Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 5, the 157th day of 2020. There are 209 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 5, 196...

#ENDWILDLIFECRIME Initiative Aims to End Wildlife Crime - For Good.

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - June 5 2020 - The economic, health and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic provide a stark reminder of the high risks associated with the under-regulated, poorl...

Coronavirus escaped from Wuhan lab in accident: former UK intelligence chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus may have escaped from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan during an accident, the former head of the UK's foreign intelligence service said in Th...

Pompeo hits China over Tiananmen as US faces civil unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday marked this week's anniversary of China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — a day ...

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genet...

NWSL sets schedule for tournament in Utah

The National Women's Soccer League has set the schedule for the opening round of its tournament starting later this month in Utah, with the Portland Thorns playing the defending champion North Carolin...

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters US

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another night of unrest in every corner of the country left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of American cities Sunday as years of festering frustrations over the mistreat...

The Latest: L.A., S.F. under citywide curfews overnight

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ San Fra...

Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they're banned from MLB

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures -- from the Galapagos Islands to the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia -- read to him most weeks from his very best bu...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, May 29, the 150th day of 2020. There are 216 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 29, 198...

Twitter belatedly fact-checks 2 Chinese propaganda tweets from March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twitter this week suddenly fact-checked two dated tweets by a Chinese government spokesman, in an apparent response to U.S. President Donald Trump's complaints that hi...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tw...

From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. Dr. Vikas Saini recently put on 10 socks in an official time of 9.23. Both have the same title: world record holder. ...

Homemaker Starc wants to shine in post-pandemic cricket

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Mitch Starc hasn't picked up a cricket bat or ball in two months, and isn't exactly salivating at the prospect of his new work conditions. The enforced loc...

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. ...