Taiwan and US launch MAC Ward for medical emergencies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. announced Friday (May 15) a modular ward that can be deployed to treat people with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). Called the MAC Ward, it is designed...

Thai elephants, out of work due to coronavirus, trudge home

BANGKOK (AP) — The millions of unemployed in Thailand due to the coronavirus include elephants which depend on the tourist industry to feed their voracious appetites. With scant numbers of forei...

Intel buys Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900M

JERUSALEM (AP) — Intel said Monday that it has purchased Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900 million. The California-based chipmaker said the purchase buttresses its plan ...

Brooklyn neighborhood comes together to bury a stranger

NEW YORK (AP) — The request, posted on an online neighborhood forum by a Brooklyn funeral director, was simple but heartfelt. A 91-year-old woman had died from the coronavirus. Her family was scattere...

Taiwan tourist hotspot app adds crowd warning function

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City’s Scenic Area Service Agency has released an app that allows users to look up crowd warnings for popular tourist attractions and real-time video of tour...

Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess. Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy. ...

Uncertainty for Sunwolves, others as Super Rugby put on hold

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Japan's Sunwolves epitomize the uncertainty hanging over Super Rugby following governing body SANZAAR's decision to suspend the tournament "for the foreseeable future" b...

Judge says N Ireland eco-scandal not caused by corruption

LONDON (AP) — A public inquiry concluded Friday that a green-energy scandal which triggered the breakdown of Northern Ireland’s government was caused by a series of errors and not political corruption...

Ecology and kinetic styles grace Paris Fashion Week shows

PARIS (AP) — Models wearing animal outfits joined the finale of Stella McCartney's fur-free and leather-free show Monday, as the British-American designer continued to shine a light on the environment...

Westwood mixes message of ecology with regal Paris fashion

PARIS (AP) — A singer at Vivienne Westwood's eco-minded Paris Fashion Week show serenaded guests about fighting for the environment on Saturday. Elie Saab presented a 1970's-inspired study in the bow ...

Call me Harry: Prince eschews royal label in Scotland speech

LONDON (AP) — Just call him Harry. The British prince who is preparing to step back from royal duties would normally be referred to as sir or his royal highness. But as he was introd...

Huawei races to replace Google apps for next smartphone

BEIJING (AP) — If you can make smartphone apps, Chinese tech giant Huawei wants you. The No. 2 global smartphone brand is struggling to hold onto its market after Washington accused...

Hybrids lose edge but Edmunds picks 5 still worth buying

Buying a hybrid in 2020 doesn't have the same cutting-edge feel that it used to back in the early 2000s. Today, all the hype surrounds the latest electric cars. But do a little rese...

London teen's family sues Malaysian resort over her death

SEREMBAN, Malaysia (AP) — The family of a London teen found dead after she mysteriously vanished from a Malaysian nature resort last year has sued the resort owner for alleged negligence and appealed ...

Gardening trends for 2020? Think unconventional, sustainable

Gardeners in 2020 will veer from the beaten path, opting for unconventional varieties and eco-conscious surroundings, according to a plant trends study by horticulturalists with the University of Flor...