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 2021-07-30 02:52 

China Post

Janice Mirikitani, poet, San Francisco church leader, dies...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Janice Mirikitani, a beloved San Francisco poet laureate who together with her husband ran the city's Glide Memorial Church, which caters to the poor and homeless, has died. She was 80. Mirikitani died suddenly Thursday, the...

 2021-07-30 02:52 

China Post

Hawks bolster forward spot by drafting Duke's Jalen Johnson...

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks bolstered their frontcourt by selecting forward Jalen Johnson of Duke with the 20th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. The 6-foot-9 Johnson gives Atlanta depth at the forward spot as the team faces the possibility...

 2021-07-30 02:16 

China Post

Ex-Sen. Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, has died...

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 87. The Harvard-educated civil ...

 2021-07-30 02:16 

Central News Agency

Seasonal winds to bring intermittent rain, thundershowers to Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The strengthening of seasonal winds from the southwest is forecast to bring rain across Taiwan on Friday, while high temperatures can be expected in the southeastern region, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said....

 2021-07-30 01:51 

China Post

Olympics Latest: NZ wins men's 8 in last Tokyo rowing race...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT New Zealand held off a late charge from Germany over the final 250 meters to...

 2021-07-30 01:39 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-07-30 01:18 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar unchanged in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.945 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, unchanged from the previous close....

 2021-07-30 01:14 

China Post

Taiwan collects six medals as of Thursday afternoon...

TAIPEI (The China Post) — As of Thursday (July 29) afternoon, Taiwan has collected one gold medal, two silver medals, and three bronze medals and stands at the 19th on the Olympic Medal Count. On Tuesday, Kuo Hsing-chun () secured a gold medal after...

 2021-07-30 01:11 

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Arkansas governor seeks to lift ban on school mask mandates...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor said Thursday that he will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider lifting the state's ban on mask requirements in public schools as the state's coronavirus cases continue sur...

 2021-07-30 01:11 

China Post

Interim NYC Transit head leaving, would stay as MTA chair...

NEW YORK (AP) — Interim NYC Transit president Sarah Feinberg is stepping down from her position after leading the agency that runs New York City's subways and buses through the crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, she told the New York...

 2021-07-30 01:10 

China Post

New Mexico education secretary replaced, new top cop named...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Education Secretary Ryan Stewart is the latest cabinet secretary to call it quits during the coronavirus pandemic. The education post will be filled by former Los Alamos Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus starting Aug. 20...

 2021-07-30 01:10 

China Post

Ex-NYC Council member gets 3 months in prison for tax crime...

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City Council member was sentenced Thursday to three months in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he evaded $82,000 in taxes. Chaim Deutsch, 52, a Brooklyn Democrat, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge J...

 2021-07-30 01:09 

China Post

Tribes seek order banning digging at Nevada lithium mine...

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge Thursday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred triba...

 2021-07-30 00:54 

China Post

Star-crossed tight end Jake Butt retires from NFL...

Jake Butt, the once-promising tight end whose football career was waylaid by six knee operations, announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday, saying he could no longer hide the fact that he'd lost his passion for the game he loves. "Footbal...

 2021-07-30 00:54 

China Post

Buoyed by experienced 'D,' Zimmer exudes unfamiliar optimism...

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For all his decades in football as a decidedly no-nonsense coach, Mike Zimmer has long defended his ability and willingness to adapt strategies to match shifts in styles and trends around the NFL. The 65-year-old Zimmer has made ...

 2021-07-30 00:53 

China Post

AP source: Yanks acquire Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo...

The New York Yankees acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and cash for prospects Thursday in their second major trade this week for desperately needed left-handed bats. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press the deal for Ri...

 2021-07-30 00:53 

China Post

Indians' Francona stepping down for physical health issues...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is stepping down for the remainder of this season to address some lingering health issues. The 62-year-old Francona has been wearing a boot on his right foot all season after undergoing toe surgery for...

 2021-07-30 00:52 

China Post

Crawford back with 2-run double as Giants blank Dodgers 5-0...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford doubled home two runs in his first at-bat after coming back from a left oblique strain and the majors-leading San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game se...

 2021-07-30 00:52 

China Post

Mariners acquire RHP Diego Castillo from Rays for 2 players...

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners quickly found a replacement for the back end of their bullpen, acquiring right-hander Diego Castillo from the Tampa Bay Rays for reliever JT Chargois and a minor league infielder on Thursday. Castillo will likely ...

 2021-07-30 00:52 

China Post

Dodgers get Royals left-hander Danny Duffy for playoff push...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers got Kansas City left-hander Danny Duffy in a trade Thursday as the World Series champions boosted their rotation for a playoff push. The Royals sent their longtime staff member and cash to the Dodgers for a...

 2021-07-30 00:51 

China Post

Pistons add top pick Cade Cunningham to youth movement...

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons did what they were expected to do Thursday night, selecting Oklahoma State guard Cale Cunningham with the first pick of the NBA draft. Cunningham, the Big 12 Player of the Year and a consensus first-team All-Americ...

 2021-07-30 00:51 

China Post

Cavaliers select USC center Mobley with No. 3 pick in draft...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Desperate to add an All-Star-caliber player to rocket them back to contention, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected USC center Evan Mobley with the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night. After Detroit took Cade Cunningha...

 2021-07-30 00:50 

China Post

Mariners' Santiago banned 80 games for positive drug test...

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Hctor Santiago was using more than sticky stuff. The Seattle Mariners pitcher was suspended for 80 games Thursday by Major League Baseball following a positive test for external testosterone, exactly one month after he was ...

 2021-07-30 00:19 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 11.96 points at 17,414.77 Friday on turnover of NT$10.22 billion (US$365.81 million)....

 2021-07-30 00:17 

China Post

Fired Iowa Veterans Home leader kept excess pay, audit finds...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds fired the leader of Iowa's state-run nursing home for veterans in May after learning he had been overpaid by $90,000 over a nearly two-year period, a state audit reported Thursday. Iowa Veterans Home Comm...

 2021-07-30 00:16 

China Post

The Latest: US health officials to release new COVID-19 data...

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are expected to release new data about the spread of COVID-19 on Friday that led to their decision to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks in some situations, a reversal of previous guidance. The report, to be...

 2021-07-30 00:16 

China Post

Amazon's sales growth slows as pandemic shopping surge eases...

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's return to almost normalcy is slowing down Amazon's pandemic-induced sales surge. The online behemoth on Thursday posted better-than-expected second-quarter profits. But it delivered sales results that came in shor...

 2021-07-29 23:52 

China Post

GOP govs, lawmakers supporting Mississippi anti-abortion law...

A dozen Republican governors and more than 200 GOP members of Congress are wading into a court fight over a Mississippi law to restrict abortion, the outcome of which could have implications for similar measures across the country. On Thursday, attorneys ...

 2021-07-29 23:52 

China Post

The Latest: WVirginia to study if some should get 3rd shot...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia will begin offering some fully vaccinated people free tests to measure antibody levels against the coronavirus, a move to study whether some elderly and immunocompromised individuals should receive a third booster s...

 2021-07-29 23:52 

China Post

George Clinton, Remy Ma, KRS-One to headline free concerts...

NEW YORK (AP) — Remy Ma, George Clinton and KRS-One are among the headliners of a series of free concerts next month meant to celebrate New York City's emergence from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. Proof of CO...

 2021-07-29 23:51 

China Post

US urges UN Council to press Myanmar to return to democracy...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to press Myanmar's military to stop violence and restore democracy, warning that with COVID-19 surging and hunger increasing, "the longer we delay, the ...

 2021-07-29 23:42 

Central News Agency

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Hualien - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 6:55 a.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

 2021-07-29 23:17 

China Post

Flight attendants report high frequency of unruly passengers...

DALLAS (AP) — Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have gotten into a "physical incident" this year with a passenger, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes. A union survey supports what a...

 2021-07-29 23:16 

China Post

AP source: Cavs acquire guard Ricky Rubio from T-Wolves...

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire veteran guard Ricky Rubio in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night before the NBA draft. Cleveland is sendin...

 2021-07-29 23:11 

China Post

As Biden's infrastructure plan advances, can GOP get to yes?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Joe Biden and the senators laboring over a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure package, there's just one question left: Can enough Republicans get to yes? Seventeen GOP senators joined all Democrats in voting this w...

 2021-07-29 23:11 

China Post

Largest US quake in half-century causes Alaska little damage...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest earthquake in the United States in the last half century produced a lot of shaking but spared Alaska any major damage in a sparsely populated region, officials said Thursday. The magnitude 8.2 earthquake was repo...

 2021-07-29 23:10 

China Post

Kemp seeks to blame Biden for Georgia's low vaccination rate...

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sought to shift blame to President Joe Biden for Georgia's poor vaccination rate Thursday as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continued to sprint upward. The Republican, speaking to reporters, blame...

 2021-07-29 23:09 

China Post

Gov. Cox says no mask mandates in school despite virus surge...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As Utah's daily coronavirus count eclipsed 1,000 cases Thursday for the first time in five months, Gov. Spencer Cox said he wouldn't be pushing for mask mandates in schools during the upcoming year or a rollback of a st...

 2021-07-29 22:53 

China Post

Wisconsin storms bring 3 tornados; 1 man dies in crash...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — At least three tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin amid powerful thunderstorms that caused widespread damage that contributed to the death of a man who crashed into a fallen tree and power line, officials said Thursday. The severe w...

 2021-07-29 22:53 

China Post

New Russian lab briefly knocks space station out of position...

A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position Thursday. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the Russian lab accidentally fired its thrusters after docking, pushing th...

 2021-07-29 22:52 

China Post

US to study internet access for Cubans; more sanctions...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Cuban-American leaders Friday to discuss the recent social protests in Cuba, the possibility of new sanctions on its government and options for providing internet access to the island's ...

 2021-07-29 22:52 

China Post

Justice Department urges Texas to halt new migrant order...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's newest immigration measure, allowing state troopers to pull over vehicles carrying migrants on the basis that they could increase the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., brought swift backlash...

 2021-07-29 22:52 

China Post

Giants S Xavier McKinney a bit of a rookie in second season...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Safety Xavier McKinney is entering his second season with the New York Giants a little smarter, more experienced and still feeling he has much to learn. McKinney didn't have the rookie season the Giants had hoped for...

 2021-07-29 22:52 

China Post

Biden orders tough new vaccination rules for federal workers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors as he lamented the "American tragedy" of rising-yet-preventabl...

 2021-07-29 22:51 

China Post

Jill Biden getting procedure on foot after Hawaii visit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden is undergoing a medical procedure on Thursday to remove an object that became lodged in her foot while walking on a Hawaiian beach, her spokesperson said. President Joe Biden is joining her at Walter Reed Nati...

 2021-07-29 22:51 

China Post

Kansas City Black clergy group calls for US probe of police...

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A group of mostly Black pastors has joined other civil rights organizations in Kansas City who are seeking a federal investigation into officer misconduct in the city's police department. Getting to the Heart of the Matter ha...

 2021-07-29 22:51 

China Post

Huskers open practice out to end streak of 4 losing seasons...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four straight losing seasons, the last three under Scott Frost, have humbled the Nebraska Cornhuskers. On the eve of the first preseason practice, the tone from Frost and his players was what would be expected from a team predic...

 2021-07-29 22:50 

China Post

Hernandez 6 innings for Royals in 5-0 win over White Sox...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings, Salvador Perez homered again and the Kansas City Royals beat the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox 5-0 on a blistering Thursday afternoon. Perez put the Royals ahead with his...

 2021-07-29 22:17 

China Post

The Latest: Arkansas governor seeks end to school mask ban...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas' Republican governor is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to lift the state's ban on mask requirements in public schools. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said he'll call the majority-Republican Legislatur...

 2021-07-29 22:16 

China Post

Climate bid faces tricky path over money for electric cars...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan compromise on infrastructure cuts in half President Joe Biden's call for $15 billion to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging outlets, raising the stakes as the administration seeks to win auto industry coopera...

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