Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

NEW YORK (AP) — There's plenty of rock on Steven Van Zandt's first album of original material in 20 years. There's also soul and funk and some mean horn solos. What there isn't plenty of is politics. ...

Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims is set ablaze

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting has been set ablaze in a symbolic gesture of healing. The "Tem...

Taipei Zoo animals will be part of audience at special performance of ‘Water Color’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Water Color" (水彩) will return to Taipei Zoo on July 6 for a special performance, with animals part of the audience, after doing well in China. The acclaimed ...

Judge refuses to toss suit over Pepe the Frog poster sales

A federal judge will let a jury decide whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Infowars website had a legal right to sell a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a character that became hijacke...

Chinese photographer Lu Guang's detention raises alarm

For almost 40 years, Chinese photographer Lu Guang has been doggedly documenting environmental and social issues in China through the lens of his camera. The impact of his photography has been recogni...

Belgian former king ordered to take DNA test over alleged love child

A Belgian court on Thursday ordered the country's former king to pay €5,000 ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA test to resolve whether he is the biological father of a woman who claims to be...

Berlin protest highlights plight of migrants in Med.

BERLIN (AP) — Activists in Berlin have added a life vest to the German capital's well-known "Molecule Man" statue to raise awareness of the perilous plight of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterr...

2019 Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival celebrates sounds of the waves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival will kick off at Torik Visitor Center (都歷遊客中心) in Taitung County on June 21, promising a range of events that explore the ess...

A list of nominees at the 2019 BET Awards

A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23. ____ — Video of the year: 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, ...

APNewsBreak: Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET tol...

Belgian former king ordered to take DNA test over alleged love child

A Belgian court on Thursday ordered the country's former king to pay €5,000 ($5,600) a day until he takes a DNA test to resolve whether he is the biological father of a woman who claims to be...

The Latest: Trump and de Blasio already trading insults

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joining the Democratic presidential race (all times local): 9 a.m. Within an hour of New York City ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 17-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Summer is well on its way, and there are plenty of activities across Taipei this month for you to enjoy. Here are some recommended events happening between May 17 and May ...

Koon's 'Rabbit' fetches record $91 million at NY auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A stainless steel sculpture of a rabbit by Jeff Koons has set an auction record in New York, fetching over $91 million. The sale of Koons' 1986 "Rabbit" at Christie's...

The Shed brings art to NYC's new Hudson Yards complex

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics have generally not been kind to the new Hudson Yards complex. The new neighborhood, built atop a platform over train yards on the west side of Manhattan, feat...