Mexico anti-obesity activists win fight for food warnings

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After a decade of fighting for stronger food labeling standards in one of the most obese countries in the world, Mexican activists celebrated Monday over a new rule that will requir...

Racist graffiti on college campus; group wants investigation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Name tags for three students at the University of Richmond students were defaced, and a Muslim advocacy group on Monday called for a hate crime investigation into one of the insta...

Under court review: A little marijuana, a life sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A military veteran who was sent to prison for life after selling less than 1 gram (0.04 ounce) of marijuana to an undercover investigator should be allowed to pursue an appeal of th...

Connecticut tribe takes issue with schools’ Indian names

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history b...

Growing outcry in Ethiopia over abducted university students

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians are expressing anger and frustration over several university students, most of them female, who remain missing after their kidnapping two months ago. ...

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest ro...

Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protesters

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A four-day pilgrimage by family members of murdered or missing Mexicans culminated in a tense confrontation in the capital's main square Sunday as supporters of Mexico's president h...

UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract scientists

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science “superpower.” ...

3rd woman accuses Michigan lawmaker of sexual harassment

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A third woman in two weeks has publicly come forward with sexual harassment allegations against a Michigan state legislator, according to a published report Sunday. ...

Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Iraq's capital and southern provinces on Sunday, defying a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his suppor...

New documentary cloaks anonymous sources in 'face doubles'

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the Sun...

Taiwan tightens travel rules against Chinese visitors over epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced on Sunday (Jan. 26) stricter travel restrictions against Chinese visitors from Hubei, the epicenter of a viral outbreak that has sickened over 2,000 and c...

Covington Catholic bus involved in fatal crash in Kentucky

CALIFORNIA, Ky. (AP) — A charter bus carrying students from a Catholic high school collided with a car Saturday morning in northern Kentucky, killing the car's driver, police said. T...

Racist threats rattle students, faculty at university

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University,...

Building collapses in Indian capital, killing 5 people

NEW DELHI (AP) — A building that was being expanded in the Indian capital collapsed Saturday, killing five people on the main floor, including four students, an official said. The st...