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Clammers digging through pandemic, but shellfish are fewer

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Chad Coffin has spent the coronavirus pandemic much as he has the previous several decades: on the mudflats of Maine, digging for the clams that draw tourists to seafood shacks ...

Bangkok nightlife clusters expose Thailand's virus stumbles

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's transport minister was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, it was Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who got a headache. Prayuth was not particularly laude...

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government decided Tuesday to start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fi...

Sailor who shot, killed himself at Hawaii resort identified

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office on Monday identified the U.S. Navy sailor who shot and killed himself at luxury resort after a standoff with police over the weekend. ...

Online grocery Weee's Larry Liu on delivering in a pandemic

Virtual grocery shopping became more popular during the pandemic lockdowns, and Weee, a startup focused on Asian grocery delivery, was no exception. Its founder, Larry Liu, came to ...

Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping ne...

Groups urge pressure on Mexico to save tiny vaquita porpoise

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental groups called Thursday for an international ban on trade in a range of Mexican seafood and wildlife, seeking to force Mexico to do more to save the vaquita marina porp...

UN takes no action on latest North Korea missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council took no action after a brief meeting Tuesday on North Korea’s latest ballistic missile tests, the first since U.S. President Joe Biden took office on Ja...

WHO team urges patience after 1st look for origin of virus

GENEVA (AP) — An international team that drew up a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues on Tuesday called it a “first start,” appealing for patience and notin...

20,000 kg of US Fuji apples intercepted in Taiwan for excessive pesticide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another batch of U.S. apple imports failed a safety test in Taiwan this week, CNA reported. Inspectors rejected or destroyed a total of 20,580 kilograms of U.S. Fuji ap...

WHO report says animals likely source of COVID

BEIJING (AP) — A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak i...

Happy tail: Maine lobstermen crack a good year despite virus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's lobster catch dipped slightly last year as fishermen dealt with the coronavirus pandemic, but the final totals were better than some feared. Fishermen...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's 'Salmoners' spawn at Sushiro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens were aghast at the amount of food put to waste by members of the "Salmoners" who descended on a sushi restaurant in Taiwan last week. The p...

The Latest: SKorea rights body to review virus testing rules

SEOUL, South Korea — Following complaints about discrimination, South Korea’s National Human Rights Commission says it’s reviewing decisions by health officials to mandate coronavirus tests for all fo...

Taiwan bursts with creative pineapple dishes after China ban

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's classic beef noodle soup has taken on a sweet and sour twist. Taipei chef Hung Ching Lung created a pineapple beef noodle soup at his eponymous restaurant C...