Under lockdown, Israel faces bitter start of Jewish New Year

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish tradition to symbolize a sweet start of the New Year. But in Israel, bitterness prevails on the eve of the holiday as the co...

Makeshift hospital in Yunnan leads to fears of new outbreak in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The appearance of a massive makeshift hospital, a huge increase in testing facilities, and the alleged dispatch of a top disease expert have Chinese netizens concerned tha...

The Latest: India's daily virus increase surges to record

NEW DELHI — India has confirmed another record jump in coronavirus cases, logging 97,894 cases in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry said Thursday that the new cases raised the n...

US response to COVID-19 worse than China: Pew survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. response to the coronavirus has received an unflattering rating, with President Donald Trump performing worse than Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) and Russian Pre...

New companies face tough task overcoming pandemic, recession

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet. Campbell launched Pasted Paper in February, but soon after, the corona...

New Zealand economy shrinks record 12% due to virus lockdown

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's economy shrank by a record 12.2% in the second quarter due to a strict coronavirus lockdown, but forecasts indicate activity is bouncing back. ...

Kansas Relays to be postponed from 2021 date due to COVID-19

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Relays, one of the longest-running track and field events in the country, will be postponed in the spring as the University of Kansas tries to deal with a massive budg...

Murphy criticizes YouTube stars for 'Jersey Shore' gathering

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that YouTube stars who rented out the “Jersey Shore” house Monday should “be taken to task” after an estimated 1,000 people showed up, m...

US general meets with German officials over resort outbreak

BERLIN (AP) — The general commanding American troops in Bavaria met Wednesday with local officials in the Alpine town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to reassure them of the U.S. military's commitment to pr...

FAU still hoping to play Saturday despite virus outbreak

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Eleven people in the football program at Florida Atlantic University have tested positive for the coronavirus, but the Owls were still hoping to play their season opener Saturd...

Mortician fights for license, livelihood after virus scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — During the deadliest days of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, the bodies piled up at a Brooklyn funeral home — and the stench that came with it — at an alarming rate. ...

No public at Dutch Saint Nicholas party due to coronavirus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The annual nationally televised arrival in the Netherlands of Saint Nicholas, known locally as Sinterklaas, will happen without public fanfare this year because of concer...

Werner settling in at Chelsea ahead of visit of Liverpool

If the world had not been gripped by a pandemic, Timo Werner might easily have been walking out in a red jersey when Chelsea meets Liverpool in the first blockbuster match in the Premier League on Sun...

1 wedding may undo Maine's virus fight, officials say

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since. That sin...

Serie A Preview: Can anyone prevent a Juventus 10-peat?

MILAN (AP) — The annual question is ready to be asked again: Can anyone stop Juventus? The Bianconeri are bidding for a record-extending 10th straight Serie A title, and will be begi...