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Pope returns to private library for audience as virus surges

Pope returns to private library for audience as virus surges

ROME — Pope Francis urged people to follow recommendations from governments and health authorities to prevent coronavirus infections as he returned to his private library for his Wednesday general audience amid a surge of infections in Europe.
AP VoteCast: Voters favour Biden on virus, Trump on economy

AP VoteCast: Voters favour Biden on virus, Trump on economy

WASHINGTON — Voters in the U.S. presidential election faced a public health crisis and a wounded economy, but neither candidate emerged as the clear choice to handle both of those issues, according to AP VoteCast.
Israel says troops kill Palestinian gunman in West Bank

Israel says troops kill Palestinian gunman in West Bank

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said Wednesday that troops killed a Palestinian man who had shot at soldiers near an army checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.
Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

WASHINGTON — The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that co
Indian police arrest, charge firebrand TV station founder

Indian police arrest, charge firebrand TV station founder

NEW DELHI — Indian police on Wednesday said they arrested a firebrand television news anchor and charged him with abetment to suicide in connection with the 2018 deaths of an interior designer and the designer's mother.
Democrat Mark Kelly flips Republican Senate seat in Arizona

Democrat Mark Kelly flips Republican Senate seat in Arizona

PHOENIX — Democrat Mark Kelly won the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain, riding Arizona's changing electorate to flip a Republican Senate seat in a state long dominated by the GOP.
China vows 'proper' response to US arms sale to Taiwan

China vows 'proper' response to US arms sale to Taiwan

BEIJING — China vowed Wednesday that it will make a “proper and necessary response” if the U.S. proceeds with its latest planned arms sale to Taiwan.
Victory celebration without a victory as 2020 race dangles

Victory celebration without a victory as 2020 race dangles

WASHINGTON — It was a victory celebration without a victory. Empty wine glasses littered a table in the East Room of the White House. Pizza boxes and cans of White Claw hard seltzer abounded elsewhere in the complex.
Sports venues across country in play on Election Day

Sports venues across country in play on Election Day

DETROIT — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson cast her vote at the Detroit Pistons’ training facility. About 12 hours later, she saw metal boxes on wheels with ballots inside roll into Ford Field for double checking.
Dubai's budget carrier to start regular flights to Tel Aviv

Dubai's budget carrier to start regular flights to Tel Aviv

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai’s budget carrier flydubai said Wednesday that it would start flying twice daily to Tel Aviv later this month, becoming the first Emirati airline to announce regular service after a U.S.
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