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McCain's return cheers fellow Republican senators

WASHINGTON — At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumour , Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.
Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die

Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die

LONDON — Charlie Gard's mother returned to a London court Tuesday to ask a judge to let her and the baby's father take their critically ill son home to die.
AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives

AP: Brazilians detail abuses by US church, shattered lives

SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil — At the Word of Faith Fellowship churches in the Brazilian cities of Sao Joaquim de Bicas and Franco da Rocha, the signs of broken families are everywhere: parents separated from their children, siblings who no longer sp
Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

SAN DIEGO — When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S.

Finnish filmmaker Karukoski to direct JRR Tolkien biopic

HELSINKI — Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski's company says he will direct a Hollywood biopic of J.R.R. Tolkien, the British author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings.
Al Gore on 'Inconvenient Sequel,' Trump, and the environment

Al Gore on 'Inconvenient Sequel,' Trump, and the environment

NEW YORK — Al Gore admits he was frustrated upon hearing the news last month that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, but since then he's become more optimistic. Gore worried that a U.S.
Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions

Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions

JERUSALEM — Muslim leaders urged the faithful Tuesday to keep up their prayer protests and avoid entering a contested Jerusalem shrine, even after Israel dismantled metal detectors that initially triggered the tensions.
California governor to extend climate change bill 10 years

California governor to extend climate change bill 10 years

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.
McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote

McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. The stage was set for high drama, with Sen.
Retired police go on tourist patrol at Rome's Trevi Fountain

Retired police go on tourist patrol at Rome's Trevi Fountain

ROME — Retired traffic officers at Rome's Trevi Fountain are working to keep tourists on good behaviour . The Italian city's mayor signed an order last month aimed at protecting Trevi and some 40 other historic fountains.