AP source: MAC cancels fall football season due to virus

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with kn...

Schools face major virus test as student return to classroom

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part. As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools’ ability to quickly i...

Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at...

Gaza students back to school with few virus safety measures

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of students in the isolated Gaza Strip returned to schools after five months of closure, despite the ongoing pandemic that has seen school years post...

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

PARIS (AP) — It was almost as if Emmanuel Macron forgot that Lebanon is no longer a French protectorate. Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France’s leader comforted distra...

A father, a sister, a son: Beirut blast takes a heavy toll

BEIRUT (AP) — A close twin sister, now separated forever. An attentive and doting husband who sacrificed for his family and promised his wife the moon. A student financing his education by working dou...

Virus aid talks collapse; no help expected for jobless now

WASHINGTON (AP) — A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment at week's end, making it increasingly likely that Washington ...

US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing’s effort to undermine autonom...

US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials

The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing’s effort to undermine autonomy and crack ...

Mexico sets up justice commission for Yaqui Indians

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government on Friday set up a Justice Commission for the Yaqui People, looking to solve the land, water and infrastructure problems of what President Andrés Manuel López...

LSU adds Missouri, Vanderbilt in revamped SEC schedule

Defending Southeastern Conference and national champion LSU will host Missouri and visit Vanderbilt in its expanded Southeastern Conference schedule, while Alabama will visit Mizzou and host Kentucky ...

Germany vows more inclusion for Sinti, Roma during EU presidency

Improving the lives of Europe's Sinti and Roma people will be one of Germany's "central topics" during its European Union presidency, Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth said...

UN: Up to 9 children killed by airstrikes in northern Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Airstrikes in northern Yemen killed as many as nine children, a United Nations official said Friday, making it the third such attack with significant child deaths in that rebel-con...

Emmanuel Macron visits Beirut: Can there be a 'French solution' for Lebanon?

It was no coincidence that France's President Emmanuel Macron became the first western head of state to tour the remains of Beirut on Thursday (August 6). France's ties with Lebanon go back a ...

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Dise...