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Today in History Today is Thursday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2021. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13...

Out of the cave: French isolation study ending after 40 days

LOMBRIVES CAVE, France (AP) — Ever wonder what it would feel like to unplug from a hyperconnected world and hide away in a cave for a few weeks? Fifteen people in France found out. ...

Manhattan courthouses adapt to COVID so trials can return

NEW YORK (AP) — The two big, busy federal courthouses in Manhattan took the adage that justice delayed is justice denied to heart when the coronavirus hit, creating a pandemic-safe environment for jur...

Spanish league chief not expecting big signings this summer

MADRID (AP) — Spanish league president Javier Tebas is not expecting any blockbuster signings in the next transfer window as Spanish clubs continue to struggle financially because of the coronavirus p...

Vaccinating Florida's seniors at Miami's largest hospital

MIAMI (AP) — The tiny glass vaccine vials are delivered to Miami's largest hospital and immediately whisked to a secret location, where they are placed inside a padlocked freezer with a digital thermo...

TAIEX soars 22.8% annually in 2020 amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The TAIEX closed at 14732.53 on Thursday (Dec. 31), posting an annual gain of 22.8 percent driven primarily by stocks from biotech, shipping, and ICT sectors. Over 110 ...

Christmas in Florida: chilly forecast, falling iguanas

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews in some places, Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may invo...

Flying from Johannesburg to Paris, one hotspot to another

PARIS (AP) — The security officer pointing the thermometer barely glanced, but wished the traveler a “Happy Holiday.” The luggage wrappers day-dreamed of better times, and the list of departing flight...

Mercury to dip down to 12 degrees tonight in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said that due to the effects of a northeast monsoon, the temperature in Taiwan could drop down to 12 degrees Celsius tonight (Dec. 14), with ...

Wayward wallaroo rescued from river after chase in Illinois

PERU, Ill. (AP) — Police in Peru, Illinois, are no strangers to chases — unless what they’re after hops away on two legs. Officers in the city about 95 miles (152 kilometers) southwe...

Quarantine in Thailand: The good, the bad and the boring

At eight in the morning, the doorbell rings and a familiar voice announces that my breakfast is ready. Like every morning in the past nine days, I open the door to find no one in sight — just a ...

Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace’s nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to avoid infection. He died a horrible death anyway. Hale and happy before th...

Brazil voters ignore Bolsonaro's city election endorsements

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a setback as most of the dozens of candidates he backed for municipal elections failed to secure victories or spots in runoffs. ...

The body clock of France thrown off-kilter by autumn tennis

PARIS (AP) — Practically alone with a buffet of tennis to gorge on at the pandemic-skewered French Open like no other, Christophe Bailly glanced at his watch and reluctantly realized that not only was...

North Korea and coronavirus: Hide-and-seek with the world

When Dr. Choi Jung Hun treated patients in North Korea, he had to get hold of his own medical hygiene equipment. "I was asked to buy surgical masks and gloves for myself," he says. There wa...