Taiwan flags waved at NYC Marathon finish line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 49th annual New York City Marathon kicked off Monday (Nov. 4) with locals gathered outside Central Park waving Taiwan national flags to support runners. Supply stat...

Review: Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman is back with a classic

Homeboy Sandman, "Dusty" (Mello Music Group) Fresh off last year's ace collaboration with emcee and beatsmith Edan, Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman hits us back with "Dusty," a redefin...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The s...

Lorena spares Los Cabos, heads up coast of Mexico's Baja

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Lorena spared the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos a direct hit, instead heading up the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Saturday p...

City gardens, public produce stands ease 'food desert' woes

ATLANTA (AP) — On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta's Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms...

Mexico's Los Cabos braces for approaching storm Lorena

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Owners pulled boats from the water and hauled them away on trailers, while shopkeepers put plywood over windows and doors as Tropical Storm Lorena bore down on Mexico's r...

Kessie and Lukaku subjected to more racism in Italy

MILAN (AP) — AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku reportedly have been subjected to more racism in Italy. The Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Hel...

Correction: LT--Brazil-Amazon-Indigenous story

TEKOHAW, Brazil (AP) — In a Sept. 6 story about indigenous people in the Amazon who are debating how to save their lands, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Brazil's 900,000 indigenous peo...

Taiwanese nutritionist says mooncakes pack 1,000 calories, same as double whopper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Mid-Autumn Festival is rapidly approaching and mooncakes will soon be in abundance, a Taiwanese nutritionist is advocating eating the pastries in moderation since they p...

Delegation from Belize visits Taiwan food factory

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) – A delegation from Belize, Taiwan's diplomatic ally, paid a visit to the I-Mei Foods factory in Nankan (南崁), Taoyuan City, Thursday (August 15) to gain insight into ho...

14 Tips for observing Ghost Festival day in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival in Taiwan, a time when many Taiwanese provide offerings and prayers to their ancestors, gods, and ghosts. The Ghost Festival (鬼節 or 中元節...

Taiwan's bananas to be served at Japanese schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s bananas will be served at school lunch tables and be available in the supermarkets of eastern Japanese cities starting this November. The Council of Agri...

EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader _ and Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brussels is bracing for Boris and Brexit. Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London's Daily Telegraph playing up stereotypes about bumbling...

Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Aussie coast

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent's SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast befo...

Amid fuel shortage, Venezuelan farmers worry about crops

LA GRITA, Venezuela (AP) — Growing potatoes and carrots high in the wind-swept mountains of western Venezuela had always proven a challenge for Luis Villamizar. But as oil production...