Virus spikes have officials looking to shore up…

Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff

Obama: Trump can't even 'protect himself'

Former U.S. President Barack Obama, stumping for his former VP Joe Biden, said his administration "literally left the White House a pandemic playbook," adding that President Donald Trump "isn't going to suddenly protect all of us, he can't even take the basic steps to protect himself."

'Extensive' Attack Carried Out Against 70 Museum…

At least 70 artifacts and artworks were targeted almost three weeks ago in what German newspaper Die Zeit describes as "one of the most extensive attacks on works of art and antiquities in the history of post-war Germany," per Deutsche Welle . The attack on Berlin's Museum Island, a UNESCO World...

Spain 1st in western Europe to hit 1 million…

Spain has become the first country in western Europe to accumulate more than 1 million confirmed infections, as the nation of 47 million struggles to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus

Obama slams Trump over 'secret' Chinese bank…

Former U.S. President Barack Obama rallying for his former VP Joe Biden in Philadelphia Wednesday slammed President Donald Trump for his reported bank account in China, saying Trump may have paid more to foreign governments than he paid in U.S. federal income taxes.

NYT : Trump Has Previously Undisclosed Chinese…

As President Trump and the GOP try to damage Joe Biden's 2020 campaign by going after his son Hunter , a new revelation could show "a potentially major conflict of interest" for Trump himself, per the Guardian . That disclosure comes via the New York Times , which has been doing a deep...

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A decade after deadly cholera epidemic, Haiti…

Ten years after a cholera epidemic swept through Haiti and killed nearly 10,000 people, families of victims still struggle financially and await compensation from the United Nations as many continue to drink from and bathe in a river that became ground zero for the waterborne disease

Obama ‘never lost hope' the past four years

Former President Barack Obama made his first appearance on the campaign trail on Wednesday for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is locked in a tight race with President Donald Trump in crucial states with just 13 days to go in the campaign.

Angry Father May Have Texted Teacher's Killer

France has ordered a mosque outside Paris to close for six months after it appeared to support action against a teacher who was later slain outside his school . The mosque shared videos on Facebook last week that included the address of the school where Samuel Paty taught, the BBC reports....

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects coronavirus vaccine…

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has overruled his own health minister on the announced purchase of 46 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being tested in Sao Paulo state

CDC sees 'distressing trend' in COVID-19 cases

Top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday said U.S. COVID-19 cases were increasing "really in all parts of the country -- in the Midwest, particularly."

Saudi Crown Prince Sued in US Court Over 2018…

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee has sued Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in US federal court over the death of the Saudi journalist. Hatice Cengiz, along with the human rights organization founded by Khashoggi, allege in the suit that Khashoggi's torture, death, and dismemberment came at the "directive of Defendant Mohammed bin...

Armenian PM sees no way to settle conflict…

Armenia’s prime minister says that Azerbaijan’s aggressive stance in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh leaves no room for diplomacy

Trump's Chinese banking a security risk: Pelosi

U.S. President Donald Trump's bank account in China raises serious national security concerns, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, following a New York Times report revealing the previously undisclosed account. Gavino Garay reports.

Trump Secured 45 Ventilators From Russia. All…

The Federal Emergency Management Agency received 45 Russian ventilators on April 1, shortly after President Trump asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. As BuzzFeed reports, "they were part of a lopsided aid deal between the countries that would ultimately see Russia delivering a little...

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Swiss fear rise in COVID-19 cases could…

The Swiss health minister says coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations are doubling every week, warning of the prospect of overburdened hospitals as Switzerland has gone from one of least-affected countries in Europe to one of the worst-hit in just three weeks

Biden has big cash advantage over Trump in final…

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign entered the final stretch of the race with a large cash advantage over President Donald Trump, disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission showed. Colette Luke has the latest.

Navalny Describes What Novichok Poisoning Feels…

Alexei Navalny felt no pain. Still, he knew he was close to death when he collapsed on a plane in August— the result of poisoning with a previously unknown type of Novichok, the Russian-developed nerve agent. "I've compared it to being touched by a Dementor in a Harry Potter novel—...

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex…

Pope Francis has become the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions

OxyContin maker to plead guilty in opioid probe

Purdue Pharma agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal that comes with a $8.4 billion settlement but stops short of criminally charging its executives or wealthy Sackler family owners. Conway G. Gittens has more.

Suspected Culprit Emerges in Mystery 'Havana…

Remember "Havana syndrome"? That's the term often used to describe the weird, inexplicable ailments that began affecting US diplomats in Cuba in recent years. Now two investigative pieces, one by the New York Times and the other at GQ , seek to shed more light on what's happening. Both make clear...

Police: 43 bank hostages freed in ex-Soviet…

Police in the ex-Soviet nation of Georgia say 43 people have been freed after an armed assailant took them hostage in a bank

Snap shares jump to record high

Shares of Snap jumped by more than a third Wednesday morning after the Snapchat messaging app owner beat user growth and revenue forecasts as more people signed up to chat with friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic. Fred Katayama reports.

Killer Peter Madsen Escapes Prison

A Danish man convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in a case that shocked Scandinavia managed to escape from prison on Tuesday—though he was apprehended soon after. Peter Madsen, serving life in prison for the 2017 murder of Kim Wall, escaped from Herstedvester Prison near Copenhagen...

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Spanish islands struggle with migration surge…

Rescues at sea and arrivals of flimsy boats from Africa on Spain’s Canary Islands have strained emergency services and left hundreds of migrants stuck for days in a makeshift harbor camp

DOJ announces Purdue Pharma's plea deal in opioid…

Purdue Pharma LP agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges over the handling of its addictive prescription opioid OxyContin, in a deal with U.S. prosecutors that imposed significant penalties exceeding $8 billion, though the lion's share will go largely unpaid.

Man Who Used Narwhal Tusk to Stop Attack Granted…

It's extremely rare for a murderer to win a pardon in Britain. It's even rarer for a narwhal tusk to be involved. Steven Gallant, a 42-year-old inmate who used the tusk to confront a knife-wielding man who had stabbed two people to death in London last year, has been approved...