California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — should be declared a risk to pr...

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices ...

Indonesia arrests 5 suspected poachers of pregnant tigers

PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have arrested five suspected poachers of a pair of critically endangered pregnant Sumatran tigers and seized four fetuses that had been preserved in ...

Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessions

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is dee...

Did Italian priest father two African sons, and walk away?

NAIROBI (AP) — Steven Lacchin grew up a fatherless boy, but he knew some very basic facts about the man who was his father. He knew Lacchin, the name on his Kenyan birth certificate,...

Taiwan's Catwalk models to launch 2020 charity calendar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese model management company Catwalk (凱渥) is launching its limited edition 2020 calendar, with earnings to be donated to the Garden of Hope Foundation. Bigi Y...

Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away

WASHINGTON (AP) — When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months that’s the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wed...

Arizona official seeks trial delay in human trafficking case

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arizona official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands has asked an Arkansas court to delay trial for 10 months. ...

'A Sun' shines at Taiwan Golden Horse awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— At the 56th Golden Horse Awards held at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 23) night the big winner was "A Sun," which received six awards. ...

Family of slain young activist wants Somali-Canadian probe

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The family of a young Somali-Canadian peace activist shot dead in Mogadishu is calling for an investigation by the two countries and says a statement blaming a stray bullet i...

Police: Pregnant woman forced to drink toilet water, bleach

ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is accused of holding his pregnant girlfriend captive, punching her and forcing her to drink toilet water and bleach. ...

NFL This Week: 49ers-Packers square off to highlight Week 12

Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers refuse to look too far ahead on their schedule. Especially this week while staring at a showdown with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. ...

French probe into pregnant women killed by dogs in a forest

PARIS (AP) — French investigators are seeking to determine which dogs bit and killed a pregnant woman in a forest during a hunt with hounds last weekend. The prosecutor in charge of ...

Britcher, Sweeney aim at elusive World Cup luge title for US

The closest that an American woman has ever come to winning the overall World Cup luge championship was in 1992, when Cammy Myler finished second to Germany's Susi Erdmann by a single point in a chase...

Taiwan's Control Yuan wants corrective steps over undocumented migrant babies

The Control Yuan on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Executive Yuan, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and Ministry of Labor to take steps to correct flaws that have resulted in nearly 500...