For many migrants, the dream of freedom ends in Lesbos

"We had some hope, but we have lost it. We thought the government would take us to Athens now," says Muhammad Sator Massi. Muhammad, who is 19, is sitting alone on a curb in the blazing sun,...

NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway. Across the aisle, another young man lay asleep, sprawled across three seat...

Malignant tumors remain top cause of death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Malignant tumors were the leading cause of death in Taiwan last year and have lowered the country's average life expectancy by four years, according to statistics rele...

France tightens screws on public activities to fight COVID

PARIS (AP) — Two of France’s biggest cities with COVID-19 infection rates gathering speed even faster than the national surge in new cases are tightening limits on public activities as the French gove...

Astronomers see possible hints of life in Venus's clouds

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. ...

Rodgers at ease as Packers roll past Vikings 43-34

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Rodgers took full advantage of the young cornerbacks and the empty stadium in Minnesota, beginning his 13th season as Green Bay's starting quarterback by passing for 364 yards...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 12, the 256th day of 2020. There are 110 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept...

3 killed in plane crash were Tennessee Air National Guard

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three people killed in a small plane crash near a Tennessee airport were Air National Guard members, officials said Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Adminis...

Florida governor vetoes bill because of liquid nicotine ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill to raise the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 because it would have also banned the sale of flavored liquid nicotine products ...

Facing 2nd virus wave, Spain tracks infections with soldiers

MADRID (AP) — Under strain from Europe's fastest-growing wave of coronavirus contagion, the Spanish government on Tuesday cleared the way for more localized lockdowns and deployed the military to bols...

Taiwanese quarantine buster caught in KTV bar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man from western Taiwan is facing a fine of up to NT$1 million (US$34,000) after he was found to have skipped out on his quarantine to sing in a KTV bar on Sunday (Aug. ...

Virginia to consider reducing penalty for assaulting police

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers plan to take up dozens of criminal justice reforms during a special legislative session this week, but one proposal in particular is expected to spark an intens...

NJ casinos, tracks win $264M in July after virus reopening

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one th...

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the lega...

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has th...