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 2020-09-21 16:53 

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Browns healing up, 3 injured defenders back at practice...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are healing up. Ravaged by injuries during training camp, the team welcomed back starting linebacker Mack Wilson and starting cornerback Greedy Williams on Monday as the Browns began getting ready for this week&...

 2020-09-21 16:53 

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Lufthansa pulls more big jets, issues gloomy outlook...

German airline Lufthansa, already bailed out by the government, says it will have to make more staff cuts and mothball more jumbo jets than originally planned because the outlook for air travel is worse than the company first predicted. The company said M...

 2020-09-21 16:53 

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Giants halfback Saquon Barkley has ACL injury to right knee...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley likely will miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. The Giants (0-2) said an MRI on Monday confirmed Barkley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in t...

 2020-09-21 16:44 

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NY judge: Postal service must timely process election mail...

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered on Monday, adding that the agency's workers should be permitted to make extra del...

 2020-09-21 16:26 

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Kal Penn hopes for dialogue with new show for young voters...

Politics has been more than a little shouty of late. Actor and activist Kal Penn would quietly like to change that. "Today we have the blessing — or a curse — of being able to yell at somebody on your phone on Twitter, which of course feel...

 2020-09-21 16:26 

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Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow for public viewing despite the coronavirus pandemic, the court said Monday. Ginsburg's casket will be on publ...

 2020-09-21 16:24 

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Analysis: DeChambeau charts path with new methods, hard work...

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The road to his U.S. Open title might have been tougher than anything Bryson DeChambeau faced at Winged Foot. And there were plenty of bread crumbs along the way. It was just under a year ago that DeChambeau tied for fourth i...

 2020-09-21 16:23 

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330 elephants in Botswana may have died from toxic algae...

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — The sudden deaths of some 330 elephants in northwestern Botswana earlier this year may have occurred because they drank water contaminated by toxic blue-green algae, the government announced Monday. The elephants in the Ser...

 2020-09-21 16:23 

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Man accused in 1976 double slaying to get another psych exam...

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A judge ordered another competency exam Monday for an 83-year-old man charged with killing a couple in a northeastern Wisconsin park in 1976. An attorney for Raymand Vannieuwenhoven asked for a second opinion on the most recen...

 2020-09-21 16:22 

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US household wealth hits record even as economy struggles...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March. Yet the gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households even as tens of mill...

 2020-09-21 16:22 

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High-scoring Jaguars are efficient, creative, entertaining...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's been a while since anyone could honestly say this about the Jacksonville Jaguars: They're fun to watch on offense. The Jaguars (1-1) are off to their best two-game start on that side off the ball in two decades...

 2020-09-21 16:22 

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Israeli defense chief heads to US to discuss military edge...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz headed to Washington on Monday for talks with his U.S. counterpart on maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge in the Middle East following its historic normalization agreement with the...

 2020-09-21 16:18 

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'Smooth travel' observed before ship capsized off Georgia...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A tugboat captain who helped push the ill-fated cargo ship Golden Ray from the docks as it left a Georgia seaport said Monday he observed only "smooth travel" before the giant vessel overturned. Clifton Gorden was the la...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

Taipei Times

Egis reignites Goodix court battle ...

Fingerprint sensor designer Egis Technology Inc () yesterday said that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit with Beijing's Intellectual Property Court against Chinese rival Goodix Technology Inc ( ) in a renewed legal battle.Egis in a statement ...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Coming together to face Lord Xi ...

Astride an ascended economy and military, with global influence nearing biblical proportions, Xi Jinping () — general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), chairman of the Central Military Commission and president of the People's Repub...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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EDITORIAL: TSMC central to supply chain shift ...

The restructuring of supply chains, particularly in the semiconductor industry, was an essential part of discussions last week between Taiwan and a US delegation led by US Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Davis’ late three downs Nuggets ...

Anthony Davis has never been this deep in the playoffs, never had the chance to take such an important shot.It is nothing new for the Los Angeles Lakers, though.So when Davis' three-pointer swished through the net as time expired on Sunday to give the...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Pogacar claims maiden Tour title ...

Tadej Pogacar on Sunday became the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France after he retained the yellow jersey in the 21st stage, a day after he pulled off a major coup to take the overall lead.While Sam Bennett won the final stage, the day belonged to ...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Operators call for consistent rules for senior bus drivers ...

Bus operators yesterday called for a consistent standard to regulate the upper age limit for bus drivers and school bus drivers, as the current system has given them little flexibility when dispatching drivers. To address a shortage of drivers for tour bu...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Legal groups address NGO struggles at forum ...

Three legal advocacy organizations that won this year's Tang Prize for their significant contributions to the rule of law yesterday discussed the challenges they face in tackling economic, environmental and political issues.At the Tang Prize Masters&#...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

Taipei Times

Reforming the pig farming industry ...

US pork products are to enter the Taiwanese market next year and domestic pig farmers are expected to be hit hard. To help alleviate the impact, the Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced the establishment of a NT$10 billion (US$342.96 million) fund t...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Legislature must approve detention of lawmakers ...

The continued detention of four legislators, who were yesterday indicted for bribery, requires approval from the Legislative Yuan, as the legislative session has begun, Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Chih-chia () said yesterday.Su Chen-ching () of...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Marked masks only sold via rationing, CECC says ...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reiterated that medical-grade masks bearing the debossed markings "MD" and "Made In Taiwan" can only be purchased through the government's mask rationing system.The CECC has required...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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CNA to build global video-streaming platform ...

The Central News Agency (CNA) is to undertake a pilot project to build an "international video-streaming platform" to bring Taiwanese culture and values to global audiences, the Ministry of Culture said yesterday.Leveraging CNA's expertise in ...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Czech minister resigns amid surge in virus cases ...

Czech Minister of Health Adam Vojtech yesterday said that he had submitted his resignation following criticism over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the central European nation experiences a surge in cases.Vojtech said that his move should create...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Ministry rejects claims it lacks missiles for defense ...

Taiwan has enough long-range precision missiles to defend itself against a possible attack from China, the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday, rebutting reports that simulations showed that the nation's missile supply was inadequate."The ...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Export orders rise on tech demand ...

Export orders last month grew 13.6 percent year-on-year to US$45.5 billion, thanks to continued strong demand for information and communications technology (ICT) and electronic products, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.Orders have been ris...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Nanoparticle exposure has risks: study ...

A panel study by National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) researchers has found that long-term exposure to nanoparticles can cause oxidative stress, which can lead to cell damage and inflammation.The research team led by investigator Liou Saou-hsing (),...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Top seeds Djokovic, Halep advance to singles finals ...

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep on Sunday advanced to the finals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia as fans returned to the stands at the Foro Italico for the first time.World No. 1 Djokovic beat Norway's Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 and was to ...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

Taipei Times

Hsieh and Strycova triumph in Rome ...

Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Sunday cruised to their fourth women's doubles title of the season at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome in their first tournament back since the suspension of the WTA To...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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KMT seeks to clarify position on US, China ...

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Sunday said that it is not seeking to improve relations with the US or China at the expense of the other, and that its relations with the countries would be topic-based.The party has faced questions over its foreign ...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Parts of Madrid return to lockdown ...

About 1 million people in and around the Spanish capital yesterday were placed under new "stay-at-home4; orders to contain a COVID-19 surge, as the US death toll neared 200,000.However, unlike other nations that are tightening curbs to battle outbr...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Black pig farmers battling to meet government rules ...

Some farmers who raise black pigs in Pingtung County have cut their supply by 20 percent, or stopped producing them entirely, due to repercussions of the government's efforts to keep African swine fever out of the nation.To lower the risk of spreading...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Virus Outbreak: Indonesian gravediggers under strain ...

Gravedigger Junaedi Bin Hakim toils until nearly midnight almost every day in a Jakarta cemetery, preparing plots for fellow Indonesians amid a renewed spike in COVID-19 burials."I am worried and scared, but this is part of my job and responsibilities...

 2020-09-21 16:00 

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Cathay lowers GDP growth forecast for second time ...

Cathay Financial Holding Co () yesterday lowered its forecast for the nation's GDP growth for a second time this year to 1.7 percent, from the 1.8 percent it predicted in June, due to weaker-than-expected economic performance in the first half of the ...

 2020-09-21 15:53 

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Reports: Israeli PM's aides break quarantine after US visit...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior aides broke quarantine regulations after returning from an official visit to Washington last week, Israeli media reported Monday. The breaches of health regulations by se...

 2020-09-21 15:52 

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Pope says autistic kids are beautiful, unique flowers to God...

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told a group of children with autism and spectrum disorders Monday that they are beautiful, unique flowers in the eyes of God. Francis met with members of an Austrian center for autism, Sonnenschein ("Sunshine...

 2020-09-21 15:52 

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Democrats unveiling temporary funding bill to avert shutdown...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House are on track to unveil a government-wide temporary funding bill on Monday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December. The measure would prevent a partial shutdown of the gove...

 2020-09-21 15:52 

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Davis shows he has what it takes for biggest stage of....

Anthony Davis caught the ball deep on the left side with the Lakers losing and time about to run out. The shot Davis made to win Game 2 of the Western Conference finals was from nearly the same spot and situation as one he attempted in his team's last...

 2020-09-21 15:23 

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Deion Sanders set to become Jackson State's football coach...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders says he will become Jackson State's football coach. Sanders made the announcement Sunday night on the first episode of the "21st & Prime" podcast with Jamie Dukes on Barstool Sp...

 2020-09-21 15:22 

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Archaeologists unearth 27 coffins at Egypt's Saqqara pyramid...

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed more than two dozen ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, an official said Monday. The sarcophagi have remained unopened since they were buried more than 2,500 years ago near the fam...

 2020-09-21 15:22 

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Desert homes threatened by enormous California wildfire...

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames. At 165 sq...

 2020-09-21 15:22 

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Review: Craig Johnson mystery involving art creates art, too...

"Next to Last Stand," by Craig Johnson (Viking) In "Next to Last Stand," the 16th book in Craig Johnson's popular mystery series, Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire is feeling his age. He's not sure he even wants to stand for re...

 2020-09-21 15:22 

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Saudi Arabia to launch app for Mecca pilgrims amid virus...

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday released new details on how it plans to gradually allow Muslims back to Islam's holiest site in Mecca to perform the smaller, year-round pilgrimage, which has been suspended for the past seven m...

 2020-09-21 15:21 

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GAO: Millions in danger of missing coronavirus payments...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says millions of Americans are in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments of up to $1,200 per individual because of incomplete government records. The Government Accountability Office, Congress' audi...

 2020-09-21 14:52 

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More young bears, less food send them to Juneau's garbage...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau's garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife official said. A poor berry crop and lackluster s...

 2020-09-21 14:51 

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Advisory committee urges an extra month for 2020 census...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A top advisory committee to the U.S. Census Bureau is urging the statistical agency to allow the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October instead of finishing at the end of September, warning a...

 2020-09-21 14:51 

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Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a 'new chapter'...

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to addressed allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things "that never should have happened." "I know that I'm in...

 2020-09-21 14:22 

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Navalny says nerve agent was found 'in and on' his body...

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded Monday that Russia return the clothes he was wearing on the day he fell into a coma in Siberia, calling it "a crucial piece of evidence" in the nerve agent poisoning he is being...

 2020-09-21 14:22 

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Italians turn out in droves despite virus for referendum...

ROME (AP) — Italians turned out in droves to vote in regional elections and on a referendum on cutting the number of lawmakers by a third, despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at all polls. Turnout at the close of voting Mon...

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