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The Latest: China calls for UN council action, slams US

May. 15, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early...

The Latest: Florida's amusement parks loosen mask wearing

May. 15, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios-Orlando were allowed Saturday to remove their masks when outdoors, except when on attractions, in line or riding transportation. Florida’s major theme parks are adjusting face mask policies after the...

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal

May. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world's highest peak because of fears of importing COVID-19 cases from neighboring Nepal, state media reported. The closure was confirmed in a notice Friday from China’s General...

Japan, US, France hold military drill eyeing China presence

May. 15, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

KIRISHIMA TRAINING AREA, Japan (AP) — Dozens of Japanese, American and French troops landed amid pouring rain from a CH-47 transport helicopter onto a grassy field at a training area in southern Japan, part of Saturday's joint scenario of defending a remote island from an enemy invasion. ...

Utah hosts nation's only commercial wool testing lab

May. 15, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When COVID-19 swept into the United States last year, the domestic supply chain for food and all manner of products took a tectonic hit, underscoring just how vulnerable the country is when it comes to getting goods to market. Some of those most...

Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured

May. 15, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Back-to-back tornadoes killed 12 people in central and eastern China and left more than 300 others injured, authorities said Saturday. Eight people died in the inland city of Wuhan on Friday night and four others in the town of Shengze, about 400...

'Well, that's it.' 96-year-old DJ bids farewell in Hong Kong

May. 15, 2021 05:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — After more than seven decades in radio, a 96-year-old Hong Kong DJ bid farewell to his listeners Saturday with “Time to Say Goodbye,” sung by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli. “Well that’s it. Thank you very much for tuning in, goodbye, thank...

China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions

May. 15, 2021 04:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time on Saturday, a technically challenging feat more difficult than a moon landing, in the latest step forward for its ambitious goals in space. Plans call for a rover to stay in the lander for a few days...

Success story Taiwan faces its worst outbreak in pandemic

May. 15, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The island of Taiwan, which has had enviable success in containing COVID-19, imposed new restrictions in its capital city on Saturday as it battled its worst outbreak since the pandemic began. Authorities raised the alert level for Taipei, the...

State media say China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for first time in latest advance for its space program

May. 14, 2021 20:46 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — State media say China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for first time in latest advance for its space program.