No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was ...

Brush fire scorches 30 acres in Taichung 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A brush fire broke out in the Nantun District of Taichung yesterday afternoon and burned from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., reported CNA. The fire took place near the Wanggaoliao O...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Funeral set for Philadelphia firefighter killed in collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral is scheduled for a veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed last weekend. Officials say the funeral ma...

Sea lion attacks fourth swimmer in San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sea lion bit a woman swimming in the San Francisco Bay in the fourth such attack since December. The woman's friend says the two members of the South End Rowin...

Residents didn't heed voluntary evacuation before mudslide

Residents of the area hit the hardest by the deadly flash floods in Southern California didn't heed a voluntary evacuation. In Montecito, California, the vast majority of people unde...

The Latest: 2 killed by mudslides in California deluge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Authorities say two people have been killed by a mudslide that has destroyed home...

The Latest: 3 injured in Trump Tower heating system fire

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan (all times local): 12:05 p.m. New York City fire officials say a fire in Trump Tower's heating and ...

Fire on top floor of Trump Tower in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says it's at the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The department says it was called around 7 a.m. Monday for a report of a...

Man gunned down in KTV hostess club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man was shot in the chest while he was at an adult KTV club by unknown assailant in Xihu Township in Changhua County early this morning (Jan. 8) and later succumbed...

Honor sought for US soldier who died in Bronx fire rescue

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer wants the Army to posthumously honor a U.S. soldier and native of Ghana who raced repeatedly into a burning New York City apartment building, saving four people...

Los Angeles suspect in 911 hoax faces felony in Kansas death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man told a judge Wednesday he would not fight efforts to send him to Wi...

New Taipei firefighter attacked when trying to stop the illegal use of fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A New Taipei City firefighter was attacked by New Year’s Eve revelers when he was trying to stop them from illegally setting off fireworks on Sunday night. The attacke...

Top 10 most popular Taiwan News articles in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the year 2017 comes to a close, it is time to look back at the most popular articles on Taiwan News in terms of web traffic this year.  In 2017, readers of Taiwan Ne...

The Latest: 12 dead in Bronx fire, including child

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on deadly Bronx apartment building fire (all times local): 10:10 p.m. New York City's mayor says 12 people have been killed in a Bronx ap...