'America the Beautiful' is White House theme for Christmas

WASHINGTON (AP) — “America the Beautiful” is this year's Christmas theme at the White House. Melania Trump says it pays tribute to and showcases the “majesty" of the United States. ...

For Mexico's doctors, an especially mournful Day of the Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars...

Final debate could thrust foreign policy back into campaign

As Joe Biden hopscotched through Iowa and New Hampshire in late 2019, he also name-dropped his way across the globe. China's Xi Jinping. German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Vladimir Pu...

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out. U.S. sales of Hall...

Asia Pacific Allen Ming-Lun Hsu: Preparation for Healthy Aging starts with Good Oral Health

According to World Health Organization, Taiwanese people over 65 years old already accounted for 14% of the population 2 years ago, which means Taiwan had entered the stage of aged society by 2018. Ta...

Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate's Biden probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before last week's intelligence assessment on foreign election interference, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was facing criticism from Democrats that his investigation of presidenti...

AP WAS THERE: 1980 Olympics

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in the Huntsvi...

Vote-by-mail worries: A 'leaky pipeline' in many states

BOSTON (AP) — Brace yourself for what’s expected to be the first U.S. presidential election conducted mostly by mail. It’s likely to be a wild ride. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, v...

AP Interview: Clyburn warns US lacks plan to stop virus

Rep. James Clyburn said Wednesday the COVID-19 crisis is “much, much worse” than the 2008 Great Recession because the U.S. is without a national strategy to contain the coronavirus. ...

VIRUS DIARY: A friend dies but leaves something to hold onto

LONDON (AP) — My friend Greg died. I am not alone in losing a friend to COVID-19. Some 46,000 people in this country have died, as have thousands more more around the world. But none...

Indians lean on strong starters, Lindor for 60-game sprint

CLEVELAND (AP) — This could have been Cleveland's year. Maybe it can be anyway. Under normal circumstances, with their strong starting rotation, star-filled infield, postseason expe...

Scrimmage gives Red Sox taste of strange season to come

BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers lofted a fly ball to left, and John Andreoli took off in pursuit. It’s a long sprint, because Andreoli was playing center -- the only outfielder in the ga...

Baseball players get a peek at playing without fans

Baseball players got a sense of what the game will be like without fans in the stands upon returning for workouts last week. They're getting a more realistic glimpse this week as tea...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 26, the 178th day of 2020. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26...

Summary of Major League Baseball 2020 Operations Manual

NEW YORK (AP) — THE BASICS SEASON LENGTH Sixty games, the shortest major league schedule since 1878. Forty games vs. division rivals, 20 vs. corresponding division ...