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Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

Activist, champion: Naomi Osaka is AP Female Athlete of Year

With tennis, like so much of the world, shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Naomi Osaka found herself with time to read and think. And while she won the U.S.
'Believe in science': EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

'Believe in science': EU kicks off COVID-19 vaccine campaign

ROME — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care cri

Syrian refugee camp burnt to ground in northern Lebanon

BEIRUT — More than 300 Syrian refugees were forced to flee an informal camp in northern Lebanon as a blaze raged through and burnt tents to the ground, U.N. and Lebanese officials said Sunday.
Asia Today: Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

Asia Today: Japan halts all foreign arrivals over UK variant

TOKYO — Japan is barring entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain.

1 killed, 5 wounded in shooting during music video filming

LYNN, Mass. — Six people were shot, one of them fatally, while filming a music video near Boston, police said Sunday. Police found the six victims Saturday scattered along a dead-end street, Lynn police Lt. Michael Kmiec said.

Eastern Turkey shaken by 5.3 magnitude earthquake

ISTANBUL — An earthquake with a 5.3 magnitude shook Elazig province in eastern Turkey on Sunday. Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu tweeted there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake struck at 09:37 a.m.

At least 7 killed in knife attack in northeastern China

BEIJING — At least seven people were killed and another seven injured in a knife attack in northeastern China, state media reported Sunday. The attack in the city of Kaiyuan in Liaoning province was carried out outside a sauna and bathhouse.
Shooting at Illinois bowling alley leaves 3 dead, 3 injured

Shooting at Illinois bowling alley leaves 3 dead, 3 injured

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A gunman opened fire inside an Illinois bowling alley, killing three people and injuring three others Saturday night in what authorities believe was a random attack.
Gingerbread monolith delights San Francisco on Christmas Day

Gingerbread monolith delights San Francisco on Christmas Day

SAN FRANCISCO — In true pop-up art fashion, a nearly 7-foot-tall monolith made of gingerbread mysteriously appeared on a San Francisco hilltop on Christmas Day and collapsed the next day.
University: Utah star freshman running back Ty Jordan dead

University: Utah star freshman running back Ty Jordan dead

DALLAS — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah who grew up in the Dallas area, has died, school officials announced Saturday.