Battle on to save Brazil's tropical wetlands from flames

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A vast swath of a vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun behind dense smoke. Preliminary figures fr...

The Latest: India reports record 95,735 new virus infections

NEW DELHI — India has recorded another one day record increase in new coronavirus infections, logging 95,735 new cases. According to the Health Ministry, India’s number of recorded i...

Giants beat Diamondbacks, end Gallen's record streak

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Gausman and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants ended pitcher Zac Gallen’s record-setting streak to begin his career, beating the Arizon...

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos ruled out of East final

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper ruled out captain Steven Stamkos from playing in the Eastern Conference finals series against the New York Islanders. “He's not available. He di...

Bucks, Heat set to open Eastern Conference semifinal series

The Milwaukee Bucks were no more than 10 minutes removed from winning their first-round series, and coach Mike Budenholzer had already shifted his thinking to what awaits against the Miami Heat. ...

AP finds Brazil's plan to protect Amazon has opposite effect

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil (AP) — In May, facing urgent international demands for action after a string of massive wildfires in the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro put the army in charge of pro...

AP finds Brazil's plan to protect Amazon has opposite effect

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil (AP) — In May, facing urgent international demands for action after a string of massive wildfires in the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro put the army in charge of pro...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups indefinitely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As several parts of the world are experiencing a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tourism Bureau has decided to extend the ban on inbound and o...

Changing weather prompts more fire fears in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unwelcome change in the weather, with higher winds, temperatures and lightning that threatens to spark new wildfires was coming Sunday to parched Northern California, where fir...

China’s Hong Kong national security law affects US colleges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s new national security law in Hong Kong is affecting how U.S. colleges teach their classes. According to the Wall Street Journal, classes at some of Americ...

Indigenous activists clash with UN over proposed park

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When farmer May Cho Win learned that a conservation project proposed by the U.N. Development Program in Myanmar would include the land she’s worked for over a decade, the 28-...

Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil (AP) — A year ago this month, the forest around the town of Novo Progresso erupted into flames — the first major blazes in the Brazilian Amazon's dry season that ultimately saw ...

Amazon continues to burn in 2020 despite promises to save it

NOVO PROGRESSO, Brazil (AP) — A year ago this month, the forest around the town of Novo Progresso erupted into flames — the first major blazes in the Brazilian Amazon's dry season that ultimately saw ...

Teens struggle to balance school, family, work amid COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With her baby brother in her arms, Kara Apuzzo tried to follow along in an online class as he squirmed or slept. Other times, the 18-year-old rushed to get ready for work at a fr...

Marco Andretti breaks 233 mph on 'Fast Friday' at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The horsepower boost sent speeds skyrocketing over 233 mph early on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Andretti Autosport cars quickly jumped to the...