How comedian Chu Ke-liang's 'crass humor' saved Taiwanese dialect

The following is an assessment of the impact on Taiwanese dialect (台語,Taigi) by the late, great Taiwanese comedian Chu Ke-liang (豬哥亮), who will be referred to by his Taiwanese name Ti-k...

5 jurors picked for Cosby trial, 2 know a sex assault victim

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is off to a brisk start even though a third of the initial jury pool had an opinion about Cosby's gu...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 23, 19...

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' follow-up set for 2019 release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele is following up the remarkable success of "Get Out" with a provocative original thriller set for release in March 2019. Univ...

The Latest: Cosby arrives at courthouse for jury selection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 8 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse wher...

Q&A: What to expect during Bill Cosby's jury selection

Hundreds of potential jurors could be interviewed in Pittsburgh this week as a crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial gets underway. The jury must decide if the 79-...

Race, gender, fame all issues as Cosby jury selection starts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumni Bill Cosby's nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her...

Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes Film Fest (yes, really)

CANNES, France (AP) — Adam Sandler is far from a Cannes Film Festival regular, but the American comedian was the toast of the event Sunday, earning some of the best reviews of his career for Noah Baum...

Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A key phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when jury selection gets underway in Pittsburgh. The jury must decide if the 79-year-old acto...

Utah GOP says goodbye to Chaffetz, with some disappointment

SANDY, Utah (AP) — As Utah Republicans met for their annual state convention Saturday, the party faithful both gave Rep. Jason Chaffetz a warm send-off and occasionally expressed disappointment at his...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2017. There are 225 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 20, 1...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - May 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top stories this week in Taiwan included the ransomware WannaCry making Taiwanese want to cry, famous comedian Chu-Ke-liang dying at age 71, Fiji pulling its...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, May 19, the 139th day of 2017. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 192...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 18, the 138th day of 2017. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 1...

Comedian's 'Nazi slut' jab at German politician ruled legal

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a comedian's comments calling a leading figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany party a "Nazi slut" on a television show were satirical and thus p...