Avengers Campus to let Disneyland visitors sling like Spidey

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some assembling is still required, but the Avengers are gathering in a big way at Disneyland. A new Spider-Man attraction that allows riders to sling webs with...

Taiwan’s HTC to open VR store in Saudi Arabia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Viveland, an affiliate of Taiwanese electronics brand HTC Corp., will open a VR (virtual reality) outlet in Saudi Arabia early this year, reports said Thursday (Jan. 2). ...

Japan emperor's harvest rite is his 1st communion with gods

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito will perform a secretive and controversial ritual Thursday, a once-in-a-reign event to give thanks for good harvests, pray for the peace and safety of the nation...

Bombshell book alleges a Vatican gay subculture, hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A gay French writer has lifted the lid on what he calls one of the world's largest gay communities, the Vatican, estimating that most of its prelates are homosexually inclined and ...

Trump at UN Security Council: 'Most watched meeting ever'?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council tends to proceed in a scripted, measured way. U.S. President Donald Trump does not. But Trump is set to preside Wednesday over the U.N...

Aretha Franklin farewells continue at her father's church

DETROIT (AP) — Before the world marks the end of Aretha Franklin's life at her funeral Friday, fans gathered a day early to celebrate her in the place where her faith was forged and her voice was firs...

Europe, South America dominate World Cup's knockout phase

MOSCOW (AP) — The thunder-clapping Icelanders have gone home, along with the Egyptians and Peruvians. Now comes the business end of the World Cup, a European- and South American-dominated club that re...

Golden Temple declared the most visited place of the world

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib (the abode of God), and the Darbar Sahib, the holiest Gurdwara (temple) and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhis...

Thai funeral steeped in Buddhism, history with modern touch

BANGKOK (AP) — The funeral for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is an elaborate, intricately planned event lasting five days. The ceremonies and processions will be steeped in Buddhism, tradition an...

China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

BEIJING (AP) — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New Yor...

AP Exclusive: China accuses outspoken tycoon in US of rape

BEIJING (AP) — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based bi...

Comey's deep convictions, eloquence make him tough adversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey cut an unorthodox path as FBI director, time and again compelled by what he described as strongly held convictions to speak with unusual candor and eloquence about the bu...

Comey may get chance to publicly defend name against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey cut an unorthodox path as FBI director, time and again compelled by what he described as strongly held convictions to speak with unusual candor and eloquence about the bu...

Historic restoration of Jesus' burial shrine completed

JERUSALEM (AP) — The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory. Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the...

White House suggests Putin was involved in US hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials' email accounts in the run-up to...