American convicted of Yonghe murder sentenced to life in prison in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American man convicted of being the mastermind behind the grisly Yonghe murder has been handed a life sentence, while his accomplices have received sentences ranging f...

Beehive fireworks festival in SW Taiwan to go ahead as scheduled despite virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world-famous Yanshuei Beehive Fireworks Festival will take place Friday to Saturday (Feb. 7–8) as scheduled, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) announced at a pre...

Improbable turnaround has Blue Jackets climbing in Metro

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets were tanking fast two months ago. They were 11-14-4, had lost four in a row and timely goals were as scarce as winter sunshine in Col...

Germany to trial legal pyrotechnics for fans at league game

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Soccer fans in Germany will be allowed to legally use pyrotechnics at a league game for the first time. The German soccer federation, known as the DFB, sai...

2020 Watch: Now it's time for real votes to shape field

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 0 ...

Tony Finau shoots 9-under 62 to take Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE. Ariz. (AP) — Tony Finau and Webb Simpson crashed golf's biggest party with some back-nine fireworks. Finau shot a 9-under 62 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Si...

Dutch government plans to ban some forms of fireworks

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government plans to ban the sale of most fireworks in a bid to rein in injuries and attacks on emergency service workers during unruly New Year’s Eve celebratio...

'Maybe we're older': Guardiola-Mourinho rivalry thaws

It’s a once-bitter rivalry that has never really gotten going in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola vs. Jose Mourinho. The active managers with the most trophy-filled resumes in world...

Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment

BRUSSELS (AP) — Friday will mark a truly historic moment, but almost nothing will happen. A few Union Jack flags will be lowered from European Union buildings in Brussels, more will ...

NFL's medical tent no real mystery as sideline exam room

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The blue medical tent on each NFL sideline is a place no player ever wants to go, and everyone else would love to sneak inside for a peak. Yes, it's a bas...

As US rescues some from virus in China, others left behind

BEIJING (AP) — As hundreds of Americans prepare to evacuate Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the heart of a new virus outbreak that has killed over 100, San Francisco native Doug Perez is staying be...

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country

LONDON (AP) — With Brexit just days away, Britons are fighting over the chimes of Big Ben. And the White Cliffs of Dover are a battleground. As the United Kingdom prepares to leave t...

New virus mutes Lunar New Year mood in Asia

BEIJING (AP) — A new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat in much of the region. Lunar New Year festivities were c...

Bible vs indigenous beliefs at issue in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Hoisting a large leather Bible above her head, Bolivia’s new interim president delivered an emphatic message hours after Evo Morales fled under pressure, the end of a nearly 14-...

Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics. The show took place high above a barge stationed in Toky...