• Italy’s initial virus hotspot back to school after 7 months

    CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — The morning bell Monday marked the first entrance to the classroom for the children of Codogno since Feb. 21, when panicked parents were sent to pick up their children after the northern Italian town gained notoriety as the first in the West to record local transmission of the coronavirus.

  • Lordsburg firefighters resign en masse amid pay dispute

    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in a southwestern New Mexico city have resigned en masse following a pay dispute with the officials.

  • US lawyer says Assange faces decades in prison if convicted

    LONDON (AP) — An American lawyer told an extradition hearing in Britain for Julian Assange on Monday that the WikiLeaks founder faces decades in prison if he is convicted on spying charges in the United States.

  • Malla Haridat Selected as The Keynote Speaker at The WE NYC Conference

    NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 14, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Malla Haridat is an entrepreneur and author who has used all possible platforms to advocate for women empowerment. In line with her goal to help people develop an entrepreneurial mindset, Malla is set to speak at the WE NYC Conference: 10 Ways to Uncover New Business Opportunity. The virtual conference is part of the Celebrate Small Business in Brooklyn series, organized in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library, NYWIB, and SCORE.

  • Ex-sailor’s film shows Mayflower II’s colorful 1957 voyage

    LONDON (AP) — The sea voyage that changed Peter Padfield’s life more than six decades ago started with an act of chance. In 1956, Padfield was third officer aboard a British cruise liner in Sri Lanka when he stumbled across a magazine in a ship wardrobe.

  • Japan celebrates Osaka; Sponsors cautious about activism

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is celebrating Naomi Osaka’s victory at the U.S. Open, especially her array of corporate sponsors.

  • Yoshihide Suga wins party vote for Japan prime minister

    TOKYO (AP) — Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country’s next prime minister.

  • Search continues for gunman who shot California deputies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities were continuing to search Monday for a gunman who walked up to a parked sheriff’s squad car and opened fire, critically wounding two Los Angeles County deputies in an ambush recorded on surveillance video.

  • Trump’s Mideast deals tout ‘peace’ where there was never war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a U.S. president will host a signing ceremony between Israelis and Arabs at the White House, billing it as an “historic breakthrough” in a region long known for its stubborn conflicts.

  • First US spring flight to Antarctica aims to keep out virus

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The first U.S. flight into Antarctica following months of winter darkness arrived Monday with crews taking extra precautions to keep out the coronavirus.