A host of celebrities speak out on criminal justice reform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Kardashian West isn't the only celebrity speaking out for prison reform. It's a topic that was also very important to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, and to Common, Kevin Hart and a...

Disappearance of gay-themed airline ad causes uproar in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just days after Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, a furor erupted in Hong Kong about an apparent ban on a gay-themed image in a massiv...

Ventimiglia says trip showed him Red Nose charity's impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia learned firsthand what the Red Nose Day's fundraising campaign means to children in need, and he's eager to spread the word. "I ...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay. ...

Enough plastic already! HK celebs say no to pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Celebrities in Hong Kong were showered with plastic waste for a video intended to discourage people from using disposable plastic products. The “Enough Plastic&rd...

Celebrities answer call to share abortion testimonials

Many people think they don't know anyone who's had an abortion, actress and TV host Busy Philipps tweeted earlier this week, "but #youknowme." So, she urged, "let's share it and star...

Taiwanese stars A-mei, Jolin Tsai react to passage of same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top Taiwanese entertainers, including A-mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), have reacted with joy on social media in response to today's (May 17) passage of Taiwan's same-s...

'I won't forget': Trump pardons supportive ex-media mogul

TORONTO (AP) — Flattery will get you everywhere. Former media mogul Conrad Black, who has lavished praise on U.S. President Donald Trump in countless columns and a political biograph...

Popular Taiwan YouTuber apologizes for supporting Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of Taiwan’s well-known social commentators and online celebrities, Holger Chen (陳之漢), also known as Kuan Chang (館長), made a public apology on May 14 for his prev...

Beneath wholesome image, Doris Day was an actor of depth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The very name "Doris Day," cheerful as a sunrise on a studio lot, was an invention. The beloved singer and actress, who died Monday at 97 , was a contemporary of M...

Women's World Cup Group D team capsules

The teams playing in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with ranking, qualification, appearances, coach, players to watch, facts to know and the state of women's soccer in each nation: ...

Taoyuan hotels offer free luggage delivery from Taiwan’s major airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors arriving at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport can have their luggage delivered free of charge if they stay at one of 30 hotels on a list announced Friday (May ...

Brunei suspends death penalty for homosexuality after backlash

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said a moratorium on the death penalty will be extended to the county's Islamic penal code. The small, Muslim majority sultanate on the Southeast Asian island...

Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Brunei's sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an inter...

Brunei suspends death penalty for homosexuality after backlash

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said a moratorium on the death penalty will be extended to the county's Islamic penal code. The small, Muslim majority sultanate on the Southeast Asian island...