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Taiwan's International Conference on Ecotourism highlights sustainable tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Conference on Ecotourism, organized by the Taiwan Ecotourism Association (TEA), highlighted the sustainable development of that industry on Friday aftern...

Missouri man accused in Chinese wife's death set for trial

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a man charged with killing his Chinese wife two years ago and leaving her body at a Missouri park. ...

Ralph Lauren rolls out buffalo plaid for Team USA in Beijing

NEW YORK (AP) — With a buffalo plaid design and a nod to sustainability, Ralph Lauren on Thursday unveiled navy blue uniforms for Team USA to wear during the closing ceremonies of the winter Olympics ...

North Dakota seeks new deal with Josh Duhamel as pitchman

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is working to extend its contract with Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel to promote tourism in his home state. Among the least-visited states in the na...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police offic...

American IP monetization firm advisor makes biking part of his life in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Donald Merino, senior consulting advisor at Tech+IP LLC, an intellectual property (IP) and monetization service provider, has made cycling a part of his life in Taiwan by ...

Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into ...

EXPLAINER: What are 'Crisis Standards of Care?'

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As the spread of the delta variant continues unabated in much of the U.S., public health leaders have approved health care rationing in Idaho and parts of Alaska and Montana. ...

German man bikes 40 km to work twice weekly in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Westin Tashee Resort General Manager Jan-Hendrik Meidinger is a cycling enthusiast who enjoys his twice-weekly rides from Taipei to Taoyuan for work. The favorite mode ...

Britain's Pidcock dominates Olympic mountain bike race

IZU, Japan (AP) — Tom Pidcock's golden dreams were nearly dashed on a road in the French Pyrenees, where the British cyclist had been putting in some training in the weeks leading up to the mountain b...

Cycling's arms race could help decide Tokyo Olympics medals

IZU, Japan (AP) — One thing that sets cycling apart from most other sports at the Olympics is the importance of technology. With the exception of a few other sports, such as sailing ...

Plans for largest US solar field north of Vegas scrapped

OVERTON, Nev. (AP) — The push to transition from carbon-emitting fuel sources to renewable energy is hitting a roadblock in Nevada, where solar power developers are abandoning plans to build what woul...

Jets' Knapp dies after being struck by car while biking

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries suffered in an accident when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle Saturday near his home in California. He w...

Olympic cyclists enjoy natural COVID-19 bubble outside Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — The indignant outcry from the UCI, the global governing body for cycling, and several dozen riders that would be competing in the track cycling events at the Tokyo Olympics was easy to un...

Tour de France riders head to Tokyo with Olympics in sight

Wout van Aert had just concluded one of the most remarkable performances of anyone in the Tour de France with a thrilling sprint victory on the Champs-Elysees in Paris when he was asked about his Olym...