Taiwan News sticks with term ‘Wuhan virus’ until WHO admits Taiwan, Beijing comes clean

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — There is only one word to describe the official response to the novel coronavirus outbreak that continues to rampage through Communist China and spread slowly but surel...

Libya's oil corporation: blockade losses exceed $1.3 billion

CAIRO (AP) — Economic fallout continues from the shutdown of Libya’s vital oil fields, with losses surpassing $1.3 billion, the national oil corporation announced Tuesday. The latest...

Dodgers, Red Sox finish deal; Betts and Price headed West

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price are Los Angeles Dodgers. The Boston Red Sox are tax dodgers. Boston and Los Angeles finalized the on-again, off...

Luke Fickell tells Michigan State he's staying at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell informed Michigan State on Monday that he's decided to stay at Cincinnati, leaving the Spartans to resume their search to find Mark Dantonio's replacement. ...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 16-22: Feb. 16: Jazz singer Peggy King is 90. Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back") is 75. Actor William Katt ("Great...

Mozambique drops appeal in South Africa over former minister

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The Mozambican attorney general’s office on Monday withdrew its appeal to South African courts to have former Finance Minister Manuel Chang extradited back home amid a massiv...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 2020. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Feb. 8, 1...

Secret Service may leave Homeland Security, rejoin Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial cr...

McConnell remaking Senate in age of Trump, impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before Donald Trump’s impeachment landed in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had one piece of advice for the president: Focus on the House. Gin it u...

Ex-Olympic medical chief cites reports of abuse for firing

DENVER (AP) — A former sports medicine executive at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the federation, contending he was fired for urging managers to react...

With 21 points, Willis leads Minnesota past Wisconsin 70-52

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Payton Willis scored a career-high 21 points on 5-for-7 shooting from 3-point range to lead Minnesota's romp past rival Wisconsin 70-52 on Wednesday night. Daniel ...

Russia, South Africa object to draft UN resolution on Libya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. resolution that would endorse a plan to restore peace to Libya and condemn the recent increase in violence faced opposition Wednesday from Russia and South Africa. ...

Congress urged to pass anti-doping bill before Olympics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a bill criminalizing international doping conspiracies before this summer's Tokyo Olympics, saying it woul...

Pope defrocks founder of another Latin America-based order

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Another founder of a Catholic religious movement has been defrocked for sexual misconduct and abusing his power, the latest in a string of purportedly orthodox, charismatic priests...

Vatican seeks to explain absence of aide after book scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican sought Wednesday to explain the absence of a key member of Pope Francis' protocol team following the scandal over a book on priestly celibacy co-written by Emeritus Pop...