Swamp Monsters? Red Tails? Gridlock? What might NFL call DC?

Washington, perhaps the nation’s most reviled city, needs a new nickname for its football team. What could possibly go wrong? Naming opportunities are rife with ridicule, partisanshi...

C. Taiwan recreational area offering NT$10 admission tickets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nantou Forest District Office is offering NT$10 (US$0.33) for admission to the Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area (奧萬大國家森林遊樂區) from July 1 to 5 to celebrate the 2...

Wuhan coronavirus ruins Japan's Golden Week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Golden Week, from the end of April to early May, usually sees crowds flock to tourist attractions and amusement parks, enjoying the balmy weather and cherry bl...

Tradition-bound Washington adjusts to life in a pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cherry blossoms were the first to go. Not the pink flowers themselves; they arrived on schedule in mid-March along Washington’s Tidal Basin. But for Washington...

Melania Trump is having a moment during coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is having a moment in the midst of a pandemic. After catching some criticism for not mentioning the coronavirus in a March speech to a parent-teacher ...

South Korea's top 2 LPGA Tour players on longest break ever

Jin Young Ko figures to be plenty rested whenever the LPGA Tour resumes. Ko left the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, on Nov. 24 as the No. 1 player in women's golf, c...

S. Taiwan township moves to protect aging population from virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A township in southern Taiwan known for its aboriginal culture and mountainous scenery will begin checking visitors’ temperatures in order to protect its vulnerable ...

AP PHOTOS: Cherry blossoms, empty stores in virus-hit Japan

NARA, Japan (AP) — Cherry blossoms are in season and the ancient Japanese capital of Nara, with its majestic Todaiji “Big Buddha” temple and its herds of deer, would normally be packed. ...

The Latest: Track federation working to push worlds to 2022

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The governing body of track and field says it supports the new dates for the T...

Tokyo closes cherry blossom parks to slow spread of virus

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's cherry blossoms are in full bloom, but flower viewing has come to an abrupt halt in Tokyo because of the coronavirus. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has repeatedly aske...

Column: Will 2021 Tokyo Olympics become the spring games?

Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo. The chill of winter has melted away. The summer humidity is still a couple of months off. Maybe, just maybe, the famed cherry blossoms are st...

AP Photos: Beijing slowly reopens amid falling virus cases

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing's city zoo and parts of the Great Wall of China have reopened to visitors who book in advance, as the Chinese capital slowly returns to normal amid a sharp fa...

Nations's capital trying to keep crowds from cherry blossoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — As signature cherry blossom trees go through peak bloom in the nation's capital, officials in the District of Columbia are resorting to mass street closures to keep large crowds away...

A somber Trump urges Americans to follow virus guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing to stall an expected surge of coronavirus cases, the White House released a series of sweeping guidelines that for the next 15 days will temporarily rewrite the norms of Ameri...

Alishan in S. Taiwan packed with flower watchers, undaunted by coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The charm of cherry blossoms is quelling at least some fears of the novel coronavirus, as exemplified by the occupancy rate of hotels on southwestern Taiwan's Alishan....