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COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of gratitude. She is lucky to be here, holding her baby. ...

US unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in th...

Taiwan's Delta-positive pilot likely contracted virus in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 8) confirmed that a China Airlines pilot diagnosed with COVID-19 is infected with the Delta variant and...

Taiwan pilot confirmed with Delta variant, 158 tested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese pilot who was confirmed to have a breakthrough COVID-19 infection on Wednesday (Oct. 6) has been confirmed to have the Delta variant of the virus. During a ...

Virus surge hits New England despite high vaccination rates

Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-19 is. Hospitals ...

The Latest: 3rd Alaska hospital institutes crisis protocols

Three Alaska hospitals have now instituted crisis protocols that would allow them to ration care if needed as the state recorded the worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in the U.S. in recent days. ...

Business Highlights: Wall Street's drop, natural gas prices

___ S&P 500 fell 4.8% in September, worst month since March 2020 Stocks are closing out September with their worst monthly loss since the beginning of the pande...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks fell broadly on Thursday and closed out September with their worst monthly loss since the beginning of the pandemic. The S&P 500 notched its first monthly drop since Janua...

Pending home sales, CarMax earns, consumer spending

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HOUSING MARKET BAROMETER Economists expect that contract signings on U.S. home...

Taiwan investigates COVID Delta link between airplane cleaner and Middle East

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An airline cabin cleaner infected by the Delta variant of COVID-19 could be linked to a coronavirus case imported from the Middle East and West Asia, the Central Epidemic ...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall Street retreat

Asian shares were mixed on Friday after a hodge-podge of economic data led Wall Street to close mostly lower. Benchmarks rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul but fell in Shanghai and S...

Owner of kindergarten behind Delta cluster tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The elderly owner of the kindergarten at the center of a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 has been diagnosed with the virus. On Wednesday eveni...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta cluster climbs to 33 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Wednesday (Sept. 15) announced another case tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and centered on a kindergarten, bringing...

Jet cabin cleaner tests positive for Delta variant in Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An aircraft cabin cleaner at Taiwan's busiest airport who had received one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is the latest person to test positive for the Delta variant ...

Video shows 4-year-old forced into solitary quarantine in Fujian, China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Chinese social media Tuesday (Sept. 14) showing an unaccompanied 4-year-old boy in a full hazmat suit trudging with a suitcase to enter isolation as well...