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For widows in Africa, COVID-19 stole husbands, homes, future

UMUIDA, Nigeria (AP) — As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been placed on oxyge...

For widows in Africa, COVID-19 stole husbands, homes, future

UMUIDA, Nigeria (AP) — As Anayo Mbah went into labor with her sixth child, her husband battled COVID-19 in another hospital across town. Jonas, a young motorcycle taxi driver, had been placed on oxyge...

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, whose family harmonies with daughter Wynonna turned them into the Grammy-winning country stars The Judds, has died. She was 76. Her daughters, Wy...

Biden pardons former Secret Service agent and 2 others

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has granted the first three pardons of his term, providing clemency to a Kennedy-era Secret Service agent convicted of federal bribery charges that he tried to se...

Pastor-led shelters bring schooling options to migrant kids

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — His completed geometry exercise in hand and a smile lighting up his eyes above his face mask, Victor Rodas rushed to the teacher as other students were still drawing. ...

More Cubans immigrating to the US by crossing from Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — For years after leaving Cuba, the mother of two tried to get her children and parents into the U.S. through legal channels. Finally, she decided she wouldn’t wait any lo...

America's homeless ranks graying as more retire on streets

PHOENIX (AP) — Karla Finocchio's slide into homelessness began when she split with her partner of 18 years and temporarily moved in with a cousin. The 55-year-old planned to use her ...

America's homeless ranks graying as more retire on streets

PHOENIX (AP) — Karla Finocchio's slide into homelessness began when she split with her partner of 18 years and temporarily moved in with a cousin. The 55-year-old planned to use her ...

Australia PM hopeful Albanese had humble start to life

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for an aspiring Australian prime minister. But despite ...

Man charged in death of Browns LB Owusu-Koramoah's brother

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man was arrested and charged with murder Thursday night in the death of Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah's older brother. Police in Hampton, Vir...

Sudanese go hungry as prices spiral upward in wake of coup

CAIRO (AP) — Each day brings new financial burdens for Ikhlas Zakaria, a single mother of six who sells cups of tea at a roadside stand in a provincial town in Sudan. Prices for basic goods have skyro...

High energy costs are hitting UK. It's about to get worse

LONDON (AP) — Tia Rutherford is worried about her 3-year-old son. As energy prices soared last fall, she tacked fleece blankets over her doors and windows to keep the cold out and st...

Jessica Chastain wins best actress Oscar for 'Tammy Faye'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars looked kindly on Jessica Chastain. She won the Academy Award for best actress Sunday night for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” in which she portrays the rise...

Pandemic postcard: COVID outbreak leaves Hong Kong in limbo

HONG KONG (AP) — As a COVID-19 outbreak overwhelms Hong Kong, it’s hard for its 7.4 million residents to know what’s next. Uncertainty is the only certainty as store shelves are stri...

For kids with COVID-19, everyday life can be a struggle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight-year-old Brooklynn Chiles fidgets on the hospital bed as she waits for the nurse at Children's National Hospital. The white paper beneath her crinkles as she shifts to look at ...