Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again or where — or under what conditions. The flame arrived...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 98th day of 2020. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 1...

Rights group: Justice awaits for Ecuador protest violence

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged Ecuador's government Monday to hold those responsible for violent abuses during last year's protests accountable in order to deter any future violation...

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way. Foreheads touching, he breathes in the person's ha, or breath. “Fa...

Palestinians: Man dies of wounds in clash with Israel forces

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say a 22-year-old man has died from wounds he sustained in a confrontation with Israeli forces last month. The officials said Wednesd...

Hezbollah shifts attention from Syria fight to battle virus

BEIRUT (AP) — In the streets of Beirut's southern suburbs, Hezbollah paramedics and volunteers on trucks and on foot sprayed disinfectants on shops and buildings. At a hospital where it once treated i...

The Latest: Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 in US

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — As the number of coronavirus deaths continues to surge in the U.S., officials are warning the disease could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, even if people continue to stay ...

In packed, dirty cells, political prisoners fear virus

CAIRO (AP) — Reza Khandan got the word from friends jailed in Iran’s most feared prison, Evin. A prisoner and a guard in their cell block had been removed because they were suspected of having coronav...

Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infection

CAIRO (AP) — Reza Khandan got the word from friends locked away in Iran’s most feared prison, Evin. A prisoner and a guard in their cell block had been removed because they were suspected of having co...

Moscow goes into lockdown, rest of Russia braces for same

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian capital, Moscow, on Monday woke up to a lockdown obliging most of its 13 million residents to stay home, and many other regions of the vast country quickly followed suit to s...

Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concerns

HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii island have pulled out of their camp due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The move came after...

Mexican farmers burn vehicles to protest water payment to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Farmers in the northern Mexico border state of Chihuahua burned pickup trucks and blocked roads Thursday to protest releases of water from a Mexican dam to repay a water debt owed t...

China may quit trade deal with Taiwan to allay discontent over handling of virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top national security official has suggested that China may refuse to renew a trade deal with the country in an effort to ease public discontent over its ha...

S. Korean prosecutors probe suspects in chatroom sex abuse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday began reviewing whether to formally charge a man arrested last week on allegations he operated secretive chatrooms where he posted sexua...