LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James’ popularity, even in his 17th season, cannot be argued. The NBA released jersey-sales and social media data Wednesday, with the Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward atop both lists. James had the top-selling jersey, measured by online sales through the NBA Store, for […]

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Portugal Britons in Portugal, or those with a holiday booked, could be in for disappointment as Covid-19 cases in the country rise once again. Figures published yesterday show the number of cases per 100,000 over seven days – the metric used by the […]

Cases rose again on Tuesday – Getty Croatia remains on the cusp of UK quarantine restrictions after a recent rise in coronavirus cases. The country recorded its second highest number of new infections on Tuesday – 199 – leading to a rise up to 27 in its cumulative seven-day average, […]

A pilgrim crawls from the port to the Holy Church of Panagia of Tinos, on the Aegean island of Tinos, Greece – AP The popular Greek island of Mykonos is pushing back against new lockdown restrictions that see bars and restaurants forced to close at midnight. “Everyone has come [to […]

(Bloomberg) — California had its second-deadliest day in the pandemic and Florida’s case count topped 500,000. Texas’s test positivity rate reached a three-week high. New York City is setting up checkpoints at key entry areas to enforce state quarantine rules for travelers. Joe Biden will accept the Democratic Party’s nomination […]

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months as health authorities express cautious optimism that the outbreak is being brought under control. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday still reported 26 newly confirmed cases of […]

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — More than 200 Howard County businesses have received grants in the first round of funding issued by the HoCo RISE Business Relief Grant Program. Howard County officials allocated $5.7 million in CARES Act funding toward the grant program to provide financial assistance to businesses in targeted […]

Dale Pearson is no stranger to adventure — often with an element of danger — such as working with Discovery and History channels on deep ocean dives, including hunting and wrestling a giant Humboldt squid. The retired military contractor and dive specialist now concentrates on his business reconditioning the interiors […]

I’m not the biggest Monster Hunter fan in the world … although, ironically, I did enjoy Monster Hunter World. Something about the boost in presentation and graphics made it more appealing to me. I was worried that a Switch version of Monster Hunter would be disappointing. Much to my surprise, […]

“The dead speak!” That phrase – the first words of the opening scrawl in JJ Abrams’s Episode IX, also known as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – has become, in certain circles, handy code for trashing this film. But I think it’s the perfect way to begin this fun […]

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. Among the first to be inoculated on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Those now eligible to […]