Amid clergy abuse, survivors of color remain in shadows

The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise of opportunities — a better life. ...

On screen, Asian Americans rarely get into Christmas spirit

With its multiple teenage characters, the Netflix movie “Let It Snow” is a mix of holiday feels and a John Hughes comedy. But unlike those genres, the movie, about a small town besieged by a Christmas...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. ...

Ardie Savea, Yato among early stand-outs at Rugby World Cup

All Blacks backrower Ardie Savea is among players whose performances on the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup put them among the leaders in the race to become the star of the tournament. ...

Fewer babies as US birth rate fails to rebound with economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. ...

Taiwan movies battle for top honors at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Taiwan movies “Cities of Last Things” and “Long Time No Sea” are battling for top honors at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival May 2-10, according to the Ministry of C...

Democrats: Latino turnout up 174 percent over 2014 midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party says a $30 million investment in engaging Latino and other minority voters helped the Democrats achieve a net gain of 34 House seats and improve on 2014 turnout ...

Study: LGBTQ characters on network TV hit record high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual stu...

Asian American candidates join fight to oust GOP

Members of the country's fastest growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say d...

State of Washington celebrates 'Taiwanese American Heritage' this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Representative office in Seattle and local Taiwanese residents are preparing for a “Taiwanese American Heritage Week,” which will also correspond wi...

Fiji wins Singapore Sevens

SINGAPORE (AP) — Alasio Sovita Naduva scored a length of the field try after the final siren as Fiji beat Australia 28-22 in Sunday's title decider at the Singapore Sevens to leapfrog South Africa at ...

Tonga holds off Lebanon to reach WCup semifinals

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Tonga defeated Lebanon 24-22 on Saturday to join defending champion Australia in the semifinals of the Rugby League World Cup. The Pacific Islanders,...

Business Highlights

___ Tax split between House, Senate poses a big challenge WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are...

The Latest: Italy to phase out coal for electricity by 2025

BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on a global climate conference in Bonn, Germany (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The Italian government says the country will phase out ...

Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant

BONN, Germany (AP) — Environmental activists have staged a protest at a German coal-fired power plant to highlight the country's continued use of heavily polluting fossil fuels. Prot...