Monthly Archives: September 2020

  • 2 scholars, said to be banned, had no China travel planned

    2 scholars, said to be banned, had no China travel planned CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two Australian scholars said to have been banned from China say they had no intention of traveling there for fear for their personal safety. The Global Times cited unidentified sources in reporting the two…

  • Peterson expected to start for the Mets against Nationals

    Peterson expected to start for the Mets against Nationals New York Mets (25-31, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (23-33, fifth in the NL East) Washington; Thursday, 6:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: New York: David Peterson (5-2, 3.80 ERA) Washington: Patrick Corbin (2-6, 4.76 ERA) LINE: Mets…

  • Yankees, streaking Urshela set for matchup with Blue Jays

    Yankees, streaking Urshela set for matchup with Blue Jays New York Yankees (32-24, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (29-27, third in the AL East) Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 6:37 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: New York: Jordan Montgomery (2-2, 5.12 ERA) Toronto: Hyun Jin Ryu (4-2,…

  • Tiny Rubik’s Cube goes on sale in Japan for anniversary

    Tiny Rubik’s Cube goes on sale in Japan for anniversary TOKYO (AP) — A tiny but playable Rubik’s Cube, so little it fits on your fingertip, has gone on sale in Japan for 198,000 yen, or about $1,900, for delivery starting in December. Billed as a “super-small” Rubik’s Cube,…

  • How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

    How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? The flu and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know which type of virus is making you miserable. Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and headache are symptoms…

  • Asian shares fall as caution sets in after Wall St retreat

    Asian shares fall as caution sets in after Wall St retreat Asian shares have fallen as caution again sets in following a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares. Benchmarks in Japan, South Korea, Australia and China all declined Thursday. Market players are feeling less…

  • Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many

    Probe of gang rape case that shocked Egypt ensnares many CAIRO (AP) — The high-profile case of an alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at a luxury Cairo hotel in 2014 has morphed into a government crackdown and media campaign against potential witnesses to the crime. Several people…

  • Hong Kong journalists protest new accreditation rules

    Hong Kong journalists protest new accreditation rules HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s professional journalism association has protested new rules restricting who can provide press coverage during demonstrations, saying the government has no right to determine who is or isn’t a reporter. The rules have been criticized as a…

  • Japan PM tells South Korea it’s time to fix strained ties

    Japan PM tells South Korea it’s time to fix strained ties TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has held his first telephone call with his South Korean counterpart since taking office, telling President Moon Jae-in that the neighbors should work to resolve their strained relations. The…

  • The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland

    The Latest: Black women address rally in downtown Portland LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com reports that in downtown Portland, Oregon, the site of months of demonstrations against police brutality, several hundred people held a rally in the rain Wednesday night in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center.…