US gets 1st case of mysterious new Chinese illness

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. resident who recently returned from an overseas trip has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak in China and stringent monitoring around the world, U.S. h...

NATO chief seeks beefed-up training role in Iraq

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance must beef up its military training operation in Iraq to ensure that its members are not drawn back into combat there against I...

Iranian attending college in Boston is denied entry to US

BOSTON (AP) — An Iranian student attending college in Boston was denied entry to the U.S. and ordered to immediately fly back to his native country, despite a court order temporarily staying his remov...

At 90, Native Alaska woman will be 1st counted in US Census

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska (AP) — Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fis...

Prince Harry reunites with Meghan and Archie in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Prince Harry has reunited with his wife Meghan in Canada as he steps back from royal duties. Video from Sky News shows Harry landing at Victoria's airport on Vancouve...

Changing tack, French militants turn off power to press govt

PARIS (AP) — Opening another front in their battle against the French government, union militants said they cut power to thousands of Parisians on Tuesday, plunging homes into darkness and closing dow...

Breaking News: First case of China coronavirus confirmed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday (Jan. 21) announced the first confirmed imported case of Wuhan coronavirus in Taiwan. In a press release issued on Tues...

Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching people carrying a new coronavirus that is believ...

Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that its armed forces fired two Russian anti-aircraft missiles at a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed after taking off from Tehran's main ...

Human-to-human transmission confirmed in China coronavirus

BEIJING (AP) — The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the pos...

Taipei MRT Circular Line officially opens on Jan. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first section of Taipei's much-anticipated new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line (code Y), is going to begin official operations on Jan. 31. ...

China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added

BEIJING (AP) — A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters i...

Spain walloped by heavy snow, rain, gales that leave 2 dead

MADRID (AP) — Heavy snow, rain and gale-force winds lashed many parts of Spain on Monday, killing at least two people and prompting five provinces to go on top emergency alert. The ...

Davos bolsters security as protesters march toward venue

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Hundreds of disgruntled protesters against the elite World Economic Forum are marching through the Alpine snows toward its annual gathering in Davos, as officials on Monday d...

Taiwan to enhance airports on outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s aeronautics regulator pledged to breathe fresh life into the country’s four outlying island airports on Monday (Jan. 20) as it marked its 73rd anniver...