Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances despite the coronavirus pandemic, at Arlington National Cemetery and at a historic fort in Baltimore. Trump recent...

Vandals paint 'F*** CCP,' 'TAIWAN NO.1' on Chinese consulate in NZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (May 18) showing the Chinese consulate in New Zealand spray-painted with vulgar language insulting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and praising ...

Mfume rejoins House, in vacant seat of late Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kweisi Mfume rejoined the House on Tuesday replacing the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, representing a Baltimore-area district that President Donald Trump insulted last year as “disgusti...

Virus creates unprecedented Maryland congressional election

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ballots cast in person in Maryland's special congressional election between Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik will be quarantined for about 24 hours after poll...

Backup plan: Browns sign veteran QB Keenum to help Mayfield

CLEVELAND (AP) — Case Keenum's NFL journey is reuniting him with a coach who brought out the best in the quarterback. Keenum officially signed his three-year, $18 million contract Tu...

Avenatti lawyer cites coronavirus to delay jail meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti's attorney cited the coronavirus threat Wednesday and an upcoming trial as he asked a judge to delay a court-required jailhouse meeting, saying his bearded client live...

Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Humphrey Bogart standing up to the fascist regime in “Casablan...

New lawsuit: Mississippi prison has 'abhorrent conditions'

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman is a violent, rat-infested place where inmates live in “abhorrent conditions” and their medical needs are routinely ignored, attorn...

Rats possible culprit behind Wuhan virus outbreak: HK expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists strive to identify the source of the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) that has infected over 75,000 worldwide, a Hong Kong epidemiologist has pointed...

Baltimore's problems in focus as primary winners look ahead

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume says that if he regains the seat in Congress he once held in a heavily Democratic Baltimore area district, cutting violent crime in the city and its suburbs will...

Virus blocks 3 Chinese brands from Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion officials on Tuesday forecast a nearly 2% drop in first-half revenues due to the virus emerging from China, which also is preventing three Chinese fashi...

Decision day in crowded primary for Elijah Cummings' seat

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are deciding Tuesday in a crowded special primary who will be their parties' nominees to fill the rest of the late Elijah Cummings' term in Congr...

Crowded field in special primary for Elijah Cummings' seat

BALTIMORE (AP) — A rarely open U.S. House seat in Maryland has drawn a crowded field of 24 Democrats and eight Republicans in a special primary for the office held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. ...

New virus mutes Lunar New Year mood in Asia

BEIJING (AP) — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat in much of the region. Lunar New Year festivities were c...

Virus puts damper on Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday

BEIJING (AP) — Temples have locked their doors. The Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland and other major tourist destinations are closed. Restaurant reservations are being cancelled. ...