• In the heart of Paris, watching a symbol of France burn

    PARIS (AP) — I started running toward the source of the yellow smoke without knowing what it was — only that it was coming from the island in the middle of the Seine at the heart of so much of Paris’ history. Past bookshops and cafes, I rounded the corner to see flames creeping across the rooftop of Notre Dame Cathedral. I caught my breath and rubbed my stinging eyes.

  • Prayers, hymns, community shared in firelight of Notre Dame

    PARIS (AP) — Some kneeled, some folded their hands to make silent entreaties. Others sang with their eyes focused on the sky that had gone from blue to yellow and orange, and filled with acrid smoke.

  • Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures as locals and tourists watched aghast from the streets.

  • Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

  • The Latest: Macron delays TV speech due to Notre Dame fire

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local):

  • Ivanka Trump eyes laws, customs holding back African women

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Visiting Africa to promote female economic development, Ivanka Trump on Monday sought to spotlight laws and customs that hold women on the continent back, from restrictions on property ownership to gender-based violence.

  • AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe

    GENEVA (AP) — A year after claims of sexual assault and harassment rocked the U.N. agency that fights HIV, UNAIDS looked like it might be on the mend. The top deputy facing the allegations had departed, the leader who presided over the troubled institution announced plans to bow out early and managers vowed to correct the “toxic” atmosphere identified in a scathing probe.

  • Nissan ex-chair Ghosn’s appeal on detention turned down

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Supreme Court has turned down an appeal by the lawyers for former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn to end his detention following his arrest for the fourth time on financial misconduct allegations.

  • Iraq seeks to reclaim leadership role, status in Arab world

    BAGHDAD (AP) — After decades of conflict, Iraq is seeking to reclaim a leadership role and status in the Arab world with a centrist policy and a determination among the country’s top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and the United States.

  • Red Cross, New Zealand hope for info on nurse held in Syria

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s foreign minister confirmed Monday that a New Zealand nurse has been held captive by the Islamic State group in Syria for almost six years, information long kept secret for fear her life might be at risk.