Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 28, the 88th day of 2020. There are 278 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 28...

Taiwanese man arrested for avoiding military duty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man, surnamed Kim (金), has been sentenced to five months on Friday (March 27) for attempting to dodge his mandatory military service by staying overseas for 13...

Judge rejects appeal from man convicted in al-Qaida plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man who sought to overturn his life sentence for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. ...

Judge won't halt salvage of capsized ship on Georgia coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge ruled she will not halt removal of a capsized cargo ship along the Georgia coast while a salvage company that lost the job to a competitor sues the U.S. Coast Guar...

AP sources: US to indict Venezuela's Maduro, aides

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration will announce indictments against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela's state into a criminal enterpri...

Israeli parliament to choose new speaker amid double crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli parliament will select a new speaker on Thursday after the Supreme Court forced the vote amid an unprecedented challenge to Israeli democracy unfolding amid the country's ...

Coronavirus delivers tough blow to Lebanon’s dying economy

BEIRUT (AP) — Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon's Barbar eatery never closed its doors, serving up sandwiches to customers even if it meant doing so from behin...

Fears for civil rights mount amid fight against coronavirus

CHICAGO (AP) — The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. po...

Brazil's governors rise up against Bolsonaro's virus stance

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's governors are defying President Jair Bolsonaro over his call to reopen schools and businesses, dismissing his argument that the “cure” of widespread shutdowns to contain the ...

Virus has Brazil's Bolsonaro facing governor ‘insurrection’

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's governors on Wednesday rebelled against President Jair Bolsonaro’s call for life to return to pre-coronavirus normalcy, saying his proposal to reopen schools and businesses r...

Court: UK shouldn't give US evidence on pair of IS militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A court on Wednesday barred the British government from providing U.S. prosecutors with evidence against two Islamic State militants suspected in the beheadings of Western hostages, ...

WADA says doping lawsuit by Russian cyclists dismissed

MONTREAL (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the World Anti-Doping Agency by Russian cyclists in Canada was dismissed last month. WADA said Wednesday that the Superior Court of Ontario di...

China lifting last controls in province at outbreak's center

BEIJING (AP) — Trains carrying factory employees back to work after two months in locked-down cities rolled out of Hubei province, the center of China’s virus outbreak, as the government on Wednesday ...

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...

Judge bars US prosecutor from entering Guam court over virus

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A federal judge issued a ruling prohibiting a U.S. prosecutor from entering a district courthouse in Guam because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. ...