Democrat Phil Murphy replacing GOP Gov. Chris Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Democratic Obama administration diplomat is taking over the New Jersey governor's office from Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday. Phil Murphy posted a...

Russian government considers boost to social spending

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's economic adviser says the government is considering a possible boost in social spending. Andrei Belousov was quoted by Russian news a...

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy w...

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villa...

All outdoor-lovers, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau's camping guide has arrived!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Campers in Taiwan now have an excellent new resource to help them plan their outings, now that the Taiwan Tourism Bureau unveiled the new online camping companion site. ...

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months. ...

California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officer...

National Palace Museum launches 6-year development plan

A recently unveiled six-year development plan for Taipei City-based National Palace Museum will cement the facility’s status as a world-class visitor attraction and spur the development of Taiwa...

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can't imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months. ...

Christie leaving governor's office as Democrat takes over

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will say farewell to blunt-talking Republican Gov. Chris Christie as a wealthy former Obama administration diplomat and businessman is sworn in as governor. ...

President Tsai responds to Pope’s World Day of Peace message

President Tsai Ing-wen recently responded to Pope Francis’s papal message for World Day of Peace 2018, supporting his call to embrace those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discriminati...

Physical education teacher tops women’s domestic field at Taiwan’s Kinmen Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A 46-year-old physical education teacher ran her personal best of 3:02:31 to top the women’s domestic field at the 2018 Kinmen Marathon on Sunday, becoming the oldest ...

US wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half o...

A Holocaust museum in Brooklyn focuses on faith, survival

NEW YORK (AP) — Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, loca...

Missouri governor inspired disputes before affair was public

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens courted controversy and touched off political disputes even before acknowledging an extramarital affair and facing bombshell allegations that he blackmailed the ...