From bombers to Big Macs: Vietnam a lesson in reconciliation

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese capital once trembled as waves of American bombers unleashed their payloads, but when Kim Jong Un arrives here for his summit with President Donald Trump he won't ...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back to 1998, marking the latest charges against a man trailed for decades by lur...

Taiwanese students chop leg off Chiang Kai-shek equestrian statue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The leg of an equestrian statue of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) was cut off by college students early this morning on the campus of National Chengchi University (NCCU) to retaliate ag...

Virginia school board delays ending transgender bathroom ban

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A school board in Virginia said Thursday that it won't take any immediate action to overturn its transgender student bathroom ban, making what appeared to be a change in course aft...

GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers are pushing to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah with a proposal that's being hailed as a milestone by advocates and won't be op...

'Roma' producer could make history at the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade collaborating with the writer and director Alfonso Cuaron, producer Gabriela Rodriguez knew his work inside out. But even she didn't anticipate the universal s...

Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outlet

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A young Iraqi musician raps about anger and disillusionment in his hometown, the southern port city of Basra, which saw riots last summer over failing services and soaring unemploym...

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — At a barbershop tucked away in a small Hanoi alley, Le Phuc Hai patiently waits for his hair dye to bleach his natural black into the color of the president of the United S...

Benetton makes its Milan runway debut with Lagerfeld tribute

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week promised to be a running tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday as collateral events got unde way. French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac, w...

Noose knot on Burberry hoodie pulled amid fury

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive and chief creative officer of luxury fashion powerhouse Burberry have apologized for putting a hoodie with strings tied in the shape of a noose on their London Fash...

5 to stand trial in Guatemala shelter fire that killed 41

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan judge has ordered five current and former officials to stand trial over a blaze that killed 41 girls at a state-run home for troubled youth. The ru...

Nigeria's female candidates seek victory despite harassment

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nervous ahead of Nigeria's delayed election, a group of young women picked up their cellphones and wished each other well. "Honestly I'm so tensed and scared," o...

Blue Jays' Stroman disheartened by unsigned veteran players

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman says it is "pretty disheartening" that veteran players like Adam Jones remain unsigned as full-squad spring training workouts are set to begin. "I...

NISA given provisional 3rd division sanctioning by USSF

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has given provisional third division sanctioning to the proposed National Independent Soccer Association. The NISA said last Septe...

Versatile Romo feeling young as part of rebuilding Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo believes Miami's rebuilt roster can become his fountain of youth. "I think the youth here gives me energy, gives me confidence that ...