Photo of a U.S. Border Protection officer standing in the rain

Top AP Photos of 2019 Range From the Epic to the Intimate

Ours is a world of sweeping vistas, and intimate scenes. In 2019, Associated Press photographers captured both. A single Border Protection officer stands in the rain at the border; pieces of heavy equipment, replacing a stretch of border wall, are dwarfed b...
Photo of an MQ-9 Reaper drone undergoing maintenance

Rebels Claim Downing US Drone Over Yemen

CAIRO — Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country's north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fisher...

Iranians Say Their ‘Bones Breaking’ Under US Sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran — As the U.S. piles sanction after sanction on Iran, it’s the average person who feels it the most. From a subway performer’s battered leather hat devoid of tips, to a bride-to-be’s empty purse, the lack of cash from the economic pressure facin...
Google sign on company office building

Google’s Wing Aviation Gets FAA OK for Drone Deliveries

WASHINGTON — Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone. It's the first time a company has gotten a federal air carrier certification for drone deliveries. The approval from the Federal...