Forget 'manmade': Berkeley bans gender-specific words

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead. Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but "h...

Foreign workers in Taiwan can find new jobs in 5 languages on WDA site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As of Monday (July 15), a website enabling foreign workers in Taiwan to change their employer and seek new jobs is now available in five languages, announced Taiwan's Minis...

Indonesian official encourages workers to save for their future

An official from the Indonesia Financial Services Authority (OJK), which regulates and supervises the country's financial services in banking, capital markets and the non-bank financial industry s...

Navajo cancer center will cut tribal members' travel time

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Colon cancer took a heavy toll on Loren McCabe's family. His great-grandmother was diagnosed too late to fight it. His grandfather didn't want to travel for t...

Filipino game show host rocks Independence Day fest in New Taipei

Veteran Filipino game show host and former public servant Arnell Ignacio stole the hearts of over 5,000 people who gathered at an event in New Taipei on Sunday to celebrate the 121st anniversary of th...

Free Mandarin program for New Taipei migrant workers set for July

New Taipei's free Chinese language program designed for migrant workers to help them assimilate more quickly into society is being held again this year and will start in early July, a New Taipei L...

New Taipei police hunt for suspect who sexually assaulted Indonesian caregiver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City police have begun a search for a suspect, four days after he sexually assaulted a female Indonesian caregiver. At 5 p.m. on June 6, a female Indonesian migra...

Film captures the loss of black San Franciscans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Actor Jimmie Fails draws from his own story in his portrayal of a young black man navigating a shifting racial landscape in "The Last Black Man in San Francisco." His tale is a fa...

MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia

TAINAN-- An exhibition highlighting Southeast Asian crafts kicked off May 17 at the National Tainan Living Art Center in southern Taiwan, underscoring government efforts to deepen cultural and people-...

California regulators not taking action against care homes

Across California, at least 20 companies providing care for the elderly, disabled and mentally ill continue to operate illegally after being cited for failing to pay their workers more than $1.4 milli...

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern and partner get engaged

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her longtime partner Clarke Gayford have gotten engaged. A spokesman for Ardern said on Friday the pair...

Tembi Locke's 'From Scratch' is a gorgeous read

"From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home" (Simon & Schuster), by Tembi Locke Not interested in yet another memoir of moving to Italy, discovering great food and ...

Indonesian caregiver handed 6-month jail term for abandoning elderly Taiwanese woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian caregiver on Wednesday (April 24) was handed down a sentence of six months in prison or pay a fine of NT$180,000 for abandoning the 90-year-old Taiwanese woman in...

Broker, councilman allegedly drugs, rapes Indonesian woman in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A labor broker and township councilman has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a female Indonesian migrant worker at a hotel in western Taiwan. According to l...

Parents of 2 teens killed in crash with driver, 99, get $11M

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal jury in Florida has awarded $10 million to the parents of two teenagers killed in a head-on crash with an RV driven by a 99-year-old Michigan man, bringing the t...