Son also rises: Buddy Boeheim playing sweet for Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — With the shot clock about to expire in an overtime game on the road against the reigning national champions, Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim curls far behind the arc on the right wi...

Gay inmates tie the knot inside Cyprus prison

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Former heroin addict Kevork Tontian met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with behind bars. And not even his freedom was enough to keep him away from Wemson Gabral...

Taiwan Lottery adds Lunar New Year prizes by NT$800 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Lottery Co. will organize a host of special draws and games in celebration of the Lunar New Year, with a total of NT$800 million (US$26.7 million) to be added to pr...

Former US Rep. Traxler of Michigan dies at 88

BAYT CITY, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Michigan Congressman Bob Traxler has died. He was 88. Traxler was a Democrat from Bay City who was elected to the U.S. House in a special election in...

Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw dazzles with sheer variety of jobs

Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo. This is a woman who has assembled an astonishing variety of roles in her 36 years. Big-budget ...

NT$500 million added to Taiwan Lottery jackpots for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Lottery Corp. will add NT$500 million (US$15 million) in jackpot winnings to mark the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan. At a press conference on Monday (Aug...

Photo of the Day: 'Taiwan clichés, inaccuracies, and bad takes' bingo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In anticipation of the standard disinformation spewed forth by Chinese state-run media and its regurgitation by Western media outlets over the latest arms sale to Taiwan, a res...

Oklahoma governor, tribes clash over casino gaming revenue

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them off guard with plans to force re...

Nebraska measure could tip the number of states with casinos

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure that could tip the number of states that allow commercial gambling into the majority. ...

Power Lottery jackpot expected to hit NT$550 million

The top prize in Taiwan's Power Lottery is estimated to reach NT$550 million (US$17.48 million) Thursday -- the largest lottery prize so far this year, as there have been no jackpot winners for th...

Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fox Sports viewers tuning in to some broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions. The network announced a partne...

Students struggled with shooter, stopped further bloodshed

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted...

Fox Sports, Stars Group to offer sports betting in deal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of P...

Weird weapons: TSA's Instagram feed survives creator's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Johnston stands over a table full of peculiar items confiscated at Dulles International Airport: A glittery clutch with brass knuckles as a clasp. A perfume bottle shaped like ...

Review: LOCASH offer a bro-country hoot of an album

LOCASH, "Brothers" (Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group) If there's a such a thing as Bingo for country song references, go ahead and spin the latest LOCASH album and brace yourself. ...