• The Latest: Italy ponders suing Pfizer for vaccine delays

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is welcoming tourists again after keeping the doors closed to visitors for nearly 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Asian markets gain on hopes Biden will act on economy, virus

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street.

  • Comfort TV viewing gives ratings boost to football, dramas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unprecedented impeachment hearing failed to keep TV viewers from settling back into familiar, escapist habits last week.

  • Keystone XL halted as Biden decides to revoke permit

    TORONTO (AP) — Construction on the long disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline halted Wednesday as incoming U.S. President Joe Biden decided to revoke its permit.

  • How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

    Stocks rallied to record highs on Wall Street Wednesday on encouraging company earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s fiction in his goodbye to Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his final remarks as president, Donald Trump tried to take credit for accomplishments of his predecessor and even those to come under President Joe Biden.

  • Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

    Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery rose 26 cents to $53.24 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose 18 cents to $56.08 a barrel.

  • EU sighs with relief as Biden readies to enter White House

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top officials breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday that Joe Biden will be taking over as president of the United States, but they warned that the world has changed after four years of Donald Trump and that trans-Atlantic ties will be different in the future.

  • Jack’s back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.

  • Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte squeaked through a crucial Senate confidence vote Tuesday night, allowing him to keep his wobbly coalition afloat but failing to secure the reliable support needed from lawmakers to help him effectively govern the country with its pandemic-pummeled economy.