Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. It was all part of a special kind of m...

Swiss police arrest woman, 75, over fatal stabbing of child

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the northwestern Swiss city of Basel say they have arrested a 75-year-old woman on suspicion of killing a 7-year-old boy in the street. Basel police said in a...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NEW ZEALAND BANS 'MILITARY-STYLE' GUNS Prime Minister Jac...

APNewsbreak: Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed mon...

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

ISABELA, Puerto Rico (AP) — In the dark and isolating days after Hurricane Maria, people across Puerto Rico invented new ways to communicate: Elderly couples in need of food or water would raise a fla...

3 years on, what's become of the EU-Turkey migration deal?

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In March 2016, European governments breathed a sigh of relief as the European Union reached a deal with Turkey designed to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants hea...

Officials: Air is safe near Houston-area petrochemical fire

Houston authorities on Tuesday assured residents that there were no measureable air-quality problems from a petrochemical plant fire despite a huge black plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. T...

The Latest: Judge: Air quality OK as wind carries smoke away

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on fire burning at a Texas petrochemical facility (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Authorities say a plume of pitch-black smoke from a fire at...

The Latest: Officials say man linked to heist not mistreated

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe has information on a still-unsolved heist of $500 million worth of artwork f...

Key player in Jamaican lottery scam could face long sentence

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in North Dakota are seeking a prison sentence for a Rhode Island woman who funneled lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica that's more than double wh...

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An elderly reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been released from prison...

7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On S...

Upstart party turns cannabis into key Israeli election issue

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Cinderella story of Israel's current election campaign is a fringe party led by an ultranationalist libertarian with a criminal record who vows to legalize marijuana, and seems to...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

Ringleader in London's Hatton Garden heist gets 10 years

LONDON (AP) — The ringleader of a gang that stole millions in jewelry from a London safe-deposit storehouse has been sentenced to 10 years in prison — four years after the audacious heist. ...