December 9, 2020

UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday a Chinese coronavirus vaccine tested in the federation of sheikhdoms is 86% effective, in […]
December 9, 2020

Iraqis slowly rebuild Mosul, with little aid from government

MOSUL, Iraq — Anan Yasoun rebuilt her home with yellow cement slabs amid the rubble of Mosul, a brightly colored manifestation of resilience in a […]
December 9, 2020

Google and FB risk big fines under draft Australian news law

CANBERRA, Australia — Google and Facebook would risk multimillion-dollar fines if they failed to comply with proposed legislation introduced into the Australian Parliament on Wednesday […]
December 9, 2020

High court takes on Fannie, Freddie presidential power case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is hearing a case Wednesday that could make it easier for the president to fire the head of the agency […]
December 9, 2020

Cruise cut short as passenger tests positive for COVID-19

SINGAPORE — A passenger on board a Royal Caribbean “cruise to nowhere” has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, prompting the vessel to return early to […]
December 9, 2020

IPO caps year of growth – but still no profit – for DoorDash

DoorDash is capping a year of explosive growth with an initial public offering of its stock, hoping to keep the momentum going even if demand […]
December 9, 2020

California's hospitals filling up as virus cases skyrocket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some California hospitals are close to reaching their breaking point, prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to bring in hundreds of hospital staff from […]
December 9, 2020

DoorDash sets share price at $102 ahead of Wednesday IPO

DoorDash has priced its shares at $102 apiece heading into its stock market debut Wednesday, valuing the 7-year-old food delivery company at nearly $39. The […]
December 9, 2020

Hudson, Wis., imposes curfew to tamp down late-night rowdiness

HUDSON, WIS. — The Christmas tree and holiday lights near the Lakefront Park band shell here are dazzling. It’s just too bad, one council member […]
December 8, 2020

Test flight of SpaceX's Starship aborted at last second

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first high-altitude test flight of SpaceX’s futuristic Starship was aborted at the last second in Texas on Tuesday. SpaceX came […]