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The Latest: Court rejects challenge to Maine shot mandate

PORTLAND, Maine — A federal appeals court has denied an emergency request to stop a COVID-19 vaccine mandate from going into effect in Maine. The rule, announced by Democratic Gov. J...

Japan to donate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan announced Friday (Oct. 15) that it will donate more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan as part of its free vaccine-sharing initiative for Southeast ...

Taiwan premier to donate 1 month's salary to Kaohsiung following tragic fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet announced on Friday (Oct. 15) that Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will donate one month's salary to Kaohsiung City Government and provide post-disaster relie...

Openings set for Wednesday in trial of Giuliani associate

NEW YORK (AP) — A smiling Lev Parnas, a onetime associate of Rudy Giuliani who is accused along with a co-defendant of making illegal campaign contributions, left a Manhattan courthouse after a newly ...

MacKenzie Scott gifts help bolster nonprofit infrastructure

Umbrella groups that serve and advocate for nonprofits or grant makers and donors are an unsexy part of the charitable world. They act as scaffolding to strengthen organizations that do good by bringi...

Giuliani associates face trial in campaign finance scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Lev Parnas once pitched himself in TV interviews and through an unorthodox publicity campaign by his lawyer as someone who could expose corruption in the Trump Administration over its ...

Nobel economics prize goes to 'natural experiments' pioneers

Economists David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the 2021 Nobel economics prize on Monday for pioneering the use of "natural experiments" to understand the causal effects of econom...

Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement 2021: Shop Social on the enhanced TECM MALL

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 8 October 2021 - Year 2021 marks the 10th Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement (TECM), organized by Fullness Social Enterprise Society (FSES). FSES is formed by a group ...

Colorado woman who won't get vaccinated denied transplant

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When a Colorado woman found out her hospital wouldn’t approve her kidney transplant surgery until she got the COVID-19 vaccine, she was left with a difficult decision pi...

Singapore approves foreign interference law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore’s parliament passed a foreign interference law on Monday (Oct. 4), citing the controversial Chinese donation scandal that ruined the career of Australian s...

Small Luxury Hotels of The World Launches ‘Considerate Collection’: Actively Sustainable Luxury Hotels

LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 4 October 2021 - Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) today announces the launch of Considerate Collection, a community of Actively sustainable luxury hotels going t...

Tour of Wisconsin Army post reveals thankful, bored Afghans

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (AP) — Reporters were given a glimpse Thursday of Afghan refugees' lives on a Wisconsin Army post, getting to see the new arrivals playing soccer with soldiers and toting groceries to...

Cowboys for Trump founder survives county recall campaign

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has prevailed against efforts to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Recall committee...

Far-right cryptocurrency follows ideology across borders

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Daily Stormer website advocates for the purity of the white race, posts hate-filled, conspiratorial screeds against Blacks, Jews and women and has helped inspire at least three rac...

Taiwan's ASE Group establishes diving team to clean up marine debris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Group’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Foundation has established an “ASE Environment Protection Divi...