Hong Kong restaurant owner strikes to support protests

HONG KONG (AP) — By the entrance of his restaurant, Kelvin Chung hung a piece of paper announcing the restaurant's intention to strike on Wednesday. "Hoping to find a breath of freed...

KFC Taiwan stops serving plastic straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking straws, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restauran...

Creole cuisine queen Leah Chase gets New Orleans sendoff

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For celebrated Creole chef Leah Chase, the goodbye had all the ingredients of a typical New Orleans sendoff: warm reminiscences and mourning mixed with a Mardi Gras-style celebratio...

Leader or killer? A day with 'Barbecue' in Haiti's capital

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — He's known as Barbecue, an ex-cop suspected in the massacre of dozens of men, women and children in the Haitian capital — and a hero in his neighborhood, followed by crowd...

Tiananmen: When China shifted from solidarity to stability

CLAREMONT, Calif. (AP) — The young woman lay on a mat in the concrete hallway of a Beijing hospital on June 4, 1989. She weakly held up an X-ray showing a bullet in her shoulder. Knowing I was a journ...

Landlord who refused to rent to Muslim men settles lawsuit

DENVER (AP) — A Denver landlord who was recorded telling her tenant to find an "American person ... good like you and me" to sublease her property instead of a Muslim father and son seeking to open th...

The Latest: Empty chair for Barr as House opens hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the attorney general's handling of the special counsel's Russia report (all times local): 9:15 a.m. ...

South Bend's Buttigieg, civil rights activist Sharpton meet

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) has met with the Rev. Al Sharpton as the Indiana mayor steps up his outreach to African Americans. Butt...

AP Analysis: Success in March tied to NBA-caliber talent

In the 30 seasons since the NCAA Tournament started morphing into "March Madness," 120 teams have traveled the road to the Final Four. That's 120 unique formulas that have worked to make it onto colle...

Taiwan's Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken now open in Montreal, Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese fast food chain Hot-Star Large Fried Chicken, which boasts chicken cutlets that are "bigger than your face," opened a branch in Montreal, Canada late last y...

FamilyMart rolls out laundry service in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Convenience store franchise FamilyMart has opened its first laundry store in Taiwan, marking the chain's venture into a market worth NT$10 billion (US$321 million). ...

Tsai takes to streets of Taipei to celebrate tourism growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen took to the streets on Jan. 17 to celebrate the growth of Taiwan’s tourism industry by meeting visitors and experiencing “a day in the l...

Taiwan’s Monga Fried Chicken to open first UK store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Popular Taiwanese restaurant chain Monga Fried Chicken (艋舺雞排) is set to open its first European branch in London on January 27. The new branch is located at 12 Macclesf...

KFC Taiwan announces price increase in new year, McDonald's likely to follow suit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Taiwan announced price increases on fried chicken, egg tarts, and burgers beginning from Tuesday, Jan. 15., as the company sees ...

North Korea 'Singapore shops' reveal familiar sanction gaps

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Despite the unwanted publicity of a criminal trial for one of their main suppliers, business is booming at Pyongyang's 'Singapore shops,' which sell everything from Ukrai...