New Taipei Christmasland to open on Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Christmasland will open at New Taipei City Plaza, the adjacent Banqiao Station Plaza, and New Banqiao Central Park for 48 days from Nov. 15, 2019, to Jan. 1, 2020, accordi...

Column: Griffin values free golf lesson from a caring pro

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steve Prater can recall only one time in more than 30 years as a PGA professional that he refused payment for a golf lesson. Lanto Griffin doesn't know...

The Latest: Health authorities threaten US Steel shutdown

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at U.S. Steel coke plant (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Health authorities are threatening to shut down U.S. Steel's suburba...

Fire triggers pollution concerns at US Steel coke plant

Health officials in western Pennsylvania say a fire at U.S. Steel's Clairton coke works has shut down pollution control systems, and residents are being warned about possible elevated levels of sulfur...

Doctors alarmed that flu killed detained migrant teen

HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old from Guatemala died of complications of the flu while in U.S. Border Patrol custody, according to preliminary autopsy findings, alarming doctors who questioned whether imm...

Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in h...

How the major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

The S&P 500 index closed at a record high Tuesday, surpassing the peak it set last September and recouping all the ground it lost in a nosedive late last year. The Nasdaq index a...

To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima. The furious rally that's brought the S&P 500 to the brink of anoth...

Taiwan expresses sorrow as fire ravages Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Taiwan's public and private sectors and France's de facto embassy in the country voiced heartfelt sadness and sympathy after a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening (...

Lawsuit filed against firms in Michigan sewer line collapse

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against three companies in connection with a sewer line collapse north of Detroit that cost $75 million to repair. Officials say the Mac...

Autopsy: Migrant boy who died in US had flu infection

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy report confirms that an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in the custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve succumbed to a flu infection. ...

2nd Guatemalan child dead in US custody had flu, infection

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities say an 8-year-old boy in custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve died of the flu and a bacterial infection. Oscar Padilla is G...

The Latest: Texas death row inmate seeks stay of execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a member of 'Texas 7' gang of escaped prisoners (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Attorneys for a Texas...

Member of 'Texas 7' prison-break gang set for execution

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A member of the "Texas 7" gang of escaped prisoners who's scheduled to be executed Thursday evening should be spared because he didn't fatally shoot a suburban Dallas police o...

Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced across Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.9 pe...