Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the...

Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx stood shoulder-to-shoulder with activists in Minneapolis, proclaiming that “we’re not afraid of the moment.” In Los Angeles, pop star Halsey and “Insecure” actor Kendrick...

Jackie Chan backs China's draconian security law for HK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Friday (May 29), Jackie Chan (成龍), the "Clown Prince of Kung fu," joined over 2,000 performing artists in supporting China's new repressive security law f...

Celebrities deny endorsing Beijing's encroachment on Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An announcement claiming to represent the Hong Kong entertainment industry and listing 2,605 names in support of Beijing's new national security law for the territory ...

AP PHOTOS: Street art offers beauty, a laugh, some hope

Scrawled or masterfully crafted on walls and roads are messages of hope and warning. Street art is getting inspiration from the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe, offering som...

Mandarin Oriental Taipei plans mass layoffs in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus pandemic has dented Taiwan's tourism sector and the country's most luxurious hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Taipei, due to social distancing and exte...

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. The space agency's administrator, Jim Bridensti...

Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host different and remote ESPYS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring t...

Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica is expected to become the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court goes into effect ending the country's b...

Seniors get diplomas on racetracks, chairlifts amid virus

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immediately after giving his valedictorian speech, high school senior Philip Root, still clad in his cap and gown, climbed into a borrowed race car and drove up to the finish line at ...

Facebook issues warning to Taiwan users over potential cyberattacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facebook has reportedly issued warnings to users and page administrators in Taiwan over potential cyberattacks. Facebook has sent a security reminder to certain Faceboo...

In prison, producer finds new voice for inmates, and himself

NEW YORK (AP) — David Jassy was a successful music producer who had worked with Britney Spears and others when he was sent to prison for killing a man during an altercation. While serving his time, he...

Japan prosecutor seen close to Abe hit by gambling scandal

TOKYO (AP) — Justice Ministry officials are investigating a gambling scandal involving a top Japanese prosecutor seen as close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after a magazine reported he evaded a stay-...

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...

The Upside: Hart surprises New Jersey doctor with bit part

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the comedian offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker i...