EU thanks Taiwan for swift delivery of 1 million medical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — European Union officials publicly thanked Taiwan for swiftly delivering desperately needed medical masks as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to exact a heavy tol...

Barr says Russia probe was started 'without basis'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for the first two years of his administration was started without any basis and a...

Wuhan coronavirus in the US: Map, case counts and news

Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, incl...

White House says no 'surprise' bills for COVID-19 patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hospitals taking money from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will have to agree not to send “surprise” medical bills to patients treated for COVID-19, the White House said Thursday. ...

NFL will have 58 prospects participating remotely in draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young are among 58 prospects who will participate remotely in the NFL draft next week that will double as a telethon t...

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage dies at 95

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died at her S...

Business Highlights

___ US gig workers and self-employed face delays in jobless aid WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as nearly 17 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits in the past ...

Crew member of cruise ship with virus cases dies in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — A crew member who was hospitalized for days after two ill-fated cruise ships with coronavirus patients were finally allowed to dock in Florida has died, officials said. ...

US gig workers and self-employed face delays in jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Rich Cruse saw about $3,000 in income for his photography business quickly disappear to the coronavirus, he tried to apply for unemployment benefits in California. But like man...

Manager: Rose Namajunas out of UFC 249 after family deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The manager of Rose Namajunas says the former UFC strawweight champion won't fight at UFC 249 on April 18 after two deaths in her family related to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Defining moments that make the Masters unlike other majors

Gene Sarazen hit the shot that put the Masters on the map. Jack Nicklaus made the ground shake with a charge that gave meaning to the Masters not really starting until the back nine ...

Former Fox execs stay free on $15M bond each in soccer case

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former 21st Century Fox Inc. executives were allowed to remain free on $15 million appearance bonds, three days after they were indicted as part of the U.S. government’s investigat...

US casino workers: Pay us through the shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of the shutdown necessitat...

In Wisconsin, missing absentees spur questions and anger

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service and election officials searched for answers Thursday about why an untold number of absentee ballots never made it to voters in Wisconsin who didn't want t...

No halt to culture wars during coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partisan fight over voting in Wisconsin was the first issue linked to the coronavirus to make it to the Supreme Court. Efforts to limit abortion during the pandemic could eventual...