One hit no more: Persistence pays off for Billy Ray Cyrus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Most people would say that Billy Ray Cyrus has been lucky to keep finding himself in the middle of massive pop culture moments over this three-decade long career in music and t...

Japan panel: Fukushima water release to sea is best option

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government panel on Friday roughly accepted a draft proposal for releasing into the sea massive amounts of radioactive water now being stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima n...

Mag 7.7 quake hits between Cuba and Jamaica, but no injuries

HAVANA (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday, shaking a vast area from Mexico to Florida and beyond, but there were n...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fusillade of misfires on fateful week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abroad, at home and in Twitter's ether, President Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of statements over the past week as the Senate impeachment trial unfolded and the Davos economic ...

Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Toky...

Quake shakes eastern Indonesia; no initial report of damage

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong inland earthquake late Saturday night struck Indonesia's easternmost Papua province. There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties. ...

China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls

BEIJING (AP) — China's population crept past 1.4 billion last year for the first time, even as the birthrate continues to fall. The National Bureau of Statistics said Friday the pop...

Japanese, British designers create Taiwan-themed icons in support of freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two foreign designers in love with Taiwan have jointly created more than 100 icons bearing Taiwanese elements as a way to demonstrate their support for the island country ...

Experts warn Puerto Rico not prepared for big earthquakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than two years ago, Hurricane Maria revealed that Puerto Rico was utterly unprepared for a powerful hurricane despite its location in one of the world’s most storm-vu...

Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s international airport,...

Puerto Ricans left homeless after biggest quake in century

GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cars, cots and plastic chairs became temporary beds for hundreds of families who lost their homes in southwest Puerto Rico as a flurry of earthquakes struck the island, one...

6.5 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the U.S. territory in recent days and caused heavy...

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits off western Indonesia coast

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off western Indonesian coast in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Surv...

5.7-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.7-magnitude quake jolted Puerto Ricans out of their beds Monday morning, the strongest quake yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week. ...

4.5 quake hits Puerto Rico amid rare seismic activity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Thursday in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. territory. The most ...