Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It’s a real ice cream flavor: guinea pig. Anyone who thinks of guinea pigs as pets _ cute, squishy, squeaking bundles of fur _ might find that idea hard to dige...

Liz Weston: The 6 biggest retirement mistakes, and 1 defense

One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don't know. I regularly hear from people in or near retirement who misunderstand how Social Security wor...

Woman: Ants bit father, covered the walls at Georgia VA home

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says her father was bitten more than 100 times by ants at a government veterans' home where his room was full of insects. Laquna Ross found her fa...

Thousands of flying ants invade Taiwanese village

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Thousands of flying ants recently invaded a village in Chiayi County for the fifth year running, forcing locals to go as far as using flamethrowers to repel the invasion, ...

US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes? ...

Problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Serious problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for ove...

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the ...

Afghans recruited by Iran for Syria war return home pariahs

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — Too poor to even buy pens and notebooks for school, Mehdi left his home in Afghanistan soon after his 17th birthday and headed to Iran, hoping to make his way to Europe and f...

Johannesburg wildlife clinic saves animals hurt in city

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At the edge of a sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a veterinary hospital is saving the lives of wildlife on the urban fringes. "I'd love to be in the bush, but I get...

Taiwanese experts use indigenous term to name new termite species

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - For the first time, a new species of termite has been named by Taiwanese scientists, who used the Bunun indigenous term “halum” to register the “Stylotermes ha...

In Brazil backlands, termites built millions of dirt mounds

PALMEIRAS, Brazil (AP) — Roy Funch, an American botanist who has lived and worked in Brazil's hardscrabble northeast for decades, long looked at huge cone-shaped mounds of mud in the distance and wond...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - November 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Pokémon GO Safari Zone event held in Tainan from Nov. 1 – 5; New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format; China ge...

China gets ants in pants as Brazil elects Taiwan-friendly president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The victory of the far-right Brazilian politician Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential election has put a spotlight on the bilateral relations between the largest South Americ...

Kiernan Shipka goes from a 'Mad Men' to a witch in 'Sabrina'

NEW YORK (AP) — Kiernan Shipka, best-known as Don and Betty Draper's daughter, Sally, on "Mad Men," is learning a lot as the star of the new Netflix series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." ...

Wolves clamp down on defense in 101-91 win over Pacers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler returned to Minnesota's lineup and scored 20 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 101-91 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. Butler, who rece...