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Ghislaine Maxwell makes third attempt at bail on sex charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite awaiting trial on charges that she recruited teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, says she’ll renounce her U.K. and French citize...

France: No Samuel Paty school after teachers, parents protest name change

No one at the school "The Eucalypts" in the village of Ollioules, near the Mediterranean coast in southern France, wants to talk to the media anymore. Sandra Olivier, maths teacher and membe...

'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential traditions are usually known for their solemnity and carry the weight of future historical significance. This one began with cartoon turkeys and a reference to lunch. ...

Taiwan post office releases Hello Kitty products ahead of Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd. on Thursday (Dec. 17) for the first time released products decorated with the popular Hello Kitty cartoon character ahead of the Christmas period. ...

A pandemic atlas: Masks key to keeping Japan's caseload low

TOKYO (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic came by ship to Japan in February — a foreboding harbinger for a world that had not yet come to grips with the disaster to come. The virus raced th...

Judge won't let border wall case defendant move trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge refused Monday to move a criminal trial from New York to Colorado for a businessman charged with teaming up with a former chief strategist for President Donald Trump in a south...

‘Turning point’: UK giving 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine

British health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday (Dec. 8), starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain m...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's health ministry dog digs new mask rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's strict new mask rules kicked in on Tuesday (Dec. 1), the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted an illustration showing its canine mascot demonstrati...

France's Macron under fire for political lurch to the right

Public demonstrations have been a rare sight in protest-prone France since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. But over the weekend, many felt it was time to make their voices heard again. Bet...

Taiwan and Thailand cartoonists take part in comics exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cartoonists from Taiwan and Thailand participated in the countries' first bilateral comics exchange in Bangkok on Thursday (Nov. 26). The inaugural Taiwan-Thailand ...

Road to NFL for Jets' Castillo began with one repeated dream

NEW YORK (AP) — Sergio Castillo had the same dream a few times every year since sixth grade. The New York Jets kicker is on the field at a stadium when he looks into the stands and s...

Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table...

Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. Toy companies are targeting stuck-at-home grown-ups with latte-smelling Play-Doh and Legos ...

Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, died Sunday at the age of 37, accor...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 18, the 323rd day of 2020. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. ...