Health officials urge residents to get free HIV testing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health is encouraging residents to take advantage of free and anonymous HIV testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Testing will be offered by...

19 confirmed cases of salmonella in Estill County

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses in the county.

In a Facebook post, Estill County Emergency...

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday.

The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for...

Band's frontman: No Super Bowl halftime show for Metallica

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While Metallica has steadily attracted more of a mainstream audience throughout its 35-year career, frontman James Hetfield feels they will never play the Super Bowl, and he doesn't seem to...

Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded Saturday with a call for direct negotiations between the government and the Taliban by the end of February, but recent...

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse

BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) — The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday.

The Makonjwaan Lily...

Portugal buys 50 percent of TAP airline for $2.1 million

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government says it has agreed to buy 50 percent of the country's carrier TAP Air Portugal for 1.9 million euros ($2.1 million).

Speaking after a signing ceremony...

NBA All-Star weekend: A primer on what to watch in Toronto

Hockey and Toronto are synonymous, with the sport's Hall of Fame being housed there and the Maple Leafs being one of the NHL's "Original Six" franchises. And sports like baseball, rugby, yachting and curling all...