Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Long lines as Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines. The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in El...

Teacher who turned ALS diagnosis into a movement dies at 71

Christopher Pendergast, a suburban New York teacher who turned a dreaded Lou Gehrig’s Disease diagnosis into a decades-long campaign to raise awareness and fund research, died from the illness on Wedn...

Uptick for retiree checks in 2021 amid coronavirus worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small comfort amid worries about the coronavirus and its consequences for older p...

AP-NORC poll: New angst for caregivers in time of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has thrust many Americans into the role of caring for an older or disabled loved one for the first time, a new poll finds. And caregivers ...

Brazil’s poor squeezed by less virus aid, surging food costs

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Many people in Brazil are struggling to cope with less pandemic aid from the government and jumping food prices, with millions expected to slip back into poverty. ...

Scandal grows over corporal punishment in Thai schools

BANGKOK (AP) — A scandal over corporal punishment of schoolchildren in Thailand expanded Tuesday as six teachers and caregivers at a school accused of such abuse turned themselves in to face criminal ...

US medical supply chains failed, and COVID deaths followed

Nurse Sandra Oldfield’s patient didn’t have the usual symptoms of COVID-19 -- yet. But then he tested positive for the virus, and it was clear that Oldfield -- a veteran, 53-year-old caregiver -- had ...

Supreme Court to review Arizona 'ballot harvesting' law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will review a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning another person’s early ballot. The law itself, howeve...

Caregiver caught on video allegedly abusing elderly woman in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video of a migrant caregiver allegedly abusing an elderly woman in a wheelchair sparked public outrage after it was uploaded on Facebook Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 29). ...

Boy dead in own filth in locked room; dad, fiancee charged

ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man and his fiancee imprisoned the man's 12-year-old son in a darkened room for years, starving him and beating him while treating their other children well, until ...

The Latest: India's cases rise to 4.75M with another spike

NEW DELHI — India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new confirmed coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. The Health Ministry on Sunday also...

Cowboys' Prescott acknowledges mental struggles of offseason

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott says he was already feeling the emotional burden of the pandemic when the star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys received word that one of his brothers had died by su...

For health workers, the pandemic Tour de France is a big ask

NICE, France (AP) — Likely too busy racing to notice, the 176 riders starting the Tour de France this weekend will speed close to a sprawling hospital where caregiver Maude Leneveu is still reeling fr...

'Ballot harvesting' targeted amid fight over voting rules

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As President Donald Trump's reelection campaign challenged Nevada's new voting law in court, the president and Republicans argued the rules would facilitate fraud and illegal voting. ...