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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Scripps National Spelling Bee has become increasingly difficult, spellers are less likely to come out of nowhere and hoist the trophy. There's more information available about competitors, and champion spellers fit a profile. For them, the bee is an all-...
LONDON (AP) — Prince William says he is sad his wife and two young children can't meet his late mother, Princess Diana. In an interview with the magazine British GQ, the heir to the throne opened up about his feelings about his mother's 1997 death in a Paris car crash. William...
NEW DELHI (AP) — A new ban imposed by India's government on the sale of cows and buffaloes for slaughter to protect animals considered holy by many Hindus is drawing widespread protests from state governments and animal-related industries. Many state governments criticized the...
DINOKENG GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The male lion brushes through the tall grass and strides into a clearing in a South African wildlife sanctuary. A man beckons the big cat with purring sounds. The lion, Bayetsi, responds with a gentle growl and caresses Kevin Richardson...
BANGKOK (AP) — The 78-year-old Tamas Ajan has won a fifth term as International Weightlifting Federation president, amid criticism of the sport's record of doping at the Olympics. The IWF says Ajan beat Antonio Urso, the Italian leader of European weightlifting, 86-61 in a vote...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's pro-European Liberal Party has quit the ruling coalition following the arrest of Chisinau's mayor, but it looks like the government can keep its majority. The Liberal Party on Monday withdrew its three ministers, a deputy premier and...
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might call for the prosecution of its organizers on grounds of discrimination. In a series of angry tweets Sunday,...
PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might call for the prosecution of its organizers on grounds of discrimination. In a series of angry tweets Sunday,...
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin remains committed to strong trans-Atlantic relations, but Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion after meetings with President Donald Trump that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. "speaks for itself," her spokesman said Monday Merkel's comments...