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California rail officials want to tap remaining bond funds

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Officials in charge of California’s slow-going high-speed rail project want to tap $4.1 billion in bond money to finish ongoing construction...

Online grocery shopping drives up sales at Ocado

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<p>LONDON &mdash; Ocado, one of the biggest internet-only grocery retailers, said Tuesday that sales rose 35% during the last fiscal year as the COVID-19...

French soccer league asks gov’t for financial rescue plan

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PARIS — The French soccer league will ask the government to set up a financial rescue plan amid huge revenue losses caused by the...

Draghi nets wide support to lead Italian government, for now

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<p>ROME &mdash; Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi secured pledges of backing from nearly every party represented in the Italian Parliament as he...

AP Exclusive: Man recounts torture in Maduro’s Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The ransom calls began soon after Carlos Marrón learned his father hadn’t returned from his evening walk. The kidnappers wanted to...

Arkansas Senate panel advances near-total ban on abortions

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas Senate panel advanced legislation Wednesday aimed at forcing the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit Roe v. Wade by...

Pope hails Colombia for giving needy Venezuelans protection

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<p>VATICAN CITY &mdash; Pope Francis on Sunday praised Colombia for its recent decision to grant protection to Venezuelans who fled their homeland’s economic hardships,...

Big move: Small stocks roar after years of getting trampled

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NEW YORK — Small stocks are delivering the biggest punch on Wall Street. ...

French soccer league asks gov’t for financial rescue plan

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<p>PARIS &mdash; The French soccer league will ask the government to set up a financial rescue plan amid huge revenue losses caused by the...

Desperation grows in battered Honduras, fueling migration

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SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Nory Yamileth Hernández and her three teenage children have been living in a battered tent under a bridge on...