Migration of grey-faced buzzards through Taiwan biggest in decades

The number of grey-faced buzzards migrating through southern Taiwan has reached a 31-year high this year, mainly because of favorable weather conditions, the Wild Bird Society of Pingtung (WBSPT) said...

At military academies, COVID-19 is the enemy to be defeated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As eight Navy midshipmen file into their economics class, instructor Kurtis Swope points to the antibacterial wipes on the desk. “Did you grab wipes?” he asks, then tells each on...

Ten-Hut! Mask On! Class of 2024 to West Point amid pandemic

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — New cadet candidates arriving at the U.S. Military Academy on Monday were promptly tested for COVID-19, stood at attention in face masks and were given shouted orders to wash t...

Virus visitor bans renew interest in nursing home cameras

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Visitation bans at nursing homes have renewed interest in legislation that would allow families to put remote cameras inside the facilities to help see how loved ones are doing....

Migratory bird species over Taiwan Pingtung hit record highs

A migratory bird count commissioned by Kenting National Park Headquarters has recorded 31-year highs in the number of both Chinese sparrowhawks and grey-faced buzzards. Unofficial results from the ...

Migratory birds over S. Taiwan hit record high in 31 years

More than 250,000 Chinese sparrowhawks have been observed migrating south over the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County this season, the most since records on the birds' movements were first kept...

Mets start fast with 2 HRs, Frazier shot in 8th beats SF 7-3

NEW YORK (AP) — On an afternoon they put down three timely bunts, the New York Mets had a blast. Three of them, too. Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith hit back-to-back...

White security guard accused of ordering 'Trayvon Martini'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A white, off-duty security guard in a bar and entertainment district in Kansas City has been suspended after he was accused of ordering a "Trayvon Martini" from a black bartend...

DC United bid farewell to RFK, and forgettable season

D.C. United will cap a forgettable season with one final objective in mind, to say goodbye to RFK Stadium with a win. The team, which has already been eliminated from the playoffs wi...

Man who staged breakout in mental health facility sentenced

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who broke his girlfriend out of a mental health facility has been sentenced to over four years in prison and in a mental health facility. Ninet...

Give vultures a little love, conservationists say

These are tough times for African vultures.Already perceived as ugly and saddled with being a symbol of death and decay in many cultures, their numbers are dropping because of poaching, poisonings and...