Animated videos: Boy Scouts' new tactic to fight sex abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Under financial pressure from sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts of America are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon-style...

Taiwan youth ambassadors to visit allies on diplomatic mission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 75 Taiwanese students have been conferred the title of “Youth Ambassador” and in August will be embarking on a ten-day international exchange progra...

Jeanne O'Laughlin dies at 90; played key role in Elian case

MIAMI (AP) — Barry University officials say a former university president who played a key role in the polarizing Elian Gonzalez case has died. Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin was 90. O'Lau...

Taiwanese now care more about sovereignty than economy: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- A poll released by Academia Sinica has found that Taiwanese now care much more about sovereignty than the economy, a major reversal from last year, as bullying from Beijing ta...

MLB: Umpire union tweet about Machado was 'inappropriate'

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball says it was inappropriate for the umpire's union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct followi...

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors h...

Lamont signs bill increasing Connecticut's smoking age to 21

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont has signed legislation that increases the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21. The bill signed into law Tuesday by the ...

Business Highlights

___ Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has unveiled an ambitious plan to create a new digital currency for globa...

San Francisco weighs 1st US city ban on e-cigarette sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes to crack down on youth ...

Taiwan's Taoyuan City wins Intelligent Community of the Year

Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, was named June 13 the Intelligent Community of the Year by New York-headquartered think tank IC Forum, spotlighting the metropolis’s advanced application of information...

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders

HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement of black-clad protesters challenging Hong Kong's government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership st...

2019 APME awards honor AP journalists for powerful stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Accounts of perseverance in the wake of disaster, deep investigative looks into cyber threats against American democracy, and images that highlighted the human side of controversial po...

Strong earthquake hits southwestern China; injuries reported

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night and some people were injured, officials and news reports said. The U.S. Geological Survey warned th...

Today in History CLARIFICATION

The Today in History from Sunday, June 16, included an item about the 1944 execution of a 14-year-old black youth, George Stinney, in South Carolina for the murders of two white girls. ...

Chelsea mired in uncertainty as challenges grow

If there's any English club that thrives in chaos and adversity, it's Chelsea. And there's plenty of that at Stamford Bridge this offseason. Days after selling Eden...