Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, accordin...

In death and life, Lebanese woman shows religious law fight

BEIRUT (AP) — Nadyn Jouny’s sister taped up two messages in her memory inside a closet at the family home — one of motherly love tinged with pain, another of defiance. The first Joun...

Taiwanese trekker dies in Nepal: MOFA

A Taiwanese national died in Nepal on Saturday following a trekking excursion in the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) confirmed Sunday. MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) made the conf...

In a first, IBM’s computer debater faces off against itself

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The chamber hushed as the debate got underway at the Cambridge Union and the teams launched into their carefully crafted opening statements. The topic - whe...

AP Exclusive: Climate said to imperil 60% of Superfund sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 60 percent of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly ...

Missing Clark Atlanta University student found dead

ATLANTA (AP) — A missing Clark Atlanta University student has been found dead, authorities said Friday. The body of Alexis Crawford, 21, was found at a park in DeKalb County, Atlanta...

Panels release first transcripts from closed-door interviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — The three committees leading the Democrats' impeachment probe have released the first transcripts of closed-door interviews as part of their inquiry into President Donald Trump's dea...

Mountain skeleton may be man from Japanese internment camp

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — In the closing days of World War II, a Japanese American set out with other men from the infamous internment camp at Manzanar on a trip to the mountains, where he went off ...

23 is the new 15 in a tactical sense at the Rugby World Cup

TOKYO (AP) — The English call them finishers. The Springboks called them the bomb squad. "Replacements" is a more reserved description for the eight players each team picks to warm t...

Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is again appearing before Congress to face questions about his company's massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hat...

Police chief skipping Trump's 1st Chicago visit as president

CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip th...

Demand for fast, online delivery drives UPS 3Q

DALLAS (AP) — UPS is doing booming business in next-day deliveries in the United States while keeping costs under control, but the weakening global economy is contributing to disappointing revenue gro...

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is calling on federal court to stop the suspension of a high school student who was punished for bullying after she charged the schoo...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung corrects word ‘school’ on MRT station sign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For three years, the name of a Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit station was listed as “Oil Refinery Elementary Achool Station” on a sign outside the building, repo...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2019. There are 83 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1...