Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota – How animals thrive in the city of lakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minneapolis and St. Paul form the bulk of the Twin Cities, the largest metropolitan area in Minnesota, a verdant Midwestern state bordering Canada. Minneapolis is split...

Gerrit Cole, Scott Boras ready to play `Can you top this?'

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole and agent Scott Boras are ready for baseball's version of "Can you top this?" A day after completing a $245 million, seven-year contract for Stephen Stra...

Arctic habitats and cultures on thin ice as region warms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising temperatures and shrinking snow and ice cover in the Arctic are endangering habitats, fisheries and local cultures, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Oceani...

George silences boos as Clippers hold off Pacers 110-99

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 36 points in his first trip to Indianapolis with the Clippers and Montrezl Harrell added 26 on Monday to power the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers past the Ind...

Tommy Ford leads after 1st run of World Cup giant slalom

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Tommy Ford finds himself in new territory — leading after the first run of a World Cup giant slalom. The American racer used a smooth pass through the fog ...

The Beat goes on: Feuz defends downhill Birds of Prey title

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Beat Feuz of Switzerland won the Birds of Prey downhill race for a second straight season with a precise run through a shortened course. Feuz was solid up ...

Odermatt takes Beaver Creek super-G for 1st World Cup win

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Swiss racer Marco Odermatt has broken Austria’s grip on the Birds of Prey super-G. The second racer to take the hill, Odermatt went on a wild ride to finis...

Wild duck season arrives in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wild duck season will kick off at Huajiang Wild Duck Nature Park in Taipei on Saturday (Dec. 7), allowing visitors to learn more about the city’s wetland ecology and...

Samoa’s capital deserted as teams battle measles epidemic

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa’s main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people. The government told most...

Cochran-Siegle posts fastest time in downhill training run

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Ryan Cochran-Siegle of the United States posted the fastest time in a downhill training run along the challenging Birds of Prey course. Cochran-Siegle said...

Thinking big: Bennett zooming toward 1st World Cup podium

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Looking back, Bryce Bennett realizes the risk his parents took to launch his ski racing career. The American downhiller needed extra funding. His parents o...

Taiwan scenery-themed train tickets win Red Dot Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A collection of Taiwanese landscape-themed train tickets has received a Red Dot Award in the category of Brands and Communication Design. The winning work, “Formo...

Taiwan-US study offers breakthrough on bird flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A joint Taiwan-U.S. study on the secret behind bird flight has been published in the latest issue of the scientific journal "Cell" and features the endemic Taiwa...

Cats to be put on leashes to protect wildlife? EU says No

BRUSSELS (AP) — Put domestic cats on a leash to better protect threatened birds and the environment? The European Union says that would deny mankind’s furry friend its unalienable right to roam. ...

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. ...