As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, ‘Glory to Hong Kong’, the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and some...

Racist videos bring attention to US House race in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory faces a neurosurgeon who campaigned on his experience to improve the h...

Opinion: Mali risk remains after clumsy West African intervention

A handful of leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) traveled to Bamako to resolve the socio-political crisis that is shaking Mali since June. The diplomatic intervention an...

Taiwan sees Tropical Storm Jangmi take shape Sunday morning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression spawning northeast of the Philippines intensified into Taiwan's fifth tropical storm of the year on Sunday morning (Aug. 9) and is expected to br...

Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, which is estimated to have killed 140,000 people just in the months following the explosion. Survivors, their relative...

Israeli military sets up coronavirus task force

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it was establishing a coronavirus task force aimed at cutting the chain of infection in the country. In a statement, the military...

Asian shares extend rally after S&P 500 nears record

Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February. ...

Hong Kong protest leader fired from university teaching job

HONG KONG (AP) — A professor and leading figure in Hong Kong’s political opposition has been fired from his university job following China’s passage of a sweeping new national security law. ...

Yemen's separatists to give up self-rule, push peace deal

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s leading separatist group will abandon its aspirations for self-rule to implement a stalled peace deal brokered by Saudi Arabia, it announced early Wednesday in a major step toward...

Report: 2,866 COVID claims, 48 deaths among federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3,000 federal workers have filed compensation claims for having contracted COVID-19 on the job, a number that is expected to double by early next month, according to a Departm...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

AP PHOTOS: Lonely burials for virus victims in Iraq's Najaf

NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Every chapter of Iraq’s modern history can be seen in the sprawling cemetery of Wadi al-Salam outside the holy city of Najaf. Its sandy expanse is growing, this time with coronaviru...

Even flow: Shelton brings positivity and grit to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The initial dream died quickly and quietly late in 1993 when surgeons opened up Derek Shelton's mangled right elbow and tried to piece it back together. It didn't take. At least not ...

Walmart shopper charged with pulling gun during mask dispute

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing felony charges for pointing a gun at another Walmart shopper who had told him to wear a mask, officials said Thursday. Vincent Sc...

Trump deploys more federal agents under 'law and order' push

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced he will send federal agents to Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico, to help combat rising crime, expanding the administration’s intervention into loc...