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 2021-07-23 02:52 

China Post

Rays acquire All-Star slugger Cruz from non-contending Twins...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz packed up his big bat and joined a contender. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Cruz, one of baseball's most proven sluggers, in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Cruz was well aware of the li...

 2021-07-23 02:52 

China Post

Giant screen collapses ahead of Rolling Loud music festival...

MIAMI (AP) — A giant video screen collapsed Thursday at a South Florida stadium, a day before the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival was set to begin. There were no injuries. Organizers posted on Twitter that the screen toppled over onto one of the...

 2021-07-23 02:52 

China Post

Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games...

TOKYO (AP) — Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that was showing off bullet trains, miniature transistor radios, and a restored reputation. Japan's r...

 2021-07-23 02:51 

China Post

The Latest | Olympic map changed after Ukraine protests...

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: A map on the Olympic website has been changed after Ukraine protested that it included a border across the Crim...

 2021-07-23 02:51 

China Post

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He was 58. Knapp's family released a statement th...

 2021-07-23 02:51 

China Post

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He was 58. Knapp's family released a statement th...

 2021-07-23 02:51 

China Post

Mexico fines candidate's party for role of influencer wife...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's electoral agency fined the party of a state gubernatorial candidate $2.75 million Thursday, ruling that he got prohibited support from his influencer wife's social media posts. Winning candidate Samuel Garca and h...

 2021-07-23 02:51 

China Post

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast...

TOKYO (AP) — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in their start amid the forests of Musashinonomori Park and their finish line at Fuji International Speedwa...

 2021-07-23 02:51 

China Post

49ers sign middle linebacker Fred Warner to 5-year extension...

Fred Warner's all-around play helped earn him the richest contract ever given to an off-ball linebacker in the NFL. Now that he got that reward he wants to upgrade one specific element to his game by improving his ability as a blitzer. "That is fo...

 2021-07-23 02:12 

Central News Agency

Typhoon In-Fa veers northward; chance of affecting Taiwan reduce - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) With Typhoon In-Fa veering northward at a faster speed, the chance of it impacting Taiwan and prompting the need for a land warning to be issued has been reduced, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Friday....

 2021-07-23 01:52 

China Post

Hemingway Look-Alike Contest returns to the Florida Keys...

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The 40th edition of an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest opened Thursday night at an iconic Key West bar once frequented by the author, marking the return of a contest canceled last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some 70...

 2021-07-23 01:51 

China Post

Ecuador president decrees emergency in prisons after clashes...

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's president declared a state of emergency Thursday in the country's prisons following fighting between rival gangs that killed 22 inmates and injured dozens. The violence began Wednesday afternoon at the main pr...

 2021-07-23 01:31 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-07-23 01:13 

China Post

Taiwanese's plan to 'upgrade' Olympic athlete's hotel backfires...

Taiwanese tried their best to...

 2021-07-23 01:12 

China Post

Explainer | Why Japan 'rising sun' flag provokes Olympic ire...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan considers the "rising sun" flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries say the flag is a reminder of Japan's wartime atrocities, and is comparable to the Nazi swastika...

 2021-07-23 01:12 

Central News Agency

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

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.992 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.026 from the previous close....

 2021-07-23 01:11 

China Post

Rutledge calls for putting tax elimination on '22 ballot...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday that while running for the Republican nomination for governor, she also will try to put on next year's ballot a proposition to end the state's individual income...

 2021-07-23 01:10 

China Post

With virus surging, LA County implores people to get shots...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top health official in Los Angeles County on Thursday implored residents to get vaccinated as the LA area sees a coronavirus surge similar to last summer's, while authorities in three San Francisco Bay Area counties urged ...

 2021-07-23 01:10 

China Post

California makes change to pay unemployment benefits faster...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration on Thursday announced a major change in how the state pays unemployment benefits, potentially unlocking payments for up to 100,000 people who have gone weeks or months witho...

 2021-07-23 01:09 

China Post

Violence, protests overshadow Mass for slain Haitian leader...

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — Demonstrations in Cap-Haitien turned violent on Thursday as gunshots rang out while supporters of slain President Jovenel Mose blocked roads and demanded justice while threatening to disrupt his upcoming funeral. A heavily ...

 2021-07-23 00:52 

China Post

Pats' Gilmore, 7 others will start training camp on PUP list...

BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore has reported to the team for training camp but will start it on the active/physically unable to perform list. Gilmore was one of eight Patriots players added to the list Thursday ahead of...

 2021-07-23 00:51 

China Post

Rays acquire slugger Nelson Cruz from Twins...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nelson Cruz packed up his big bat and joined a contender. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Cruz, one of baseball's most proven sluggers, in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Moments before opening a four...

 2021-07-23 00:51 

China Post

Fit Elliott feeds off motivation from Cowboys' 2020 downer...

Ezekiel Elliott is the lightest he's been in nearly a decade and believes he hasn't lost the breakaway ability that helped make him a two-time NFL rushing champion for the Dallas Cowboys. The star running back didn't need much motivation to ge...

 2021-07-23 00:51 

China Post

Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations despite turnover...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers experienced a significant amount of turnover during the offseason, yet they opened training camp on Thursday with the same lofty Super Bowl expectations. "Everybody in the NFL has the same goal, and that...

 2021-07-23 00:50 

China Post

American winger Chris Mueller to join Hibernian in January...

American winger Chris Mueller will join Hibernian in January. The Scottish club said the 24-year-old from Schaumburg, Illinois, had agreed to a pre-contract and will leave Orlando after the Major League Soccer season. Mueller was second in 2018 MLS Rookie...

 2021-07-23 00:50 

China Post

The Latest: Chicago students, teachers to wear masks indoors...

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools has announced its students, teachers and staff will be required to wear masks indoors when they return to classrooms in August. In a letter to parents Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Jos Torres said the policy is b...

 2021-07-23 00:42 

China Post

Taiwan unemployment rate hits 11-year high amid Level 3 restrictions...

The DGBAS () announced Thursday that the unemployment rate soared to 4.8% last month, Taiwan's highest level in almost 11 years....

 2021-07-23 00:36 

China Post

British YouTuber lists 5 disadvantages of living in Taiwan...

CPYoutube An increasing number of foreigners have moved to Taiwan in recent years. It is now common to see videos made by these foreign YouTubers listing down the benefits of living here. YouTuber However, unlike most, a British YouTuber Ta-feng() recentl...

 2021-07-23 00:17 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares opens up - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 23 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 31.62 points at 17,603.95 Friday on turnover of NT$7.91 billion (US$282.49 million)....

 2021-07-22 23:52 

China Post

The Latest: Kansas hopes to keep variant in check with shots...

TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly is pinning Kansas' hopes of keeping the COVID-19 delta variant in check on more people getting inoculated because it is spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated. Kelly acknowledged Thursday that there's not en...

 2021-07-22 23:52 

China Post

Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving and teach each other...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled, but ornithologist Richard Major was impressed by the ingenuity. It's quite a feat for a bird to ...

 2021-07-22 23:52 

China Post

Kaseya gets master decryption key after July 4 global attack...

BOSTON (AP) — The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key that will decrypt all of the more than 1,000 businesses and public organizations cripple...

 2021-07-22 23:52 

China Post

Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed Thursday that the Justice Department would crack down on gun trafficking corridors as part of a comprehensive approach to combat surging gun violence that also includes funding community inter...

 2021-07-22 23:51 

China Post

Jets assistant Knapp dies of injuries from bicycle accident...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in a bicycle accident near his home in California last Saturday. He was 58. Knapp's family released a statement through the team that the longtime NFL as...

 2021-07-22 23:13 

China Post

Could potential Texas/OU move tip realignment dominos?...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Barry Alvarez lived through the tidal wave of conference realignment that swept over college sports in the early 2010s as Wisconsin's athletic director, watching the Big Ten grow to 14 teams from the Midwest to the East Coast...

 2021-07-22 23:12 

China Post

Pelicans hire Suns assistant Willie Green as new head coach...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Green as their new head coach. Green, a former NBA player who turns 40 on July 28, is a first-time head coach after serving as an NBA assistant coach the past five ...

 2021-07-22 23:12 

China Post

NFL teams face potential forfeits for COVID-19 outbreaks...

NFL teams that experience a COVID-19 outbreak among nonvaccinated players could forfeit regular-season games, with players on both teams not getting paid. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell warned the 32 teams Thursday in a memo obtained by The Associated Pre...

 2021-07-22 23:11 

China Post

Kansas pins hopes on stopping delta variant on vaccinations...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday pinned Kansas' hopes of keeping the COVID-19 delta variant in check on more people getting inoculated because it is spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated. Kelly acknowledged that there's no...

 2021-07-22 23:10 

China Post

Justice Department won't probe Michigan nursing home deaths...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Justice Department said Thursday it will not open a civil rights investigation related to COVID-19 deaths in Michigan's nursing homes. The notification to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came nearly 11 months after the department...

 2021-07-22 23:10 

China Post

Capitol Police have new chief after Jan. 6 insurrection...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former police chief in Maryland and Virginia, J. Thomas Manger, is the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, congressional officials announced Thursday. Manger will take charge of the department in the aftermath of the violent Ja...

 2021-07-22 23:09 

China Post

Texas begins jailing border crossers on trespassing charges...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is beginning to arrest migrants on trespassing charges along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's actions that he says are needed to slow the number of border crossings, jailing at least 10 p...

 2021-07-22 22:54 

China Post

Mexico fines candidate for support from influencer wife...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's electoral agency fined a state gubernatorial candidate $2.75 million, ruling that he got prohibited support from his influencer wife's social media posts. Winning gubernatorial candidate Samuel Garca and his wife,...

 2021-07-22 22:54 

China Post

Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a reporter. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is...

 2021-07-22 22:53 

China Post

UN council rejects Russian bid to get rid of Bosnia high rep...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday rejected a resolution put forward by Russia and China that would have immediately stripped the powers of the international high representative overseeing implementation of the 1995 peace ag...

 2021-07-22 22:53 

China Post

Ranger: 3 charged in 4 Texas killings planned to steal gun...

NEW SUMMERFIELD, Texas (AP) — Three men charged in the fatal shooting of four people at a home in East Texas this week met up with one of the victims under the pretense of buying a gun from him but planned to steal it, authorities allege. Jesse Pawl...

 2021-07-22 22:53 

China Post

Nebraska patrol officials defend mission to Mexican border...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials from the Nebraska State Patrol defended their state-funded mission to the U.S.-Mexican border on Thursday, arguing that they were answering a call for help from fellow law enforcement officers in Texas amid a surge in ...

 2021-07-22 22:52 

China Post

No quit: Yermn Mercedes rejoins White Sox Triple-A team...

CHICAGO (AP) — One day after announcing he was stepping away from baseball, Yermn Mercedes was back with the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate. The White Sox confirmed Thursday the surprising rookie who carried the team with his booming bat...

 2021-07-22 22:16 

China Post

TAKEAWAYS: Ex-utility regulator had outsized role in scheme...

CLEVELAND (AP) — A statement of facts included with FirstEnergy's deferred prosecution agreement announced Thursday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Cincinnati sheds new light on the role a former utility regulator played in a $60 million co...

 2021-07-22 21:52 

China Post

dgar Ramrez: 'I have family members dying of COVID'...

NEW YORK (AP) — dgar Ramrez wants people to understand that although the world is starting to come out of the pandemic, the fight is not yet over. The Venezuelan actor told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his own family is suffering gravely b...

 2021-07-22 21:52 

China Post

Western wildfires grow, but better weather helps crews...

BLY, Ore. (AP) — Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation's largest wildfire in southern Oregon while a Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting evacuations as blazes bur...

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