Boris Johnson gets EU Brexit deal; next hurdle is Parliament

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their long-sou...

Mormon church speaks out against LGBT conversion therapy ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints is opposing a proposed ban on conversion therapy in Utah, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the way of a similar r...

Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader's annual address

HONG KONG (AP) — Calling her "the mother of the mafia police," yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her polic...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltw...

Romanian president asks Ludovic Orban to form new government

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has nominated Ludovic Orban of the center-right National Liberal Party to form a new government and become the country's next prime minister. ...

4 Russian protesters jailed on charges of assaulting police

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top state investigative agency says it has arrested four people suspected of assaulting police officers during a July opposition protest in Moscow. The Investi...

Some US states marking their first Indigenous Peoples' Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. F...

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food sc...

Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a me...

Louisiana's Democratic governor reaching for primary win

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fought Saturday to hang on to a rare Democratic governorship in Deep South Trump territory against a national GOP offensive aimed at forcing him...

Tsai pledges to defend Taiwan, calls Beijing's 'one country, two systems' a failure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At Taiwan’s National Day ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for Taiwanese unity in defying Beijing’s attempts to assert contro...

Oregon imposes temporary ban on some vaping products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's governor ordered a temporary ban Friday on the sale of flavored vaping products amid an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000 people nationwide -- and killed two in Or...

The Latest: Second Hong Kong teen injured by gunfire

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests (all times local): 2 a.m. Saturday A Hong Kong police official says a 14-year-old boy was shot in the thigh during wid...

To ban or not to ban? Masked protesters in other countries

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government, faced with months of pro-democracy protests that have spiraled into violence, on Friday invoke emergency powers to ban masks from street demonstrations. ...

More Brexit questions than answers as Oct. 31 deadline nears

LONDON (AP) — Well over three years after Britain announced it would split from the European Union, everything regarding Brexit is still in limbo and early hopes of an amicable split have turned into ...