Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2019. There are 316 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 20...

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Drums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig. Confetti and spectators lined the route of Sunday's Lunar New Yea...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan sign spotted in Flushing LNR parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A colorful sign which read "Taiwan" was spotted in the annual Flushing Chinatown Lunar New Year parade in the New York City borough of Queens on Saturday (Feb. 9). ...

Rat invasion vexes staff at historic Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall, possibly carrying a potentially deadly disease, was the pitter-patter of little ...

Taiwan’s Monga Fried Chicken to open first UK store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Popular Taiwanese restaurant chain Monga Fried Chicken (艋舺雞排) is set to open its first European branch in London on January 27. The new branch is located at 12 Macclesf...

AP analysis: Unemployment, income affect life expectancy

NEW YORK (AP) — Even your lifespan can be local. Researchers have long said that health disparities are heavily influenced by where you live. New data from the National Center for He...

1 killed, 5 injured when car plows into NYC pedestrians

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a van attempting to parallel park on a New York City street went into a crowd of pedestrians. The Fire Department says one person has been killed and five ...

San Francisco to allow noncitizens to vote for school board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will become the largest city in the United States and one of only a handful nationwide to allow noncitizens, including people in the country illegally, to vote in a ...

Alarms raised over Beijing's United Front targeting Taiwanese high school students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A report on Oct. 4 from the Liberty Times, quoted an unidentified official from the National Security Bureau (NSB) who says that China’s “United Front” h...

At Toronto Film Festival, 'popular' was a relative term

TORONTO (AP) — For a festival that can be a hotbed of Oscar-predicting hysteria, the scuttling of the "best popular movie" category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences barely registered...

Manafort forfeits luxury homes under plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort's guilty plea will cost him more than time behind bars. His estate in the Hamptons won't be waiting when the former Trump campaign chairman gets out. ...

Manafort forfeits luxury homes under plea deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort's guilty plea will cost him more than time behind bars. His estate in the Hamptons won't be waiting when the former Trump campaign chairman gets out. His Brooklyn brown...

Q&A: Steve McQueen on his '12 Years' follow-up, 'Widows'

TORONTO (AP) — Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy. The show was about a group of women who, afte...

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans - again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Time and again, Chinese-American students consistently delivered top academic scores, only to be denied admission to their dream school. Parents bemoaned what they saw as an unfai...

Taiwanese man arrested in Philippines for carrying firearms and illegal drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man was arrested in the capital of the Philippines on Aug.24 for illegally possessing a large amount of ammunition and drugs.  The 31 year-old suspect ...