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United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

DENVER (AP) — The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female, and ...

Painting of Yale namesake and enslaved child back on display

An early 18th-century painting depicting Yale University's namesake with an enslaved Black child has been returned to public display at one of its museums even as art experts investigate its origins a...

College Picks: Big Ten in spotlight with 3 pivotal matchups

The Big Ten eliminator begins. The Midwest is in the spotlight on the weekend before the College Football Playoff releases its first rankings with a couple ranked matchups and anothe...

24 migrants rescued from North Sea off Belgian coast

BRUSSELS (AP) — A small boat transporting 24 migrants was rescued Wednesday from the North Sea by emergency services off the coast of Zeebrugge, according to the governor of Belgium's West Flanders pr...

680 Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s ADIZ in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has so far registered a total of 680 incursions into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in 2021, the Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday (Oct. 27). ...

Taiwan reports 8 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) reported eight new imported COVID-19 cases. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announ...

Taiwan reports 4 imported COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Oct. 26) reported four new imported COVID-19 cases. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced four impo...

Sheriff: US soldier killed grandfather; great-grandmother

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier has been brought back to South Carolina from Germany to face charges he killed his grandfather and great-grandmother 16 months ago. Gene Alex...

Stripping military bases of Confederate names stirs passions

BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Civil War history casts a long shadow in Virginia, the birthplace of Confederate generals, scene of their surrender and now a crossroad of controversy over renaming military bas...

Taiwan reports 2 local COVID cases, 1 death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct. 25) reported two new local COVID-19 cases and one death. CECC deputy head Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) announced six ...

Taiwan to carry out drone test flights off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has announced it will carry out drone flight tests off Taiwan’s east coast next week. NCSIST ...

A Wyoming farewell for Marine killed in Afghanistan bombing

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. fellow Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a suicide bombing ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: CFP race of Big 12 incoming, outgoing

There is a developing College Football Playoff race between an outgoing Big 12 school and an incoming Big 12 school. No. 2 Cincinnati, heading to the Big 12 at some point, and No. 3 ...

Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn’t missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warship...

Wydermyer scores twice as No. 17 A&M routs Gamecocks 44-14

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Ainias Smith spoke to his Texas A&M teammates about the importance of starting fast before Saturday night's game against South Carolina. Then he ma...