firing squad has d...

Something old, something new for Michael Stipe

NEW YORK (AP) — After Michael Stipe opens a gate to the abandoned Manhattan storefront that serves as his studio, you find a man easily traversing his past, present and future creative lives. ...