No escaping from Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban

LONDON (AP) — A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a surging rate of coronavirus infections. The ...

IOC's Bach to skip Seoul ceremony, cites travel concerns

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has decided against traveling to South Korea to accept a peace prize in person because of concerns about the coronavirus...

US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as ...

Taiwan legislators to visit submarine shipyard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With work on Taiwan’s first self-developed submarine expected to begin early next month, legislators are scheduled to visit the shipyard on Monday (Oct. 26) and hear...

Readers in the dark at bookstore in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wuguan Books (無關書店), an experimental bookstore in Kaohsiung, was featured by CNN Travel Friday (Oct. 23) for its quirky setup that allows readers to flip through books in ...

The Latest: India's cases pass 7.8M, 3 states hardest hit

NEW DELHI — India has reported 53,370 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the overall tally past 7.8 million. The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 650 deaths...

US shows support for airline venture between Delta, WestJet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Friday it has tentatively approved plans by Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet to work together in scheduling and setting prices for flights betw...

Business Highlights

___ China hopes for change if Biden wins, but little likely BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders hope Washington will tone down conflicts over trade, technology and secur...

DT McLendon practices, will make Bucs debut against Raiders

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Newly acquired defensive tackle Steve McLendon is ready to do his part to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers realize their potential. The 11th-year pro was acquired in ...

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticu...

After 7 months, it's back to the beach for some Venezuelans

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — At least some Venezuelans headed back to beach on Friday as the government relaxed lockdown measures aimed at stifling the new coronavirus. It had been se...

US men's soccer to return for Nov. 12 exhibition at Wales

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team will return to the field for the first time since January for a Nov. 12 exhibition at Wales. The Americans have not played since a 1-0 win o...

Judge slashes bond for man linked to plot to kidnap Whitmer

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Friday slashed bond from $10 million to $100,000 for a man accused of assisting in a scheme to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and commit other violence against ...

Sliding track for 2022 Beijing Olympics to get 1st test

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test. With athletes from many nations — including the U.S. — unable to take part because of cor...

Spain PM appeals for public unity, sacrifice in virus fight

MADRID (AP) — Prime Minster Pedro Sánchez appealed Friday for Spaniards to pull together and defeat the new coronavirus, warning: “The situation is serious.” Sánchez, in a televised ...