AP PHOTOS: Canadian Arak resurrects bygone Persian drink era

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Long before its teetotaler Islamic clerical rulers banned the consumption of alcohol, Iran had a vibrant drinking heritage. In fact, as early as 550 BC, ...

Red alert: Broncos, Colts prepare for test of strengths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis has been red hot when it comes to scoring inside the 20-yard line. The Denver Broncos have been incredibly proficient protecting the red zone. ...

Taiwan's senior citizens urged to chew harder to lower dementia risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Advanced Cultural Association (TACA) held a public welfare activity on Tuesday (Oct. 22) highlighting new findings that appear to show a correlation between che...

'Fragile' Steelers still optimistic 2019 is salvageable

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin's expression and the circumstances surrounding it summed up the plight of his injury-ravaged team perfectly. "Seriously, guys?" the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Los Angeles County bans flavored tobacco products

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County has banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes. The county's Board of Supervisors voted una...

Chinese man swims 7 hours to Kinmen while chewing chili peppers for warmth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese man was arrested by Coast Guard officers on Tuesday morning (Aug. 6) after he swam seven hours from China to Taiwan's Kinmen County with only three children's...

Australian theater company to perform at Taipei Children’s Arts Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th edition of the Taipei Children’s Arts Festival will showcase Australia-based Windmill Theatre Company on Aug. 3 and 4 at the Wellspring Theater. The Wind...

LEADING OFF: 'Savage' Yanks host Rockies, deadline watch

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: THAT'S SAVAGE The Yankees open a three-game home series against Colorado with a new rallying cry inspired by ma...

Taste of the Tour: Garlic soup in Toulouse-Lautrec country

ALBI, France (AP) — Terrible timing: Wout van Aert, the Belgian winner of Monday's stage at the Tour de France, just missed the garlic harvest in Lautrec, and he was a few weeks too early for next mon...

Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker ...

A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the U.S.-Iran standoff say they don't want war. But unless one or the other changes course - the United States from its harsh economic sanctions or Iran from its risky ...

Defendant in face-biting attack challenges insanity rules

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida man accused of killing a couple and chewing the husband's face attacked the constitutionality of the state's laws governing insanity defenses. ...

D'Arnaud homers twice, leads Rays to 6-1 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud has been with the Tampa Bay Rays for almost a month, and the veteran catcher sounds very comfortable in his new surroundings. "It hasn't been tough," d...

Agoood transforms charity into service that creates value and does good deeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mark Yeh (葉文宏), board director of charity managing company Agoood, believes that, “The best kind of charity creates values and provides services instead of just soli...

Tourist mecca Notre Dame also revered as place of worship

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The soaring beauty of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral as it echoed with Gregorian chants so moved French poet Paul Claudel on Christmas Day 1886 that the avowed atheist converted to Ca...