Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, July 27, the 209th day of 2020. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27...

Rat seen scurrying on sushi belt in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular Japanese restaurant chain Sushiro is offering a refund to customers who were traumatized by a rat that was seen dashing along its sushi conveyer belt on Saturday (...

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at le...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 23 The Washington Post on the importance of wearing face masks amid the ...

Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances despite the coronavirus pandemic, at Arlington National Cemetery and at a historic fort in Baltimore. Trump recent...

N. Taiwan reports first hantavirus case, night markets on alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Keelung City has been diagnosed with hantavirus, the first case in northern Taiwan this year and the fourth nationwide. The patient, who is in his 40s, is a re...

Mfume rejoins House, in vacant seat of late Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kweisi Mfume rejoined the House on Tuesday replacing the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, representing a Baltimore-area district that President Donald Trump insulted last year as “disgusti...

Virus creates unprecedented Maryland congressional election

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ballots cast in person in Maryland's special congressional election between Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik will be quarantined for about 24 hours after poll...

First ride featuring Mickey Mouse debuts at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. was built on the shoulders of Mickey Mouse, so it may come as a surprise that there never has been a theme park attraction based on the lovable rodent. ...

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business. ...

US House passes bill to help eradicate invasive swamp rodent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure to grant funding to try to eradicate the invasive rodents called nutria has passed the U.S. House with the help of a large, stuffed specimen. California R...

Rats possible culprit behind Wuhan virus outbreak: HK expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As scientists strive to identify the source of the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) that has infected over 75,000 worldwide, a Hong Kong epidemiologist has pointed...

Baltimore's problems in focus as primary winners look ahead

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume says that if he regains the seat in Congress he once held in a heavily Democratic Baltimore area district, cutting violent crime in the city and its suburbs will...

Decision day in crowded primary for Elijah Cummings' seat

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are deciding Tuesday in a crowded special primary who will be their parties' nominees to fill the rest of the late Elijah Cummings' term in Congr...

AP News Guide: Special congressional election in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters are deciding which candidates will be the nominees for the congressional seat that was held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. A special primary election is schedu...