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Photo of the Day: Tsai's doppelganger spotted on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo surfaced on Monday (May 9) showing a woman who bears a strong resemblance to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) riding the Taipei MRT. At 9 a.m. that morning, ...

Cyberknife pulls upset to win Arkansas Derby; filly 3rd

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Cyberknife won the $1.25 million Arkansas Derby by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday in the richest prep race for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Florent Geroux, who g...

Kentucky appeals court denies Baffert's motion for stay

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday rejected trainer Bob Baffert’s motion for emergency relief from a 90-day suspension. As a result of the order signed by ...

Thursday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski moved within one win of his record-setting 13th trip to the Final Four in his farewell season thanks to two late ba...

Baffert switches 4 Kentucky Derby hopefuls to other trainers

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert has transferred four of his promising 3-year-old colts to other trainers, which will allow them to earn qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby while the Hall of Fa...

Forbidden Kingdom romps in San Felipe; Baffert takes 2nd

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Forbidden Kingdom romped to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes on Saturday, beating a pair of 3-year-old colts from the barn of embattled trainer Bob Baffe...

Forbidden Kingdom beats Baffert trio to win San Vicente

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Forbidden Kingdom beat a trio of runners trained by Bob Baffert to win the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths on Saturday at Santa Anita. Baffert’s t...

EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

The term “metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination — so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic ...

EXPLAINER: What the metaverse is and how it will work

LONDON (AP) — The term “metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions for what ...

Russian opposition under pressure at September elections

In early September, a Moscow court ruled that neither Google, nor its Russian equivalent Yandex, may show results for the search term "Umnoje golosowanije," or "vote smart" in Russ...

Say Goodbye to the Diamond Industry: Princess Gem Offers Lab-Grown Moissanite Engagement Rings at Honest Prices

Princess Gem presents the new era of engagement rings with sustainable moissanite gemstones for socially conscious couples in Singapore.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 August 2021 - Diamonds are a gi...

Review: In 'Motherless Brooklyn,' 'Chinatown' goes East

Jonathan Lethem's novel about a private eye with Tourette's syndrome, "Motherless Brooklyn," starts with a brilliant burst of uncontrolled profanity and an explanation of its protagonist's condition. ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's doppleganger spotted in Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens on Monday (Sept. 2) believed they had discovered Taiwan's doppelganger which lies mainly on the Canadian side of the U.S.-Canada border. On Monday, a ...

Double take: Celebrities take mistaken identity in stride

NEW YORK (AP) — "Hey, aren't you ..." Well, no. As famous as they are, celebrities sometimes get misidentified as another A-list face, but many told The Associated Press that they take it in stride. ...

Pakistani waiter finds fame as 'Game of Thrones' look-alike

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Until recently, a Pakistani waiter working in a small cafe in the city of Rawalpindi knew nothing about the TV series "Game of Thrones" — or its antihero character played b...