Wildfire prompts evacuation at California Six Flags park

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire erupted near a huge amusement and water park in Southern California on Sunday, sending hundreds of visitors to the exit to escape clouds of smoke ...

Plum rain front storms toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Much of Taiwan will see rain today (June 10), as a plum rain front gathers steam and prepares to hover over the country and potentially bring "disastrous precipitation&quo...

Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire erupted near a huge amusement and water park in Southern California on Sunday, sending hundreds of visitors to the exit to escape clouds of smoke ...

10-year-old North Dakota girl turns author to aid Africa

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota grade-school girl who raised $26,000 from selling cookies and handbags to help children and others in south-central Africa get clean water is turning to writing ...

Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use

BERLIN (AP) — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall. Its silver pipes an...

Global migrants' journey stalls in southern Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands fleeing conflict or poverty in Nigeria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Haiti and Cuba have traveled across oceans, through the jungles and mountains of South America, up thro...

Fire, ice and puberty: how 'Thrones' characters have grown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Living in Westeros can really change a person. Those who survived the first seven seasons of "Game of Thrones" have seen their parents, children and even pets stabbed, disemboweled ...

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when an attacker burst in as part of a rampage that left 50 dead across the New ...

7-Eleven Taiwan to sell freshly-baked Domino's Pizza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Chain Store Corp. (PCSC, 統一超商), which operates 7-Eleven stores in Taiwan, on Monday (Feb. 25) announced that it would launch a dual-branded store with Domino's Pi...

England's Stokes doubtful for final test vs West Indies

GROS ISLET, St Lucia (AP) — England, bidding to avoid a 3-0 clean sweep against West Indies, has fitness doubts over all-rounder Ben Stokes for the third and final test that starts on Saturday. ...

Ping-pong diplomacy: volunteer finds inspiration in St. Lucia

Award-winning Taiwanese novelist William Lien (連明偉) has always had an eye for overseas adventure, performing his military service by teaching Chinese in the Philippines and working odd jobs in Canada ...

Taoyuan pastry museum spotlights the rise of Taiwan’s tourism factories

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- On a weekday afternoon, Cheng Chao-wei was busy welcoming busloads of tourists to Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake and Pastry in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan City. The curator an...

Young Taiwan baker wins 'best showpiece' in international competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A student baker from the Department of Baking Technology and Management at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT), was victorious at the 48th...

6N: Irish ready for England 'brutality' in tournament opener

LONDON (AP) — Eddie Jones couldn't help himself. As the England rugby coach passed Joe Schmidt in a hallway, he warned the Ireland coach, "I'll find another couple of grenades to throw in." ...

CES: Transportation secretary skips show amid gov shutdown

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground. THIS SHOW WON'T GO ...