Ferry packed with Iraqis celebrating holiday sinks; 94 die

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing nearly 100 ...

Minnesota House aims to hit drug companies for opioid crisis

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House voted Monday night to hold drug manufacturers responsible for the state's growing costs for dealing with the opioid crisis. The bill passed...

Tamkang University student may have been electrocuted before drowning in Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police suspect that the cause of death of a 25-year-old Tamkang University student found in a Taipei park could be electric shock, followed by drowning, reported UDN. A four...

Dead female Tamkang University student found next to drunk teen in Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The body of a female Tamkang University student was found lying facedown in a ditch in a riverside park in Taipei's Shilin District this morning, and a drunk 16-year-old bo...

Drowning of athlete in Kaohsiung Aihe Ironman Triathlon revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On March 3, a man drowned while competing in the swimming phase of the Kaohsiung Aihe International Ironman Triathlon, but it was not until family members started seeking help ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 8, the 67th day of 2019. There are 298 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 8, 17...

Migrant boat sinks off Greek island drowning 2 boys, 1 man

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three people, including two small boys, have died after a boat carrying migrants from Turkey foundered overnight off the island of Samos. ...

Priest under siege in battle over Venezuela's political soul

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Salsa music and long tirades blasted through loudspeakers for days at a colonial church in one of Venezuela's toughest slums aimed at drowning out Monsignor Hector Lunar — an...

Unidentified body washes up on New Taipei shore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a dead body was discovered on the beach of Zhongjiao Shazhu Bay (中角沙珠灣) in New Taipei City. The body was badly decomposed, suggesting it ha...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2019. There are 319 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 19...

Nurse accused of raping patient in Arizona pleads not guilty

PHOENIX (AP) — A nurse facing criminal charges in the rape of an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a long-term care facility in Phoenix pleaded not guilty Tuesday during a brief court appear...

Man who tied concrete to wife gets life term in her drowning

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who admitted to killing his estranged wife by tying a massive chunk of concrete to her and throwing her off a bridge into a lake has been sentenced to life in pris...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2019. There are 333 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 1960...

2 doctors for incapacitated patient who gave birth leave

PHOENIX (AP) — Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix. ...

French step up security to stop migrant boats in the Channel

CALAIS, France (AP) — Border control officers patrolling the land, sea and air of northern France are combing beaches, dunes and the frigid, murky coastal waters in a bid to end a high-risk but growin...