Bruce, the last ‘Jaws’ shark, docks at the Academy Museum

Bruce, the fiberglass shark made from the “Jaws” mold, is ready for his close-up. The 1,208 pound, 25-foot-long, 45-year-old shark, famous for being difficult to work with on the set of Steven Spielbe...

NBA players discuss social justice with pope at Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Five NBA players were part of a delegation that met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday to discuss social justice. Marco Belinelli, Sterling Brown, Jonatha...

Pandemic has taken a bite out of seafood trade, consumption

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has hurt the U.S. seafood industry due to a precipitous fall in imports and exports and a drop in catch of some species. Those are the...

Air quality up in some EU cities during pandemic lockdown

BRUSSELS (AP) — Air quality significantly improved in European metropolitan areas such as Milan and Madrid because of lockdown restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Euro...

In Italy, theater reopens in town devastated by COVID

MILAN (AP) — In a signal of rebirth, the Donizetti theater in the northern Italian city of Bergamo, devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, reopened this weekend after three years of renovations. ...

'Starlight Water Dance' show at Taiwan’s Cihu runs until April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Daily fountain shows with water and colorful lights will take place at the Cihu Memorial Sculpture Park in Taoyuan every night from now until March 31, 2021, according to ...

Trial opens in death of toddler in migrant smuggling case

BRUSSELS (AP) — A trial opened Monday in the shooting death of a two-year-old toddler who was in a van during a high-speed chase between police and suspected migrant smugglers seeking to get to Britai...

China threatens response to Taiwan visit by US admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will respond to the reported visit of a U.S. Navy admiral to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Nov. 23). A two-star navy admiral overseeing U...

Taiwan's Taichung MRT trial runs to resume as early as Nov. 30: operator

Trial runs of the first line of the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system, which were suspended after a major malfunction occurred on Saturday, could resume as soon as Nov. 30, its operator said Mo...

Biden pick for secretary of state backs closer ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Joe Biden's reported pick for secretary of state is in favor of deepening relations between the U.S. and Taiwan. On Monday (Nov. 23), multiple media...

Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Authorities in the South Korean capital on Monday announced a tightening of social distancing regulations, including shutting nightclubs, limiting service hours at restaurant...

The Latest: China tests millions amid new virus flare-ups

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across t...

Why Donald Trump is popular among Vietnamese Americans

The Eden Center in Falls Church, Virginia, is a typical American strip mall, with more than 120 tiny restaurants, beauty salons and electronic retailers. Most of the stores in this mall are run by Vie...

Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. Blinken, 58...

Coronavirus: Indian hospitals run short of intensive care beds 

On Sunday, Delhi recorded 6,746 new COVID-19 infections and 121 related deaths, bringing the total death toll in the state to 8,391. Local authorities are struggling to cope with an exponential rise i...