Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger, whic...

Mountain lion who killed dog prowls California neighborhood

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have warned residents of a Southern California suburb to take precautions as a mountain lion prowls neighborhoods after killing a resident’s dog and injuring ano...

Guardsman raises money to fly cat home from Afghanistan

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — A National Guardsman who made friends with a stray cat in Afghanistan raised enough money to bring the feline home to Delaware. The News Journal in Wilmington ...

Celebrate the festivities at Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is arguably the most sophisticated address in the city and with a reputation for having one of the most Instagrammed Christmas trees in town. Embrace the season’s cele...

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American...

Review: Jeff Lindsay has entertaining new thriller

“Just Watch Me,” Dutton, by Jeff Lindsay Riley Wolfe gets his kicks executing spectacular robberies that no one else would even contemplate. His victims are always the super-rich, wh...

‘Cat AIDS’ nothing to be afraid of

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) found in cats is similar to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) diagnosed in people, but cats cannot pass FIV to humans, reported New Ta...

How high will balloons fly at NYC Thanksgiving parade?

NEW YORK (AP) — How high will they fly? That’s going to be the question of the morning on Thursday for the giant balloons at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. ...

A second chance on Chicago’s South Side

CHICAGO (AP) — With the echo of African drums, Fairfield Avenue comes alive. Men, women and children, drawn to their front porches by the pulsing beat, witness an impromptu parade le...

Already a star in China, US fame comes to ‘Farewell’ actress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Zhao Shuzhen, who has captivated audiences with her performance as the grandmother in “The Farewell,” is essentially unknown to most American audiences. Go to her IMDB page ...

The search is on for a red panda that escaped a French zoo

PARIS (AP) — A search is on for a red panda that broke out of a zoo in the Rhone region of southeastern France. Officials at the Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo said the endangered animal...

As a novelty or a favorite, wooden toys can make great gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Why buy wooden toys for children? Chances are good you know at least one parent who sings their praises for durability, sustainability or magical powers to boost creativity. If you don...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan president's purrfect running mate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwan presidential race heats up, a massive billboard showing President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) holding one of her cats has surfaced in Taipei. On Saturday (Nov. 16)...

Czech filmmaker Vojtech Jasny dies at age 93

PRAGUE (AP) — Vojtech Jasny, a filmmaker who belonged to the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema in the 1960s, has died. He was 93. Slovacke divadlo, a theatre he frequently visited, sai...

Free broadband? UK Labour Party promises nationalization

LONDON (AP) — The British Labour Party's latest plan for public ownership of big industries sent shivers through the telecoms sector Friday with an electoral promise to nationalize part of the former ...