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Michigan athletic department on pause because of COVID-19

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued th...

Clarke wins in Hawaii for 2nd straight Champions title

LA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Darren Clarke won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship by two strokes Saturday for his second straight PGA Tour Champions victory, playing the back nine in 6 under in a ...

Taipei 101 displays messages on Taiwan-Japan friendship

The iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper on Saturday night (Jan. 23) began displaying LED messages to demonstrate the strong friendship between the people of Taiwan and Japan. The messages, in Chinese, suc...

Legislator mocks trans Biden nominee on Facebook, apologizes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state’s recently departed health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who has be...

Political upheaval alters strategies in US abortion debate

Anti-abortion leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their highest-profile annual event, the March for Life held...

Confidence in Taiwan economy improves in January

Confidence in Taiwan's economy is improving in January on the back of optimism toward global vaccine developments against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Cathay Financial Holding Co. The fi...

Kelly, Clarke share lead in Mitsubishi Electric Championship

LA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Jerry Kelly and Darren Clarke shared the second-round lead Friday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship after first-round leader Retief Goosen stumbled late at Hualala...

Taiwan's jobless rate in 2020 highest in 4 years

Taiwan's unemployment rate in 2020 was the highest in four years, but the labor market was still relatively stable compared to other countries as the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the global ec...

Cavaliers ship Kevin Porter Jr. to Rockets for draft pick

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Porter quickly went from being a future star with the Cavaliers to part of their past. Cleveland completed its trade with Houston on Friday, sending Porter to ...

Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Friday moved to stop President Joe Biden from allowing a 100-day moratorium on deportations, bringing one of the first lawsuits against his new administration. ...

Day encouraged by returning players who put off NFL dreams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State stars leaving early for the NFL happens every winter, but the bigger news this time might be about who decided to stay. After the expected announceme...

Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic. The socialist government of Nicolás Maduro and the U.S.-...

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retiring after 8 seasons

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald is retiring. The 30-year-old announced the decision Friday, less than two weeks after his eighth season came to an end ...

Dry January is moist for some at the rocky start of 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some. ...

Group urges climate adaptation funding in pandemic recovery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope with the effects of climate change is calling on governments and financers around the globe to incl...