Paris 2024 Olympics chooses Tahiti to host surfing events

PARIS (AP) — Organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games hope to hold surfing events more than 15,000 kilometers away in the Pacific island of Tahiti. Paris organizers said on their Twitter...

USC's Helton under microscope heading to No. 9 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly of No. 9 Notre Dame knows a little how his Southern California counterpart Clay Helton might feel as their teams prepare for their 91st meeting Saturday night. ...

Waititi's 'Jojo Rabbit' finds a mixed response in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk a...

Singaporean scientist among California boat fire victims

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victim...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CABINET MEMBER UNDER FIRE AS EPSTEIN CASE REAPPRAISED Pre...

AP Photos: In Mexico, prejudice fades around tattoos

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lalo Aguayo still remembers the shock of seeing his uncle leave prison decades ago with a green arm. He was 13 at the time and asked his mother about it. "My mothe...

Kaohsiung university is cultivating new generation of indigenous artists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For 19-year-old Saljenljeng Palilaw, a member of the indigenous Paiwan tribe, her dream is to open a hometown children’s art studio in southeastern Taiwan’s Ta...

Europe's overseas territories: What you need to know

What are 'non-self-governing' territories? The United Nations defines non-self-governing territories as those "whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government." ...

Tony Finau takes a most improbable journey to Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tony Finau never forgot that first set of free clubs. For a family that scrimped on every dime so he'd have a chance to play golf, it really ...

O'Gara, Williams, Villepreux, Burgess join Hall of Fame

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Ireland flyhalf Ronan O'Gara, France fullback Pierre Villepreux, All Blacks winger Bryan Williams and Wales women's international Liza Burgess are the latest players to ...

Anna Sui opens a grand bazaar at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Sui opened a grand bazaar as she dreamt of an unspoiled paradise at New York Fashion Week. She was inspired by the 1955 Vincente Minnelli film "Kismet." One of he...

Surf's up in California, where it's now the official sport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Surf's up in California, where it's now the official state sport. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill making it so. ...

Taiwan women's softball team casts salt to ward off New Zealand's haka ritual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two cultural traditions collided on the ball field at the world championship of women’s softball when Taiwan met New Zealand in Japan Friday, Aug. 3. The incident...

Maori students in New Zealand plan to visit 'ancestral lands' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –In New Zealand, some young Maori students are planning a trip to Taiwan this August to learn more about their own cultural heritage and to build cultural bridges between th...

OPT Enhances Digital Access across French Polynesian Islands with SES Networks

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--The Office des Postes et Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) is delivering enhanced mobile broadband and Internet services to residents across the v...