13 Myanmarese crewmen rescued from capsized cargo ship off Keelung

All the crew of the Sierra Leone-registered cargo vessel JI Shun, which capsized in waters off Keelung, have been rescued, the National Rescue Command Center (NRCC) said Thursday. The ship, which h...

Man who let 12-year-old drive car that hit boy is imprisoned

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa father whose 12-year-old son struck a 4-year-old boy while driving the man's car has been sent to prison. Black Hawk County District Court records say 3...

Fire destroys 28 hectares on Taiwan’s Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While torrential rain was causing landslides and floods in southwestern Taiwan, a fire was raging on Green Island in the southeast, destroying 28 hectares of forest land. ...

1st woman to take command of a US Army infantry division

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — The California National Guard has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead a U.S. Army infantry division. Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will assume ...

Taiwan to no longer compensate daredevils who suffer accidents on mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) on Facebook on Wednesday (May 29) announced that a draft amendment to the State Compensation Law (國家賠償法) calls for the governme...

US gives 3 Black Hawk helicopters to Albania military

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Defense Ministry says the United States has provided three Black Hawk helicopters to bolster its military capacities. A statement Saturday said Defen...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2019. There are 261 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14,...

A sleepy Iowa state Senate race is becoming all about 2020

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like th...

Mexico seizes more than 1,300 pounds of cocaine at sea

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's navy says it has seized more than 1,300 pounds (630 kilograms) of cocaine from a speedboat off the country's Pacific coast. A high-speed pursuit using a n...

South American hawk in Maine euthanized as condition worsens

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group caring for an injured South American hawk that turned up in a park in Maine says the bird had to be euthanized after its condition deteriorated. Avian ...

Body of Taiwanese ‘bikini climber’ retrieved following perilous rescue attempts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese rescue teams have finally managed to retrieve the body of Gigi Wu (吳季芸), the “bikini climber” who died Jan. 21 after falling into a ravine in central...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2019. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 2...

New Year’s Day celebrations in eastern Taiwan to go ahead without helicopter show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Year’s Day celebrations at Chishingtan Beach in Hualien will go ahead without a helicopter flyby due to expected poor weather, reported CNA. The other sch...

Lawsuit filed over fatal Army helicopter crash in Maryland

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The widow of an Army specialist killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in Maryland last year and two other soldiers who were critically injured are suing Sikorsky Aircraft in C...

Bush's Somalia mission to save 'innocents' echoes today

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the final days of his presidency, George H.W. Bush committed the U.S. military to a mission many would later regret, ordering more than 20,000 troops into Somalia to "save thous...