Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

WASHINGTON (AP) — States can't cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education, a divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. By a 5-4 vote with the conser...

Hong Kong security law takes aim at protester actions

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Tuesday approved a contentious national security law for Hong Kong that takes direct aim at some of the actions of anti-government protesters last year, in a move many see as...

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center ...

US bars defense exports to Hong Kong, says new rules coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will bar defense exports to Hong Kong and will soon require licenses for the sale of items to Hong Kong that have both civilian and military u...

China warns of visa bans on Americans over Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday that it would retaliate against U.S. moves to punish officials tied to political crackdowns in Hong Kong by imposing visa restrictions on Americans it considers to hav...

Taiwan legislature forms Latin American, African caucuses to boost ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Legislature has established Latin American and African caucuses in hopes of promoting ties with allied nations through parliamentary networks. Even though ...

Mississippi surrenders Confederate symbol from state flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generatio...

China reviews heavily criticized Hong Kong security bill

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature on Sunday began reviewing a controversial national security bill for Hong Kong that critics worldwide say will severely compromise human rights in the se...

China reviews heavily criticized Hong Kong security bill

BEIJING (AP) — China’s legislature on Sunday began reviewing a controversial national security bill for Hong Kong that critics worldwide say will severely compromise human rights in the semi-autonomou...

Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem that's broadly condemned as racist. The flag's supporters resisted ...

Mississippi takes step toward dropping rebel image from flag

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into cheers and applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a sym...

Medicaid, GOP congressional primary top Oklahoma ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A question on whether to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma and a crowded Republican field vying to challenge the state's lone congressional Democrat are drawing the most attention ahead...

Confederate symbol on Mississippi flag sparks strong debate

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emotions are running high as Mississippi legislators consider the future of the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. Leaders...

Australian agents launch raids against politician suspected of China links

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian government agents raided the home and office of a local politician Friday (June 26) on the suspicion he might be involved in a Chinese plot to interfere with th...

Ex-UN human rights chief calls for Hong Kong special envoy

LONDON (AP) — The United Nations’ former human rights chief and eight former U.N. special envoys urged the body’s secretary-general Thursday to appoint a special envoy on Hong Kong, saying they are de...