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___ NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed higher as hopes for economic recovery overshadow worries over the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 jumped to a nearly three-month high, re...

Sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong lifted, heavy rains expected from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted a sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong on Sunday (May 17), as it continued to weaken, and downgraded it to a tropical storm. A plum ...

Taiwan issues sea warnings for Typhoon Vongfong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau issued sea warnings at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (May 16) as Typhoon Vongfong left the Philippines and headed into the Bashi Channel. At the time, ...

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, extensive damage in Philippine towns

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Vongfong’s ferocious wind and rain left at least one dead and damaged hundreds of coronavirus isolation facilities and homes, along with rice and corn fi...

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. WHO’S KEY TO TRUMP’S REELECTION The president’s advisers are concerned about a drop in support among seniors, a group vital to hi...

Virus hot spots flare, hospitals tested as economies reopen

Fresh coronavirus outbreaks are testing public health networks and the resolve of planners to reopen from pandemic shutdowns. Japan pushed ahead with relaxing its state of emergency ...

Philippines riding out typhoon after virus slows evacuations

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by th...

Taiwan to feel effects of Typhoon Vongfong Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of the first typhoon of the year, which is currently battering the Philippines, is expected to reach Taiwan on Saturday (May 16), bringing rain and big waves...

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. OBAMA EMERGES AS CENTRAL FIGURE IN 2020 RACE Democrats are embracing him as a political wingman for Joe Biden, while President Tr...

Typhoon Vongfong slams into pandemic-hit Philippines

A strong typhoon slammed into the eastern Philippines on Thursday (May 14) after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelt...

The Latest: Japan OKs end to some state of emergency rules

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

'New normals' imagined, tested as virus shutdowns relaxed

From outdoor kids' movies for cooped up apartment dwellers in Rio to online shopping and worship around the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has communities adapting to the realities of living with a p...

Typhoon Vongfong nears Philippines, will come closest to Taiwan Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical storm that intensified into the first typhoon of the year on Wednesday (May 13) is poised to strike the Philippines and is predicted to come closest to Taiwan o...

Tropical Storm Vongfong will come closest to Taiwan this weekend: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression that developed into a tropical storm on Tuesday night (May 12) will come closest to southern and eastern Taiwan over the weekend, according to the Ce...

Potential 1st typhoon of 2020 to brush Taiwan this weekend: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression formed Monday (May 11) near the Philippines is expected to become the first typhoon of the year in Taiwan, bringing rain to some parts of the island ...