81 sick after suspected food poisoning at hotel in N.E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A case of suspected food poisoning at Hotel Royal Chiaohsi’s (礁溪老爺酒店) buffet restaurant in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, has sickened 81 people, 41 of whom have sou...

New Orleans sheriff regains authority over troubled jail

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sheriff of New Orleans can be put back in control of the city’s long-troubled jail despite still-serious problems that triggered U.S. Justice Department oversight and a 2012 law...

Feds propose consent decree to ensure care at Virginia jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department proposed Wednesday that a Virginia jail comply with a consent decree requiring officials to improve medical treatment for inmates, marking one of the first tim...

Videos show jail officers restraining North Carolina inmate

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Body camera videos from a North Carolina jail show a man who died days after his arrest struggling with guards to get up from where he lay on the floor, calling out for his ...

US health chief to visit Taiwan, highest level trip since 1979

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will be leading a delegation to visit Taiwan, marking the highest-level visit by a U.S. official since 1979, according t...

Skepticism, fear helps fuel virus on Mexico City's outskirts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Only after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real — but it was too late. Soon, the older couple, their son an...

'Rock star' doctor tackles virus on California-Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Tien Vo's last stop of the night is the home of a 35-year-old woman who has diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and, now, the coronavirus. The virus killed her father si...

Trump wants broader role for telehealth services in Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is taking steps to give telehealth a broader role under Medicare, with an executive order that serves as a call for Congress to make doctor visits via person...

China accuses US of harassing Chinese students, researchers

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday accused the United States of “monitoring, harassing and willfully detaining” Chinese students and researchers in the U.S. Foreign ministry spokesperso...

Next in summer of player empowerment: Pac-12 players unite

As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players have become emboldened. They are calling out coaches a...

Aid group: Darfur attacks strand 14,000 without medical help

CAIRO (AP) — A recent surge of violence in Darfur, the war-scarred region of western Sudan, has deprived more than 14,000 children of medical care, a leading aid group reported on Thursday. ...

Chinese scientist arrested after seeking medical care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after U.S. authorities said she concealed her military ties was arrested after she left the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to seek ...

Lawyer: Yemeni rebels free 6 Baha’i prisoners held for years

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Thursday freed six prominent members of the Baha’i religious minority whose years-long incarceration on charges of espionage and heresy had drawn worldwide...

Concerns mount over outbreak at immigrant detention center

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor and two U.S. senators urged President Trump to respond to the nation's worst coronavirus outbreak that has occurred inside an immigrant detention center, call...

Judge halts immigration rule on public benefits, cites virus

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Trump administration rule that could deny green cards to immigrants over use of public benefits from being applied during the pandemic. ...