Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street; yields rise

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A man walks by a stock ticker displaying the cost of Verizon shares at the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

New Zealand remembers 185 who died in quake 10 years ago

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Family members and students attend a memorial ceremony at Toyama Foreign Language College to mourn 12 of their students who died during the New...

Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads

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An anti-coup protester helps another to apply thanaka, a traditional face paste with letters CDM, representing "Civil Disobedience Movement" ahead of protesting in Yangon,...

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news

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FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook...

Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

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This photograph released by UNICEF Wednesday Feb. 24, 2021 shows the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the COVAX Facility arriving at the...

Jews split over storied charity’s support for settlements

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An Israeli Jewish settler walks near a small promenade built by the Jewish National Fund, known by its Hebrew acronym KKL, near the Israeli...

Asian shares slip on jitters over inflation, interest rates

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BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Wednesday in Asia as investors weighed the possibility that inflation might prompt central banks to adjust their ultra-low interest...

El Chapo’s wife goes from obscurity to celebrity to arrest

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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2019 file photo, Emma Coronel Aispuro, center, leaves a Brooklyn federal court in New York after attending the...

Iran starts limited COVID vaccinations with Russian shots

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A group of medics from the Imam Khomeini Hospita, who volunteered to for receive the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, sit prior to being...

UK vaccine gambles paid off, while EU caution slowed it down

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, nurses transfer a sixteen-year-old patient suffering from COVID-19 into the ICU at the La...