Vision 2020: Are the nation's voting systems secure?

Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way? ...

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friend...

FinCEN Files: Dubious oil deals with Syria turn fatal

In the Kerch Strait off the Crimean coast, a dangerous undertaking cost 20 people their lives. On January 21, 2019, crews on two tankers were transferring liquified petroleum gas (LPG) from one ship t...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's made-up car plants, court revisionism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are playing loose with the facts when it comes to a successor for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Seeking to justif...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's virus revisionism; Biden on the hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic? President Donald Trump would have you believe Americans...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's big distortions on mail-in voting

President Donald Trump on Thursday continued his monthslong campaign against mail-in voting this November by tweeting critically about the practice, building on complaints he has made all week. The p...

Residents in Taiwan’s Hualien urged to install smoke alarms as home fires increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien County Fire Department on Monday (Sept. 14) urged residents to install smoke alarms, as the county saw more than 70 home fires from January to August this year...

Ethiopia opens facility to make coronavirus test kits

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — With increasing cases of COVID-19, Ethiopia has opened a facility to produce kits to test for the coronavirus and says its researchers are working to develop and test a va...

Thousands still homeless after Greek refugee camp fire

MORIA, Lesbos (AP) — Thousands of asylum-seekers have spent a fourth night sleeping in the open on the Greek island of Lesbos, after successive fires destroyed a notoriously overcrowded migrant and re...

A New Player to AIoT Game: TECNO Debuts AIoT Strategy with Smart Audio and Smart Wearables New Launches, and First 5G CPE with Ultra High Speed at Industry Best Price

NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - TECNO, a global premier smartphone and smart device brand, today debuted its strategic launch of TECNO Smart AIoT ecosystem strategy, marking TECN...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 8 The Los Angles Times on the wildfires in California, climate change a...

Venezuelan gas lines surge as Iranian tankers go undercover

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Gasoline shortages have returned to Venezuela, sparking mile-long lines in the capital as international concerns mounted Tuesday that Iran yet again may be trying to come to ...

83 migrants rescued in Sahara Desert, says migration agency

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 80 African migrants have been rescued after being found in a remote stretch of the Sahara Desert where hundreds of others have died along the perilou...

Beirut search effort sparked by dog stops, no survivor found

BEIRUT (AP) — A search operation of a building that collapsed during last month’s deadly blast in Beirut stopped on Sunday after rescue workers said they did not find any survivors. ...

Ex-FBI agent: Attacks from Trump 'outrageous' and 'cruel'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok spent his FBI career hunting Russian and Chinese spies, but after news broke of derogatory text messages he'd sent about President Donald Trump, he came to feel like he ...