Biden names liberal econ team as pandemic threatens workers

With unemployment still high and the pandemic threatening yet another economic slump, President-elect Joe Biden is assembling a team of liberal advisers who have long focused on the nation’s wor...

Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction gets high court review

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers will argue Tuesday that his 2018 sex assault trial was marred by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded as they ask Pennsylvania's highest court...

Millennial Money: Be effective with your generosity in 2020

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to donate money this year, plenty of causes need your attention. In a year like 2020, choosing where to direct your dollars is like picking you...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Taiwan tour begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Taiwan tour will begin Wednesday (Dec. 2) in Taipei. The schedule of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), whic...

On World AIDS Day, South Africa finds hope in new treatment

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that’s been eclipsed by t...

Is shopping in stores safe during the pandemic?

Is shopping in stores safe during the pandemic? There are ways to reduce risk, but health experts advise avoiding it when possible. The U.S. Centers for Disease Con...

Japanese representative office highlights relations with Taiwan with new logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 311 Tohoku earthquake next March, the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association on Tuesday (Dec. 1) released a new logo and accompanying visua...

As the virus resurges, mental health woes batter France

ROUEN, France (AP) — The panicked 22-year-old is led to Consultation Room No. 2, with its easy-mop floor and honeycombed meshing over the window. Behind her, the psychiatric emergency ward's heavy dou...

The Latest: Nobel laureate warns of increased trafficking

UNITED NATIONS — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad says the COVID-19 pandemic has increased trafficking of women and gender-based violence, leaving the health and safety of women “on the line.” ...

Georgia runoff to decide short-term successor to John Lewis

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters on Tuesday are choosing the short-term replacement for civil rights legend John Lewis. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehou...

At tiny rural hospitals, weary doctors treat friends, family

MEMPHIS, Mo. (AP) — As Dr. Shane Wilson makes the rounds at the tiny, 25-bed hospital in rural northeastern Missouri, many of his movements are familiar in an age of coronavirus. Masks and gloves. Zip...

Returning Taiwanese who lie about coronavirus diagnosis face fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman who flew back to Taiwan despite having been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the U.K. could face a maximum fine of NT$150,000 (US$5,254), the Central Ep...

Taiwan envoy to Spain, Spanish university plan symposium

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative to Spain, Liu Te-li (劉德立), and University of Alcala President Jose Vicente Saz Perez have made tentative plans to organize a forum next year ...

Red Cross chief urges vaccine 'fake news' fight

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the world’s largest humanitarian network is urging governments and institutions to combat “fake news” about COVID-19 vaccines which has become “a second pandemic” and...

Australia hosts first group of overseas students since virus

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Australia has welcomed its first group of international students to arrive since the coronavirus pandemic began, with more due to follow. A charter flight ca...