Israel returns to virus lockdown as cases mount

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to go back into a full lockdown later Friday to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has steadily worsened for months as its government has been plagued by indecis...

The Latest: India's virus surge continues with 96,000 cases

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus cases have jumped by another 96,424 infections in the past 24 hours, showing little signs of slowing down. The Health Ministry on Friday raised the na...

Asia Today: Australian state eases virus closure of border

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government said on Friday it will open the state border to the national capital after the government was criticized for refusing to allow a Canberra resi...

Made-for-TV IPL in UAE to be prime-time viewing in India

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In the original concept, it was a made-for-television event. And that will prove to be a good thing for the Indian Premier League, the lucrative T...

Business Highlights

___ COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a h...

Texas eases virus rules as cases drop, but bars still closed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ready to relax coronavius restrictions for the first time in months, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, but bars remain closed indefinitely and a mask mandat...

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak, approving a Democratic resolution on a mostly party-line vote. Republicans called...

Handful of clubs aim to end Juventus' dominance in Serie A

MILAN (AP) — Last season, three teams finished within five points of Serie A champion Juventus. This campaign could be even closer. Serie A has been one of the most predictable leagu...

The Latest: Virus scraps UNC football game with Charlotte

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Saturday’s game between No. 12 North Carolina and Charlotte has been canceled ...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had plans for his summer. He formally launched his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend sweltering days k...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend swelter...

Virus hits Lebanese prison as inmates jockey for release

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s largest prison on Thursday was grappling with an alarming coronavirus outbreak, as many inmates refused to take preventative measures or get tested under the impression that ca...

US envoy to UN has 'historic' meeting with Taiwan official

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft had lunch Wednesday with Taiwan’s top official in New York, a meeting she called “historic” and a further step in the Trump ad...

Taiwan reports 3 imported coronavirus cases from Myanmar, Philippines, UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 17) announced three new cases of Wuhan coronavirus from Myanmar, the U.K., and the Philippines. D...

Greek police begin moving asylum-seekers into new camp

KARA TEPE, Greece (AP) — A Greek police operation is underway on the island of Lesbos to move thousands of migrants and refugees left homeless after a fire destroyed their overcrowded camp into a new ...