2 conservative hoaxers charged in Ohio for robocalls

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two conservative operatives facing criminal charges in Michigan were indicted in Cleveland on Tuesday for organizing tens of thousands of hoax robocalls — made to predominantly Black ...

Trudeau says pandemic 'really sucks,' Xmas up in the air

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the global COVID-19 pandemic “really sucks,” and could jeopardize large gatherings of friends and family over Christmas after...

Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced shortly, a senior Trump administration official sa...

New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

MILAN (AP) — Italy braced Tuesday for more protests in cities nationwide against virus-fighting measures like regional curfews, evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms, poo...

China: An unpopular winner in the year of the coronavirus

China has the pandemic under control. But is that also true of the collateral damage it has suffered on the international stage? Beijing faced massive international criticism for its nontransparent co...

Strong sales of drugs, vaccines, propel Merck in 3Q

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. is reporting third-quarter earnings of $2.94 billion on some very strong sales. The Kenilworth, New Jersey, company on Tuesday reported a pro...

Taiwan not halting flu vaccination despite rising safety concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will proceed with the nationwide influenza vaccination program despite growing concern among a minority over the safety of such shots. A 51-year-old man in Taich...

Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Gabe Loiacono is the kind of voter President Donald Trump can ill afford to lose. He lives in a pivotal county of a swing state that is among a handful that will decide the presid...

US health official says pandemic clearly can be controlled

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said “we’re not going to control the pandemic,” a top Trump administration health official said Monday that Americans have already...

Asian shares mostly fall on uncertainty over US election

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower in muted trading Monday amid widespread uncertainty over what the U.S. presidential election will portend for markets and economic policy. ...

Trump to escalate campaigning as Biden steps up own travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to intensify an already breakneck travel schedule in the final full week of the presidential campaign, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his oh-so-familiar falsehoods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Mexico is paying for the wall (it isn’t), health care choice for veterans came from him (it didn’t) and his tax cut stands as the biggest in American hist...

Singapore temporarily halts use of two flu vaccines after South Korea deaths

Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly announce a ha...

Trump aide: ‘We’re not going to control the pandemic’

The coronavirus has reached the upper echelons of the White House again, with an outbreak among aides to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence just over a week from Election Day. A top White House official d...

Asian shares little changed on uncertainty over US election

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were little changed in muted trading Monday amid widespread uncertainty over what the U.S. presidential election will portend for markets and economic policy. ...