Coronavirus: Delhi takes emergency measures amid 'third wave'

COVID-19 infections and deaths have fallen from a mid-September high nationally, but in Delhi, India's most populous state, the situation looks very different. Last week, it recorded its highest i...

Pakistan's Lahore sees peak pollution as coronavirus surges

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A thick blanket of smog enveloped Pakistan's cultural capital of Lahore on Wednesday, prompting officials to warn that tens of thousands of the city's residents risk respirator...

India: Why Delhi keeps breathing toxic air every winter

Every year, the residents of India's capital region and surrounding areas experience hazardous levels of air pollution at the beginning of winter. Smoke from stubble burning in the adjoining f...

Air pollution from China to cover north Taiwan before moving south: EPA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Tropical Storm Atsani moved away from south Taiwan, polluted air from China was expected to hit northern regions of the island Sunday (Nov. 8), according to the Environ...

Chinese air pollution to blow into Taiwan on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is predicting orange Air Quality Index (AQI) warnings across much of the country as air pollution drifts down from China on Frida...

Smog returns to Indian capital as agriculture fires start

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital’s air quality levels plunged to “very poor” on Friday and a smoggy haze settled over the city, days after the state government initiated stricter measures to fight ...

Cool, wet weather to continue Monday in northern Taiwan: CWB

Northeasterly winds and a cloud system are expected to continue to bring moisture and cool weather to northern Taiwan Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Early morning temperatur...

LEADING OFF: M's-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHIFTED SITE The Mariners and Giants play at Oracle Park after their two-game series in Seattle was postponed be...

LEADING OFF: M's-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: SHIFTED SITE The Mariners and Giants play at Oracle Park after their two-game series in Seattle was postp...

2 Giants-Seattle games off due to smoky skies, moved to SF

SEATTLE (AP) — The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed because of smoky skies caused by the West Coast ...

Hopkins helps Cardinals rally past 49ers 24-20

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins had a career-high 14 catches for 151 yards in his Arizona debut and set up Kenyan Drake’s 1-yard TD run with 5:03 to play that led the Cardinals over the San...

49ers place WR Deebo Samuel on IR

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have placed starting receiver Deebo Samuel on injured reserve. The move made Saturday means Samuel will miss at least the first thr...

49ers hopeful to be able to play opener despite smoky skies

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan remains hopeful the 49ers will be able to play their season opener against Arizona as scheduled despite poor air quality caused by wildfire...

49ers OL Trent Williams excited to return to action

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trent Williams has been envisioning this moment ever since he got freed from Washington and given a new football life in San Francisco. Disgruntled with hi...

Smoke from nearby wildfires creates eerie baseball scene

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Coliseum lights shone brightly for miles through a sunless, smoky sky in the middle of the afternoon — hours before they usually would be on for a night baseball gam...