England minorities: Higher COVID-19 cases, fewer vaccinated

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LONDON — England’s ethnic minority communities have higher levels of COVID-19 infections and lower levels of vaccine acceptance than other groups, according to a...

Mt Etna’s latest eruptions awe even those who study volcanos

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ROME — Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, has awed even seasoned volcanologists in recent days with spectacular spurts of lava lighting up the...

Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France

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LE PECQ, France — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France's most famously gastronomic cities...

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece of...

Ivey: State welcomes review of Space Command’s proposed home

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday said she welcomes a federal review of the decision to move the Space Command headquarters...

Italy taps German archaeologist to oversee Pompeii ruins

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ROME — A German-born archaeologist has been chosen to be the next director of Pompeii, which is still revealing its ancient mysteries centuries after...

DIY education: Greek teacher creates TV classes for inmates

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AVLONA, Greece — Setting up a television channel from scratch isn’t the most obvious or easiest thing for a math teacher to do —...

Experts warn against COVID-19 variants as states reopen

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NEW YORK — As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials...

Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station

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MOSCOW — An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked at the International Space Station Wednesday with a load of supplies. ...

Sicilian village cleans up ash, stones from Mt Etna eruption

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PEDARA, Sicily — Residents and municipal teams worked Wednesday to clean up a Sicilian village near Mount Etna after Europe’s most active volcano spewed...