A second chance on Chicago’s South Side

CHICAGO (AP) — With the echo of African drums, Fairfield Avenue comes alive. Men, women and children, drawn to their front porches by the pulsing beat, witness an impromptu parade le...

That’s a wrap? Eagles QB Wentz right hand iced after injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz walked into the locker room with his right hand behind his back and stuffed inside a pouch. He walked out of the locker room with his hand bandaged in ice. ...

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. ...

E Taiwan's Guanshan bikelane among top five cycling destinations for Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guanshan Township Loop Bike Lane is among the “top five favorite cycling destinations for Taiwanese people,” according to Booking.com statistics. Statis...

Billy Ray Cyrus, H.E.R., Shelton and react to Grammy noms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards: ___ “I’m beyond shocked. I’m very, very surprised.” — Tanya Tucker, nominated for...

Tanya Tucker ‘beyond shocked’ by Grammy nominations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time Tanya Tucker was nominated for a Grammy Award, it was 1972, it was for her breakout country hit, “Delta Dawn,” and she was just a teen. Now more than 45 years la...

Iran blames deadly unrest on outsiders, including US

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As a cold rain fell on a suburb of Iran’s capital on Wednesday, women swallowed by black chadors and men in green military-style jackets walked alongside the flag-dr...

2020 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “I,I,” Bon Iver; “Norman (Expletive) Roc...

Taoyuan Mesona Flower Festival recreates France's Provence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taoyuan Mesona Flower Festival will recreate France's Provence and its famous purple lavender fields, according to a news release on Taoyuan Travel, Tuesday (...

Eerie plants’ season didn’t end with Halloween

If you’re missing Halloween, there are some eerie indoor and outdoor plants that carry the spooky season into winter and beyond. Let’s start with bat plant (Tacca integrifolia), whic...

Women’s legend Wickenheiser among new hockey Hall of Famers

TORONTO (AP) — Hayley Wickenheiser hasn't had a lot of time to reflect. The Canadian women's hockey star — a quadruple Olympic gold medalist and seven-time world champion — retired i...

Flower fields bloom near Taipei’s Guandu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Colorful zinnias and sunflowers are blooming in the flower fields near Baxia Pumping Station (八仙抽水站) in Taipei's Beitou District, Beitou Precinct of Taipei City Police...

Students offer Venezuelan police roses, then turn to rocks

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A minor clash has broken out in Venezuela’s capital between university students and national police wearing riot gear following a speech by opposition leader Juan Guaidó at t...

`Like theater in tile form’: Tile’s patterns, designs expand

People have been surfacing floors and walls in tile for hundreds of years; it’s one of our oldest materials. But the industry keeps reinventing the product. Digital printing and fabr...

AP PHOTOS: Laborious saffron harvest unites Moroccan village

ASKAOUN, Morocco (AP) — A 10-year-old boy calls for the dawn prayer in an isolated village in Morocco's Atlas mountains, announcing a laborious day racing against the clock to harvest fields that prod...