AP Nation & World
310 results total, viewing 1 - 20

Catholic church offers little to reach minority victims of priests

The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise of opportunities - a better life. He also abused all the children. They told no one. They … more

A decade after earthquake, a young victim struggles

CANAAN, Haiti - Just before 5 p.m., Marie-Mislen Thomas' house fell on top of her three children. In the first nightmarish hour after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Thomases were able to pull their sons Chilo and … more

Experts share how to have a 'no regrets' retirement

Most retirees regret not saving more. A 2018 study by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found 73% wish they'd put aside more money on a consistent basis, and half felt they waited too long to get serious about retirement saving. But … more

U.S. gets 1st case of mysterious new Chinese virus

SEATTLE (AP) - A U.S. resident who recently returned from an overseas trip has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak in China and stringent monitoring around the world, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. The man returned … more

Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton says "nobody likes" her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains entrenched among the front-runners in the Democratic race, with the Iowa caucus beginning in less than two … more

100s in 'no-man's land' after Mexico troops block way

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) - Hundreds of Central American migrants were stranded in a sort of no-man's land on the river border between Guatemala and Mexico after running up against lines of Mexican National Guard troops deployed to keep them from … more

Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine. The … more

McConnell abruptly eases Trump impeachment trial limits

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly backed off some of his proposed rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Tuesday, easing plans for a tight two-day schedule and agreeing that House evidence will be … more

Harry hopes for calmer future, but some think it's doubtful

LONDON (AP) - Prince Harry says he's taking a "leap of faith'' as he steps back from royal duties in an attempt to build a more peaceful life - one free of the journalists who have filmed, photographed and written about him since the day he was … more

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) - The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and … more

Trump's lawyers urge dismissal of 'flimsy' impeachment case

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's legal team asserted Monday that he did "absolutely nothing wrong," urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called "flimsy" and a "dangerous perversion of the Constitution." The lawyers … more

Faith, politics mix on yearly Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

ATLANTA - Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over his contested legacy against the backdrop of a presidential election year. Republicans told a sometimes cool crowd at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta that … more

York woman pleads guilty to poisoning husband with drinks laced with eye drops

YORK (AP) - A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eye drops into his water for days. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Lana Sue Clayton, 53, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and … more

Alaska company takes pizza to new heights with airplane delivery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska company has taken pizza to new heights by providing airplane deliveries around the state. Papa Murphy's in Anchorage flies hundreds of miles to deliver about 150 pizzas each week, Alaska Public Media reported … more

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate … more

Dershowitz, Starr join Trump impeachment legal defense

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's legal team for his upcoming Senate impeachment trial will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill … more

Iran's top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing "American clowns" who he said pretend to support the Iranian nation but want to stick their … more

Artist uses snow as canvas for massive geometrical designs

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. - Simon Beck carefully plots his course before shuffling through a windswept snowfield high in the Rocky Mountains. Using a compass, snowshoes and his background as a cartographer and competitive orienteer, the 61-year-old … more

Despite volcano, 5,000 call danger zone home

TALISAY, Philippines (AP) - It's the second-most active volcano in the Philippines, a designated permanent danger zone long declared off-limits to human settlements. Yet to more than 5,000 people the Taal volcano is home. A lush island dotted … more

Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuses electronic sensors. Modern government office blocks in the Australian capital … more
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 16 | Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 90 days.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.