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Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns

Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns

BEIJING — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases.
Man held without bond for threatening inauguration violence

Man held without bond for threatening inauguration violence

CHICAGO — An Illinois man was ordered held without bond Thursday for allegedly threatening the lives of President Joe Biden and other Democrats before this week's inauguration. U.S.
Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge

Biden halts border wall building after Trump's final surge

SAN DIEGO — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol o
Trump gives permit to ranchers whose case led to occupation

Trump gives permit to ranchers whose case led to occupation

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in the final days of the Trump administration issued a grazing permit to Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment sparked the 2016 armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge by right-wing extremists.
5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

5 killed in blaze at Indian producer of COVID-19 vaccine

PUNE, India — At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said.
'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans question inaugural song

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides.
US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — After an unexplained delay, the Pentagon announced plans Thursday to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S.
Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

WASHINGTON — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan.
Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at centre stage

Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at centre stage

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. In truth, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away.

Lawyers want Giuliani investigated, license suspended

NEW YORK — A lawyers' group filed an ethics complaint against Rudy Giuliani with New York's courts, calling for him to be investigated and his law license suspended over his work promoting former President Donald Trump's false allegations over the 20