Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dead at 83

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, h...

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users?

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. President Donald Trump has cited concerns about Chine...

Wisconsin secretary resigns amid unemployment claim backlog

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Workforce Development's top leader resigned Friday after failing to find a way to address a massive backlog of unprocessed unemployment benefit claims spar...

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___ US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Commerce Department said it is prohibiting Chinese-owned TikTok and WeCha...

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Friday, as another zig-zag week for markets ends with a third-straight weekly loss for the S&P 500. Technology companies, including Apple...

End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future

LONDON (AP) — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes, hobnobbing with celebrities at glittering ca...

Taiwan: The threat that the world ignores

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is ringing the alarm, hoping that the world will pay attention to the profound threat emanating from China. "The threat is very real and therefore Taiwan&...

Infinix partners with Sally Karagon a Renowned Fashion icon on Zero 8 Launch in the Kenyan market

NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Infinix, a global leader in consumer electronics market, has launched the ZERO 8 in the Kenyan market. ZERO 8 is the company's flagship series for...

Taiwan, US nail Chinese hackers behind mass cyberattacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s crime investigation authorities held a press conference on Friday (Sept. 18) to talk about the role they played in the U.S. Department of Justice's bust...

Asia mostly higher despite Wall Street slump, virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight...

Senior US envoy holds talks in Taiwan amid Chinese drills

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months began a day of closed-door meetings Friday as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threaten...

China CITIC Bank International launches Refinitiv EFX distribution platform

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Refinitiv, one of the world's largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, today announced that China CITIC Bank Internationa...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed lower Thursday after another slide in technology companies led a broad sell-off on Wall Street. The sell-off, which lost some of its strength toward the late afternoon...

More Iranian nationals charged in US with hacking crimes

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — For the third straight day, federal prosecutors have announced criminal charges accusing Iranian nationals with conducting cyberattacks in the U.S., with the charges this time...

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer. He formally announced his first bid for public office in March and expected to spend swelter...