GOP in power grab to rein in Dem governors on virus response

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican-controlled legislatures are increasingly trying to strip Democratic governors of their executive authority to close businesses and schools, a power grab by lawmakers th...

Georgia man's death raises echoes of US racial terror legacy

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Many people saw more than the last moments of Ahmaud Arbery's life when a video emerged this week of white men armed with guns confronting the black man, a struggle with punches ...

Lyon men's and women's teams test negative for coronavirus

PARIS (AP) — All players in Lyon men’s and women’s teams have tested negative for the coronavirus, club president Jean-Michel Aulas said. The French soccer club's squads were tested by team doctors at...

Vatican cardinal in new row over virus "pretext" petition

ROME (AP) — A petition signed by some conservative Catholics claiming the coronavirus is an overhyped “pretext" to deprive the faithful of Mass and impose a new world order has run into a bit of a hit...

Mexico suspends judge in house arrest for child rape suspect

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judicial oversight council suspended a federal judge in Mexico for six months Thursday for granting house arrest to a child rape suspect. The Federal Judiciary ...

Slashed St. Ed's: Reeling school cuts teams, breaks hearts

Carlos Tercero had already been forced to move in with one of his teammates when St. Edward’s University closed its campus because of the pandemic, their seasons cut short like so many others across t...

Philippine TV network fights closure with court petition

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' largest TV and radio network, which was shut this week by a government regulator, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to allow it to return to the air amid ...

Women demand voice in Italy virus response dominated by men

ROME (AP) — Every evening when health experts updated anxious Italians in televised briefings about their nation’s devastating coronavirus outbreak, the lineup of authoritative figures included only o...

Greek parliament approves controversial environmental bill

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers approved a controversial environmental bill Tuesday that the opposition and environmental groups slammed for opening the door to exploratory oil and gas drilling ...

Vote-by-mail debate raises fears of election disinformation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly partisan debate unfolding on whether more Americans should cast their votes through the mail during a pandemic is provoking online disinformation and conspiracies theories...

US Supreme Court declines to take up Guam plebiscite case

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review a case that could affect the political status of Guam. The order issued Monday means a July 2019 federal appe...

U.S. couple's nightmare: Held in China, away from daughter

SHANGHAI (AP) — The first thing Daniel Hsu noticed about the room was that there were no sharp edges. The walls were covered with beige rubber, the table wrapped in soft, grey leather. White blinds co...

Pro-Trump ad mistakes Taiwan's CAL for Chinese airline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In yet another episode of Taiwan and its organizations being confused with China, a pro-Trump TV ad accidentally used an image of Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) to repr...

Planned offshore energy reforms trigger protests in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Environmental groups in Greece are urging the public to join a campaign against plans by the center-right government to overhaul offshore oil and gas exploration rules, which aut...

English soccer fears no fans at stadiums 'any time soon'

Supporters are not likely to be allowed back into matches “any time soon," the head of English soccer has warned, with cost-cutting underway across the game to deal with the impact of the coronavirus ...