Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of ci...

The Latest: France bans some yellow vest protests in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 5:20 p.m. France's prime minister has announced a ban on yellow vest protests on Paris'...

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find origi...

Subway first step in easing Indonesia capital's carmageddon

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Commuting in Indonesia's gridlocked capital will for some involve less frustration, sweat and fumes when its first subway line opens later this month. The l...

Foxconn, Kaohsiung sign technology promotion MOU

Kaohsiung, March 17 (CNA) Terry Gou (郭台銘), chairman of manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group, and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Sunday to promote t...

'Rookie' Kikuchi in spotlight in major league debut in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Talk about a pressure situation. Just as he was adjusting to life in the United States, Yusei Kikuchi is back in Japan getting ready to make his major league pitching de...

Thousands march in Madrid supporting separatists on trial

MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands are marching in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists standing trial for their attempt to secede from Spain. The nine defendants face de...

Croatians demand more action against domestic violence

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Croatia demanding government action against domestic violence after a man threw his four small children from a balcony, seriously injuring th...

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured hi...

Taipei mayor departs to promote city-to-city exchanges in U.S.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) left Saturday for the United States to promote city-to-city exchanges, during which time he is also expected to give a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C...

Taipei mayor rebuts Taiwanese group's 'pro-China' accusations

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday rebutted accusations from a Taiwanese group based in the U.S., which had said it did not welcome the mayor's planned visit to the United States due to what i...

Puerto Ricans to decry austerity, hurricane help at hearing

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans are filling up a coliseum to speak at a first of its kind public hearing held by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid com...

Minnesota's Klobuchar all-in on Iowa as 2020 field grows

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is going all-in on Iowa as she tries to become the Democratic nominee for president, returning to the nation's leadoff caucus state this weekend for a flurry of stops — he...

The Latest: Students in New Delhi protest for cleaner air

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local): 8 a.m. In India's capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on...

Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year...