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UK defends new virus restrictions; critics say it's too late

UK defends new virus restrictions; critics say it's too late

LONDON — Britain’s government on Tuesday defended its new three-tier system of COVID-19 risks and restrictions but critics suggested it was too little, too late amid reports that government’s own scientific advisers had recommended tougher action thr
Asia Today: China city says it's tested 3 million for virus

Asia Today: China city says it's tested 3 million for virus

BEIJING — Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country’s first reported local outbreak in nearly two months.
Michelle Obama, LeBron James team to help boost early voting

Michelle Obama, LeBron James team to help boost early voting

WASHINGTON — A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in major U.S.
Biden addresses idea of high court packing: 'I'm not a fan'

Biden addresses idea of high court packing: 'I'm not a fan'

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden says he is “not a fan” of adding seats to the Supreme Court, after weeks of avoiding questions about the idea that’s been pushed by progressives and used by Republicans to attack him.
Uptick for retiree checks in 2021 amid coronavirus worries

Uptick for retiree checks in 2021 amid coronavirus worries

WASHINGTON — Social Security recipients will get a modest 1.3% cost-of living-increase in 2021, but that might be small comfort amid worries about the coronavirus and its consequences for older people.
IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund foresees a steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy struggles to recover from the pandemic-induced recession, its worst collapse in nearly a century.
Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

SAN DIEGO — Back in the ballpark where he started his big league career, Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays had a breakout game in the AL Championship Series with a three-run home run and a spectacular catch while tumbling over a wall in right field
With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

NEW YORK — With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent October Friday was a sidewalk in the Bronx.
California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes

California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

CINCINNATI — At 5-foot-7, he was the smallest cog in the Big Red Machine. And to his star-powered teammates, Joe Morgan was a driving force, too.
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