• 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.

  • Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure

    BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-Chinese trade war isn’t going away under President Joe Biden.

  • COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe’s pandemic

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In the first week of December, Portugal’s prime minister gave his pandemic-weary people an early Christmas gift: restrictions on gatherings and travel due to COVID-19 would be lifted from Dec. 23-26 so they could spend the holiday season with family and friends.

  • Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to 1.5M daily shot goal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day.

  • Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill.

  • Russian hack of US agencies exposed supply chain weaknesses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn’t need to painstakingly break one-by-one into the networks of each department in order to do damage.

  • California lifts virus stay-at-home orders, curfew statewide

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom lifted stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, a surprising move hailed by beleaguered businesses but that prompted caution from local health officials concerned the public may let down its guard.

  • Biden more bullish on vaccines, open to 1.5M daily shot goal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day.

  • Janet Yellen wins Senate approval as treasury secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation’s 78th treasury secretary, making her the first woman to hold the job in the department’s 232-year history.

  • How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    Stocks ended a choppy day with mixed results Monday as the market struggled to find direction. Apple and other Big Tech stocks lurched higher, then lower, then back up again. Several of them report their latest quarterly results this week.