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  • US intelligence officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

    Intelligence officials reportedly have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected.
  • UN health agency tackles misinformation over virus outbreak

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief has traveled a dozen times to monitor the Ebola response in Congo . But when he planned to visit China’s capital last week over a new viral outbreak emerging from central Hubei province, his daughter got worried. “Before I left for Beijing, my daughter was saying, ‘Oh, […]
  • Ducey: Arizona, federal authorities ‘coordinating’ on coronavirus case

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the state is working with federal authorities to monitor the coronavirus case at Arizona State University.
  • UN agency declares global emergency over virus from China

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries as a global emergency Thursday after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week. The U.N. health agency defines an international emergency as an “extraordinary event” […]
  • Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

    BEIJING (AP) — China expanded its sweeping efforts on Monday to contain a dangerous new virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81. Mongolia closed its vast border with China, and Hong Kong and Malaysia announced they were barring […]
  • Iran fires surface-to-surface missiles at Iraqi base housing US troops

    Iran struck back at the U.S. for the killing of a top Iranian general, firing a series of missiles at an Iraqi air base housing American troops.
  • President Trump’s threats draw Iran’s cultural sites into tensions

    Trump tweeted that if Iran attacks any American assets to avenge the killing of a top Iranian general, the U.S. has 52 targets across the Islamic Republic.
  • Iraq’s Parliament calls for expulsion of U.S. troops

    Iraq's Parliament called for the expulsion of U.S. troops from the country in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general.
  • No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit

    LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make […]
  • 5 dead, more missing in eruption of New Zealand volcano

    A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday in a tower of ash and steam while tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing five.