Virus outbreak means (mis)information overload: How to cope

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to information overload for many people, often making it difficult to separate fact from fiction and rumor from deliberate efforts to mislead. Al...

Trump taps 'strong, silent type' to lead impeachment defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Cipollone doesn’t seem like Donald Trump’s kind of fixer. His manner is unassuming. He hasn’t spent much time playing a lawyer in court or on TV. ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘NO MISSILE HIT THE PLANE’ Iran denies Western allegations a Ukrainian jetl...

It's in the bananas: Portugal finds another big cocaine haul

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — For the second time in 12 months, Portuguese police discovered a large stash of cocaine concealed in a shipment of bananas from Latin America. This time the ...

Alligators, pricey bananas and naked people: 2019 in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — In 2019, Florida Banana managed to eclipse Florida Man. From alligator antics to naked people doing wacky things, Florida did not disappoint in the weird news department this yea...

Veteran paceman Siddle retires from international cricket

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Veteran pace bowler Peter Siddle is retiring from international after being left out of Australia's squad for the third cricket test against New Zealand. ...

Couple who bought $120k banana art sense it will be iconic

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami couple who bought a headline-grabbing banana duct-taped to a wall have acknowledged the absurdity of the artwork, but say they believe it will become an icon and plan to gift it t...

Idris Elba DJs, banana art sells for $120k at Art Basel

MIAMI (AP) — 3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities dur...

Protests subside, but economic aftershocks rattle Haitians

Port-au-Prince (AP) — The flaming barricades are mostly gone, protesters have largely dissipated and traffic is once again clogging the streets of Haiti’s capital, but hundreds of thousands of people ...

Help-yourself breakfast buffet makes it easy on host, guests

Let’s say guests are staying with you for some part of the holiday. You’ve planned a beautiful, robust holiday dinner. You’ve even been prescient enough to make a big batch of soup and buy a graze boa...

Philippines becomes China’s largest banana exporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China and the Philippines' improved relationship means China has overtaken Japan to become the largest importer of bananas from the Philippines, the Liberty Times repo...

Taiwan flags waved at NYC Marathon finish line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 49th annual New York City Marathon kicked off Monday (Nov. 4) with locals gathered outside Central Park waving Taiwan national flags to support runners. Supply stat...

Review: Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman is back with a classic

Homeboy Sandman, "Dusty" (Mello Music Group) Fresh off last year's ace collaboration with emcee and beatsmith Edan, Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman hits us back with "Dusty," a redefin...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The s...

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit, instead heading up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Saturday p...