New York state sues Buffalo diocese over priest misconduct

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual miscondu...

Dutch populist Baudet says he won't lead party at elections

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of a Dutch right-wing populist party said Monday he wouldn't lead it into parliamentary elections in March amid unrest caused by a report of far-right messages...

Federal prisons to prioritize staff to receive virus vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison system will be among the first government agencies to receive the coronavirus vaccine, though initial allotments of the vaccine will be given to staff and not to i...

Millions stick to Thanksgiving travel plans despite warnings

More than 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Tha...

Soccer rules panel wants more clarity on handball law

ZURICH (AP) — More clarification of the handball law in soccer was requested on Monday by experts advising the sport's rule-making panel. Acknowledging that “interpretation of handba...

ATP Schedule

H-hard, C-clay, G-grass Jan. 3-11 2020 — Qatar ExxonMobil Open, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan. 9-18 2020 — Adelaide International, HO (Andrey Rublev) Jan...

WTA Tour Schedule-Winners

H-hard, C-clay, G-grass Jan. 3-11 2020 — Shenzhen Open, HO (Ekaterina Alexandrova) Jan. 2-12 2020 — ASB Classic, HO (Serena Williams) Jan. 3-12 20...

Retail trade group sees solid holiday sales despite pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, expects that holiday sales could actually exceed growth seen in prior seasons, despite all the uncertainty surr...

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court placed nearly 30 people, including a leading pro-democracy activist and an Islamist politician, on a terrorism watch list over accusations they joined the banned Muslim ...

Partial return of fans to English stadiums from next week

LONDON (AP) — Supporters are set to return to English Premier League games next week for the first time since March. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is allowing a return of spec...

National Zoo panda cub named Xiao Qi Ji or 'Little Miracle'

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than three months after his birth, the National Zoo's new panda cub finally has a name. Officials at the Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, announced Monday mor...

Shops, gyms to reopen in England under new COVID-19 plan

LONDON (AP) — Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Bo...

Belarus pensioners march demanding leader's resignation

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Large crowds of retirees staged a protest in the Belarusian capital on Monday to demand the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader who won his sixth terms in office in ...

Pope Francis' book explores George Floyd, virus skeptics

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is supporting demands for racial justice in the wake of the U.S. police killing of George Floyd and is blasting COVID-19 skeptics and the media that spread their conspiracies ...

In Italy, theater reopens in town devastated by COVID

MILAN (AP) — In a signal of rebirth, the Donizetti theater in the northern Italian city of Bergamo, devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, reopened this weekend after three years of renovations. ...