17% of food production globally wasted, UN report estimates

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NEW YORK — Instead of finishing your leftovers, you let them go bad and buy takeout. ...

India giving COVID-19 vaccines to more people as cases rise

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NEW DELHI — India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those...

Biden administration promises focus on environmental justice

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When President Joe Biden made environmental protection a key element of his campaign, he promised to overhaul the federal office that investigates complaints from...

Professor in Michigan fired after racist, homophobic tweets

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BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — A science professor at a university in central Michigan who claimed sinister forces were targeting him and breaking into his...

Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii

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MILAN — Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries...

Explainer: Mount Etna puts on its latest spectacular show

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ROME — Mount Etna, the volcano that towers over eastern Sicily, evokes superlatives. It is Europe’s most active volcano and also the continent’s largest. ...

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by decades...

Avalanche danger high, 32 deaths confirmed this season

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DENVER — Snowboarder Maurice Kervin glided into the snow along the steep terrain in the Colorado backcountry like he's done so many times. ...

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

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NEW YORK — Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with...

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

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NEW YORK — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. ...