While 20 states have reported cases in this year’s troubling measles outbreak in the U.S., New York has been the epicenter.

While 20 states have reported cases in this year’s troubling measles outbreak in the U.S., New York has been the epicenter.

US measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. measles cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years. Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so…

“It’s been 800 years that the cathedral watches over Paris. … We can be only horrified by what we see.”

“It’s been 800 years that the cathedral watches over Paris. … We can be only horrified by what we see.”

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) — A massive 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…

Paris changed forever: AP reporter describes the emotions of discovering that an iconic part of the city she calls home is in flames.

Paris changed forever: AP reporter describes the emotions of discovering that an iconic part of the city she calls home is in flames.

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…

Survivors of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting rely on family, professional support and hope as their own children grow.

Survivors of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting rely on family, professional support and hope as their own children grow.

Columbine survivors raise children in world shaped by attack

DENVER (AP) — Dropping her kids off at school used to be the hardest part of Kacey Ruegsegger Johnson’s day. She would cry most mornings as they left the car, and relied on texted photos from…

Parisians and visitors came together to pray for the Notre Dame cathedral as a fire was ravaging the structure and filling the sky with smoke.

Parisians and visitors came together to pray for the Notre Dame cathedral as a fire was ravaging the structure and filling the sky with smoke.

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…

Tiger Woods lost his health to four back surgeries that left him unable to get out of bed, much less swing a club, and he went two years without even playing a major. Now the comeback is truly complete.

Tiger Woods lost his health to four back surgeries that left him unable to get out of bed, much less swing a club, and he went two years without even playing a major. Now the comeback is truly complete.

Tiger Woods makes Masters 15th and most improbable major

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Fallen hero, crippled star, and now a Masters champion again. Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time Sunday, a comeback that goes well beyond the…

The NRA has sought sway at the United Nations to make it easier to sell American guns overseas and has on more than one occasion guided gun-rights groups in Brazil, Canada, Australia and elsewhere.

The NRA has sought sway at the United Nations to make it easier to sell American guns overseas and has on more than one occasion guided gun-rights groups in Brazil, Canada, Australia and elsewhere.

NRA has history of advising gun-rights groups outside US

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The recent revelation that National Rifle Association representatives had met with Australian politicians to discuss talking points after a mass shooting generated outrage from…

Biden’s strategy will test whether anyone other than Obama can recreate the coalition that delivered him to the White House twice.

Biden’s strategy will test whether anyone other than Obama can recreate the coalition that delivered him to the White House twice.

Biden to campaign as extension of Obama’s political movement

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is finalizing the framework for a White House campaign that would cast him as an extension of Barack Obama’s presidency and political movement. He’s betting that…

“This issue is bigger than all of us, and we cannot wait for the next generation to solve it. We are running out of excuses to not take action, and running out of time.”

“This issue is bigger than all of us, and we cannot wait for the next generation to solve it. We are running out of excuses to not take action, and running out of time.”

Seychelles president’s underwater speech: Protect our oceans

DESROCHES ISLAND, Seychelles (AP) — In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean’s surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the…

From dog treats to bath balms, retailers are taking advantage of the booming CBD, or cannabidiol, industry even as its legal status and health benefits remain murky.

From dog treats to bath balms, retailers are taking advantage of the booming CBD, or cannabidiol, industry even as its legal status and health benefits remain murky.

Mainstream retailers embrace CBD despite murky status

NEW YORK (AP) — Mainstream retailers are leaping into the world of products like skin creams and oils that tout such benefits as reducing anxiety and helping you sleep. The key ingredient?…

“I think Morehouse having the courage to speak to issues of masculinity in today’s environment is important,” says the president of the country’s only all-male historically black college.

“I think Morehouse having the courage to speak to issues of masculinity in today’s environment is important,” says the president of the country’s only all-male historically black college.

Morehouse College to begin taking transgender men next year

The country’s only all-male historically black college will begin admitting transgender men next year, marking a major shift for the school at a time when higher education institutions around the…

Researchers are asking themselves if they’re witnessing the transformation of an ecosystem.

Researchers are asking themselves if they’re witnessing the transformation of an ecosystem.

Bering Sea changes startle scientists, worry residents

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska’s northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea…

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you…

The debate over Brexit illustrates the problems of the House of Common for all to see, showing that the world-famous symbol of democracy has become increasingly decrepit and inept.

The debate over Brexit illustrates the problems of the House of Common for all to see, showing that the world-famous symbol of democracy has become increasingly decrepit and inept.

The Brexit conundrum is defeating Britain’s political system

LONDON (AP) — As a symbol of the woes of Britain’s Brexit-era democracy, it could hardly be bettered. Lawmakers had to be sent home in mid-debate last week when water from a burst pipe began…

Ecuador’s president was incensed to learn of a purported WikiLeaks blackmail plot against him. A raid on Julian Assange’s yearslong sanctuary came soon after.

Ecuador’s president was incensed to learn of a purported WikiLeaks blackmail plot against him. A raid on Julian Assange’s yearslong sanctuary came soon after.

After 7 long years, Assange’s capture happened quickly

Huddled at a home in Ecuador’s capital, President Lenin Moreno’s aides anxiously awaited word in the middle of the night on an operation that would soon make headlines around the world: the arrest…

Batteries and small high-powered magnets often marketed as desk toys for adults are among the most dangerous objects.

Batteries and small high-powered magnets often marketed as desk toys for adults are among the most dangerous objects.

Swallowed toys, coins, batteries spark rise in tot ER visits

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of young kids who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has more than doubled, a new study says. In 2015,…

According to one of the world’s most unusual age-calculating systems, South Korean babies become 1 on the day of their birth and then get an additional year tacked on when the calendar hits Jan. 1.

According to one of the world’s most unusual age-calculating systems, South Korean babies become 1 on the day of their birth and then get an additional year tacked on when the calendar hits Jan. 1.

S. Korean babies born Dec. 31 become 2-year-olds next day

DAEJEON, South Korea (AP) — Just two hours after Lee Dong Kil’s daughter was born on New Year’s Eve, the clock struck midnight, 2019 was ushered in, and the infant became 2-years-old. She wasn’t…

Beyonce and Jay-Z were among the big-name celebrities who attended the three-hour event in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, where the last celebrity funeral held at the concert arena was Michael Jackson’s in 2009.

Beyonce and Jay-Z were among the big-name celebrities who attended the three-hour event in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, where the last celebrity funeral held at the concert arena was Michael Jackson’s in 2009.

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle’s legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on…

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir clung to power for 30 years, backed by the country’s military. Now that support is gone.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir clung to power for 30 years, backed by the country’s military. Now that support is gone.

Sudan leader’s iron grip finally slips amid protests

BEIRUT (AP) — He was the world’s only sitting head of state wanted for genocide. He lost a third of his country, a quarter of its population and most of its oil resources when South Sudan broke…

Fires at black churches in Louisiana are evoking memories of civil rights era violence. Authorities have stopped short of calling the blazes hate crimes.

Fires at black churches in Louisiana are evoking memories of civil rights era violence. Authorities have stopped short of calling the blazes hate crimes.

Authorities say deputy’s son behind fires at black churches

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff’s deputy whose father helped arrange for his arrest,…

Live online-TV providers lured users with digital “skinny bundles” that were cheaper than cable. Now prices are heading back up.

Live online-TV providers lured users with digital “skinny bundles” that were cheaper than cable. Now prices are heading back up.

Live online TV, once a bargain, is getting more expensive

NEW YORK (AP) — If you signed up to stream live TV in hopes of saving money over traditional cable, you may be in for a rude surprise. Live online-TV providers like YouTube TV, DirecTV Now…

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s election victory could spell the end to any remaining hopes of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s election victory could spell the end to any remaining hopes of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

Israel’s election exposes its deep political divisions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s apparent election victory has deepened the divisions in an already-divided country. Bolstered by his base of religious and working-class…

It’s another reminder that although Homo sapiens is the only surviving member of our branch of the evolutionary tree, we’ve had company for most of our existence.

It’s another reminder that although Homo sapiens is the only surviving member of our branch of the evolutionary tree, we’ve had company for most of our existence.

Bones from Philippine cave reveal a new human cousin

NEW YORK (AP) — Fossil bones and teeth found in the Philippines have revealed a long-lost cousin of modern people, which evidently lived around the time our own species was spreading from Africa…

Van Doren made 14 electrifying appearances on “Twenty-One” in late 1956 and early ’57, winning a then-record $129,000. As the triumph unraveled into scandal, he initially denied he had been given advance answers, but he finally admitted that the show was rigged.

Van Doren made 14 electrifying appearances on “Twenty-One” in late 1956 and early ’57, winning a then-record $129,000. As the triumph unraveled into scandal, he initially denied he had been given advance answers, but he finally admitted that the show was rigged.

Charles Van Doren, figure in game show scandals, dies at 93

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Charles Van Doren, the dashing young academic whose meteoric rise and fall as a corrupt game show contestant in the 1950s inspired the movie “Quiz Show” and served as a…

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to brief Parliament on the results of the emergency EU summit that ended in the early hours, but her path toward actually taking Britain out of the EU remains unclear.

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to brief Parliament on the results of the emergency EU summit that ended in the early hours, but her path toward actually taking Britain out of the EU remains unclear.

UK’s May faces Parliament after EU grants Brexit extension

LONDON (AP) — A clearly frustrated European Union has given Britain some headroom to find a way out of its Brexit quagmire by agreeing an extension to the country’s departure until Halloween. But…

“If you believe what my client told me, and I believe my client, that Mr. Hunt didn’t do this, then it just becomes so terrible and so sad.”

“If you believe what my client told me, and I believe my client, that Mr. Hunt didn’t do this, then it just becomes so terrible and so sad.”

Time runs out for prisoner trying to prove his innocence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lee Wayne Hunt died a prisoner, officially deemed guilty of a double murder — even though a co-defendant absolved him in a conversation with a lawyer that remained secret for…

Soon after the start of a congressional session on online hate, YouTube is forced to disable a live video chat because of odious comments from internet users.

Soon after the start of a congressional session on online hate, YouTube is forced to disable a live video chat because of odious comments from internet users.

Capitol Hill hearing on online hate sees it firsthand

WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and…

A spectacular underwater find is to become the first ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to the public in Greece, including to recreational divers.

A spectacular underwater find is to become the first ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to the public in Greece, including to recreational divers.

Greece opens shipwreck sites to divers as underwater museums

STENI VALLA, Greece (AP) — Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists’ understanding of…

Officials are blaming a serious measles outbreak in New York City on “anti-vaxxers” spreading false information.

Officials are blaming a serious measles outbreak in New York City on “anti-vaxxers” spreading false information.

NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in the…