French lawmakers to rewrite proposed bill on filming police

PARIS (AP) — Lawmakers from French President Emmanuel Macron’s party will rewrite the most criticized article of a proposed security law, involving a measure aimed at banning the publication of images...

Holiday air travel surges despite dire health warnings

Nearly 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, the greatest number since the pandemic gripped the country in March, despite pleas from health experts for Americans to stay home over Th...

Ex-Lehigh University student admits to poisoning roommate

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Lehigh University student on Monday admitted poisoning his roommate's food and drink with a heavy metal substance. Yukai Yang, 24, pleaded guilty to attem...

Mexico's president pledges justice for murdered Frenchman

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised Monday that justice will be done in the case of a French restaurant owner who was found murdered over the the weekend. ...

First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer's goes on sale

A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also rai...

Hong Kong closes government offices in new anti-virus curbs

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong on Monday imposed sweeping curbs to stop a fresh spike in coronavirus infections, closing government offices and swimming pools and limiting public gatherings to two people....

'Mercenary' donor sold access for millions in foreign money

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an elite political fundraiser, Imaad Zuberi had the ear of top Democrats and Republicans alike — a reach that included private meetings with then-Vice President Joe Biden and VIP...

Dictionary.com picks 'pandemic' as its 2020 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — On Dec. 31, China reported a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin to the World Health Organization. By Jan. 31, WHO declared an outbreak of a novel coronavirus a global health ...

Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race t...

Portugal: young climate activists get Strasbourg court boost

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights is requiring a prompt response from 33 countries to an ambitious climate change case brought by six young Portuguese, a move that activists s...

Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, read...

UN hosts latest round of talks on Syria's constitution

GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society are meeting in Geneva for the latest round of talks toward revising the war-battered country’s constitution. ...

Music festivals offer to help Belgium's vaccination campaign

BRUSSELS (AP) — With nothing on their agendas for months to come, music festival organizers in Belgium want to use their know-how to help the country's coronavirus vaccination campaign. ...

Taiwan announces 24 imported coronavirus cases in 1 day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 30) announced 24 new imported cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, including 20 from Indonesia alone. Dur...

Taiwan to ban entry of migrant workers from Indonesia on Dec. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 30) announced that it will be imposing a ban on all migrant workers from Indonesia on Dec. 4 as Wuhan c...