Sieren's China: Tension rises between Washington and Beijing

The tension between the US and China continues to rise. Last week, US authorities ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Texas. Then, the US Consulate in Chengdu in western China was...

Column: Baseball gets its opening day, now a season looms

The fans behind home plate at Dodger Stadium were fake, and so were the cheers in the nation’s capital. The games themselves seemed real enough, assuming you weren’t looking too clos...

AP Exclusive: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new snapshot of the frantic global response to the coronavirus pandemic shows some of the world’s largest government donors of humanitarian aid are buckling under the strain: Fun...

US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next ...

After embassy move, U.S. to sell envoy's house near Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. State Department has put the ambassador to Israel's official residence outside Tel Aviv up for sale, in a decision aimed at cementing the American embassy's controversial mov...

Number of eliminated college sports programs nearing 100

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. ...

Joe Biden says he'd leave US embassy in Jerusalem if elected

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the U.S. embassy in Israel would remain in Jerusalem if he's elected, even as he called President Donald Trump's decision to move the di...

If colleges cut sports programs, could new models emerge?

College sports programs are already being cut and more are likely on the chopping block. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered fears of an economic meltdown on campuses around the c...

Virus pandemic collides with Trump's disdain for foreign aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s well-known disdain for foreign aid is colliding with the imperatives of fighting the coronavirus pandemic, as his administration boasts about America’s gener...

EU blasts Trump's WHO funding cut, fears it worsens pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. Healt...

For these athletes, this is a spring break they don't want

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton right-hander Ben Dotzler was supposed to be in the bullpen at TD Ameritrade Park this weekend, readying himself to pitch against Northern Colorado. Molly...

Continuing PRC efforts to intimidate Taiwan and its friends

“Big Nations Should Not Bully the Small” The People’s Republic of China (PRC) always refers to its Three Communiqués with the United States as if they were the Ten Commandm...

Hong Kong broadcaster: Taiwan will suffer if it wants to 'get rich quick' with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A renowned Hong Kong columnist on Monday (Dec. 30) lamented over what he says has been going on in Hong Kong and warned that Kaohsiung, and Taiwan as a whole, could meet t...

Lions' Stafford says he's confident back injury won't linger

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford stood in front of his locker, surrounded by a slew of reporters inquiring about the back injury that cost him half a season and spoiled any shot the Detroit L...

White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 202...