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13 Japanese airports to suspend flights to mainland China

National Feb 10, 2020

13 Japanese airports to suspend flights to mainland China

Regular flights between mainland China and at least 13 regional airports in Japan will be completely suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, operators of the facilities said Monday. Airports in Ibaraki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima and other prefectures will have no direct flights to Shanghai or any ...

Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

National Feb 10, 2020

Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

Japan has put a new spy satellite into orbit that is expected to help the government capture images of North Korean missile sites. The spy satellite was lofted into orbit by an H-IIA rocket launched at 10:34 a.m. Sunday from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima ...

Business Feb 10, 2020

Dave McCoy, who gave skiers Mammoth Mountain resort, dies at 104

Dave McCoy, who transformed California's Mammoth Mountain from a remote Sierra peak into a downhill destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the world, has died at 104. Rusty Gregory, former chief executive of the resort, said McCoy "died peacefully in his sleep" at his ...

Airbus in talks to buy out Bombardier stake in A220 program

Business Feb 10, 2020

Airbus in talks to buy out Bombardier stake in A220 program

Airbus SE is in talks to buy out Bombardier Inc.'s stake in the A220 jetliner program, according to people familiar with the matter. The negotiations between the companies are at an advanced stage, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks ...

Swiss seen backing law against anti-gay discrimination

World / Social Issues Feb 10, 2020

Swiss seen backing law against anti-gay discrimination

Swiss voters appeared to have given clear backing to a measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation, according to a projection for a referendum held Sunday. Switzerland's parliament in late 2018 approved expanding the country's existing anti-discrimination ...

Hurricane-force winds pound U.K. and Europe, upending travel

World Feb 10, 2020

Hurricane-force winds pound U.K. and Europe, upending travel

Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and Northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers' markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay ...

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

Business Feb 10, 2020

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah's public insurer. Lovell is ...

Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

Entertainment News Feb 10, 2020

Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire "Parasite" became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. "Parasite" took Hollywood's top prize Sunday night, along with ...

China advances to final round of women's Olympic qualifying tournament

Soccer Feb 10, 2020

China advances to final round of women's Olympic qualifying tournament

The Chinese women's soccer team has won back-to-back games in Asia's Olympic qualifying tournament after spending almost two weeks quarantined in an Australian hotel because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. China scored five first-half goals in a 5-0 win over Taiwan on Monday to ...

U.S. women beat Canada in Olympic qualifying final

Soccer Feb 10, 2020

U.S. women beat Canada in Olympic qualifying final

Lynn Williams and the rest of the U.S. women sensed it was just a matter of time before they wore down Canada. Williams broke open a scoreless stalemate with a goal in the 61st minute and the United States beat Canada 3-0 on Sunday in ...

Virus fears affecting ACL matches

Soccer Feb 10, 2020

Virus fears affecting ACL matches

by John Duerden

The coronavirus will have an impact on the opening week of the Asian Champions League despite the absence of Chinese clubs. The champions from South Korea and Japan meet in the opening round on Wednesday, when extra precautions will mean that any fans wanting to ...

Sloppy France holds off Italy in Six Nations

Rugby Feb 10, 2020

Sloppy France holds off Italy in Six Nations

France followed up its impressive win against pre-tournament favorite England with a scrappy 35-22 victory against Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday. It was a vastly improved performance from tenacious Italy, which was routed 42-0 by defending champion Wales last weekend. France moved level ...