Temperature in Nantou, central Taiwan rises to record 40 degrees Celsius Sunday

Nantou County in central Taiwan on Sunday recorded its hottest day of the year, so far, as the mercury rose to 40 degrees Celsius, which was also a nationwide high, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) sa...

Weather front forecast to bring rain to Taiwan starting Sunday

The weather in Taiwan is expected to turn rainy Sunday through Tuesday, starting in the north of the country and moving south, with the arrival of a front, the Central Weather Bureau said Saturday (Ma...

Reopenings bring new cases in S. Korea, virus fears in Italy

South Korea’s capital closed down more than 2,100 bars and other nightspots Saturday (May 9) because of a new cluster of coronavirus infections, Germany scrambled to contain fresh outbreaks at s...

Visitors flock to Smoky Mountains park on reopening day

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The reopening of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was a little too tempting of a draw Saturday as scores of nature lovers from dozens of states crowded trails and trekk...

Rangers, IRS volunteers lead in returns of federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning Internal Revenue Service workers in Kansas City are being directed to a room well-stocked with face masks, while some other IRS offices were still telling staffers to buy o...

'SNL' writer's memoir co-stars Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You may not know it, but if you treasure the early years of “Saturday Night Live” or are a fan of “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Alan Zweibel makes you lau...

Polar vortex could bring rare May snow, low temps to US East

BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over t...

Historic data indicate a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is easier said than done

Shih Ming-teh (施明德), a renowned political activist in Taiwan and a former political prisoner for 25 and a half years, recently published a research paper entitled "On Taiwan's sovereignty and...

Polar vortex could bring rare May snow, low temps to US East

BOSTON (AP) — The northeastern U.S. is about to get a cold spring farewell from winter’s bad boy, the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over t...

Smoky Mountains National Park to reopen over weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Great Smoky Mountains National Park becomes one of the country's first national parks to reopen Saturday, some of its most popular trails will remain off limits. ...

Photo of the Day: 3D map of Taiwan's population density

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British professor on Monday (May 4) created this fascinating three-dimensional map of Taiwan depicting its population density. The map's creator, Alasdair Rae, 43...

Social distancing long routine in areas run by armed groups

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For people in Mexican towns and villages where criminal gangs, armed groups and drug traffickers hold more sway than the state, the novel coronavirus is just the latest danger. The ...

Judge's ruling halts gold mine project in eastern Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Exploration work by a Canadian company hoping to build an open-pit gold mine in Idaho west of Yellowstone National Park was halted following a federal judge’s ruling involving its ...

With camps shut, families face summer in the great indoors

Welcome to summer in the great indoors. Parents around the country are learning their children’s summer camps will be canceled, delayed or moved online as the fallout from the corona...

Giro and Vuelta to overlap in revised UCI cycling calendar

BRUSSELS (AP) — The three biggest races in cycling will take place in a 72-day span, starting with the Tour de France at the end of August and finishing with the Spanish Vuelta in November. ...