Tokyo Olympics could help Sapporo land 2030 Winter Games

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if Tokyo can pull off next year’s Summer Games, then the city of Sapporo could be in good standing to hold the 2030 Winte...

FIFA ranks Australia-New Zealand as best 2023 World Cup bid

ZURICH (AP) — The Australia and New Zealand joint bid was the highest rated by FIFA on Wednesday of three candidates to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. FIFA said Australia-New Zeala...

IndyCar cancels Detroit, adds doubleheaders, 3rd Indy race

Roger Penske has canceled the doubleheader race at Detroit and adjusted the IndyCar schedule Monday as the series remains on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Penske told The Assoc...

Will heat stop the spread of new virus? No one really knows

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — As outbreaks of the new coronavirus that first emerged in China continue to spread in more than 100 countries — particularly those experiencing winter — one of the biggest un...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. STAMPEDE ERUPTS AT IRAN GENERAL’S FUNERAL More than 30 people were killed a...

Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars

SYDNEY (AP) — Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days...

Cooler weather brings respite in Australian wildfire crisis

SYDNEY (AP) — Milder temperatures Sunday brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three Australian states, claiming 24 lives and destroying almost 2,000 homes. Satu...

Some flee, others restock before Australia's wildfires grow

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thousands of tourists fled Australia's wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore fur...

Australia firefighters brace for extreme heatwave at weekend

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia’s most populous state attempted to make headway Thursday amid favorable conditions, before an "extreme heatwave" hits embattled are...

The Latest: 3 firefighters hurt battling California blaze

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Officials say three firefighters have received minor injuries as they bat...

Tokyo Olympics: How about a marathon at 3 a.m. _ or 5 a.m.?

TOKYO (AP) — How about running next year's Tokyo Olympic marathon at 3 a.m. — or 5 a.m.? That may be proposed to Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee, a step to...

Weather front to bring rain to Taiwan

A weather front is expected to bring rain to Taiwan from Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday. The front will result in showers or thunderstorms in western Taiwan, the CWB forecast....

Temperature in N. Taiwan to dip down to 19 degrees Celsius today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a plum rain front brought as much as 100 mm of rain on Wednesday (May 1), temperatures today in northern Taiwan are expected to dip to as low as 19 degrees Celsius as a n...

Temperatures in N. Taiwan to drop by 5 to 8 degrees Celsius today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a weather front arrives and a northeast monsoon strengthens today, scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely in much of Taiwan, while northern and northeastern Taiwan w...

Temperature in N. Taiwan to drop by 5 degrees tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Northeasterly winds and a cloud front will bring some respite on Friday (April 26) to the scorching temperatures seen in northern Taiwan over the past couple days. Meteorolo...