Erik Karlsson looks to fit in on 1st day with Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: "It fits." Karlsson's first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch W...

Highlights from Dallas Mavericks workplace investigation

Highlights from an independent investigation of workplace conditions at the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, according to a 46-page report released Wednesday some seven months after a Sports Illustrated articl...

Ballistic vests part of the uniform for more firefighters

DALLAS (AP) — Houston officials will spend up to $1.4 million to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters as they join a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters who a...

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a d...

Former sugar mill in southern Taiwan to be turned into film studio

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture has approved funds of NT$120 million to transform a former sugar mill in Tainan into a film studio, with the aim of providing better facilitie...

Water supply temporarily cut to 590,000 homes in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 590,000 households in Kaohsiung City (高雄市) will be affected by water supply restrictions for 32 hours on Sept. 19-20, as improvements are made to water infrastructure...

Justin Thomas to get a taste of a different cup

ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Thomas is one of three Americans who will make his Ryder Cup debut, even though he doesn't seem like a rookie. He already has a major. He won the FedEx Cup last...

Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean. The 520-room ho...

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest thi...

Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

BEIJING (AP) — IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch says he is satisfied that snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment. Samaranch ...

Canadian gold mine owner seeks damages from Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Canadian gold mining firm Eldorado Gold is seeking 750 million euros ($875 million) in damages from the Greek state over delays in permits for mining work in the north of the cou...

Taiwanese company wins gold at 2018 Green World Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese hair product manufacturer dedicated to promoting a green lifestyle and creating products made from only environmentally friendly ingredients has been reco...

Defense lawyer casts Ugandan war crimes defendant as victim

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer defending an alleged commander in Uganda's shadowy Lord's Resistance Army accused of crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers is casting ...

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on t...

Survey finds 2M US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarette...