Nevada suit seeks to protect rare wildflower from mining

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing the Trump administration to try to block mining exploration in Nevada they say would wipe out the only known population of a desert wildflower. ...

Georgia Supreme Court temporarily halts man's execution

ATLANTA (AP) — With about eight hours to spare before a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk was set to be put to death Wednesday, the state's highest court stepped in and temporarily ha...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 30 The Wall Street Journal on criticism that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has faced over the c...

Christian group tries to ban naked Joan of Arc oratorio

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Christian group is trying to prevent the La Monnaie opera house in Brussels from staging a production of Arthur Honegger's oratorio "Joan of Arc at the Stake" in which the heroine ap...

Biden's communion denial highlights faith-politics conflict

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest's denial of communion to Joe Biden in South Carolina on Sunday illustrates the fine line presidential candidates must walk as they talk about their faiths...

Family cites hockey as factor in Pavelich legal woes

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — The family of a player on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic champion men's hockey team says concussions and blows he received during his playing career have contributed to h...

Bangladesh court asks Nobel laureate Yunus to surrender

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's High Court has asked micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to surrender to a labor court by Nov. 7 over the firing of three employees by Grameen ...

Australian petition to recognize Taiwan garners thousands of signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public e-petition has been launched on the Australian House of Representatives website calling for the Australian government to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwa...

Kansas City voters to decide if King Boulevard will stay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, voters will decide if a street named in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. should keep that name or revert to its old one. Until ...

The Latest: Boks hope to avoid 'short end of stick' with ref

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on Saturday at the Rugby World Cup (all times local): 3:30 p.m. South Africa has only won one of its last 10 test matches refereed...

Pakistan court frees ex-PM Sharif for medical treatment

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The family of Pakistan's convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says a court in the eastern city of Lahore has ordered his release on bail so he can seek medical treatmen...

Ex-cop accused in Laquan McDonald cover-up gets record wiped

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police detective who was acquitted of a cover-up in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old will have the accusation expunged from his record. ...

Pakistani court weighs releasing ex-PM over health concerns

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court is deciding whether to release former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted on corruption charges, over concerns about his health. Sharif,...

Clemency sought for Myanmar workers condemned in Brit deaths

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The families of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the brutal murders of two British tourists in Thailand in 2014 have appealed to the Thai king to spare th...

Sandusky takes appeal of molestation conviction to US court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is asking a federal court to do what state courts so far haven't and either grant him a new trial or release him from p...