George Takei, Ocean Vuong win American Book Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Ocean Vuong and Yoko Ogawa, a prison memoir by Alfred Woodfox and a graphic memoir based on actor George Takei's childhood in a U.S. internment camp for J...

South African protesters close stores over offensive ad

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protests over an advertisement viewed as racially offensive forced the closure Monday of at least 60 outlets of a chain of drugstores. Leaders ...

'Hoax' book reveals extent of internal unease at Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Stelter knows critics accuse Fox News of bending the truth in order to maintain its staunch support of and closeness to President Donald Trump. As CNN media reporter and host of ...

Newsweek apologizes for op-ed questioning Harris birthright

NEW YORK (AP) — Newsweek has apologized for an op-ed that questioned Sen. Kamala Harris’ U.S. citizenship and her eligibility to be Joe Biden’s running mate, a false and racist conspiracy theory which...

Rights group: Houthis, Saudis killed Ethiopian migrants

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent rights group Thursday accused Yemen's Houthi rebels and rival Saudi border guards of killing several dozen Ethiopian migrants in an incident at the border earlier this year. ...

Facebook bans French comedian Dieudonne for anti-Semitism

Social media giant Facebook announced Monday it has permanently banned French comedian and convicted anti-Semite Dieudonne from its platforms for spreading content that mocked Holocaust victims. Face...

Roma, Sinti survivors remember victims of genocide at Auschwitz

For the first time ever, members of the Roma and Sinti community on Sunday marked the European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day in Auschwitz alongside Jewish representatives and German Christian leaders. ...

My Europe: Xenophobia, nationalism can only be defeated together

On August 2, 1944, the last 4,300 Sinti and Roma still living in the so-called "gypsy camp" were murdered in the gas chambers of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality on COVID-19 threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be living in an alternate reality when it comes to the COVID-19 threat. Over the weekend, he clung to the misguid...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the virus-era China ban that isn't

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's “ban” on travel from China is his go-to point when defending his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The problem with his core argument starts with the fac...

Poland's LGBT community feels fear and anger after election

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Members of Poland's LGBT community say they are angry and afraid after President Andrzej Duda won re-election in a divisive campaign that cast their movement for equal rights as ...

When the ID shows a different picture than reality: Being transgender in Romania

Confusion, suspicion, uneasy questions: these are some of the reactions Patrick must endure when asked to present his ID. It's an ordinary situation for most of us that doesn't involve much th...

VIRUS DIARY: Soccer in UK loses passion, soul with no fans

LONDON (AP) — What have I learned about pandemic soccer — I mean football, of course — since its return in England? You watch soulless matches with no fans out of ingrained habit — ...

The Latest: South Korea still coping with new virus clusters

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 62 additional cases of the coronavirus over a 24-hour period as the Asian country continues to face new clusters of infections amid eased social distanci...

The Latest: More virus cases in Seoul as new clusters emerge

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 51 more confirmed coronavirus cases as new clusters emerge in the densely populated Seoul area where people have been increasingly venturing out despite g...