Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippl...

Asian Champions League set to restart after 6-month delay

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the decision was made in 2013 to split the Asian Champions League into east and west geographic zones, it was unthinkable that a team from one half of the continent coul...

San Diego, other cities ending census door-knocking early

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Already under criticism for plans to end the 2020 census at the end of September, a month earlier than previously scheduled, the U.S. Census Bureau intends to finish up its most l...

India's main opposition party faces leadership crisis

The Indian National Congress on Monday rejected a request from its leader, Sonia Gandhi, that she be allowed to resign. In her opening remarks at the seven-hour-long online meeting, Gandhi offered to...

Colombian leader faces criticism for opining in Uribe case

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian leader Iván Duque is defending his right to opine personally on the judicial proceedings against his mentor, the powerful ex-President Álvaro Uribe, who has been plac...

Galaxy Integrated Resorts introduces GICC and the precinct’s latest MICE offerings in Macau at IT&CM China

MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 4 August 2020 - Ahead of the highly anticipated opening of Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) -- Macau's premier MICE destination -- in the first half of 202...

Oxford passes motion to establish sister city ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The British city of Oxford on Monday evening (July 20) voted to become sister cities with a yet-to-be-determined Taiwanese city. The motion, proposed by Oxford City Cou...

Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

Traverse City, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan regulatory panel on Tuesday refused to grant quick permission to run a new oil pipeline beneath a channel that connects two of the Great Lakes, deciding instead ...

Hackers disrupt online college meeting with racist language

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Hackers used racist language and anti-Semitic images to disrupt an online meeting of Wake Forest University employees, the school's president said. In a m...

Commissioner gives middle fingers to mayor in online meeting

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — A commissioner of a South Florida town displayed two middle fingers during an online meeting after the mayor muted her during a contentious discussion about a proposed anti-discr...

Zoom shuts down account of Chinese dissident group in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video-conferencing company Zoom closed an account used by Chinese activists living in the U.S. after they held an online meeting to mark the 31st anniversary of the Tianan...

Tokyo Olympics talk of simplifying, but no specifics so far

TOKYO (AP) — One thing is certain: Tokyo organizers want to somehow simplify next year's postponed Olympics to keep costs down. Estimates in Japan say the delay alone could cost $2 b...

Military service academies plan for students' return in fall

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to have its 4,400 midshipmen return to campus in Annapolis, Maryland, for the fall, after students completed the last semester with online lear...

Japanese baseball season to start on June 19 without fans

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional baseball season will open on June 19 under a plan that excludes fans. League commissioner Atsushi Saito made the announcement on Monday after an onl...

Taiwan envoy to DC confronts WHO officials over island’s exclusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese diplomat Vincent Chao (趙怡翔) during a virtual meeting on Wednesday (April 29) confronted top officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) over the island na...