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Billions of dollars in aid for small businesses go unclaimed

NEW YORK (AP) — Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accep...

Summer vacationers weigh testing, quarantine or staying home

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Homebound travelers desperate to venture out for the first time since the pandemic are confronting a vacation landscape this summer that may require coronavirus tests for the fa...

C. Taiwan city transforms historic site into B&B amid tourism revival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cities and counties in Taiwan scramble to revive their tourism and take advantage of travel subsidies offered by the government in the wake of the COVID-19 slowdown, Ta...

'Matewan Massacre' a century ago embodied miners' struggles

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The bullet holes in the brick wall of a former post office serve as a reminder of how Appalachian coal miners fought to improve the lives of workers a century ago. ...

Tourists holding party at hot spring in E. Taiwan face fines for polluting water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bed and breakfast (B&B) operator and more than 10 of his guests are facing fines for water pollution after their party photos at the closed Wenshan hot spring in Tar...

Taiwan denies BBC report British woman 'incarcerated' in quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a British woman alleged her daughter was being held in "prison-like conditions" during her quarantine, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ...

Taiwan unveils coronavirus response measures

The government has been rolling out a slew of measures to counter the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including providing compensation, subsidies and tax breaks for businesses, i...

US 'honor roll' of historic places often ignores slavery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places - but...

US 'honor roll' of historic places often ignores slavery

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Antebellum Southern plantations were built on the backs of enslaved people, and many of those plantations hold places of honor on the National Register of Historic Places - but...

Fireman bitten by highly venomous Taiwan habu in Keelung B&B

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A firefighter was hospitalized after he was bitten by a venomous viper while trying to remove it from a bed and breakfast in the northern Taiwan city of Keelung on Wednesd...

Taiwan introduces accreditation system for local hotels

The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday introduced an accreditation program for hotels in Taiwan, which it said will help travelers identify safe, sanitary and legitimately registered places of accommodation....

Taiwan finds 1,215 illegal hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Investigations by local authorities during the first half of 2019 turned up a total of 1,215 illegal hotels, some of them in the most popular travel destinations, the Tour...

Review: Love your neighbor? Not in Louise Candlish's novel

"Those People" by Louise Candlish (Berkley) Oh, those people_those boorish, inconsiderate people who move into a nice, quiet neighborhood and have no respect for those who live there...

Author forcefully builds the tension in 'Those People'

"Those People" (Berkley), by Louise Candlish Oh, those people — those boorish, inconsiderate people who move into a nice quiet neighborhood and have no respect for those who live the...

New B&B offers commanding view of Taiwan’s popular Facebook check-in site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The rooftop balcony of the first approved bed and breakfast in Keelung’s northern coast offers a commending view of the colorful houses at Chen-Pin Fishing Harbor (正...