Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An opinion piece published by a hard-line Iranian newspaper on Sunday suggested Iran should attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of a scientist l...

Manning, Woodson, Megatron are Hall of Fame semifinalists

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021. ...

Special Pokémon GO event to kick off Sunday in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The developer of mobile game phenomenon Pokémon GO is hosting a special event Sunday (Nov. 22) in Tainan, where Pokémon trainers can catch featured monsters ...

On Football: The long and the longer of NFL placekicking

There was a time when NFL coaches only trusted their placekickers if all other options were exhausted. From there, things progressed to relying on the soccer-style booters from, say...

Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a "betrayal" of both Jerusalem, where they hope to establish the capital ...

In Iran, a massive cemetery struggles to keep up with virus

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For over half a century, a massive graveyard on the edge of Iran's capital has provided a final resting place for this country's war dead, its celebrities and artists, its thinkers...

A chronology of the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal McCarrick

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is set to release its report into the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-influential American cardinal who was defrocked by Pope Francis in 2019 ...

As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of Muslims in Pakistan poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricatu...

Evening visits to central Taiwan mansion hark back to Qing Dynasty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden began holding evening tours in April, scenes of tourists donning old-timey garments and sipping tea while watching performan...

China protests visits by Japanese ex-prime minister to war shrine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s foreign ministry protested the repeated visits by former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo (安倍晉三) to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors war victims as well a...

Japan's populist, pragmatic new PM Suga pushes Abe's vision

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, leaves Sunday on his first overseas foray since taking over from his former boss Shinzo Abe last month, heading to Vietnam and Indonesia. ...

Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher in 49ers' dynasty, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fred Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty, has died. He was 68. His death on Wednesday night was c...

Virus imperils AA co-founder's birthplace, a virtual shrine

EAST DORSET, Vt. (AP) — The shrinelike birthplace of one of the two Vermont natives who founded Alcoholics Anonymous is in danger of closing, another victim of the restrictions made necessary by the c...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

War god carving returned to New Mexico tribe by auctioneer

ZUNI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A hand-carved figure held sacred by a Native American community in New Mexico has been returned to the tribe by an Ohio auction house, the company said. The ...