As Romania votes, millions still live in poverty

Roughly 6 million Romanians — about a third of all citizens who still reside in the country — live under the constant threat of poverty and social exclusion. A full 10% of Romania's ch...

Japan awaits spacecraft return with asteroid soil samples

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's space agency said its final checks confirmed the Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on track to return to Earth a capsule containing samples from a distant asteroid that could provide clues ...

Vogel: Lakers 'have to be even better' to repeat as champs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the longest season and the shortest offseason in NBA history, the champion Los Angeles Lakers are back at work with two content superstars, a younger lineup around them — and ...

Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents

The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage. A record 59 players became free agents when thei...

Coach when Kansas football player died fired in Missouri

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Southern State has dismissed coach Jeff Sims, who was coach at Garden City (Kansas) Community College in 2018 when a 19-year-old football player died of heat stroke. ...

Japan spacecraft approaches Earth to drop asteroid samples

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese space agency officials said Friday the Hayabusa2 spacecraft is on its intended trajectory as it approaches Earth to deliver a capsule containing samples from a distant asteroid t...

In southern Madagascar, 'nothing to feed our children'

ANKILIMAROVAHATSY, Madagascar (AP) — “It’s the hunger that killed him,” the grieving mother said. In this village in Madagascar’s extreme south, the 31-year-old Lasinatry lost her 3...

Afghan cricketer in hospital after positive COVID-19 test

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Afghanistan cricketer and Brisbane Heat import Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been taken to a Queensland hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. The 19-year-...

Week 14: Ohio State returns and BYU-Coastal square off

Among the teams contending for a playoff spot, the intrigue is not about who No. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend. Ohio State...

Charley Hull takes LPGA Tour in chilly North Texas

THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Charley Hull fought through cold and windy conditions to take the first-round lead Thursday in the LPGA Tour's Volunteers of America Classic. The 24-year-old...

Bucks' investment in Holiday trade makes him feel wanted

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jrue Holiday took notice along with the rest of the NBA when he discovered the substantial package of players and picks the Milwaukee Bucks sacrificed to acquire him. ...

Ethiopian forces said to block refugees from entering Sudan

HAMDAYET, Sudan (AP) — Ethiopian forces on Thursday blocked people from the country’s embattled Tigray region from crossing into Sudan at the busiest border crossing point for refugees, Sudanese force...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 1 The Wall Street Journal on U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr's comments ...

Agency: LeBron James inks contract extension with Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. James' agency, Klutch Sports, confirmed the deal Wednesday during the first week of tr...

Make a pizza Margherita like an Italian. Here's how.

The Margherita is the undisputed heavyweight champion of pizza. It's the pizza that any pizza chef would order to get the measure of a new pizzeria because there is nothing to hide behind; no snazzy f...