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New York AG authorized to probe Cuomo's use of aides on book

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has been authorized to launch a criminal investigation into whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo used state resources to write and promote his pandemic leadership ...

98-year-old Taiwanese man is world’s oldest badminton player

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guinness World Records has certified 98-year-old Taiwanese Lin You-mao (林友茂) as the world’s oldest badminton player. Lin, born Aug. 15, 1922, has been a fixtu...

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study. University of Southern California researc...

Pakistan government accused of sabotaging human rights commission

A top court in Pakistan has called on the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf party to revitalize the country's National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), an independent rights watchdog that has been inactiv...

Takeda Begins Regulatory Submissions for Dengue Vaccine Candidate in EU and Dengue-Endemic Countries

European Medicines Agency to Conduct First-Ever Parallel Assessment of a Medicinal Product, Takeda's Dengue Vaccine Candidate (TAK-003), for use in the EU; Countries Outside of the EU through the E...

Migrant worker fined for posting marriage ad in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker was recently fined by the National Immigration Agency (NIA) for trying to recruit women from his home country of Vietnam to marry his Taiwanese friend, vi...

California governor launches campaign against likely recall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom established a political committee Monday to begin raising money to defend his seat in a potential recall election, the strongest acknowledgment to date ...

Philanthropists pledge $20M gift to HBCU in Maryland

Philanthropist Calvin Tyler Jr., and his wife, Tina, pledged $20 million Monday to his alma mater Morgan State University, which the university said is the largest gift to any HBCU ever made by one of...

Russia: Free mass coronavirus vaccinations and an ice pop to boot

Cross the cobbles of Red Square and step up to the legendary GUM department store. Wander through 19th century glass arcades that housed scarce consumer goods in the Soviet era. Pass the new luxury fa...

Poland: Media goes offline for 24 hours to protest ad tax

Independent media outlets in Poland suspended news coverage on Wednesday to protest a planned tax on advertising revenues. Members of the media say the tax is an attempt to undermine press freedoms. ...

Mystery metal monolith vanishes from ancient Turkish site

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A metal monolith that mysteriously appeared on a field in southeast Turkey has now disappeared, Turkish media reported Tuesday, four days after it was discovered. ...

EU wants to step up fight against cancer amid virus pandemic

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday proposed a four-billion-euro ($4.8 billion) plan aimed at improving the fight against cancer as the coronavirus pandemic tends to delay diagnoses and ac...

Creator of RI's beloved Big Blue Bug landmark dies at 88

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The creator of the Rhode Island landmark, the Big Blue Bug, which advertises a local pest control business on Interstate 95 in Providence, has died. According...

Former KMT health minister caught not wearing mask on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After publicly excoriating the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC's) handling of a cluster of infections in a Taoyuan hospital, a former Kuomintang (KMT) mini...

Japanese artist's newest painting to get international debut in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara's upcoming special exhibition in Taiwan will feature his latest heart-soothing painting, "Miss Moonlight." Th...