Not so fast: Many Nobel winners endured initial rejections

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the world's most innovative ideas and creations have started out in a rejection pile. One of this year's Nobel Prize winners for medicine previously saw his f...

"No one showed up!" Hong Kong's protests face acid test

HONG KONG (AP) — Ronald sacrificed his lunchtime to join the protest in a Hong Kong park. He quivered at the prospect of communing with hundreds of like-minded office workers stirred by the organizers...

Wisconsin refinery that was site of explosion plans rebuild

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Husky Energy says it's been given approval to rebuild its oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin after an explosion and a series of fires last year injured 36 people and required mu...

Chloe gets chic as VIPs create fashion homage to Lagerfeld

PARIS (AP) — Model and singer Pixie Geldof and Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere watched from Grand Palais' front row Thursday morning in Paris as Chloe put on a spring manifesto in wearable c...

Tegan and Sara's "High School" is a raw, powerful memoir

"High School" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin Tegan and Sara's dance-pop hit "Closer" concludes with a question. "All I want to know is: Ca...

Taiwan removes 38 stomach acid medications from shelves over cancer concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 38 acid-reducing medications in Taiwan have been ordered to be taken off shelves in a precautionary measure over alleged carcinogen contamination. The U.S. Foo...

Father and daughter victims of brutal acid attack in Taipei's Shilin District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young woman and her father were the victims of a brutal acid attack in Taipei last week, it has been revealed by the Shilin District Prosecutors Officer. The 23 year ...

Family of Filipina killed by acid spill to receive compensation from Taiwanese firm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The family of a Filipina migrant worker who perished in an acid spill last month will receive monetary compensation from the company she worked for, according to the Taiwa...

Biden's 'record player' just one of his vintage references

Joe Biden's suggestion that parents leave a record player on to teach their babies better vocabulary was a head-scratching (needle-scratching?) moment in Thursday's debate. But it wa...

Memorial for Filipina killed by acid spill to be held in W. Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A memorial for Deserie Castro Tagubasi, a Filipina factory worker who died from an acid spill at an electronics factory in western Taiwan, will be held this evening (Sept. 12) ...

Taiwan's Filipino community calls for safer environment for workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Filipino community on Saturday (Aug. 31) called on factories to provide better safety to workers after a Filipina migrant worker died from a chemical spill at an e...

Netizens blame poor safety for death of Filipina from acid spill at Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Thursday (Aug. 29) that a Filipina migrant worker had died from a chemical spill at an electronics factory in Miaoli County, netizens have expressed grief f...

Filipina worker dies in chemical accident at Taiwan factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Filipina employee died after her legs were spattered with hydrofluoric acid while working at a factory in Miaoli County, the Central News Agency reported Thursday (Augus...

Taoyuan's Zhongli District has worst acid rain in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taoyuan's Zhongli District has the dubious distinction of having recorded the highest level of acid rain in Taiwan last year. The average pH value of the rain in Zhongli...

AP Was There: The killing of gangster John Dillinger in 1934

CHICAGO (AP) — Two relatives of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger want his remains exhumed because they believe FBI agents possibly shot the wrong man in 1934 and the body buried in Indiana is n...