Medical review upheld for Saudi prisoner at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has turned back an effort to delay an independent medical review for a Saudi citizen held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who was so badly mistreated in Americ...

Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fight

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Not two months after battling back the coronavirus, Spain’s hospitals are beginning to see patients struggling to breathe returning to their wards. The deplo...

Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

BONDY, France (AP) — Festering beneath France’s promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines — differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis...

Redmond's Finish Proves Race Not Always Won by the Swiftest

The official result alongside Derek Redmond’s name in the 1992 Olympic record book for the 400-meter semifinal reads “DNF”— Did Not Finish. Try telling that to the 65,000 people inside Barcelona’s Est...

Liberia vice president flies to Ghana for medical treatment

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's vice president and former first lady, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has been flown to Ghana to for medical treatment after developing “respiratory complications,” her office ...

Taiwan reports new imported coronavirus case from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wed. (Aug. 12) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from the Philippines. During his w...

Feds propose consent decree to ensure care at Virginia jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department proposed Wednesday that a Virginia jail comply with a consent decree requiring officials to improve medical treatment for inmates, marking one of the first tim...

British parliamentary group urges sanctions on Hong Kong authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.K.'s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hong Kong on Tuesday (Aug.4) revealed the results of its five-month investigation into abuse of power by Hong Kong p...

Thai Cabinet approves draft law expanding access to cannabis

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabi...

Helicopter crashes into Tennessee River; 1 dead, 3 saved

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One person was killed when a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River on Monday night, authorities said. Three others escaped the wreckage and were rescued...

Day 11 of postponed Tokyo Games finally brings summer heat

TOKYO (AP) — Tuesday would have been Day 11 of the 2020 Olympics. And it finally brought what was feared the most before the pandemic postponed the games for a year: A hot and humid Tokyo summer day. ...

Taiwan reports new imported coronavirus case from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Aug. 4) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from the Philippines. During a s...

Ex-gymnastics coach faces sentencing in Nassar-related case

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor...

Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of failing Yazidis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six years after Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused governmen...

Zimbabwe continues arrests of critics, says opposition party

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's military and police are arresting scores of opposition members and activists after authorities thwarted an anti-government protest last week, according to rights gro...