'This is a plea for democracy': HK protest leaders urge US lawmakers to take action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Denise Ho testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday (Sept. 17), pleading with lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and De...

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy night comes down to the dress

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: "I'm lucky to be sample size. My mother gave me many gifts and this was a very specific one...

Hurt Christie Brinkley pulls out of 'Dancing with the Stars'

NEW YORK (AP) — Christie Brinkley has been sidelined for Monday's season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars." ABC said in a statement that Brinkley is unable to continue this season...

Kanye West brings 'Sunday Service' to Georgia

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West brought his collection of choir singers and musicians to an Atlanta-area megachurch for his religious popup performance called "Sunday Service." ...

Itinerant Kaohsiung mayor goes go-kart racing to promote tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) raced go-karts with Malaysian YouTuber Cody Hong on Thursday (Aug. 29) in an attempt to increase...

NBA players give lesson on shooting, dribbling in Taipei

NBA basketball players Danny Green and Terry Rozier took hundreds of Taiwanese basketball fans back to school by showing them how to shoot and dribble at a fan meet and greet session outside the iconi...

Autopsy of Epstein performed, but details yet to be released

NEW YORK (AP) — The details of how Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell over the weekend have yet to be released, but medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile i...

Victoria's Secret hires first transgender model

NEW YORK (AP) — Valentina Sampaio has become the first openly transgender model hired by Victoria's Secret nearly a year after a top company official was pressured to apologize for implying trans wome...

Clintons, Mariah Carey turn out for Barbra Streisand concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's return to New York City's Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years attracted figures from pop superstar Mariah Carey to Bill and Hillary Clinton for a co...

A$AP Rocky trial to get underway in Sweden

HELSINKI (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky and two other men believed to be members of his entourage is going on trial in Sweden in a high-profile legal case that has caught the attention of U.S. Pres...

Rapper RZA says arrested A$AP Rocky is a hostage in Sweden

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — RZA (RIHZ'-uh) of the Wu-Tang Clan says he's concerned over what he calls a hostage situation for fellow rapper A$AP Rocky, who's charged with assault in Sweden. ...

Trump lashes out at Sweden after rapper A$AP Rocky charged

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at Sweden after a prosecutor there charged rapper A$AP Rocky with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month. Trump is react...

Anfield's next expansion more substantial than 1st planned

NEW YORK (AP) — The next proposed expansion of Anfield will be more substantial than initially envisioned. Capacity at Liverpool's stadium rose by about 8,500 to approximately 54,000...

Indian celebrities protest attacks on dissent, minorities

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of Indian celebrities have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and stop rising incidents of attacks on minorities, misuse of religion by Hindu hard-liners and intol...

Stars to frame global poverty issues in new NatGeo series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Common, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Hugh Jackman are enlisting in the Global Citizen movement. They're among the celebrities featured in a National Geograp...