Taiwan emerges as 2nd largest face mask producer to fight epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ramping up production of protective gear amid the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, with factories going into overdrive manufacturing surgical masks and alcohol-b...

Beefed-up Diamondbacks ready to push for playoff return

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hope the addition of a few new players to a promising young core can push the franchise back to the playoffs. The Diamondbacks won 85 games la...

Beer maker Carlsberg sees 2019 profits rise on strong sales

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg says its 2019 net profit rose nearly 24 % to 6.6 billion kroner ($977 million) on strong beer sales in major markets, but noted it had lost market sh...

Change looming as NASCAR season arrives with Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The sky isn’t falling — or at least it doesn’t feel that way — as NASCAR heads into the first of two seasons full of change. In the three months since Kyle...

Woman sees missing dog on beer cans promoting shelter dogs

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida brewery that recently began placing shelter dogs' faces on beer cans helped reunite a Minnesota woman with her dog, Hazel, who went missing three years ago. ...

Coordinated effort needed to keep Phoenix Open zero waste

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As darkness descends upon TPC Scottsdale, the cacophony of cheers and catcalls from the loudest fans in golf are replaced by a new sound. Back-up beeps. ...

Democrats return to Iowa to make final pitch to voters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After weeks of fits and starts, the battle to win Monday's Iowa caucuses reaches a crescendo this weekend as Democratic presidential candidates crisscross the state eager for a ...

Iowans, they're just like us. Sometimes.

Right about now, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, when the nation's political microscope turns to inspect the small state's DNA, people start to complain about this quirk of American presidential poli...

10 ads to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Super Bowl won't be a politics-free zone, as both President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will air campaign ads during the game. ...

Business Highlights

—- Commerce secretary: China virus could bring jobs back to US WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross suggested that the viral outbreak in China might off...

Drinkers want fizz, low carbs, and Super Bowl ads reflect it

DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer. Sales of classic beers like Bud Light have been dropping ...

2 sickened by cleaning solution in drinks at Nebraska bar

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Two customers at a movie theater bar in Nebraska were treated at a hospital after they were served cleaning solution in their drinks apparently by accident. The...

Bloomberg unveils Super Bowl ad focused on gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will use his Super Bowl ad to highlight his efforts to combat gun violence as he blankets the airwaves against President Donald Tr...

Cornell freshman's parents sue over his death, allege hazing

A Cornell University freshman found dead at the bottom of a nearby gorge was the victim of an elaborate hazing that forced fraternity pledges to drink dangerous quantities of alcohol while cycling thr...

Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada; raffle next

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is trying to sell its luxurious presidential jet to Canada, but will raffle the plane off if the Canadians don't want it, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday. ...