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UK to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron fears

LONDON (AP) — Britain is extending its COVID-19 booster vaccine program to millions more people as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the new omicron variant, which is feared to be more contagiou...

Taiwan in for strong cold front next week, snowfall on high mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is penciled in for another strong cold front arriving next Monday (Nov. 22), with temperatures expected to fall to 14 degrees Celsius in areas north of central Taiw...

Rain expected in northern Taiwan beginning Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chances of rain in northern Taiwan will increase from Saturday (Oct. 30) as the northeasterly monsoon becomes the dominant factor affecting the weather in the country in t...

World Series notebook: Home team finally wins at home

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros ended a five-game losing streak in World Series games at Minute Maid Park. With their 7-2 win in Game 2 over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night,...

The Latest: Braves take 5-1 lead over Houston into 8th

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Tyler Matzek threw a called third strike past Alex Bregman with a runner on to...

North Taiwan’s September temperatures 2 degrees higher than average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the close of the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday on Tuesday (Sept. 21), the Central Weather Bureau said that so far, temperatures for the month of September have been 2 deg...

Olympics Latest: Japanese siblings both win gold in judo

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ Hifumi Abe has won J...

Surfing science: Dependent on weather, defined by the ocean

ICHINOMIYA, Japan (AP) — Olympic surfing’s debut is making clear that these wave riders are unsung masters of science -- in climatology, meteorology and oceanography to be exact. Ser...

Adam Hadwin, Ryan Armour shoot 65s to share 3M Open lead

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Adam Hadwin missed the weekend cuts in his last three tournaments, continuing a disappointing stretch as he dropped to 120th in the FedEx Cup standings. The 33-y...

EXPLAINER: Surfing, where the playing field is never level

TOKYO (AP) — Surfing is as much skill and science as instinct and timing. That begins with learning how to read ocean swells to anticipate the formation of the wave to quickly execute a maneuver. ...

Hot, sunny weather forecast for Taiwan through July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The weather will be hot and sunny across Taiwan through July 13, with afternoon thundershowers likely in mountainous western regions, meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said on ...

The Latest: Murray stages comeback to advance at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Andy Murray showed that at age 34, even after two hip operations, he can win a five-...

Tigers, Indians postponed, playing doubleheader on Wednesday

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Tigers and Indians stopped before they started. Following a lengthy delay before the first pitch, Tuesday night's game between Detroit and Cleveland Indians was ...

LEADING OFF: Cubs follow up no-hitter, Astros seek 12 in row

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DO IT AGAIN One night after Zach Davies and three Cubs relievers combined for the seventh ...

Correa leads Astros to 11th straight win, 12-3 over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Carlos Correa had three hits, walked twice and drove in three runs, helping the Houston Astros beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to 11. ...