US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

B-52 bomber removed from 'boneyard' to return to service

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A B-52H bomber built in the early 1960s and put into retirement in an U.S. Air Force "boneyard" in the Arizona desert over 10 years ago is returning to service. ...

Suit seeks to hold Vatican at fault for abuse by US priests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears...

Attorneys general from 33 states urge pot banking reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys general from 33 states on Wednesday urged Congress to approve a proposal intended to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry. ...

New weather front arrives Thurs., 2 tropical depressions form east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan will not get much respite from rain as a new weather front is set to arrive on Thursday (May 9), while two new tropical depressions have formed in the South Pacific, pot...

Study says Hawaii reefs provide $835M in flood protection

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's coral reefs provide more than $835 million in flood protection for the state annually, according to a new study. The report by the U.S. Geological Survey, Th...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for gl...

Asia takes first steps on road to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The first steps on the road to the next World Cup were taken on Wednesday when the Asian Football Confederation held a draw for the first round of qualifying for Qatar 20...

Guam hospital receives additional $2.4M in Medicare funds

TAMUNING, Guam (AP) — A Guam hospital has received a $2.4 million boost in Medicare funds following changes to the amount provided by the federal government for each eligible patient. ...

Virgin Orbit satellite-launching plane to take off from Guam

HONOLULU (AP) — A company owned by British billionaire Richard Branson is picking Guam as a site for its airplane-launched satellite service. Virgin Orbit plans to launch small satel...

Church: Guam property should not be sold to pay abuse claims

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Catholic Church in Guam says parishes and schools should not be sold to settle more than 200 clergy sexual abuse claims. The Pacific Daily News reported Tues...

New Guam archbishop after predecessor's sex abuse verdict

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has formally named Monsignor Michael Byrnes as Guam's archbishop following the definitive sex abuse verdict against his predecessor. Byrnes in 2016 h...

Archbishop: Vatican decision closure to a 'sorrowful shame'

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Vatican's decision to uphold its conviction of the U.S. territory's ousted Archbishop Anthony Apuron for sexually abusing minors marks a sorrowful chapter in church history, t...

Guam legalizes recreational use of marijuana

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The governor of Guam has signed into law a bill that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana on the U.S. island territory. The Pacific Daily News reports Gov...

Vatican upholds sex abuse conviction against Guam archbishop

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted archbishop for sexually abusing minors and has added a further penalty on appeal. The Vatican announced the...