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Taiwan’s highest mountains heavily littered with garbage from hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The headquarters of Yushan National Park pleaded with hikers to take their garbage down the mountain with them in a Facebook post on Friday (Sept. 3). Even though mount...

A family on the edge of society in ‘Acasa, My Home’

Just outside of Bucharest, a family with nine children once called the lands around an abandoned water reservoir and landfill home. For decades, the Enaches lived in nature and slep...

Visitor: Monolith toppled by group who said 'leave no trace'

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of a gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert — though it's no longer...

Taiwanese startup's app to give voice to Chinese under coronavirus lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese startup TokenBacon has created the instant messaging app BaconTok based on its specialized blockchain technology that provides a safer, easier way for residents ...

Burning Man waits for US decision on big changes at festival

RENO, Nev. (AP) — With Burning Man three months away, organizers are still waiting for permits and decisions by U.S. land managers that could reshape the counterculture festival in northern Nevada. ...

Burning Man backers blast BLM's proposed restrictions

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Some supporters of the Burning Man counter-culture festival are complaining about new restrictions the federal government is proposing for the event. The U.S. Bur...

Oscars: A record year for women, but is it progress?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women n...

Oscar nominations skip Cooper for director, Mr. Rogers doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Bla...

5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations t...

And the nominees won't be (but should be) ...

NEW YORK (AP) — By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Aca...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 23, 2018: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Venom 2. A Simple Favor 3. Crazy Ric...

Open and closed: shutdown's varied impact on parks, tourists

NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible...

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending December 16, 2018: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Venom 2. The Equalizer 2 3. Smallfoo...

'Burning,' 'Cold War' top AP's best films of 2018

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018. JAKE COYLE 1. "Burning": It was, for sure, an extraordinary...

2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of 'Eighth Grade'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chan...