Taiwan president commemorates 100 years of Air Force

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday evening (Nov. 29) stated via Facebook that Sunday marked the 100th birthday of the Republic of China Air Force. In her post, Tsai...

Fauci: US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social...

Steak out: China's coronavirus testing chokes beef trade

BEIJING (Reuters) - In a supermarket in downtown Beijing, refrigerator shelves normally filled with steak from around the world sit empty as tougher testing for the novel coronavirus creates supply bo...

Europe's Christmas dilemma: risk empty chairs next year?

BRUSSELS (AP) — Please leave a chair empty at this year's family Christmas dinner as a precaution, or face the possibility of having that chair empty forever. That's the stark dilemm...

Business Highlights

___ Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online NEW YORK (AP) — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday...

VIRUS TODAY: Black Friday shoppers stay home

Here's what's happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — The coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores...

Many turn to real Christmas trees as bright spot amid virus

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ani Sirois, a respiratory nurse, has spent months caring for coronavirus patients at a Portland, Oregon, hospital, and she's only getting busier as infections — and hospitalizati...

US colleges mull new virus protocols for students' return

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — St. Michael’s College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks. B...

Black Friday offers beacon of hope to struggling stores

After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawi...

Putin foe Navalny urges EU to be ready for Russian election

BRUSSELS (AP) — Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny urged the European Union to reject the results of Russia's parliamentary election next year if any candidates are blocked from taking part ...

In Santa's mailbag, a peek into children's pandemic worries

LIBOURNE, France (AP) — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u." Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult's help that ...

Trump says he will leave the White House if Electoral College votes for Biden

LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conc...

VIRUS TODAY: Americans celebrate Thanksgiving differently

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — The coronavirus pandemic continues to encroach on traditions. Many Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday are s...

Empty seats, delivered feasts as virus changes Thanksgiving

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table...

Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. Toy companies are targeting stuck-at-home grown-ups with latte-smelling Play-Doh and Legos ...