Wuhan coronavirus hits Taiwan demand for roses on Valentine’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demand for roses this Valentine’s Day dropped by a third in Taiwan due to fears of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), reports said Friday (Feb. 14). The roses were...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2020. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

How can you make healthy food resolutions really stick?

For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we're going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we're ready to kick excess sugar to the curb after a holiday season awas...

Parkland school shooting trial delayed until at least summer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The trial of Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz was delayed Thursday until at least next summer, when he will face a death penalty case stemming from the Febr...

Chinese e-commerce giants report booming Singles Day sales

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com reported a total of more than $50 billion in sales on Monday in the first half of Singles Day, an annual marketing event that is the world's...

People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why

If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages f...

Q&A: How a woman's death got tangled in Hong Kong politics

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Around Valentine's Day last year, the decomposing body of a pregnant Hong Kong woman, 21-year-old Poon Hiu-wing, turned up in the tall grass near a riverside spot in a suburban a...

Missouri executes killer despite concern about painful death

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man was executed Tuesday for killing a man during a violent 1996 crime spree, despite concerns that the inmate's rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal inject...

Taipei Valentine's Day firework display to last 480 seconds on August 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of activities for 2019 Taipei Valentine's Day will take place at Dadaocheng (大稻埕) at Yanping Riverside Park (延平河濱公園) on Aug. 3 and 4, including a 480-second f...

Doctor sentenced in 'ski rage' attack on 12-year-old boy

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — A doctor convicted of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a "ski rage" incident at a northern New Jersey resort must spend the next three Valentine's Days in jail. A s...

Demian Bichir announces the passing of wife Stefanie Sherk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demian Bichir announced the death of his wife, Canadian actress and model Stefanie Sherk, in a heartfelt message on Instagram. The Mexican actor wrote early Wednes...

Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Arizona-based semiconductor supplier will purchase GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing plant in the Hudson Valley, adding 150 new jobs and preserving hundreds of others...

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complet...

Weird weapons: TSA's Instagram feed survives creator's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Johnston stands over a table full of peculiar items confiscated at Dulles International Airport: A glittery clutch with brass knuckles as a clasp. A perfume bottle shaped like ...

Parkland looks beyond therapy to reach teens after suicides

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Days after the suicides of two student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, community leaders were frantically putting extra services in place Wednesday to try to connect w...