Amnesty: Migrants face 'vicious cycle of cruelty' in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year were forcefully disappeared after being taken out ...

7-Eleven launches four HAPPINESS IS…Snoopy Concept Stores in Hong Kong and Macau: Creating fun and happy moments with our customers

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 September 2020 - 7-Eleven has always been known for running attractive redemption programmes that offer appealing collectibles. However, the team decided to do t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2020. There are 98 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septe...

Former NFL players getting out the vote in communities

While 14 NFL franchises are using their stadiums in the voting process, former players such as Hall of Famer Will Shields are going into communities to help with registrations and mail-in ballots. ...

S Carolina teachers stay home to advocate for pay, safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for safer classrooms amid the pandemic as well as an annual small raise that was frozen after the economy cras...

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday. The newly discovered astero...

Chinese media cries foul at Taiwan take on PLA soldiers weeping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the explosively popular video of People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crying, China's state-run media is taking offense at Taiwanese news outlets...

Review: In July's 'Kajillionaire,' growing up a grifter

We've been blessed, of late, with excellent movies about families of grifters. There was Hirokazu Kore-eda's gloriously heartfelt “Shoplifters,” about a makeshift clan of small-time thieves whose fam...

Driver behind deadly Taipei bus crash admits to taking drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a bus which suddenly careened onto a Taipei sidewalk, killing one motorist and injuring a police officer, on Tuesday (Sept. 22) admitted that he had recently...

Video shows Chinese soldiers crying as they allegedly head to Sino-Indian border

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As tensions continue to simmer on the Sino-Indian border, a video surfaced on Sunday (Sept. 20) showing People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers crying as they are alle...

Bus with driver asleep at wheel careens onto Taipei sidewalk, killing scooter driver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was killed and a police officer was injured after a Taipei bus suddenly careened onto a sidewalk on Monday evening (Sept. 21), with video and eyewitness testimony in...

Graetz, white minister who supported '55 bus boycott, dies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Robert Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery bus boycott, died Sunday. He was 92. His daughter, Meta Ellis, shared the news in a...

Missing injured Scherff is just one problem for Washington

Washington's best offensive lineman writhing on the ground in pain wasn't a sight the coaching staff or players needed to see at any point this season, let alone this early. Standout...

Europe adopts tougher virus restrictions as infections surge

LONDON (AP) — As the U.S. closed in on 200,000 coronavirus deaths Monday, the crisis deteriorated across Europe, with Britain working to draw up new restrictions, Spain clamping down again in Madrid a...

Alabama Archives faces its legacy as Confederate 'attic'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of memorials glorifying the Confederacy had been erected by the time Marie Bankhead Owen built what may have been the grandest: The Alabama Department of Archives and ...