Security guard arrested in shooting outside LA synagogue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles synagogue security guard has been arrested for allegedly shooting and wounding a person who was recording video of the building for more than 40 minutes. ...

16 people rescued from fire at China Culture University in Taipei, 2 in critical condition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a fire broke out at China Culture University (CCU) in Taipei, firefighters rescued 16 people, two of whom are in critical condition reported CNA. A total of nine men a...

Review: Learning to love the rom-com in 'Isn't It Romantic'

Even when done well, the romantic comedy is easy to pick on. They're so earnest and full of clichés and unrealistic fairy tale standards. Intelligent women have been taught that there should be a heal...

Tadashi Shoji ups the glam in lace, sequin and velvet gowns

NEW YORK (AP) — Tadashi Shoji mixed plus-size models with the usual ultra-thin ones Thursday at New York Fashion Week, rolling out evening gowns with high slits, capes and sari influences in deep reds...

Deadly mazes: Paris architecture complicate fire rescues

PARIS (AP) — The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from window ledges eight stories above bare concrete. ...

Tourists flock to Taiwan’s CKS Memorial Hall as cherry trees blossom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Groups of travelers continue to gather in the grounds of Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall to witness the bloom of Taipei’s cherry blossoms as the Lunar New Year holiday...

Two Taiwanese nominated in Sony World Photography Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Two Taiwanese photographers have been nominated in this year’s Sony World Photography Awards. The nominees of the international photography competition were announ...

Long wait for Michter's ending with new Kentucky distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Whiskey makers are used to long waits, but restoring a 19th century building took a Kentucky distillery longer than most bourbons need to mature. The wait ends...

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum buys her 'Ritz Tower' painting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum has purchased the American artist's "Ritz Tower" painting, a rare work of her take on a New York skyscraper, the museum announced this week. ...

UK paper pays damages to Melania Trump over false report

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Telegraph newspaper has apologized and paid "substantial damages" to U.S. First Lady Melania Trump after publishing an article it says contains many false statements. ...

Cultural businesses revitalize historic Taipei neighborhood

As Lunar New Year approaches, people begin to flock to an annual market in Dihua Street in the old Taipei City neighborhood of Dadaocheng. The atmosphere is festive as they shop for candies, spring co...

US: Upcoming Mideast conference not aimed at demonizing Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says an international conference next month to promote peace and stability in the Middle East is not aimed at demonizing Iran. U.S. deputy amb...

Lagerfeld absent from Chanel's 18th-century couture

PARIS (AP) — It's snowing in Paris, but that didn't matter for Chanel, which showcased frothy, 18th-century inspired couture inside a lavish, sunlit Italian villa. For once, Karl Lag...

With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but...

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Sociologist Nathan Glazer, who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, "Beyond the Melting P...