• Kerry aims to talk US back into a lead role in climate fight

    From a wood-paneled library in his Boston mansion, new climate envoy John Kerry is talking the U.S. back into a leading role in global climate action, making clear the nation isn’t just revving up its own efforts to reduce oil, gas and coal pollution but that it intends to push everyone in the world to do more, too.

  • World markets mixed on virus, vaccine, stimulus concerns

    Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street.

    Updated: 10:19 pm

  • AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.

  • AP sources: Biden to pause oil drilling on public lands

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.

    Updated: 9:10 pm

  • Democrats prep Biden’s virus aid package with or without GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are preparing to push ahead quickly on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package even if it means using procedural tools to pass the legislation on their own, leaving Republicans behind.

    Updated: 5:25 pm

  • Colorado sports gambling industry reports over $1B in wagers

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s new sports betting industry reported nearly $1.2 billion in wagers from May to December 2020.

  • Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

    Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue.

    Updated: 2:20 pm

  • EU urges US to draft joint rule book to rein in tech giants

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Tuesday on U.S. President Joe Biden to help draw up a common rule book to rein in the power of big tech companies like Facebook and Twitter and combat the spread of fake news that is eating away at Western democracies.

  • India’s Republic Day marked with massive farmer protests

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of farmers marched, rode horses and drove tractors into India’s capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort — a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

  • Asia Today: Taiwan quarantines 5,000 after hospital cluster

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Health authorities in Taiwan are quarantining 5,000 people while looking for the source of two new coronavirus cases linked to a hospital.