Letters reveal public distaste for booze in JFK White House

BOSTON (AP) — It was a tempest in a teapot — or, more accurately, a whiskey tumbler. Presidential transitions are always at least a little tricky. Case in point: Researchers at the J...

Czech Senate president meets Taiwan leader; Beijing protests

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Czech Senate president met with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning during a rare trip by a foreign dignitary to the self-ruled democratic island that rival Chi...

Kennedy loss in Massachusetts may mark end of 'Camelot' era

BOSTON (AP) — After the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy famously compared his 1,000-day presidency to “Camelot,” a popular Broadway musical about the legend of King...

Massachusetts voters to decide Markey, Kennedy primary fight

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters are set to decide one of the higher profile battles on this year's primary ballot — the contest pitting incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey against U.S. Rep...

Defying China's wrath, Czech senator delivers Taiwan speech

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Defying anger from China, the president of the Czech Republic’s Senate addressed Taiwan’s national legislature on Tuesday, offering a strong rebuke to authoritarian politics and ...

Kennedy's legacy hovering over Senate race in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Perhaps inevitably, the long political shadow of the Kennedy family is hovering over an increasingly acrimonious contest between U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy lll, wh...

Pakistan: Rising cases of animal cruelty anger activists

The deaths of a pair of lions that died two days apart during their transfer from an Islamabad zoo to an animal sanctuary in Kasur city, have spurred an investigation by the Islamabad High Court (IHC)...

Taiwanese in Japan want main airport to be renamed after late President Lee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese groups in Japan want Taiwan’s main international airport to be renamed in honor of late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), reports said Saturday (Aug. 1). Le...

Taiwan’s China Airlines to resume flights to New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) announced Wednesday (July 15) that it would resume flights to New York by the end of the month following an interruption caused by the Wuhan coronavir...

Emirates lists Taipei under 'Taiwan, China' amid resumption of flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei was listed by Emirates Airline as belonging to "Taiwan, China" in an announcement that it would be resuming flights to 16 cities around the world. Foll...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 27 The New York Post on Twitter fact-checking President Donald Trump's tw...

Mom of T-wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, the mother of Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, died Monday due to complications from COVID-19 after more than a month of fighting the virus. ...

Docs, nurses give taxi driver rare fares during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Nicolae Hent often would begin his day at JFK Airport, where he could clean his taxi while awaiting what might be a $70 fare before driving into Manhattan. No reason ...

Russia to the rescue? US, Moscow spar over aid deliveries

WASHINGTON (AP) — An odd new front in the U.S.-Russian rivalry has emerged as a Russian military cargo plane bearing a load of urgently needed medical supplies landed this week at New York’s JFK airpo...

Republican agitator makes runoff for Texas schools seat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican agitator who has called President Donald Trump a child rapist and posts risque images of women on social media advanced to a runoff in Tuesday's primary for a seat on...