Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Latest News Taiwan's online mask rationing adds new pick-up locationshttps://t.co/EE44vo0Kri pic.twitter.com/o21jKSI5vN — Taiwan News (@TaiwanNews886) April 8, 2020 Taipei discl...

As virus kills, NYC shortens deadline for claiming dead

NEW YORK (AP) — As New York City deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has shortened the amount of time it will hold unclaimed remains before they are burie...

2016 repeat? Progressives resist quickly unifying with Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' exit from the presidential race is leaving progressives with a difficult choice: Side with centrist Joe Biden or keep up the fight and potentially lose the White Hou...

24 hours in the life and death of a besieged New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn is dark except for the streetlamps when Carla Brown’s alarm goes off at 5:15 a.m. -- much too early for an average Monday. But with the coronavirus laying siege to New York, t...

Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of ...

Wisconsin's pandemic election puts focus on state's court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than the lines of mask-wearing voters that stretched for hours in Milwaukee d...

Control Yuan demands labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen

The Control Yuan on Wednesday approved a motion put forth by two of its members, calling for labor insurance coverage for all migrant fishermen in Taiwan. The motion, initiated by Control Yuan memb...

Rio samba schools start sewing scrubs in coronavirus effort

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s samba schools usually spend the year furiously sewing costumes for the city's blowout Carnival celebration. Now, nimble fingers are working to protect lives inst...

China investigates party member critical of Xi over outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Communist party member who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak is being investigated on suspicion of a “severe violation of disciplin...

Coronavirus crisis cuts money sent home to poorer nations

MIAMI (AP) — Until a month ago, Diana Leticia Hernández sold face cream door to door in Miami. Her husband painted houses. The money fed their family and at least six relatives in Honduras. ...

NFL retirees mostly in favor of new labor agreement

Ron Mix likes what he has seen and read regarding the new labor agreement between the NFL and its players. The Pro Football Hall of Famer, a board member with the Pro Football Retire...

European competitions could wait for domestic leagues to end

MADRID (AP) — Finishing off domestic soccer seasons could take precedence over completing the Champions League. Spanish league president Javier Tebas said Tuesday that several ideas ...

Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in decent shape before the viral outbreak brought the economy to a near standstil...

No plan to cancel Labor Day weekend yet: Taiwan Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (April 7) said the government currently had no plan to cancel the upcoming three-day Labor Day weekend, but this may change dependi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 7, the 98th day of 2020. There are 268 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 7, 1...