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Biden to start naming cabinet picks as Trump resists

US President-elect Joe Biden will name his first cabinet picks on Tuesday, his chief of staff said, even as Donald Trump clung to unsubstantiated claims of fraud despite growing dissent from within his own party.

Thompson out for season after torn Achilles

Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson was ruled out of the entire 2020-2021 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon, the team said Thursday, in a shattering blow to the five-time All-Star who was bidding to return after a year-long injury absence.

McGregor agrees to UFC return vs Poirier on Jan. 23

Conor McGregor has agreed to return to the UFC for a rematch with Dustin Poirier on Jan. 23 at UFC 257. UFC President Dana White confirmed to The Associated Press Thursday that McGregor has ended his latest retirement from mixed martial arts by signing an agreement for a 155-pound fight with Poirier.

Two ‘statues’ unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Archaeologists poured liquid chalk poured into the void left by the decaying bodies in the ash and pumice that rained down from the volcano. The technique gives the image not only of the shape and position of the victims in the throes of death, but makes the remains ‘seem like statues’

Two ‘statues’ unearthed from ashes at Pompeii

Archaeologists poured liquid chalk poured into the void left by the decaying bodies in the ash and pumice that rained down from the volcano. The technique gives the image not only of the shape and position of the victims in the throes of death, but makes the remains ‘seem like statues’

Activist anthems to serenade UN anniversary

Angelique Kidjo headlines all-star lineup of Dec. 1 online fundraising concert, ‘Peace Through Music: A Global Event For Social Justice,’ to celebrate the UN's 75th anniversary

Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

Drugmakers and research centres around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway.