For softball players, season of 'shield life' nears an end

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Cat Osterman can only wonder what the delivery drivers think. She is not allowed to drop in or hit the drive-thru when she wants a coffee or latte, even though ...

Starbucks adds 3 Beyond Meat options to Taiwan menu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starbucks Taiwan announced on Wednesday (Sept. 16) it is adding three items made with Beyond Meat products to its menu along with two other plant-based options as the worl...

AI Robots serve restaurant customers in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A burger shop in the South Korean capital is a bit different from typical fast food restaurants: Its key staff are robots. From order to...

China becoming battleground for plant-based meat makers

HONG KONG (AP) — China has become a battleground for plant-based meat companies looking to tap into the world’s largest market for meat-consumption. American plant-based meat compan...

Texas man sentenced to 5 years in prison for 2018 bombing

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Beaumont man to five years in prison following his conviction for planting bombs in the Southeast Texas city two years ago. Jon...

American Airlines OKs Black Lives Matter pins for employees

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines will let employees wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, calling it a matter of equality and not politics. With the move, America...

Beyond Meat signs production agreement in China

Beyond Meat will begin making plant-based meat in China later this year under an agreement announced Tuesday. The El Segundo, California-based company said it will be the first multi...

Business Highlights

___ Black former franchisees sue McDonald’s for discrimination CHICAGO (AP) — More than 50 Black former McDonald’s franchise owners are suing the burger chain for d...

Zoom stock surges, market value tops Boeing, Starbucks

NEW YORK (AP) — Zoom surged in early trading Tuesday, making the video conferencing company more valuable than well-established companies in the auto and aviation industries. The sha...

The Latest: India sees new record jump, eases restrictions

NEW DELHI — India has registered a record new 78,761 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the worst single-day spike in the world, as the government continues to further ease pandemic restrictions ...

Asia Today: Seoul enforces limits on diners, shuts gyms

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 299 new cases of the coronavirus as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the gre...

The Latest: Malaysia extends ban on foreign tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia has extended its pandemic movement restrictions including a ban on foreign tourists until the end of the year. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said...

Asia Today: Cases still rise in SKorea, improve in Victoria

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 323 new cases of the coronavirus as health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. The 16...

Business Highlights

___ As virus rages, US economy struggles to sustain a recovery WASHINGTON (AP) — Home sales are booming. Stocks are setting record highs. Industrial production is c...

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining steam despite the government’s reluctance to make ...