US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s t...

Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back

LONDON (AP) — When accomplished, glamorous American actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in 2018, she was hailed as a breath of fresh air for Britain’s fusty royal family. That honeymoon didn’t ...

First 'new immigrant' legislator looks back on achievements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After almost four years in the legislature, Cambodian-born Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬) shared her inspiring life experience at a forum held by the Fair Winds Foundation on Jan. 4. ...

Third horse rescued in Kentucky where 20 others were killed

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A third horse has been rescued from a strip mine site in Kentucky where 20 horses were found fatally shot. The filly was captured by Dumas Rescue on Saturday...

Weinstein back in court as jurors winnowed for rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection resumed Monday at the trial of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has pleaded not guilty to charges he raped a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and sexually as...

With a baby on the way, Michelle Wie still has eye on golf

HONOLULU (AP) — Michelle Wie always thought if she ever had children, that would be the end of her golf. Now she is more inspired than ever to return. Wie, who marr...

Man convicted in killing of Ethiopian refugee store clerk

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been convicted in the shooting death of an Ethiopian refugee who was working at a convenience store to earn enough money to bring his wife and children from a refugee camp t...

Prince Harry, Meghan plan to go their own way in royal rift

Britain's royal family has been rocked by the surprise announcement from Prince Harry and his wife Meghan that they plan “to step back” from their roles and pursue a new path that will allow them to b...

Official quits amid charges he paid women to give up babies

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up ...

As violence soars, time runs out for Afghan interpreters

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — In a quiet cul-de-sac of this major North Carolina city, two boys kicked a soccer ball as their father tended to the tiny scraped knee of a third. “You’re strong,” Zia “Booyah” Gh...

Affidavit: Kidnap suspect pretended dead mom's baby was hers

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A woman accused of kidnapping a Texas mother who was later found dead hatched an elaborate scheme to present the victim's baby girl as her own, according to court records. ...

Woman sues TripAdvisor after falling off runaway camel

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A woman is suing TripAdvisor after a runaway camel tossed her to the ground during a tour in Morocco. Breanne Ayala, 24, is accusing Massachusetts-based TripAdvi...

Impeachment, immigration, Brexit: How 2019 looked in charts

For many reasons, 2019 was historic. The U.S. House impeached the president for the third time in history. The most diverse slate of Democrats ever vied to be their party's nominee for the White House...

Teen charged with murder in death of pregnant woman, fetus

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teenager was arrested in connection to a shooting that killed a pregnant woman and her fetus, paralyzed her 8-year-old daughter and wounded another adult family ...

6 arrested in killings of 4 men at California backyard party

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in California announced Tuesday they have arrested six suspected gang members in the shooting deaths of four men last month at a backyard gathering of f...