Germany toughens punishment for child sex abuse, child porn

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved draft legislation that will allow for tougher punishment of sexual abuse of children and the possession of child pornography. Th...

7-Eleven launches two new vegan ready-to-eat meals from OmniEat

Convenient, healthy and plant-based food options ready in minutes! HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 October 2020 - In recent years, more consumers around the globe are choosing to follow more pl...

An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms

DETROIT (AP) — Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles. ...

McMoney McManus: Broncos kicker nice safety net for offense

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon McManus and his powerful right leg were benched for the New England game -- in quite a few fantasy football leagues, anyway. The Denver Broncos kicker...

Tennessee factory to become GM's 3rd electric vehicle plant

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to spend $2 billion to convert its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant into a third U.S. site to build future electric vehicles. The Detroit au...

Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines

BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, the...

Silicon Motion Launches PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 Controller Solutions for Client SSDs

New controller solutions offer best-in-class Power and Performance up to 7,400/6,800 MB/s Sequential Read/Write Speeds TAIPEI and MILPITAS...

India looks for trade talks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — India is considering opening trade talks with Taiwan as both countries bristle over China’s aggression, Bloomberg reported Monday (Oct. 19). While the government ...

Tesla to export China-made Model 3 vehicles to Europe

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Monday it would start exporting China-made Model 3 cars to more than 10 European countries this month, joining a growing number of automakers using China...

Q&A: Adam McKay on the lessons of the 2000 recount

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay was head writer at “Saturday Night Live” during the 2000 election — a heady era for the sketch show that saw the phrase “strategery” become lodged in the nation’s consciousn...

Business Highlights

___ AP-NORC/SAP poll: 1 in 4 US workers have weighed quitting NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of Americans out of work. But many of those ...

Czech hospital bed maker rushes to meet government order

SLANY, Czech Republic (AP) — Some orders are impossible for manufacturers to turn down. A Czech maker of hospital beds received one this month. Hours before the Czech government anno...

ConocoPhillips buying Concho in $9.7B all-stock deal

ConocoPhillips is buying shale producer Concho Resources in an all-stock deal valued at $9.7 billion. Concho's common stock will be exchanged for a fixed ratio of 1.46 shares of Con...

Japan, Vietnam reach broad agreement on transfer of defense gear

HANOI (Reuters) - Japan and Vietnam agreed on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties, including an agreement in principle for Japan to export military gear and technology to the Southeast Asi...

Asian shares lifted by stronger China growth numbers

Shares advanced in Asia on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a 4.9% annual pace in the last quarter, with consumer spending and industrial production rising to pre-pandemic levels. ...