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Analysis: NFL schedule filled with enticing matchups

From Russell Wilson playing his first game as a Bronco in Seattle to Doug Pederson vs. Carson Wentz, the NFL schedule is filled with spicy matchups from the outset. Too bad we have to wait four months...

Görlach Global: End of pretence at democracy in Hong Kong

As somebody who has chronicled and commented on the dramatic developments in Hong Kong over recent years, it is a sad duty to have to report this: Beijing has installed a new leader in the formerly se...

Japan's low-cost soul food noodles may become casualty of Ukraine war

Ryu Ishihara will soon be raising prices on his inexpensive bowls of soba noodles for the first time in nearly a decade, as rising costs and Russia's invasion of Ukraine take an unlikely toll on J...

Sean Clifford, Penn State offense looking for improvement

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford considers himself a good communicator, but he's found connecting with his younger teammates to be a bit tougher this spring. ...

Dodgers beat Braves 5-1, take 2 of 3 vs World Series champs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin knew he hadn't allowed a hit to the Atlanta Braves. He was more focused on not getting ahead of himself. The right-hander threw his slider for strike...

China's economy grows still-weak 4.8% in January-March

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders face pressure to shore up sinking economic growth after Shanghai and other cities shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, threatening to disrupt global trade and manuf...

Today in History: April 18, Paul Revere's ride

Today in History Today is Monday, April 18, the 108th day of 2022. There are 257 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

China's economy grows still-weak 4.8% in January-March

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth edged up to a still-weak 4.8% over a year earlier in the first three months of 2022 as industrial cities shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, threatening to...

Holy days converging in April spark interfaith celebrations

It’s a convergence that happens only rarely. Coinciding with Judaism’s Passover, Christianity’s Easter and Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, Buddhists, Baha’is, Sikhs, Jains and Hindus also are celebrati...

Myanmar's military chief pardons prisoners to mark holiday

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government on Sunday began releasing more than 1,600 prisoners to mark the traditional new year holiday, but they didn't include any political detainees despite the c...

AP Photos: Pandemic-hit theater back in India's northeast

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Traveling theater groups in India's northeastern state of Assam are reviving the local art and culture scene after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pause in their performances for ...

Myanmar junta to release 1,600 prisoners in holiday amnesty

Myanmar's military junta said Sunday it would release 1,619 prisoners from jails across the country to mark the Buddhist new year. The announcement that 1,619 prisoners, including 42 foreigners, ...

Bangladesh, Nepal celebrate new years after pandemic pause

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — After a two-year break, thousands of people in Bangladesh and Nepal on Thursday celebrated their respective new years with colorful processions and musical soirees as the coro...

Sri Lankan protesters mark new year near president's office

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans shared milk rice and oil cakes to celebrate their traditional new year on Thursday opposite President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s office, where they camped out for a six...

Taiwan workers paid average year-end bonus of NT$71,968

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employees received an average year-end bonus of over NT$70,000 (US$2,400) for their work in 2021, with those working in shipping receiving the biggest payout, according to...