US casino workers: Pay us through the shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of the shutdown necessitat...

Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is an assistant dean scrawling “July 28-29, 2020” across a chalkboard. ...

Kaohsiung mayor survives PR disaster at Mitsui event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A porcelain plate almost crashed to the floor as Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was handing it over to the visiting chairman of Japan’s Mitsui Fudosan Co., Lt...

Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set

The stage is set for November. Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president's place ...

Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged

NEW YORK (AP) — Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating the damage wrought by the coronavirus lockdowns. Yet, d...

Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set

The stage is set for November. Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president's place ...

AP Interview: 'Lula' says Bolsonaro a disaster amid pandemic

SAO PAULO (AP) — In home isolation just months after his release from jail, Brazil’s former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro needs to change his dismissive...

Justice delayed: Virus crisis upends courts system across US

BOSTON (AP) — Courthouses shuttered. Thousands of trials on hold. Legal deadlines pushed. The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the U.S. legal system, creating constitutional dilemm...

Louisiana responds to coronavirus with rare bipartisanship

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A simple gift from a bitter political rival — a medical mask emblazoned with Louisiana's state seal — has helped Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards pound home a bipartisan plea for pe...

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — When Jose Andres first came to New York City, the wide-eyed sailor in the Spanish navy docked on West 30th Street full of ambition. Decades later, the award-winning chef h...

Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If you're a census slacker and haven't yet filled out the form for the 2020 head count, the federal government is trying another way to get in touch with you. S...

Computer issues at SBA said to hold up small business loans

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners hoping for quick help from the government’s emergency $349 billion lending program were still waiting Tuesday amid reports of computer problems at the Small Busin...

Wildlife group: Gulf oil spill still affecting wildlife

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A decade after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, dolphins, turtles and other wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico are still seriously at risk, according to a report released...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on airport virus tests, HHS audit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump falsely asserted that travelers at U.S. airports are being routinely tested for COVID-19, made grou...

Netherlands representative office thanks Taiwan for mask donations

The Netherlands Trade and Investment Office on Monday (April 8) thanked Taiwan for its pledged donation of surgical face masks, stating that "working together is the only way we'll get throug...