LEADING OFF: Snell, Rays try again to top Astros for WS trip

A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday: GETTING TIGHTER Ji-Man Choi and the Rays will try for the third day in a row to reach the World Series. A pa...

Windy NLCS Game 4 with roof open has players checking eyes

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Atlanta's Freddie Freeman and Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw apparently had trouble seeing early in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series because of windy condi...

No debate: Judge, Yankees pound Bieber, Indians in opener

CLEVELAND (AP) — On a night for debates, Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees made quite an opening statement. Shane Bieber had no rebuttal. Judge smas...

Massive smoke clouds, thick air darken Western US skies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People from San Francisco to Seattle woke Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air, darkening the sky to an eerie orange glow that kept street lights illuminated in...

Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its total passed 800,000. Inequality...

Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa, but in the overflowing COVID-19 wards the sound is less of a roar than a rasp. Oxygen is already low in hospita...

Severe storm lashes vast expanse of west Australian coast

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power, buildings were battered and trees were uprooted as a vast stretch of the west Australian coast was whipped by a severe sto...

Western Australia state hit by 'once-in-a-decade' storm

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — About 50,000 homes and businesses were without power across Western Australia state on Sunday as a severe storm hit the the coast and brought wind gusts of more than 100 kilom...

Temperatures dip to 6 degrees C in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern Taiwan plummeted to 6 degrees Celsius early Monday (April 13) due to the first cold front of April. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a c...

Cold front to bring low temperatures, rain over the weekend

The arrival of a continental cold air mass on Saturday will bring cold and wet weather to much of Taiwan over the weekend, with temperatures to drop to as low as 10 degrees in the north from Sunday ni...

Occasional showers, cool weather forecast for N. and E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A weak cold front and rain system moving in from southern China are expected to bring wet weather starting Wednesday (March 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (C...

Cold front forecast to send mercury down to 13 degrees in Taiwan

With the arrival of a continental cold air mass, people in Taiwan are expected to experience a sharp fall in temperatures, with lows expected to drop to 13 degrees Celsius from Saturday night (March 1...

Cold front forecast to send temperatures down to 14 degrees this week

The mercury is expected to drop to 14 degrees Celsius in parts of Taiwan over the next two days with the arrival of a continental cold front, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Monday. The cold ...

Unknown no more, Mitchell eyes defending Honda Classic win

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — They know who Keith Mitchell is now at PGA National. That’s progress. It was much different a year ago at the Honda Classic. On a leaderboard where Br...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which is set to blow south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by Tuesday (Feb. 18) in much...