Advent calendars have exploded with gift-worthy options

NEW YORK (AP) — The Advent, to some Christians, is the four Sundays before Christmas. More generally, the variation of the Latin word for “coming” marks the season to prepare for the holiday. ...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. ...

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast - Asia as of 13:30 GMT Friday, November 22, 2019 Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather conditions as recorded for the ...

AP FACT CHECK: Leaders’ questionable claims in U.K. election

LONDON (AP) — Claims of ruinous spending sprees and twisted truths are flying in during campaigning for Britain’s Dec. 12 election, in which all 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs. The...

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Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court on Friday suspended its decision to strike down a government ban on wearing face masks at protests, allowing police to enforce the decree for another week arou...

Williams joins Welsh rugby team’s rebuilt backroom staff

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — The rebuilding of Wales’ backroom staff under coach Wayne Pivac following the Rugby World Cup has continued with the hiring of another former captain, Martyn William, as team man...

Vietnam, Taiwan reap biggest benefits from US-China trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam and Taiwan have seen the largest surges in exports to the U.S. as its trade war with China rages on, according to data from Statista. On Monday (Nov. 18), Germa...

Hong Kong election a referendum on anti-government protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is gearing for local elections that have become a referendum on public support for more than five months of protests. For the first time, all 452 seats on ...

Formosa Alliance has ambitions to gain legislative power in Taiwan's 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Formosa Alliance announced its legislative nominations on Friday (Nov. 22), pledging to gain more than five percent of seats in Taiwan’s legislature — a pr...

Taiwan-born US Senator wants to ban sending unwanted nude pics

When she was first elected to the California state Assembly, Ling Ling Chang publicly posted her cellphone number to get feedback from her constituents. It worked, but it came with a dark side effe...

Through Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Colts struggle in pass game in 20-17 loss to Texans

HOUSTON (AP) — Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts couldn't get their passing game going on Thursday night against the Houston Texans, and it cost them a win and the top spot in the AFC South. ...

Ingram leads Pelicans past Suns 124-121

PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and JJ Redick scored 26 points, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 124-121 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night...

Giannis Antetokounmpo has triple-double in Bucks’ victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second triple-double of the season and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Carmelo Anthony and the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 137-129 on Thursday night. ...