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Sudden rise in Taiwan’s COVID death tally due to computer error

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After several days of zero or single-figure casualties from the COVID-19 pandemic being reported, Taiwan’s surprising death toll of 12 announced Saturday (Aug. 7) wa...

Typo in betting line on Browns-Chiefs game costs BetMGM $10K

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Talk about a no-brainer! A typographical error in a betting line on a Cleveland Browns-Kansas City Chiefs game in January led to a $10,500 windfall for nin...

Pandemic help wanted: Fast food managers, road race experts

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are painfully aware that overcoming the scourge is a marathon, not a sprint. Enter Dave McGillivray, who knows a thing or two about en...

The Latest: Computer glitch 'one possible cause' of fire

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The rector of Notre Dame says a "computer glitch" might ...

Cathay Pacific sells premium tickets between Vietnam and U.S. at huge discount

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A computer glitch looked responsible for steep discounts on Cathay Pacific flights between Vietnam and the United States, but the airline later said it would admit the tic...

Oregon officials extend water alert for capital city

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The National Guard will hand out free water at 10 locations to residents who can't drink tap water in the Salem, Oregon, area contaminated by an algae bloom, and state law enforceme...

Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year...

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a...

Tensions rise as vote count in Honduras drags on

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Tensions are rising in Honduras as incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez has emerged with a slim lead for re-election following a reported computer glitch shut down v...

Glitch sends driver's license suspension notices to hundreds

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles say a computer glitch caused hundreds of letters threatening license and registration suspensions to be sent out this month. ...

Computer glitch sends sewage spill into Massachusetts lake

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A computer glitch led to the spill of hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into a Massachusetts lake. The Telegram & Gazette reports (http://bit...

Police: Couple exploited website glitch for free merchandise

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey couple exploited a computer glitch on a home improvement chain's website to get thousands of dollars' worth of items shipped to their home for free. ...

New flight service from Maine to Halifax postponed by glitch

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine airport's first international flight in three years has been postponed because of a computer glitch. Portland International Jetport was set to launch a...

Trump's travel ban jolts globe, leads to legal fight

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to suspend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and institute a 90-day ban on all entry to the United States from citizens of seven predom...

Computer glitch grounds domestic United Airlines flights

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines says all of its domestic flights are grounded on Sunday because of a computer problem. Company spokeswoman Maddie King said in a brief statement that ...