• Asian stocks fall further after new virus variant spreads

    Stock indexes are edging higher on Wall Street Monday as markets regain their footing following a big stumble on Friday on worries about the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus.

    Updated: 9:03 am

  • Twitter surges on report that Dorsey will step down as CEO

    Shares of Twitter are surging on a report that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company’s chief executive.

    Updated: 8:52 am

  • Stage set for Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide behind bars, a jury was selected Monday in New York City to determine a central question in the long-running sex trafficking case: Was his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s puppet or accomplice?

    Updated: 8:35 am

  • Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Taking an act-now-ask-questions-later approach, countries around the world slammed their doors shut again to try to keep the new omicron variant at bay Monday as more cases of the mutant coronavirus emerged and scientists raced to figure out just how dangerous it might be.

    Updated: 8:27 am

  • The Latest: Poland suspends flights to 7 African countries

    WARSAW, Poland – Poland is suspending flights to seven southern African countries where the new coronavirus variant omicron has been detected.

  • Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

    NEW YORK (AP) — With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.

  • Food, gas prices pinch families as inflation surges globally

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses worldwide.

    Updated: 7:21 am

  • Brothers to take center stage in Jussie Smollett trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers stand at the center of the case that prosecutors will lay before jurors when the trial of Jussie Smollett begins this week.

    Updated: 7:09 am

  • Swedes elect 1st female PM — for the 2nd time in a week

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Magdalena Andersson, who last week was Sweden’s first female prime minister for a few hours before resigning because a budget defeat made a coalition partner quit, was on elected again on Monday as the Nordic nation’s head of government.

  • Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79

    LONDON (AP) — Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Formula One’s Williams Racing, has died. He was 79.