Spurs drop Wizards 121-101 in Washington’s return from COVID-19 layoff

Spurs drop Wizards 121-101 in Washington’s return from COVID-19 layoff

SAN ANTONIO – Washington struggled offensively and suffered some communication breakdowns defensively in crucial situations, but Wizards coach Scott Brooks could forgive those lapses. After being unable to play for two weeks, Brooks and the Wizards were simply happy to be back on the court. Patty Mills scored…
Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban

Biden to drop Trump’s military transgender ban

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office, a person briefed on the…
Extreme cold in Austria, mercury likely to drop to minus 25 degrees

Extreme cold in Austria, mercury likely to drop to minus 25 degrees

A severe cold wave in Austria has engulfed the country. According to the foreign news agency, the Meteorological Department has forecast the temperature to drop to minus 25 degrees. According to the news agency, the maximum cold wave in Austria during the day is minus 10 to minus…
Global stocks mixed after Wall St drop as virus cases rise

Global stocks mixed after Wall St drop as virus cases rise

TOKYO – Global shares were mixed Tuesday after a retreat on Wall Street on the first trading day of the year. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.1% in early trading to 5,595.25, while Germany’s DAX inched down nearly 0.1% to 13,719.03. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.7% to 6,618.42. U.S.…
Pandemic pushes steep drop in foreign college students

Pandemic pushes steep drop in foreign college students

TOLEDO, Ohio – Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master’s degree in the U.S., Sai Naini is stuck in India, unsure what his future holds. He rushed home this summer after learning that his father was in failing health after being diagnosed with COVID-19, making it…
World shares mixed after tech-led drop on Wall Street

World shares mixed after tech-led drop on Wall Street

World markets were mixed Thursday after selling of technology and health services companies’ shares ended a winning streak on Wall Street. Shares advanced in London, Paris and Shanghai but fell in Tokyo and Hong Kong. As coronavirus vaccines move closer to distribution, markets have been pushing higher on…