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...

Moscow activists vow to fight on after clashes with police

MOSCOW (AP) — Activists in Moscow vowed Friday to persist with their campaign against plans to bulldoze a highway through a radioactive waste site, despite a police crackdown and mass detentions. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 20, the 80th day of 2020. There are 286 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 20, ...

A timeline of events after fatal gang rape that shook India

NEW DELHI (AP) — The brutal gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus in 2012 exposed the scope of sexual violence in India and prompted stiffer penalties and other changes to the country's...

Proposed UN resolution would support Sudan's peace efforts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. Security Council resolution would replace the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s restive Darfur region with a U.N. political and peace-buildin...

Low prices, virus cited in calls to delay US oil lease sale

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Low prices and concerns about the new coronavirus should postpone a Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale planned for Wednesday, environmental groups said Tuesday. “As pr...

Biden gets Secret Service protection after protester run-ins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who has been repeatedly accosted by protesters on the campaign trail, is receiving U.S. Secret Service protection beginning this week, th...

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of the Iditarod’s top sponsors is dropping financial support, the second major sponsor with Alaska ties to sever relationships with the sled dog race this month. ...

Bolsonaro backers defy health warnings to stage rallies

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians ignored warnings to avoid mass gatherings and staged demonstrations in favor of President Jair Bolsonaro and against his antagonists in Congress and the S...

Iraq's protesters struggle to keep waning movement going

BAGHDAD (AP) — At the once bustling hub of the largest anti-government protest movement in Iraq's modern history, crowds have dwindled, and donation boxes have sprouted up. Loudspeakers resound with c...

NBA says virus hiatus will likely last "at least" a month

MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday night that the league’s hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic will likely last at least a month, or roughly what would have been the remain...

AP sources: Biden requests protection from Secret Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden has formally requested protection from the U.S. Secret Service, according to two people familiar with the matter. Bid...