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New inquiry into Australian mother convicted of 4 homicides

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state attorney general on Wednesday declined to pardon a mother convicted almost 20 years ago of smothering her four children to death and instead ordered a ne...

Teams get creative crossing US-Canada border in NHL playoffs

NHL teams are taking different approaches to crossing the U.S.-Canada border during the first round of the playoffs with the U.S. still requiring a negative COVID-19 test for all passengers arriving o...

Taiwan FDA authorizes Moderna for kids 6-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday provided authorization for the Moderna COVID vaccine (Spikevax) to be used with children six to 11 years old. ...

Relief payment for Taipei woman's death after getting COVID vaccine reaches NT$6 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City woman’s death has been judged to be connected with a COVID-19 vaccine shot, and the NT$6 million (US$210,000) relief payment approved for the loss is t...

Canada advances to World Cup for first time in 36 years

TORONTO (AP) — Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan and Junior Hoilett scored and Canada secured its first World Cup berth in 36 years with a 4-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday. Canada has be...

Canada must wait for World Cup spot after loss to Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Celso Borges scored in first-half stoppage time and Costa Rica kept Canada from wrapping up its first World Cup berth in 36 years Thursday night with a 1-0 victory in CONCA...

Taiwan to buy 2 million doses of Novavax COVID vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed on Thursday (March 24) that the country is in the process of purchasing two million doses of Novavax Inc.&rsq...

EXPLAINER: State of play in World Cup qualifying for Qatar

LONDON (AP) — Even when the World Cup draw takes place next week, three slots will unusually still be vacant. But the next week or so will see another 14 teams qualify for the tourna...

McDavid scores 2 as Oilers beat Lightning 4-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored twice and Mikko Koskinen stopped 30 shots as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Saturday night. Leon Draisaitl and Ka...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake as World Cup qualifying resumes

The eight stadiums are ready in Qatar and World Cup tickets have been on sale for a week. Now the mission to snap up remaining tournament slots resumes. With qualifying disrupted by ...

Canada's men's team sets roster for 3 World Cup qualifiers

The Canada men's soccer team will have players from clubs in 11 different countries for three crucial World Cup qualifiers. Canada, ranked No. 40, faces a challenging schedule with ...

Bayern defender Davies has heart muscle issue after virus

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich left back Alphonso Davies has been sidelined with evidence of heart muscle inflammation after being infected with the coronavirus, coach Julian Nagelsmann said Friday. ...

FDA expands Pfizer boosters for more teens as omicron surges

The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12. ...

Jags' Armstead nears 'endgame' after COVID scare, year away

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ryquell Armstead drew motivation from everyone around him while dealing with a COVID-ravaged season in 2020. The possibility of facing one question from his young son may hav...

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children? Yes, U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for younger children after millions of 12- to 17-year-olds already safely got the shot, th...