Crowds angered by lockdowns call for China’s Xi to step down

SHANGHAI | Protesters pushed to the brink by China’s strict COVID measures in Shanghai called for…

Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada

MONTREAL — Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone,…

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive…

Venezuela’s gov, opponents resume talks; U.S. eases sanction

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and its opposition on Saturday agreed to create a U.N.-managed…

Rare protests erupt in China over COVID restrictions, lockdowns

China has exploded with rare public protests over the country’s restrictions on COVID, as record-breaking case…

China’s western Xinjiang region loosens some restrictions after lockdown protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Authorities in China’s western Xinjiang region opened up some neighborhoods in the capital…

Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centers

BEIJING — Residents of some parts of China’s capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery…

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

A year after omicron began its assault on humanity, the ever-morphing coronavirus mutant drove COVID-19 case…

U.S. stocks wobble to a mixed close, indexes keep weekly gains

Stocks wobbled to a mixed close on Wall Street Friday, but every major index notched weekly…

FDA warning: Don’t consume raw oysters sold in 13 states

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning not to sell or eat raw oysters…

FDA approves gene therapy for hemophilia B, now world’s costliest medicine

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a gene therapy treatment for adults with hemophilia B…

Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits

NEW YORK (AP) — While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns,…

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

Pandemic lockdowns are expanding across China, including in a city where factory workers clashed this week…

Rescue missions return to in-person dining after two pandemic-laden years

Christian rescue missions across the nation are expected to do something this week that most haven’t…

More vaccinated people died from COVID than unvaccinated people in August

People who were vaccinated against COVID-19 died in larger numbers than those who were unvaccinated against…

Spilt milk: Why Democrats say only offering cow’s milk in schools is ‘dietary racism’

Democrats on Capitol Hill have a bone to pick with school lunches, but it’s not the…

Space diversity: Europe’s space agency gets 1st parastronaut

PARIS — The European Space Agency made history Wednesday by selecting an amputee who lost his…

Disney-themed children’s clothes recalled by Bentex due to lead paint

Clothing importer Bentex is recalling 87,000 units of nine Disney-themed sets of children’s clothing due to…

Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six…

After midterms, states weighing abortion protections, bans

MINNEAPOLIS — Democrats hope to use their newfound political control in some states to guarantee that…