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 2021-09-15 01:31 

China Post

Boy Scouts settlements reached with major insurer, Mormons...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — One of the primary insurers of the Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative settlement agreement with the organization and with attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were moles...

 2021-09-15 01:31 

China Post

Top S. Korean, Chinese diplomats meet amid N. Korea tensions...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The foreign ministers of South Korea and China met Wednesday for talks expected to focus on North Korea and other regional security issues, two days after North Korea claimed to have tested a newly developed cruise missile....

 2021-09-15 01:31 

China Post

The Latest: UN says rural Afghans have critical need for aid...

UNITED NATIONS — A U.N. official says 4 million Afghans are facing "a food emergency," with the majority in rural areas where there is a critical need for funding for planting winter wheat, feed for livestock and cash assistance for vulnerab...

 2021-09-15 01:04 

China Post

Chinese ambassador to UK barred from Parliament...

LONDON (AP) — China's ambassador to Britain has been barred from Parliament and told he could not enter the building for a talk he was scheduled to give on Wednesday. Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle said Tuesday it was not "appropriate"; fo...

 2021-09-15 00:52 

China Post

Latest: Nearly 3,000 in LAPD to seek vaccination exemptions...

LOS ANGELES — Authorities in Los Angeles say more than 2,600 officers and civilian employees in the police department will seek religious exemptions to vaccination against the coronavirus. An additional 300 want medical exemptions. The city has mand...

 2021-09-15 00:31 

China Post

Nicholas, now a tropical depression, still douses Gulf Coast...

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) — Tropical Storm Nicholas weakened to a tropical depression early Tuesday evening after slowing to a crawl over southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana but still drenching the area with flooding rains. The downgrade ...

 2021-09-15 00:21 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open slightly lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 0.88 points at 17,434.02 Wednesday on turnover of NT$1.861 billion (US$67.18 million).(By Flor Wang)Enditem...

 2021-09-15 00:04 

China Post

Alaska Senate passes dividend bill after House nixes floor...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate approved a roughly $1,100 dividend on the last day of a special session Tuesday, after the House canceled its floor and left the Senate with what amounted to a take-it-or-leave-it decision on the check for res...

 2021-09-15 00:04 

China Post

Judge rejects ballot question on fate of Minneapolis police...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt to salvage a proposed charter amendment on the future of policing in Minneapolis, ruling just days before early and absentee voting is due to begin in the city where George Floyd died in poli...

 2021-09-15 00:04 

China Post

Idaho man jailed for role in Nevada ranch standoff suing US...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Idaho man who served more than four years in federal custody for his part in an armed 2014 standoff against federal agents near states' rights figure Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch is suing the U.S. government and prosecutor...

 2021-09-15 00:04 

China Post

US military aid to Egypt released despite rights concerns...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is releasing nearly $200 million in military aid to Egypt but will hold back millions more over human rights concerns, the State Department said Tuesday in an announcement quickly criticized by rights group...

 2021-09-15 00:04 

China Post

Official: North Dakota's costliest leased space mostly used...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state official told a North Dakota legislative committee on Tuesday that the state's largest and most expensive leased office space is now mostly utilized, after it sat nearly vacant for months when an agency allowed its ...

 2021-09-14 23:59 

China Post

Jury weighing fate of Robert Durst after long murder trial...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury began deliberating Tuesday in the lengthy murder trial of New York real estate heir Robert Durst after a prosecutor described him as a "narcissistic psychopath" who needs to be held accountable. Deputy D...

 2021-09-14 23:58 

China Post

Facebook: Gov's page was not taken down because of content...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facebook briefly took down Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign page Tuesday morning, indicating it had been mistakenly flagged as an imposter account, though the governor suggested the move was prompted by her criticism of P...

 2021-09-14 23:53 

China Post

Democrats try delicate tax maneuvers for $3.5 trillion bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday began the serious work of trying to implement President Joe Biden's expansive spending plan, but getting there will require remarkable legislative nimbleness, since Biden has said the revenue to pay f...

 2021-09-14 23:34 

China Post

Man pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 8 from Ohio family...

A man pleaded guilty Thursday in the murders of his child's mother and seven members of her family in 2016 — a grisly crime that spread terror across their rural Ohio community and stirred rumors of drug dealers and hit men before authorities co...

 2021-09-14 23:32 

China Post

NASCAR shifts season-opening exhibition to L.A. Coliseum...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway since 1979, will shift to Los A...

 2021-09-14 23:32 

China Post

Feds: Los Angeles bomb technicians caused major explosion...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police bomb technicians made major miscalculations in June when they detonated illegal fireworks improperly and caused a massive explosion that rocked a city neighborhood and injured 27 people in June, according to a r...

 2021-09-14 23:32 

China Post

Haiti prosecutor seeks to charge PM in killing, is replaced...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further...

 2021-09-14 23:31 

China Post

COVID surge pushes much of Idaho toward medical rationing...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's public health officials say crisis standards of care are imminent for the state's most populated region as hospitals continue to be overrun with unvaccinated coronavirus patients. The southwestern and southern Ida...

 2021-09-14 23:31 

China Post

Californians vote as some in GOP push voter fraud claims...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Few voting issues were reported on the final day of voting in California's recall election Tuesday, but unsubstantiated reports from GOP party leaders threatened to hamper Republican turnout in the closely watched conte...

 2021-09-14 23:31 

China Post

Judge rejects ballot question to scrap Minneapolis PD...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt to salvage a proposed charter amendment on the future of policing in Minneapolis, ruling just days before early and absentee voting is due to begin in the city where George Floyd died in poli...

 2021-09-14 22:59 

China Post

Broncos place starters Jerry Jeudy, Ronald Darby on IR...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos were stacked at two positions to begin the season — wide receiver and cornerback — and that depth is already being tested. The Broncos (1-0) placed Jerry Jeudy (high right ankle sprain) on injur...

 2021-09-14 22:53 

China Post

Buffalo Bills to require proof of vaccination from fans...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills joined the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday as the only NFL teams to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all fans over the age of 12. The rules will be the same for Buffalo Sabres games at the KeyBank...

 2021-09-14 22:53 

China Post

Boy Scouts settlement reached with primary insurer...

DOVER, Del. (AP) — One of the primary insurers of the Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative settlement agreement with the organization and with attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were moles...

 2021-09-14 22:31 

China Post

18 of 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have contracted COVID...

ATLANTA (AP) — At least 18 of the 20 gorillas at Atlanta's zoo have now tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began just days before the zoo had hoped to obtain a veterinary vaccine for the primates, officials said Tuesday. Zoo Atlanta ...

 2021-09-14 22:31 

China Post

Thanks, Tom Brady! Ageless quarterback helps NBC in ratings...

NEW YORK (AP) — The ageless Tom Brady is due a thank you note from NBC. The Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback helped the network to a smashing audience of 24.8 million viewers for the NFL kickoff game, where he took on and defeated the Dallas Cowboys. That...

 2021-09-14 22:31 

China Post

Maryland prepares for program's first road game at Illinois...

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — This week Maryland plays at Illinois for the first time in program history — which says a lot about how new the Terrapins still are to the Big Ten. However, the Terps do have a couple coaches who are plenty familiar wi...

 2021-09-14 22:14 

Taiwan News

Pakistan: How 'blood money' laws allow murderers to be pardoned...

Pakistan: How 'blood money' laws allow murderers to be pardoned | 2021-09-14 18:14:00...

 2021-09-14 22:05 

China Post

Whitmer: Use $1.4B to expand health access, build facilities...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday proposed spending $1.4 billion in federal pandemic funding to expand health care and infrastructure, including to bolster access to mental health services, replace state psychiatric hospitals an...

 2021-09-14 22:04 

China Post

Sandra Cisneros: New novel is an overdue letter to a friend...

NEW YORK (AP) — With her new book, "Martita, I Remember You," Sandra Cisneros feels like she's finally answered a long overdue letter. The author of the best-selling "The House on Mango Street" is back with her first work of fict...

 2021-09-14 22:04 

China Post

Reopening of 3 monster Broadway shows signals 'wait is over'...

NEW YORK (AP) — A digital marquee in Times Square says it all: "The Wait Is Over." Eighteen months after the global pandemic shuttered live theater in March 2020, Broadway takes a big step forward Tuesday when three powerhouse shows — ...

 2021-09-14 22:04 

China Post

Marilyn Manson's lawyer: Accuser consented to bodily fluids...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A videographer who accuses Marilyn Manson of spitting and blowing his nose on her during a concert in New Hampshire consented to being exposed to bodily fluids, according to an attorney for the musical artist. Manson, whose lega...

 2021-09-14 22:04 

China Post

Venezuela names US fugitive to team negotiating with foes...

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking to add to a new member to his team negotiating in Mexico with his political opponents — an ally jailed in Cape Verde awaiting extradition to the U.S. on money laundering charges. Alex...

 2021-09-14 22:04 

China Post

Florida congressional candidate says rival threatened life...

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A former political rival of a Republican Florida congressional candidate made repeated violent threats to "take her out," even claiming he could summon a Russian and Ukrainian hit squad to kill her, according to t...

 2021-09-14 22:03 

China Post

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U.S. intelligence and military operatives have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement ...

 2021-09-14 21:59 

China Post

Virginia and Wisconsin report measles cases among refugees...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin are being reported four days after the ...

 2021-09-14 21:59 

China Post

Wrongly convicted man who escaped death row dies of COVID-19...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who escaped death row in Louisiana in 2012 after he was exonerated by DNA evidence for a murder he didn't commit has died of COVID-19. Damon Thibodeaux's death earlier this month was "so unfair," according to...

 2021-09-14 21:59 

China Post

Mexico finishes 3-month push to vaccinate border residents...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Tuesday it has successfully completed a three-month push to provide coronavirus vaccines to all adult residents of communities along its border with the United States. Mexico said that when it began the...

 2021-09-14 21:53 

China Post

Democrats try delicate tax maneuver for $3.5 trillion bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — To pay for the massive social plans that President Joe Biden envisions, House Democrats began serious work Tuesday on a maneuver worthy of the most agile circus acrobats. They're looking to squeeze revenue from the elite 2% of ...

 2021-09-14 21:53 

China Post

US Soccer says it has offered men, women identical contracts...

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals Tuesday to the players' associations for the men's and women's national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in ...

 2021-09-14 21:50 

Taiwan News

Stonehenge repair work to fix cracks and holes begins...

Stonehenge repair work to fix cracks and holes begins | 2021-09-14 17:50:00...

 2021-09-14 21:34 

China Post

NYC's Eric Adams runs for mayor as the outsider's insider...

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a veteran Democratic office holder who registered as a Republican in the late 1990s. He's a junk food lover who turned vegan. He's an insider with an outsider's sense of grievance. But Eric Adams, who first gaine...

 2021-09-14 21:34 

China Post

Biden pitches spending plan as key to fight climate change...

ARVADA, Colorado (AP) — President Joe Biden tried to advance his domestic spending plans Tuesday by touring a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how his clean-energy proposals would help combat climate change and create good-paying jobs a...

 2021-09-14 21:34 

China Post

Latest: North Dakota health care system needs 300 nurses...

FARGO, N.D. — An executive at the largest health care system in North Dakota says its hospitals in Fargo could use up to 300 additional nurses to handle COVID-19 cases and is bumping up incentives to fill the void. "We really are in crisis,"...

 2021-09-14 21:33 

China Post

Minister pledges Taliban govt won't allow militant attacks...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new foreign minister said Tuesday that the Taliban governing the country remain committed to not allowing militants to use their territory to launch attacks. But he refused to say when or if the country...

 2021-09-14 21:32 

China Post

O'Brien, Carrey, Dole praise 'comedy genius' Norm Macdonald...

NEW YORK (AP) — Reactions to the death of Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61. "I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncom...

 2021-09-14 21:31 

China Post

Wisconsin election clerks confused by investigation email...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election clerks are reacting with a mixture of concern and confusion to the first inquiry made by a special investigator hired by Republicans to examine how the 2020 presidential election was run in the battleground st...

 2021-09-14 21:31 

China Post

NBA goes ahead with plan to test unvaccinated players often...

For NBA players, the scenario this season is simple: Get vaccinated or get tested, and often. The league told its teams on Tuesday that it is going ahead with a plan where those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not need to submit to r...

 2021-09-14 20:53 

China Post

Royals promote Dayton Moore to president, Picollo to GM...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals promoted general manager Dayton Moore to president of baseball operations and elevated longtime assistant GM J.J. Picollo to fill his previous role in a front-office shakeup Tuesday that promises a seam...

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