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Video shows police punching man on ground; officers on leave

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina police officers were placed on leave after at least one of them was shown on video throwing punches at a Black man who was taken to the ground after a foot purs...

NC's top court orders new trial in Irish businessman's death

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court ruled Friday that a woman must get a new trial in her husband's 2015 beating death and granted the same to her father, agreeing evidence had been wr...

At 39, Feliciano Lopez is not just showing up, he's winning

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Feliciano Lopez doesn't remember much about his first Grand Slam match. It was 2001, the French Open, and he was 19 years old. “I think I got killed in th...

FBI launches probe after Alabama inmate activist injured

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Three correctional officers are on leave as the FBI helps to investigate a prison altercation that hospitalized two officers and two inmates, including a well-known prison righ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2021. There are 358 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan....

Taiwan considering sending delegation to US for Biden's inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is still considering sending a delegation to attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, though the coronavirus pandemic has to be ta...

David Lee selected to represent Taiwan in US leadership program

David Lee (李大維), Secretary-General of the Presidential Office, has been selected by the U.S. State Department as one of the 80 "Faces of Exchange" to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the de...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2020. There are 82 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1...

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups and became elevated to...

Slovakia to monitor visit to Taiwan by Czech senate president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The planned visit by Czech Senate President Miloš Vystrčil and a 90-member delegation will not go unnoticed in neighboring Slovakia and might even lead to a reconsi...

Taiwan names business leader Rock Hsu as acting head of cross-strait body

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s most prominent business leaders, Kinpo Group Chairman Rock Hsu (許勝雄), 76, will take over as acting chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF, ...

Political veteran Soong rumored to be tapped to head Taiwan's SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee (李大維), being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (Au...

David Lee named secretary-general to Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) appointed David Lee (李大維), former secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC), as the new secretary-general to the president on M...

Doctors try pressurized oxygen chambers in COVID fight

As a New York University medical researcher who works once a week in an emergency room, Dr. David Lee had the luxury of time to think like a scientist while also treating coronavirus patients whose lu...

Taiwan names new representatives to WTO, Austria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Grand Justice Lo Chang-fa (羅昌發) has been named the new Taiwanese representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), filling a position left vacant since Septembe...