New Taipei offers free water sports experiences for over 2,500 people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's Sports Office has announced that it will offer free water sports experience camps in the summer, including surfing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), ca...

Indigenous infections grew amid slow Brazil agency response

SAO PAULO (AP) — As COVID-19 reached remote indigenous lands in Brazil’s Amazon, the government agency responsible for protecting native people brushed off calls for action, focusing instead on waging...

Police: Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's grandson found

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities recovered the body of a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Wednesday, two days after the body of the boy's mother was found in the wate...

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. WISCONSIN PRIMARY MOVING FORWARD The state is asking voters to ignore a s...

Taiwanese sea adventurer puts safety first organizing activities for senior citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Su Tar-zen (蘇達貞), founder of the Jonathan Su Foundation, was recently invited to appear as a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's "Celebrit...

Paralympian Nichols new head of Women's Sports Foundation

NEW YORK (AP) — The Women's Sports Foundation has selected five-time Paralympian and six-time Paralympic medalist Alana Nichols as its new president. Nichols takes over for Elana Mey...

Southwest Virginia river the star of new state park

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As much of central Appalachia looks to reinvent itself amid the decline of coal, community leaders in southwest Virginia say they are seeing some early success by focusing on anot...

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

TOKYO (AP) — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks out of the Japanese capital to avoid the stifling heat and humidity. Now some swimmers and an 11,000-mem...

Swedish YouTuber shoots video of Taiwan's Fulong Sand Sculpture Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Swedish YouTuber has created a video introducing the 2019 Fulong International Sand Sculpting Art Festival in New Taipei, including tips on how to get there by train. Swed...

Yilan international children’s folk festival kick offs in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today ) -- The Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival is set to commence July 6 at Dongshan River Water Park in northeastern Taiwan, offering visitors an ec...

Children’s festival in Yilan,Taiwan to make a splash July 6 – Aug. 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Yilan International Children’s Folklore & Folkgame Festival (YICFFF) will kick off at Dongshan River Water Park (冬山河親水公園) in Yilan County on Saturday (J...

'The River and The Wall' explores Rio Grande's border world

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Growing up, Ben Masters worked on West Texas ranches along the border where he developed a love for the outdoors and wildlife. The experience eventually led him to study wildl...

New dog museum unleashed in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after ...

2-time Olympic skiing medalist Weibrecht carves new life

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Andrew Weibrecht steers his pickup truck off the main drag of the Olympic village where he grew up and heads down a narrow, wooded dirt road to water's edge, grabs a fishing p...

Fire on the water: Dragon boat racing looks to make its mark

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Their paddles slice through the water in perfect rhythm, all 20 of them, guided by a mesmerizing drumbeat and a legendary creature soaring from the bow of their vessel. ...