UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be ...

Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

BANGKOK (AP) — The political movement that has won every Thai election in nearly two decades is facing its biggest test yet: Squaring off against the allies of the military junta that removed it from ...

Ferry packed with Iraqis celebrating holiday sinks; 94 die

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing nearly 100 ...

A look at those jockeying to be Thailand's next leader

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday's general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago. Up for grabs are 500 seats in the Hou...

Taiwan to send delegation to WHA even if China blocks invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As May’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva is approaching, China might once again prevent Taiwan from receiving an invitation, but the Ministry of Health and Wel...

Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An 84-year-old pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon. Flo Filion Meiler left Thursday for the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Po...

IndyCar Classic set for debut race at US home of F1

AUSTIN,Texas (AP) — From the time the first piles of dirt and rock were moved to start paving a new Formula One track in Texas, the owners of the Circuit of the Americas eyed a future with IndyCar. ...

Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study has found that about 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons were pregnant when they were jailed. The number of women behind bars has risen dra...

MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over corn syrup ads

MILWAUKEE (AP) — MillerCoors has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch, saying its St. Louis-based rival wants to "frighten" people away from Miller Lite and Coors Light by claiming those beers have ...

Iraqi health official says death toll from river ferry disaster has climbed to 83

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi health official says death toll from river ferry disaster has climbed to 83.

Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday signed one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation — a measure that bans most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, abou...

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental techn...

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

MILAN (AP) — At the heart of Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome beginning Thursday is a key prize: A deal to make Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infra...

Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. Americans want ...

The Latest: Vapors escaping amid concerns over flare-ups

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire that had been burning at a Texas petrochemical storage facility (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Authorities say it appears that the...