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Delta variant accounts for over 93 pct of new COVID-19 cases in U.S.

© Provided by Xinhua This number is even higher in certain parts of the United States. In the Midwest including ...

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge considering return to NBA

Seven-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is seriously considering a return to the court just 3 1/2 months after he abruptly ...

U.S. COVID-19 cases could double to 200,000 a day in fall: Fauci

© Provided by Xinhua Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said he is concerned the high number of unvaccinated people ...

Angels' Anthony Rendon to undergo season-ending hip surgery

Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon will undergo season-ending surgery on his right hip, the team announced Wednesday. Rendon ...

Six Sounders make 28-player MLS All-Star roster

The Seattle Sounders will be represented by a league-high six players when the MLS All-Stars face Liga MX All-Stars on ...

Mike D'Antoni joins Pelicans as coaching adviser

One week after stepping down from his position as an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets, Mike D'Antoni has landed ...

Raptors waive former starter Aron Baynes

Aron Baynes is the latest player to depart the Toronto Raptors, who waived the center on Wednesday. The move came ...

U.S. Fed vice chair backs raising interest rates in 2023

© Provided by Xinhua "I believe that these three necessary conditions for raising the target range for the federal funds ...

Slain Pentagon Police Officer Identified as Army Veteran

U.S. authorities on Wednesday identified the Pentagon police officer stabbed to death at a transit station outside the building the ...

U.S. Says Iran Believed Behind Hijacking Of Vessel In Gulf Of Oman

The United States said that it believes Iranian forces hijacked the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess tanker in the Gulf of Oman ...

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 mln: Johns Hopkins University

© Provided by Xinhua The United States reported 35,292,721 COVID-19 cases and 614,666 deaths, both the highest counts around the ...

Save the date: 2022 MLB season set to start March 31

The 2022 Major League Baseball season is scheduled to open March 31 with all 30 teams on the field. Scheduled ...

76ers sign C Andre Drummond, top pick Jaden Springer

The Philadelphia 76ers signed two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond and their first-round draft pick Jaden Springer to contracts on Wednesday. ...

Titans WR Julio Jones misses second straight practice

The Tennessee Titans kept key acquisition Julio Jones on the sidelines for a second consecutive practice Wednesday, playing it safe ...

Obama Scales Back 60th Birthday Party

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. President Barack Obama is sharply scaling back his planned 60th birthday party this weekend at his ...

Bryson DeChambeau: No regrets against getting vaccinated

Bryson DeChambeau doesn't regret his decision against getting vaccinated for COVID-19. DeChambeau, 27, also said Wednesday he lost "eight to ...

Report: Heat, Victor Oladipo agree to 1-year contract

All-Star guard Victor Oladipo is returning to the Miami Heat on a one-year deal, The Athletic reported Wednesday. Contract terms ...

These countries are making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory

AustraliaAustralia decided in late June to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for high-risk aged-care workers and employees in quarantine hotels.It has ...

Report: Tony Bradley agrees to 1-year deal with Bulls

Center and former first-round pick Tony Bradley has agreed on a one-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, ESPN reported Wednesday. ...

Britain's Top General Calls for Retaliation on Iran for Drone Strike

Britain's top military commander, General Nick Carter, said Wednesday that Western powers need to retaliate for a suspected Iranian drone ...

Report: Giants newly signed C Joe Looney retiring

Veteran offensive lineman Joe Looney, signed over the weekend by the New York Giants, is retiring, ESPN reported Wednesday. He ...

Taliban expresses displeasure with US visa offer

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 4 (ANI): Taliban on Wednesday issued a statement condemning the United States government for offering visas to ...

Blinken expresses 'grave concern' over Myanmar military

Washington DC [US], August 4 (ANI): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed "grave concern" over military rule in ...

Olympics roundup: Americans 1-2 in women's 400m hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin of New Jersey broke her own world record as American women finished 1-2 in the women's 400-meter hurdles ...

Germany to waive insolvency filing requirement for flood-affected firms

© Provided by Xinhua The repeal of the insolvency filing requirement would apply retroactively from July 10 until the end ...

Report: Dodgers agree to deal with LHP Cole Hamels

The Los Angeles Dodgers and free-agent left-hander Cole Hamels have agreed on a deal, MLB Network reported on Wednesday. Per ...

Kawai gives Japan first gold in wrestling at Tokyo Games

© Provided by Xinhua TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Japan claimed its first gold in wrestling at the Tokyo Olympic ...

Canada's Andre de Grasse wins men's 200m title at Tokyo Olympics

© Provided by Xinhua TOKYO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Canada's Andre de Grasse claimed the men's 200m gold medal at ...

Biden's approval ratings on COVID-19, economy fall: U.S. survey

© Provided by Xinhua WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- U.S. public views on President Joe Biden's handling of COVID-19 and ...

Report: Dodgers close to deal with LHP Cole Hamels

The Los Angeles Dodgers and free-agent left-hander Cole Hamels are closing in on a deal, MLB Network reported on Wednesday. ...

Taliban won't be recognized until they stop atrocities

Washington [US], August 4 (ANI): US secretary of state Antony Blinken has said that the Taliban's demands from the International ...

Obama cancels 60th birthday bash

Washington DC [US], August 4 (ANI): Former US President Barack Obama has scaled back the 60th birthday bash due to ...

Breanna Stewart powers Team USA past Australia

Breanna Stewart scored 20 of her 23 points in the first half as the U.S. Women's Basketball Team advanced to ...

4 low-cost ways to create safe public spaces where all kids can play

Outdoor play is critical for child development - it decreases stress, increases communication and social skills, attention and physical activity, ...

Met Gala will require attendees to be vaccinated, masked

Washington [US], August 4 (ANI): The Met Gala is back! The starry affair will return this fall, but with two ...

Lebanon fires two rockets at Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

Lebanon has fired two rockets at Israel.Israel, in turn, has responded with artillery fire.The skirmishes are part of regional tension ...

British Navy Group: Hijackers Have Left Vessel Off UAE Coast

FUJAIRAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The hijackers who seized a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in ...

US Women Take Gold and Silver in 400-Meter Hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States edged her compatriot and rival, Dalilah Muhammad, to win the gold medal in the ...

Indian Navy Ships to Join Exercises in Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI - India is sending four navy ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia ...

As Sweeping Crackdown Intensifies, Russians Wonder What Comes Next

MOSCOW -- Few doubt that the administration of Russian President Vladimir Putin is worried about the September 17-19 elections to ...

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Delta variant causes more Americans to get vaccinated: White House

WASHINGTON D.C.: The average number of Americans being vaccinated against COVID-19 rose by 30 percent, as the Delta variant is ...

Wildfires, high temperatures strike Sicily, Italy

Catania, Sicily: Italian firefighters are battling wildfires in Sicily for a second consecutive day.The fires reached the town of Catania ...

U.S. doctors' groups endorse COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women

CHICAGO, Illinois: All pregnant women should receive Covid vaccines, according to two major U.S. obstetricians' groups.Citing data collected from tens ...

Protests in France to block use of Covid health pass

PARIS, France: Thousands of people in Paris and other French cities protested against the introduction of a mandatory COVID-19 health ...

Deadline for UN pledges on greenhouse gases missed by China, India

BERLIN, Germany: China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit new plans detailing how they will reduce greenhouse gas ...

Haiti Supreme Court judge in hiding, wanted in killing of president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Haitian police on Friday accused former Supreme Court judge Wendelle Coq-Thelot of having met with Colombian mercenaries accused ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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