Google set to use US-Taiwan undersea cable

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Google's plan to use a U.S.-Taiwan undersea telecommunications cable on Wednesday (April 9), but banned the s...

DC activists team up to feed the needy under lockdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A line begins forming as a van pulls into the parking lot of a senior living center in Southeast Washington. By the time the half-dozen masked volunteers set up the folding table and...

Exclusive: Taiwan's Powercall targets videoconferencing space as Zoom worries loom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People using popular videoconferencing tool Zoom, which routes some of its traffic through China, have recently been warned of privacy risks and are seeking safer alternat...

Presidential betting gets axed fast in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — For a moment, West Virginia looked like it was going to allow betting on the presidential election. The short-lived play by bookmaker giant FanDuel, which wa...

Macy's, Kraft Heinz rise; Alcon, NXP Semiconductor fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Exxon Mobil Corp., up 77 cents to $41.24 The energy giant its slashing its spending pl...

Split families make pacts, duel over custody amid virus

As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to shuffle between her house and her ex-husband's — until she got sick. ...

Amid pandemic, Czech intensive care ward is still half-full

PRAGUE (AP) — Unlike their colleagues in Italy and Spain, Czech hospital doctors have not yet needed to make harrowing decisions on which COVID-19 patients get the best care. Only ha...

Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demand

LONDON (AP) — A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting the...

The Latest: New Zealand official demoted for lockdown breach

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

The Last Responder: A day with a NYC funeral director

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Cheeseman's phone rang at 3 a.m. Friday, soon after returning home from one of the worst days he's seen in 30 years as a Brooklyn funeral director. He just chauff...

US blocks millions of masks for Canada, but some allowed

TORONTO (AP) — The premier of Canada’s most populous province said Monday U.S. officials have stopped 3 million masks from getting to Ontario from manufacturing giant 3M, though he said 500,000 of the...

Brazil stumbles into new China diplomatic row over virus

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — China’s embassy in Brazil responded with outrage Monday to a social media post by Brazil’s Education Minister Abraham Weintraub that appeared to mock Chinese accents while insinu...

Iraqi military: 3 rockets target US oil company in south

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three rockets hit near the site of an American oil field service company in southern Iraq early on Monday, Iraq's military said, the first such attack in recent months to targe...

Handle with care: Brignone's crystal globes come in the mail

ROME (AP) — The package that Italian skier Federica Brignone anxiously awaited while in isolation wasn’t from Amazon or the local supermarket. Amid a worldwide suspension of sports e...

Adapting aloha: Virus forces changes to Hawaii customs

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Glen Kila has long greeted people in the traditional Native Hawaiian way. Foreheads touching, he breathes in the person's ha, or breath. “Fa...