'Rock star' doctor tackles virus on California-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father si...

County pledges probe into health worker's coronavirus death

Officials in a Maryland county say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a veteran public health worker who died of COVID-19 after relatives and...

Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1. Many...

Aid group: Darfur attacks strand 14,000 without medical help

CAIRO (AP) — A recent surge of violence in Darfur, the war-scarred region of western Sudan, has deprived more than 14,000 children of medical care, a leading aid group reported on Thursday. ...

Mets add Dozier at 2B, put Núñez on IL, confirm Maxwell deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Not long ago, Brian Dozier wasn’t even sure he wanted to play this season. Once he made up his mind and joined the New York Mets, it didn’t take long to crack the st...

Ex-general whose brigade carried out Zimbabwe massacres dies

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Perrance Shiri, a former Zimbabwean military general who commanded a brigade accused of ethnic killings in the 1980s, has died, the country’s president said Wednesday. He was 6...

Tortured and abused — the harrowing experiences of North Korean women prisoners

The United Nations has released a report that focuses on human rights abuses perpetrated against women in North Korea, recounting the ordeal of dozens of women at the hands of state security officers ...

Can you get the coronavirus twice?

Can you get the coronavirus twice? Scientists don’t know for sure yet, but they believe it’s unlikely. Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some i...

UN: North Korea abused forcibly repatriated women

The UN human rights body released a scathing report against North Korea Tuesday, accusing the nation of torture and sexual violations against women who were forcibly repatriated after seeking to flee ...

Ozuna homers off Díaz, Braves beat Mets in new extras format

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit a tying homer off shaky closer Edwin Díaz with two outs in the ninth inning, Dansby Swanson scored automatic runner Adam Duvall with a leadoff single in the 10th and ...

US agency vows steps to address COVID-19 inequalities

NEW YORK (AP) — If Black, Hispanic and Native Americans are hospitalized and killed by the coronavirus at far higher rates than others, shouldn't the government count them as high risk for serious ill...

COVID-19 childcare burden 'destroying' mothers' careers

Almost three-quarters of mothers in the UK have been forced to reduce work hours because of a lack of childcare provision during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study carried out by a matern...

Taiwan terminal cancer patient reunites with mother after 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman diagnosed with terminal breast cancer fulfilled her dream on Saturday (July 25) of reuniting with her mother — who she has not seen for 20 years. ...

Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya's COVID-19 curfew

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Veronica Atieno remembers feeling her way through the dark alleys between the shacks that make up Nairobi’s slums, picking her way past raw sewage and rusty, razor-sharp metal ro...

Federal judge blocks sweeping anti-abortion law in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will not be allowed to enforce one of the strictest abortion bans in the country as a legal battle over the measure's constitutionality moves through court, a federal...