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Topless clubs among businesses that can reopen in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again, under rules accepted Thursday by a state COVID-19 task force. ...

Nye leads Illini women past Wisconsin in Big Ten opener

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aaliyah Nye scored a career-high 17 points, Kennedi Myles had a double-double and 12th-seeded Illinois defeated No. 13-seed Wisconsin in the first game of the Big Ten Conference to...

Benzan's 22 lead No. 9 Maryland past Illinois 103-58

COLLEGE, PARK, Md. (AP) — Midway through the third quarter and holding a 30-point lead, the ninth-ranked Maryland players were still not happy with their performance. They wanted a b...

Hundreds of birds died after NYE fireworks displays in Rome

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of birds died after many people set off fireworks in the Italian capital on New Year’s Eve, animal rights groups said Friday, calling it a “massacre.” Footage of...

Best spots in Taipei’s Maokong to watch NYE fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has recommended three spots in Maokong for people to celebrate New Year's Eve and watch the Taipei 101 fireworks. TRTC, whic...

Asia Today: No watching NYE fireworks from Sydney harborside

SYDNEY (AP) — Authorities have banned New Year’s Eve revelers from congregating in Sydney’s downtown harborside to see the celebrated fireworks due to the pandemic risk. New South Wa...

Cold temperatures forecast for New Year’s Eve in parts of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicted on Sunday (Dec. 27) that a cold air mass will begin to move southwards on Dec. 30, causing temperatures to plummet in parts of T...

Fireworks, sunrise, cultural immersion and pool party 2021 New Year’s Eve Celebration for All!

To provide all type of guests an option more suited to their taste, Regent Taipei presents four room packages this NYE - providing options for firework watchers, sunrise lovers, culture aficionados an...

UK sees record number of job losses during 3- month period

LONDON (AP) — The number of people in the U.K. who lost their jobs hit a record high in the three months through October during the run-up to the planned ending of a government salary support scheme, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2020. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, ...

For transgender activists, election stokes hopes and fears

Among transgender-rights activists, there’s a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election. They’re yearning for President Donald Trump’s defeat but dreading the possibility that h...

Christian group appeals Idaho transgender sports ban ruling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Christian group against threats to religious freedoms is appealing a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked an Idaho law banning transgender women from competing in wome...

Nevada search suspended for missing New Zealand paraglider

EUREKA, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Nevada have suspended the search for a well-known paraglider from New Zealand who has been missing in the mountains south of Eureka for a week. ...

Orioles sign MLB second overall pick, Arkansas OF Kjerstad

BALTIMORE (AP) — Outfielder Heston Kjerstad agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles that includes a $5.2 million signing bonus, well below the slot value of $7,789,900 assigned to...

Torkelson, Hjerstad, Meyer lead top 10 picks in MLB draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s amateur draft began Wednesday night with the first of a pandemic-shortened five rounds. Here's a capsule look at the first 10 players selected: ...