Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases

Taiwan wrapped up an annual film festival with an awards ceremony Saturday night (July 11) as it holds more public events after keeping its coronavirus outbreak to a few hundred cases. Actors and o...

As beach towns open, businesses are short foreign workers

BOSTON (AP) — At this time of the year, The Friendly Fisherman on Cape Cod is usually bustling with foreign students clearing tables and helping prepare orders of clam strips or fish and chips. ...

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — To slow the spread of the coronavirus, governments issued lockdowns to keep people at home. They curtailed activities that affected services like trash collection. They tried...

The Latest: India IT hub Bangalore in lockdown as cases rise

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload is nearing 850,000 with a record surge of 28,637 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to announce a weeklong lockdown in the key southern technology hub...

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19

On Saturday, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. His son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, has also tested positive for the virus. The actors, who are hospi...

Protesters demand reopening of Delaware police shooting

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Dozens of people marched Saturday in Wilmington to demand the reopening of the case in the 2015 fatal police shooting of a Black man in a wheelchair. The dem...

NHL, players take collaborative approach in bid to resume

Collaboration or bust. Given the gravity of the new coronavirus pandemic and the abrupt decision to place the NHL season on pause in March, it didn’t take commissioner Gary Bettman a...

Israelis protest government's economic response to virus

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israelis demonstrated in downtown Tel Aviv on Saturday, protesting what is widely seen as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to address economic woes brou...

Iraq's PM takes step in battle against border corruption

MANDALI, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister took a first step Saturday to combat cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country's frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecede...

Video calls, separate bedrooms: Bolsonaro’s first COVID week

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After months in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed COVID-19 by flouting social distancing recommendations and mostly shunning masks, both coronavirus precautio...

Day trippers: Familiarity key for drivers at Kentucky oval

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Speedway winners' club is exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races. All have championships, with the 400-mil...

Duke hires Celtics' Lawson to lead women's basketball team

Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. The school announced the hiring in a social media post ...

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. ...

'Srebrenica can happen anywhere'

It was the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. On July 11, 1995, catastrophe descended on the people of Srebrenica. Bosnian Serb soldiers under the command of Ratko Mladic marched into...

Lightning's Stamkos injured again at start of training camp

Captain Steven Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa Bay Lightning training camp because of a new lower-body injury. General manager Julien BriseBois said Saturday that Stamk...