Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it. According to WDRB-TV , a small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, elected a do...

Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the menu, the flavor profiles seemed incongruous: Chinese dumplings, Italian-style roast pork and a Mexican chicken dish featuring an edible weed. But when din...

Omari Hardwick makes power moves through Starz drama 'Power'

ATLANTA (AP) — When actor Omari Hardwick read the script for the Starz drama series "Power," he initially wanted to pass on playing the lead character. Hardwick liked the show's prem...

Free driftwood in northern Taiwan’s Shihmen Reservoir watershed draws pickup rush

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--It’s free to pick up driftwood at a driftwood collecting ground in the Shihmen Reservoir watershed in northern Taiwan, beginning on Monday until July 14, according to ...

Banning Flippers? North Korea lashes out at trade sanctions

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday lashed out at international sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, saying they are being used to block everything from frozen chicken to s...

Among South Sudan's refugees, thousands of stranded children

IMVEPI, Uganda (AP) — Bakita Juma doesn't like to think about her dead parents because it makes her cry. The slender teenager would rather focus on the woman whom aid officials recently chose to raise...

Hot dog! Eye-catching LA wiener stand finds museum home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An eye-catching Los Angeles hot dog stand designed in the 1940s to look like a giant wiener on a bun has found a home a decade after closing. The Tail o' the Pup, ...

KFC to send chicken sandwich to edge of space on balloon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — KFC plans to make a space pioneer out of a chicken sandwich next week when it sends it to the edge of the atmosphere with the help of a high-altitude balloon. ...

Conagra recalling spaghetti and meatball products

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conagra is recalling more than 700,000 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products because they were misbranded and contain milk, an allergen that wasn't listed on the label. ...

Taiwan is No.1 with Japanese gourmets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is the country with the tastiest food according to Japanese gourmets, vaulting ahead of Italy and South Korea in a poll by Japan’s Rakuten Travel website. ...

Crepes? Croissants? Wine? Players tempted during French Open

PARIS (AP) — As a professional athlete who is judicious about what she eats and drinks, Bethanie Mattek-Sands knows all too well how impossible it is to avoid the sweet aroma emanating from a stand se...

Review: Elliott shines as usual, but 'Hero' doesn't satisfy

At the beginning of "The Hero," Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he's really, really good at it. ...

Aiming for Muslim market, Taiwan encourages Halal Certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- With a growing population of over 200,000 Muslims, more restaurants in Taiwan are applying for halal certification and the food industry is aiming for a larger market in b...

Isolation by the West fuels a tech startup boom in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mostafa Meisami has given up on the farming life, trading his old job raising cattle for a better-paying gig ferrying commuters through the notoriously traffic-clogged streets of t...

Extreme torrential rain causes severe damage to crops and infrastructure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Although Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has not released official figures on the total economic losses incurred from the extreme torrential rainf...