United loses $1.8 billion, aims to shift focus to recovery

United Airlines financial hole grew deeper over the summer as a modest recovery in air travel slowed down, pushing the carrier to a loss of $1.84 billion in the typically strong third quarter. ...

Iran virus death toll hits record high, 3rd time in week

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For the third time in a week, Iran on Wednesday marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus, with 279 people killed and 4,830 new patien...

Champions Hockey League cancels season because of pandemic

ZUG, Switzerland (AP) — The Champions Hockey League, one of Europe’s leading ice hockey competitions, canceled its 2020-21 season Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. The CHL...

International visits to Taiwan lowest in nearly 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) estimates that the number of visits by international travelers to Taiwan will be only about 1.35 million this year...

UAE sheikhdom hopes Bear Grylls camp draws pandemic tourists

JEBEL JAIS MOUNTAIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The northern-most sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates hopes a new adventure camp showcasing its wide-open spaces, fresh air and socially distanced mo...

Inaugural Bathurst International car race delayed until 2021

BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Ex-Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello will have to wait until next year to race on one of Australia's most iconic layouts. Officials on Wednesday said t...

Botswana extends emergency measures to combat virus

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana has extended its state of emergency for a further six months to combat the spread of COVID-19. The southern African country will maintain several r...

Taiwan ranked No. 1 on Agoda 2020 travel wish list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been ranked number one among the top 10 most-searched destinations in the second half of 2020, according to Agoda, an online travel agency and metasearch engine...

Virtual UN meeting saps NYC of yearly hubbub, cash infusion

NEW YORK (AP) — In a normal September, leaders of nations big and small would converge on New York this week, giving the United States’ largest city a chance to show itself off as a crossroads of the ...

WNBA All-Star Cambage set to return to Australian league

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — WNBA All-Star center Liz Cambage is set to return to the Australian women’s basketball league after signing with the Southside Flyers. Cambage is missing ...

South Africa opens as virus cases fall, allows liquor sales

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, which imposed one of the world's strictest anti-coronavirus lockdowns five months ago, will significantly relax its restrictions Tuesday, including allowing the sales...

UK scientists openly question government's pandemic response

LONDON (AP) — As Britain navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the government insists that science is guiding its decisions. But a self-appointed group of independent experts says it see...

Kaymer inspired by video of last major win 6 years ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Martin Kaymer hasn’t won since the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, and while he thought he was playing decent coming into the PGA Championship, he knew decent wouldn’t cut it a...

The Latest: Pakistan's daily infections drop as testing cut

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s daily infection rate dropped below 3,000 for the second straight day, though medical experts caution it may be due to less testing. Barely 21,000 tests for th...

Asia Today: Australian PM defends Melbourne lockdown

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won’t sur...