Nobel Peace Prize for Trump at stake with Xi meeting in Hong Kong

The United States and China have become entangled in a number of disputes of late, ranging from trade and development of the global economy to fundamental values and human rights. Five particularly ur...

Sri Lanka police arrest 3 members of banned Islamic group

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police say they have arrested three members of a banned Islamic organization linked to Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people. ...

US records nearly 20 mass killings for the year so far

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. has recorded nearly 20 mass killings so far this year, the majority of them domestic violence attacks that receive scant national attention compared to high-profile public shoo...

Sri Lankan cardinal urges independent probe on Easter attack

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The head of the Roman Catholic Church has called for an independent and transparent commission to investigate the Easter Sunday attack that killed 263 people. ...

Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka says it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation's lucrative tourism industry ...

Immigrants taking sanctuary in churches hit with huge fines

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Devotional candles to St. Jude, the Holy Trinity and the Virgin of Guadalupe sit on a bookshelf by the door of a classroom in a United Methodist church. A sewing machine is...

Michigan priest facing misconduct says he's innocent

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan priest who is on administrative leave while church officials investigate an allegation of misconduct with a minor says he's innocent. The Rev. Dennis...

Catholic charities tested by abuse scandals, border crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — For U.S. charities affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion. Eve...

Ebony and Jet photo archive sale sparks relief, anxiety

The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's al...

2 S. Koreans, 15 Russians held in NKorea after boat drifts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says two South Koreans and 15 Russians have been held in North Korea for a week after their boat drifted into North Korean waters. Seoul's Unification...

Rural Ohio county shows the impact of opioid influx

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural county deep in Appalachia. ...

US detains immigrant after he spends year in Seattle church

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — An immigrant who has spent the past year inside a Seattle church to avoid being deported to Mexico was detained Wednesday after presenting himself to U.S. Immigration and Customs...

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. ...

Congo tracing contacts of first Ebola case in eastern city

BENI, Congo (AP) — After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus traveling to eastern Congo's largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly dea...

The Latest: Churches promise sanctuary from migrant sweeps

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on immigration enforcement sweeps (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A dozen churches in the Los Angeles area have declared themselves sanctuari...