Driver behind deadly Taipei bus crash admits to taking drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a bus which suddenly careened onto a Taipei sidewalk, killing one motorist and injuring a police officer, on Tuesday (Sept. 22) admitted that he had recently...

Autopsy report: Naya Rivera called for help as she drowned

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autopsy report released Friday says “Glee” actor Naya Rivera raised her arm and called for help as she accidentally drowned while boating with her 4-year-old son on a California ...

Italy seizes 14 tons of amphetamines, said to be IS-made

ROME (AP) — Italian police have seized 14 tons of amphetamines, allegedly produced in Syria by the Islamic State group to fund extremist activities and destined for the European illegal drug market. ...

The Latest: Juneteenth celebrated in Philly with many events

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Marches, gatherings mark Juneteenth in Philadelphia. — Police in Memphis, Tennessee, to stop using no-knock warrants. — “Planta...

Report: Roy Halladay was doing stunts when plane crashed

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had high-levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics when he lost control of his small plane and nosedived in...

Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Igor Smirnov was introduced to opiates the day his first son was born, when he got celebratory drunk and a neighbor injected him with an intoxicating extract of opium poppies. ...

At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man.” ...

Bill raising penalties for possessing, supplying drugs passes in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature has greenlit a bill raising the penalties for possessing and supplying drugs, with those caught selling drugs to teenagers or pregnant women subje...

Corrupt Taiwanese cop behind record-breaking 1.5-ton drug load from Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the discovery of the biggest drug cache inside a container in Taiwanese history, a police officer has confessed that he took NT$10 million (US$326,000) in bribes to ...

Taiwan office in Canada warns over shared luggage space schemes

Taiwan's representative office in Canada reminded Taiwanese travelers to be vigilant over "shared luggage space" schemes as unwitting Taiwanese could be used by drug syndicates to transp...

Japan police arrest 7 Chinese in mass drug smuggling

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have arrested seven Chinese men on suspicion of smuggling what was believed to be a record amount of stimulants by ship-to-ship transfers. Tokyo pol...

Indonesia sentences Frenchman to death for drug crimes

A court in Indonesia on Monday sentenced Frenchman Felix Dorfin for drug trafficking. Prosecutors had requested 20 years' imprisonment. "After finding Felix Dorfin legally and convincingly g...

A rough journey to new music for Jenny Lewis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Life hasn't been easy for singer Jenny Lewis since the sunnier days when she performed in support of a 2014 album while wearing a rainbow-hued pantsuit and carrying a guitar with si...

Taiwanese psychiatrist warns of dangers of 'claw machine addiction'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A psychiatrist in southern Taiwan says that many Taiwanese have begun to become addicted to the promise of "cute dolls" inside claw machines, disrupting both their pr...

Taiwanese citizen arrested in New Zealand in major meth bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 39 year old Taiwanese man and his 27 year old Chinese partner in crime were arrested last week in New Zealand on charges of smuggling methamphetamine into the country. ...