National Zoo to reopen part time with mask requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo will reopen to the public later this week, with restrictions to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Smithsonian, which runs the ...

Dulles facial recognition tech nabs 3 impostors in 40 days

STERLING, Va. (AP) — New facial recognition technology has identified three impostors at Washington Dulles International Airport. Citing a U.S. Customs and Border Protection release,...

Border authorities find invasive beetles in bag of seeds

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — A woman traveling from Iraq to a Detroit-area airport was found to be carrying seeds infested with an invasive beetle. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says i...

Man jailed in Venezuela for 2 years returns to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, ...

Taiwan ex-ambassador becomes chief of BOCA after e-passport debacle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the e-passport debacle, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) appointed Chen Chun-shen (陳俊賢) as the new director-general of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), w...

MOFA reveals sticker for misprinted page of Taiwan e-passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) revealed the sticker that is meant to cover the misprinted page of its newly designed Taiwan e-passport at a news conference on Wedn...

Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. ...

Report: American serving life imprisonment kills himself

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech news agency CTK has reported that an American who was convicted of killing four of his Czech relatives has killed himself in prison. The agency says Kevin Dahlgre...

Taiwan government apologizes over higher amount of misprinted passports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) apologized Sunday after the number of new e-passports including an image of Washington Dulles International Airport was found to be ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - December 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) -- Top stories this week included expert warns against consequence of poor air defense capabilities, Taiwan to recall passports with Washington Dulles Airport image, track tests be...

Taiwan foreign minister apologizes for Dulles passport mishap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time since the controversy broke, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) apologized Friday for the issuing of e-passports showing an image of Washington Dulles Int...

Taiwan consular official and envoy to Canada resign over Dulles passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday approved the resignation of Bureau of Consular Affairs Director-General Agnes Chen (陳華玉) and demoted Taiwan’s representa...

Taiwan to recall passports with erroneous Dulles Airport image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Tuesday evening it would recall 285 passports already handed out to citizens with an image of Washington Dulles Internatio...

Dulles or Taoyuan - MOFA and netizens spar over airport image in Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday at first denied that an image inside the new passports showed Washington Dulles International Airport, making netizens wo...

The Latest: Rose McGowan waives appearance on drug charge

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on actress Rose McGowan's arraignment on felony cocaine charges (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Actress Rose McGowan has waived her ap...