Washington lawmakers advance limits on vaccine exemptions

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers advanced a measure Friday that would remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption to vaccinating their school-age children fo...

UN court has jurisdiction to hear part of Iran-US dispute

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Court of Justice ruled Wednesday that it has jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States that seeks to claw back aroun...

Washington lawmakers weigh vaccine bill amid outbreak

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in the Pacific Northwest, Washington lawmakers heard testimony Friday on a bill that would remove parents' ability t...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2019. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 19...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2019. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 19...

Guatemala presidential candidate targeted over financing

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala are seeking to have presidential candidate Sandra Torres Casanova's immunity from prosecution withdrawn over a case of alleged illicit campaign financing...

Steely huntsman at helm of embattled US Embassy in Caracas

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the normally genteel world of high diplomacy, the top U.S. envoy to Venezuela cuts an unusual figure. Born in a small South Carolina town, James Story is an avid hunter an...

Russian lawmaker detained in parliament in murder probe

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian lawmaker suspected of contracting two murders has been detained inside the Russian parliament and escorted out. The Investigative Committee said Wednesday tha...

Venezuela opposition urges walkouts to pressure Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition leader Juan Guaido is looking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro with walkouts across Venezuela on Wednesday, just a day after the embattled social...

Measles outbreak grows in northwest US, 30 cases reported

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew from 25 to 30 on Friday, with nine additional cases suspected — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rate...

A look at Malaysia's monarchy before sultans pick next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After stripping Malaysia's royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn't make it to the premiership a ...

Colonialism 2.0: Rail contract with China threatens Kenya's sovereignty, assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In what appears to be a shockingly one-sided contract, Kenya seems to have signed away its rights to its key strategic assets on the basis of sovereignty if it defaults on its ...

Analysis: China pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of a Chinese te...

The Latest: Trudeau: Chinese death sentence arbitrary

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a death sentence imposed by a Chinese court on a Canadian citizen (all times local): 11 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau say...

China denies detained Canadian has diplomatic immunity

BEIJING (AP) — China says a former Canadian diplomat detained in China last month does not enjoy diplomatic immunity, rejecting a complaint from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ...