Democrats set to unveil stopgap bill to prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Friday prepared a temporary spending bill that is needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month — and that would allow lawmakers to leave Washingto...

Archer tells Holding to do some research after ECB criticism

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England paceman Jofra Archer called on Michael Holding to do some research after the West Indies great criticized international teams for stopping the pre-game practice of t...

Taiwan unveils anti-counterfeit stamp on masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has introduced a new stamp to be featured on medical masks that will prove their authenticity amid a string of counterfeit scandals. Medical masks manufactured i...

Lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair sells for more than $81,000

BOSTON (AP) — A lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair along with a blood-stained telegram about his 1865 assassination have been sold at auction for more than $81,000. The items were sold d...

Taiwan activists join coalition urging Olympic Committee to take away Beijing's torch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several Taiwanese human rights groups have joined over 150 other organizations representing nearly every region of the world in urging the International Olympic Committee ...

Police in Maryland accused of rubber stamping use of force

One of Maryland's largest police departments appears to routinely “rubber stamp” the use of force by officers who disproportionately wield it against Black citizens, a plaintiffs' expert said in a cou...

Former WWE wrestlers' lawsuit over brain damage is dismissed

A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that had been filed by 50 former pro wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to pro...

Jets GM Douglas won't be happy 'until we win the Super Bowl'

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas is not about to start patting himself on the back after a busy offseason. Sure, the New York Jets general manager made several moves to help the team get ...

W. Africa bloc presses Mali junta to hand power to civilians

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — West African leaders warned Mali's military junta on Monday they must designate civilian heads of state by next week to chart a path back to democracy or the country will face fur...

Former Cook Islands leader dies from virus in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Joe Williams may have been 85 years old, but when the coronavirus struck this year, the Auckland doctor worked extra hard to warn his Pacific Island patients of its dang...

No-fault divorce law faces legal challenge in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A devoutly Catholic husband who refused to grant his wife a divorce on religious grounds urged Nebraska’s highest court Thursday to overturn the state’s no-fault divorce law in a ca...

UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — a week after the U.N. health agency declared the African conti...

Cuba closes off Havana to stamp out spread of coronavirus

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities launched a strict 15-day lockdown of Havana on Tuesday in order to stamp out the low-level but persistent spread of the novel coronavirus in the capital. ...

El Al flight LY971 to Abu Dhabi was no typical air journey

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From the Israeli captain’s emotional greeting in Arabic upon takeoff in Tel Aviv, to the warm Emirati reception on the ground in scorching Abu Dhabi, it was obvi...

Israeli, US delegations depart to UAE in 1st direct flight

BEN-GURION AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — A Star of David-adorned El Al plane took off Monday from Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi in the firs...