When 80-year-old Xavier Bouget goes for a ride on his bicycle, tinkers in his workshop, waters his garden or sits down to eat a biscuit, he has a constant companion: a white female pigeon named Blanchon.
The annual June 19 tradition commemorates the day in 1865 when former American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of President Lincoln's Jan. 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation.
The United States is devoting more than $3 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19, according to an official briefed on the matter.
The Supreme Court says Philadelphia wrongly limited ties with a Catholic agency over the group's refusal to certify same-sex couples as foster parents.
Questions remain over how far Abbott can go for a project whose total cost, length and timeline are unclear and could face legal challenges from the federal government.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans.
"This name needlessly divides our nation on a matter that should instead bring us together by creating a separate Independence Day based on th…
The Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated state law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, a state judge has ruled.
Juneteenth to become America's 12th federal holiday; US West facing heat that could be new normal; and US Open tees off today. Get caught up.
Lumber prices have started to come down from historically high levels, but some experts don't expect them to return to normal anytime soon.
Rita Moreno was forthright in an interview with the AP while occasionally reaching for a tissue for springtime allergies. "All that cocaine," the 89-year-old joked.
Meet the drone pilot who has developed a unique way of rescuing animals in disaster zones, watch a Florida utility company implode its last co…
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin ended their summit, agreeing to nuclear treaty talks and returning their nations' ambassadors to posts in D.C. and Moscow.
Coca-Cola says "everyone is entitled to their drink preferences" after Cristiano Ronaldo replaced two Coke bottles with water at a Euro 2020 press conference.
Scientists have captured egg-shaped lobes at the bottom of a lava flow in Iceland.
Members of the House Intelligence Committee are receiving a classified briefing on one of the most controversial topics circulating in Washington today: UFOs.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have opened their face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion. See phot…
Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. West as temperatures pushed into the triple digits and intensified the risk for wildfire…
The latest from the Biden-Putin summit; Juneteenth one step closer to becoming federal holiday; US West swelters in heat. Plus, celebrity birthdays, today in history and more.
Watch a section of the Red Planet's north polar cap slide off a steep slope, fishers in North Carolina were shocked after a 30-foot shark pass…
AP’s analysis shows the following guns were among the most commonly missing — or, in some cases, among the most remarkable.
Milo Golding of Lexington, Kentucky, won the national Doodle for Google contest with an image honoring his dad who died when Milo was 13.