Seattle braces for highway closure, historic traffic squeeze

SEATTLE (AP) — A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle's waterfront is set to shut down for good Friday, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic period...

DeVos undergoes surgery after breaking bone in bike accident

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is recovering after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone suffered in a cycling accident. A department spokeswoman says DeVos is resting at home ...

Austrian police arrest man over brutal attack on woman

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police have arrested a suspect in a brutal Dec. 30 attack on a woman that left her with life-threatening injuries. The Austrian man told officers he had been s...

Thomas, Froome target Tour de France in 2019

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final b...

California doctor accused of prescribing drugs in 5 deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Southern California doctor on charges of doling out illegal prescriptions they say were part of a pattern that led to five fatal overdoses and the death ...

Shen'ao Rail Bike in New Taipei revitalizes old tracks and romanticizes seaside landscapes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An abandoned train track along Taiwan’s north coast has been turned into a rail-bike route for riders to enjoy at their leisure, slow pedaling along the old track an...

Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

FATUKOKO, Indonesia (AP) — The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future. It was a chance for 16-...

Curry's 42 leads Warriors past Cavs in faux Finals rematch

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their fierce rivalry is over, reduced to only memories. The Warriors and Cavaliers had something special, four straight NBA Finals that Steph Curry will one day savo...

Taiwanese students invent innovations for medical treatment and daily use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese students with intriguing and practical inventions for daily use as well as medical diagnosis see a bright future ahead. A female high school student named Chi...

Lyft acquires bike sharing company Motivate

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft has completed its acquisition of Motivate, the nation's largest bike-sharing company. The deal is part of the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company's goal of ...

Enjoy cycling on Taipei’s riverside bike paths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cycling on Taipei’s riverside bike paths at night is a great pleasure as cyclists can get good exercise while enjoying the beautiful riverside landscapes, Taipei&rsq...

Great place for picnic in Taipei: Xinsheng Park Area of Taipei Expo Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To get a break from a pattern of hectic life, you need to relax and recreate. Why not find a place where there are trees, gardens, and grass to picnic with friends or fami...

Kevin Durant's 49 points carry Warriors past Magic 116-110

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 49 points, giving Golden State the lead on a three-point play with 1:19 left before hitting a 3-pointer with 22 seconds remaining to send the W...

Taiwanese man currently bicycling around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Leaving a well-paid job and a regular life behind, a Taiwanese man is on an epic journey to cycle to 100 countries where he has had abundantly unforgettable experiences, m...

Cracks show in China's vision for model ethnic unity village

HOTAN UNITY NEW VILLAGE, China (AP) — In this corner of China's far west, rows of identical white concrete houses with red metal roofs rise abruptly above the sand dunes of the harsh Taklamakan Desert...