MTV VMAS scraps indoor performances, moves to outdoor sets

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizer...

'Chief mouser' Palmerston retires as UK's top diplomatic cat

LONDON (AP) — Time spent in lockdown was just superb for Palmerston, the chief mouser at the U.K. Foreign Office. It was so good, in fact, that the cat has decided to leave sorting o...

Somaliland president rejects China's deal to drop Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Somaliland's president has reportedly rejected a conditional offer by a delegation of Chinese "wolf warrior" diplomats to cut ties with Taiwan, and added tha...

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music vid...

Bent Fabric, Danish Grammy-winning composer, dies at 95

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Grammy award-winning composer and pianist Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, known internationally as Bent Fabric, who had an international hit in 1962 with the tune “Alley Cat,”...

Tropical Storm Isaias forms in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Isaias formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday evening prompting forecasters to issue a tropical storm warning for several islands in the Caribbean. The U.S. Nationa...

Taiwan's new US envoy arrives in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s new U.S. representative, Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), on Friday (July 24) posted on Facebook that she had safely arrived in the U.S. She boarded an EVA Air fligh...

Doggone it! Braves' Duvall drills cardboard pooch with HR

NEW YORK (AP) — A cardboard cutout of a dog at Citi Field got her paws on a home run ball Saturday. Easiest game of fetch Willow McNeil will ever play. Atlanta's Ad...

Taiwan's new envoy to US en route to Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first female representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), set off for Washington Wednesday night (July 23). Hsiao showed up at Taiwan Taoyuan Interna...

Uganda's Bobi Wine, urging unity, launches presidential bid

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan activist Bobi Wine has launched a new political party ahead of a presidential election in which he hopes to be the face of a united opposition against the country's long...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2020. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2...

Taiwan 'cat warrior' envoy to US ready to fight China's 'wolf warriors'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new envoy to the U.S. told the media on Sunday (July 19) that her agile "cat warrior" (戰貓) qualities will enable her to counter the aggressive behav...

New Taiwan representative pledges to promote Taiwan-US ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Soon before taking her post as Taiwan's principal representative to the U.S., Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), a former legislator of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has r...

Deceased cat gets voter registration application in mail

ATLANTA (AP) — In a presidential election year, there's always a push to get people registered to vote. For one Atlanta family, that push got a little interesting. ...

25 years on: A look at Europe's only post-WWII genocide

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia on Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the country's worst carnage during the 1992-95 war and the only crime in Europe since Wo...