House fire in western Taiwan kills mother, injures 5 family members

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A fire which broke out early this morning at a townhouse in western Taiwan's Changhua County claimed the life of mother, while injuring her husband and their four chil...

Taiwan to send rescue squad, aid to Indonesia after catastrophic earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is preparing to send a rescue team and aid to Indonesia following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that struck Palau, Central Sulawesi on Sept. 28, reported CNA ye...

Ted Cruz's office in Houston evacuated after delivery

HOUSTON (AP) — A spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says a package addressed to Cruz's Houston campaign headquarters caused a lockdown. Authorities later lifted an evacuation order after saying ...

Police: Boy Scout hit by car on hike dies

MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Boy Scouts on Long Island are mourning a 12-year-old who was allegedly run over and killed by a drunken driver as he enjoyed a weekend hike with his troupe. S...

Cyclone warning as gale-force winds batter Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Meteorologists are warning of a high probability of a tropical-like cyclone forming in the Ionian Sea to the southwest of the Greek mainland, as gale-force winds continued to bat...

Fire in 3 warehouses in Kaohsiung burns for 12 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A fire broke out last night in three warehouses in Kaohsiung City and the blaze lasted for nearly 12 hours before it was put out at 7 a.m. this morning, reported CNA. ...

Man, 74, found alive after 5 days inside fire-gutted complex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers inspecting the wreckage of a public housing complex gutted by fire five days ago found a 74-year-old tenant inside, alive and well, on Monday. The discove...

The Latest: Florence evacuations continue as rivers rise

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Residents in a coastal South Carolina county are being urged ...

Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before ri...

The Latest: Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in north Atlantic

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 a.m. Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Leslie has formed in the nort...

Fire erupts in residential area of Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early in the morning Sunday, Sept. 23 a fire broke out in a residential area of Taichung Taiwan. The fire occurred in Taichung’s Wufeng District, along Liufeng Rd...

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. ...

Ballistic vests part of the uniform for more firefighters

DALLAS (AP) — Houston officials will spend up to $1.4 million to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters as they join a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters who a...

Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...

North Carolina residents consider fleeing as rivers rise

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. "Get out now," a voice boomed from a...