CWB issues extremely torrential rain alerts for southern Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday morning issued torrential rain warnings for mountainous areas in Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, forecasting accumulated ra...

Typhoon Lekima to begin affecting N. Taiwan tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Lekima, the ninth tropical storm this year, was upgraded to a typhoon last night and is currently on a path to impact northeastern and northern Taiwan, with a se...

Lightning sign Shattenkirk after buyout by Rangers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after being bought out by the New York Rangers. Lig...

70% probability Tropical Storm Lekima will impact Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There is a 70 percent chance that Tropical Storm Lekima will strike Taiwan by the end of the week and will come closest to the country on Thursday and Friday (Aug. 8 and 9), ba...

Nemanja Nikolic scores, Fire beat Dynamo 1-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Nemanja Nikolic scored and Kenneth Kronholm had his second consecutive shutout to help the Chicago Fire beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday night. Kickoff was dela...

UK emergency workers race to cut water levels at damaged dam

LONDON (AP) — Emergency workers are racing to lower water levels behind a damaged dam in northwest England as forecasters warn more bad weather is on the way. Pumps have reduced the ...

Powerful storm in Balkans injures several, causes damage

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A powerful storm in the Balkans has injured several people as strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees, damaged roofs and cut power in parts of the region. ...

Braves beat Reds 4-1 in game shortened by rain

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Adam Duvall went deep again and Max Fried pitched six strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Thursday night in a g...

Lightning give Vasilevskiy 8-year, $76 million extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team announced the deal — worth an average...

Photo of the Day: Lightning strike over Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Saturday (July 27), as lighting storms rolled across Taiwan’s eastern seaboard, a photographer in Hualien was anxiously watching the skies to captu...

The Latest: Girl Scouts say no one directly hit by lightning

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of Girl Scouts from a remote Minnesota island (all times local): ___ 12 p.m. Officials say none of t...

1 last, but big, obstacle for Bernal at Tour

VAL THORENS, France (AP) — One last but big obstacle stands between Colombian Egan Bernal and his first Tour de France victory, a landslide-shortened Stage 20 ridden in damp and unseasonably chilly we...

Taiwan expects 15 cities and counties to suffer heavy rain July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least 15 cities and counties can expect thundershowers or at least torrential rain Saturday afternoon (July 27), the Central Weather Bureau warned. Sporadic rain sta...

5 Girl Scouts reported missing in Minnesota wilderness

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northern Minnesota are searching for a group of Girl Scouts who are reported stranded in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Two of the gir...

Tom Hoge leads rain-delayed Barracuda Championship

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tom Hoge topped the Barracuda Championship leaderboard with 21 points Friday when second-round play at Montreaux Golf and Country Club was suspended for the day after a long delay be...