Census whiplashed by changing deadlines, accuracy concerns

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can end the 2020 census, a text message went out to field supervisors in Northern California telling them to start collecting the iP...

US Senate high stakes spur astronomical spending in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican incum...

Study: Health systems, govt responses linked to virus tolls

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say a comparison of 21 developed countries during the start of the coronavirus pandemic shows that those with early lockdowns and well-prepared national health systems avoided...

Kiwis cancel game against England, cites COVID-19 concerns

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has canceled a game against England at Wembley next month because of travel difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand...

Gruesome rape in India’s Hathras reveals the plight of lower castes

Mallika* returned to her parents' house earlier this year after being abused by her husband Amar*, who belongs to a higher caste, for over a month. "He used to rape me every day. He force...

Lives Lost: Indian doctor embodied his family's dreams

NEW DELHI (AP) — To his family, Joginder Chaudhary was the star son. The 27-year-old was a doctor, the first from their tiny village in central India. He was the eldest son, counted...

Possible safety issue spurs pause of COVID-19 antibody study

Independent monitors have paused enrollment in a study testing the COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir plus an experimental antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly that’s similar to a treatment P...

Bloomberg gives $500,000 to juice Dem turnout in Miami-Dade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is donating $500,000 to juice Democratic turnout in Miami-Dade County, a place where the party must bank a massive number of votes if...

Roberta McCain, John McCain's mother, dies at 108

PHOENIX (AP) — Roberta Wright McCain, the mother of the late Sen. John McCain who used her feisty spirit to help woo voters during his 2008 presidential campaign, has died. She was 108. ...

Judge probing Beirut blast receives FBI's investigation

BEIRUT (AP) — The judge investigating a massive blast in Beirut that killed and wounded many people two months ago has received a report from the FBI about their own probe of the blast, state-run Nati...

Taiwan scholars offer mixed views on ractopamine safety at local hearing

Experts speaking at a public hearing at the Legislature offered little clarity on whether pork with trace amounts of the veterinary drug ractopamine posed a health threat to local consumers. Ractop...

Vatican putting 2 priests on trial accused of abuse, coverup

ROME (AP) — Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who served at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the other ...

UK sheep farmer jailed for contaminated baby food plot

LONDON (AP) — A sheep farmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison Monday for his plot to use baby food laced with metal shards to blackmail one of Britain's biggest supermarket chains. ...

Donor threatens to sue embattled Texas AG over dropped case

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is already facing calls to resign and accusations of crimes by his own staff over an investigation sought by one of his wealthy donors. Now, the Republi...

Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, detains over 700

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Over 700 people were detained in Belarus during mass protests against reelection of the country's authoritarian leader, in the harshest crackdown in weeks on proteters. ...