Taiwan cow-tail fir’s removal from cultural heritage list contributes to research purposes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday (April 26) revoked the status of the Taiwan cow-tail fir as a tangible cultural heritage stipulated by Cultural Heritage Preserv...

Bayer managers face shareholders amid Monsanto fallout

BERLIN (AP) — Bayer's top managers are facing shareholders amid discontent over the fallout from the German company's acquisition of Monsanto, the maker of Roundup weed killer. Chair...

Sri Lanka political rivalry seen as factor in Easter blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Government dysfunction and an intelligence failure that preceded the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are traced to simmering divisions between the president and prime min...

Chiefs' Hill suspended after audio discussing child abuse

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs effectively suspended Tyreek Hill from all team-related activities Thursday night while they investigate an audio recording that aired on a local TV station ...

Review: Josh Ritter's 'Fever Breaks' is especially engaging

Josh Ritter, "Fever Breaks" (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers) Josh Ritter's "Fever Breaks" is a work of stacked marvels, the result of an auspicious collaboration with Jason Isbell ...

Police-shooting drama brings young actress into spotlight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whatever the challenges, Royale said she felt compelled to be part of "The Red Line," which details the devastating effect an African-American doctor's killing has on his husband, p...

Brazil's congress receives indigenous leaders amid protests

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Indigenous leaders met with lawmakers to discuss land rights and the role of their communities in the protection of the environment Thursday amid protests against the policies ...

Riding out a wildfire is risky but can be the only option

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in communities that don't have well-thought-out public evacuation pla...

Congo park ranger tells of taking viral selfie with gorillas

LONDON (AP) — A park ranger in Congo has described how he captured a selfie with two gorillas that went viral. Mathieu Shamavu, a ranger at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo, sa...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation pla...

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among ho...

Brazil's congress receives indigenous leaders amid protests

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's lower house is receiving indigenous leaders to discuss land rights and the Chamber of Deputies' role in the protection of the environment. Discussion...

Clubs push for promotion-relegation in European competitions

LONDON (AP) — The head of the European Club Association says the existing Champions League format should be overhauled to introduce promotion and relegation. ECA chairman Andrea Agne...

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

REDDING, California (AP) — For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation pla...

Barclays may cut costs in 'challenging' economy

LONDON (AP) — London-based Barclays bank says it may cut costs if "challenging" economic conditions persists throughout the year. The warning came as the bank said Thursday that reve...