German-speaking Italian province conducts mass rapid test

BOLZANO, Italy (AP) — Citizens in Italy’s small Germany-speaking province of South Tyrol lined up Friday at schools, gymnasiums and pharmacies for rapid coronavirus tests, the largest testing initiati...

Police: Mother pretended baby was in SUV when it was stolen

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago mother has been charged with filing a false police report after she said her SUV had been stolen with her 7-month-old son inside — a detail she later admitted she added to acc...

US execution planned of killer who said witchcraft drove him

CHICAGO (AP) — A former U.S. soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to slay a Georgia nurse in a bid to lift a spell he believed she put on him is the first of two more inmates the fede...

Virtual learning sites sprout up to help working parents

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A dance studio in Florida. A martial arts center in Missouri. Libraries in San Francisco. These and other places are taking on a somewhat unlikely new role this fall — welcoming c...

Review: 'Unhinged' is no reason to return to a movie theater

“We hope you are as excited as we are,” goes the promotional email from the studio, “about bringing the beloved pastime of going to the movies back into America’s lives.” Well, yes, ...

Texas pushes for kids to return to normal during pandemic

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After months of home schooling and lost sports seasons, millions of Texas children may get a taste of a somewhat normal summer after all — if their parents go for it. ...

Outside hard-hit nursing home, staffers find nervous public

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — They can't get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another's trip to a pharmacy prompted a concerned call. Staffers at a nursing...

Teams, toddlers and cabinets: The joys of working from home

In the early days of working from home to prevent spread of the COVID-19 disease, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers talking strategy on a video chat couldn’t help but get distract...

AP Interview: Pop star close to being Swedish soccer champ

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning Sweden's biggest reality talent show has opened up plenty of opportunities in Kevin Walker's burgeoning music career. He has worked with some of the country'...

San Francisco public toilets help homeless, cost $200,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sidewalks surrounding Ahmed Al Barak's corner market in one of San Francisco's roughest neighborhoods are filled with cardboard, used syringes and homeless people who have now...

Indonesian woman sentenced to 7 years by Taiwan court for shaking baby to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unaccounted for female Indonesian migrant worker hired by an Indonesian couple to care for their baby has been sentenced by a New Taipei court to seven years and six months ...

Video shows mob surround home of nanny suspected of beating 1-year-old girl in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Saturday (June 22) that a babysitter had badly beaten a 1-year-old girl in Taichung City, an angry mob of 300 vigilantes gathered in front the nanny's h...

Taiwanese single mother raises tenant’s two kids like her own children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Single mother Wang Su-zhu (王素珠), who decided to end her hairdressing career and dedicate herself to raising her tenant’s two children full time 13 years ago, was commende...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 21, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. ...

Germany: 70-year-old babysitter guilty of killing boy

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has found a 70-year-old babysitter guilty of manslaughter for the killing of a 7-year-old boy she was looking after. Judges at the regional court in ...