'Young and the Restless' honors Kristoff St. John, his work

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As "The Young and the Restless" head writer Josh Griffith screened the episode in which Neil Winters' family learns of his death, the tears began to flow. Viewers ...

Review: Young friends make a bad decision in Gudenkauf novel

"Before She Was Found" by Heather Gudenkauf (Park Row) Twelve-year-old Cora Landry starts junior high, and she lacks friends and social skills to succeed in the environment of clique...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, April 22, the 112th day of 2019. There are 253 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 22,...

Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago promotes bicycle tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s offshore Penghu County is promoting bicycle tourism by making the county bicycle friendlier and by offering a free guided bike tour to any bike group of mor...

More plastic bags than fish: East Asia’s new environmental threat

SINGAPORE (East Asia Forum) -- In March 2019, the fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly convened in Kenya to discuss the environmental and climate challenges outlined in the UN’s Sustain...

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Pe...

Taiwan MOFA looking to aftermath of U.S.-Japan security meeting

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday it will keep a close eye on the regional situation after the United States and Japan agreed at a security meeting Friday t...

Iconic Salt Lake Temple closing for major 4-year renovation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An iconic temple central to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith will close for four years to complete a major renovation. Officials say they are keeping a caref...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some ...

Teen climate activist: I enjoy making a difference

ROME (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has told a rally of several thousand young people in Rome's Piazza del Popolo they should aim that when they are older they can say they did everyth...

Easter bonfires in Germany canceled over wildfire risk

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in eastern Germany are canceling plans for traditional Easter bonfires because warm, dry weather has increased the risk of wildfires. Firefighters managed t...

5G could be available in Taiwan as early as January 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fifth Generation (5G) wireless services could be available in Taiwan as early as January, according to the Executive Yuan. Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) said today (F...

Brazil announces pre-salt oil auction set at $26.9 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's federal government says it expects to raise $26.9 billion in signing bonuses auctioning off oil fields estimated to contain more than 5 billion barrels. ...

NJ regulators approve $300M in nuclear plant subsidies

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators voted to approve $300 million in customer-funded subsidies for the state's nuclear industry despite finding the plants are financially viable. ...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to...