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Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online. Bu...

TRA's new commuter train hits the tracks for maiden trip

A new commuter train, purchased last year by Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), made its inaugural trip Thursday, carrying about 200 passengers from New Taipei on a route that ended in the northern...

In Minneapolis, an immigrant street struggles to recover

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly all the wreckage along Lake Street has been hauled away. The fire-swept buildings have been torn down or repaired. The police station is empty, its entryway sealed with stack...

Ivy League town weighs revamping police; critics see flaws

The nationwide reexamination of policing after the killing of George Floyd has led an Ivy League college town in upstate New York to consider an ambitious — and contentious — plan to remake its force ...

Registration starts for 2021 Xiuguluan River Rafting Triathlon in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Registration for the 2021 Xiuguluan River Rafting Triathlon on June 6 is now open until May 7, the East Coast National Scenic Area Administration (ECNSAA) said in a press ...

Buttigieg says Biden plan will usher new transportation era

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that an infrastructure plan expected soon from President Joe Biden will offer a “once in a century” opportunity to remake transp...

Voting starts in coronavirus-affected Dutch election

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Polling stations opened across the Netherlands early Monday in a general election that has been spread over three days to allow people to vote safely d...

Coronavirus pandemic casts long shadow over Dutch elections

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Housing shortages, the environment, health care, education. Dutch voters have plenty of issues to consider in next week's election but one towers over all others: the COV...

Democratic-led House makes conservation push with lands bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday that would create about 1.5 million acres of new wilderness and incorporate nearly 1,200 miles of waterways into the National Wild and Scenic Rive...

Italy orders food delivery services to treat riders better

ROME (AP) — Italy is going after online food delivery companies, with one prosecutor lamenting Wednesday that the cyclists who deliver the food, many of them immigrants, are practically treated like s...

2021 Taipei Cycle and TaiSPO physical shows postponed, virtual versions to proceed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The physical exhibitions of the 2021 Taipei Cycle and Taipei International Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO), which were originally slated to take place March 3-6, have been po...

Portuguese newspaper praises Taiwan's democracy, pandemic-prevention efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Diary of the Azores (Diário dos Açores), the largest newspaper in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, on Saturday (Feb. 13) praised Taiwan for its 2020...

Cover that red nose! Circus festival adapts to virus rules

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — It’s been a tough year for the performing arts in most countries, with virus lockdowns canceling shows and shuttering venues. But the world's top circus fes...

European deep freeze serves up fun, frustrations and danger

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Three workers in a boat hacked away at ice Thursday to create a watery barrier around the Dutch prime minister's office, while others in the Netherlands tentatively teste...

Wheels only, please: Iran marks 1979 revolution anniversary

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Struggling with the region's worst outbreak of the coronavirus, Iran is marking the anniversary of the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution on Wednesday on wheels — cars, motorcycles,...