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Atlantic League to open May 27, play 120-game schedule

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The independent Atlantic League plans to resume play with a 120-game schedule for each team starting May 27 after missing the 2020 season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. ...

Second high court hearing for Florida-Georgia water war

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court tried Monday to inject some mystery into its second consideration of a long-running dispute between Georgia and Florida over water that flows from the Atlanta subur...

Review: Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo go on a beach romp

There's a tiny oasis on the west coast of Florida where the men wear Tommy Bahama from head to toe and women of a certain age stroll around poolside in tube tops and full jewelry. I...

Deer native to India starve to death amid drought in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Axis deer, a species native to India presented as a gift from Hong Kong to the king of Hawaii in 1868, have fed hunters and their families on the rural island of Molokai for generation...

Northern Taiwan museum kicks off 2021 with international artwork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Jut Art Museum, Taiwan’s first private museum focused on architecture and urban development, began the new year with a special exhibit featuring a selection of i...

Pakistan's Arabian Sea islands risk environmental disaster

The government's decision to establish the Pakistan Islands Development Authority and bring the Bundal and Dingi islands off the Karachi coast under federal authority shocked Majeed Motani, a 70-y...

For UK exporters, post-Brexit border chaos arrives early

LONDON (AP) — For some British truckers, retailers and traders, a feared New Year's nightmare arrived early. “French borders closed,“ signs on roads approaching the English Channel p...

From his home, Attenborough shows viewers 'A Perfect Planet'

LONDON (AP) — Sir David Attenborough is a globetrotter, discovering far-flung lands and exotic species for TV audiences since the 1950s. The pandemic may have kept him at home for much of 2020, but it...

Minor league teams accepting new reality following MLB cuts

Jackson Generals boss Marcus Sabata had a surprising reaction when he learned his Double-A Southern League franchise had been officially booted from the affiliated minor leagues: He ...

Rare migratory bird spotted for first time in Taiwan

A migrating grey shrike, Lanius pallidirostris, which is usually seen in Central and South Asia and which has never been previously sighted in Taiwan, was recently spotted in Tainan City, according to...

Japan prosecutors seek to query former PM Abe in political funding case - media

Prosecutors have asked Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to report for voluntary questioning in a case they are building against his secretary over unreported political funds involving as...

Taiwanese woman shocked by plastic inside crab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While dining on crab earlier this week, a Taiwanese woman discovered to her horror that the crustacean was filled with chunks of red plastic. On Monday (Nov. 9), a user...

Review: Charming 'Over the Moon' gets lost in lunar orbit

The acclaimed animator behind such powerful figures as Ariel, Aladdin, Tarzan and Rapunzel has a new heroine and she's going further than any of his creations — the moon. Twelve-year...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — An invisible workforce of millions of laborers from some of the poorest corners of Asia toil in the palm oil industry, many of them enduring various forms of exploitation, ...