China threatens response to Taiwan visit by US admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will respond to the reported visit of a U.S. Navy admiral to Taiwan, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday (Nov. 23). A two-star navy admiral overseeing U...

US Navy admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-star navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region made an unannounced visit to Taiwan on Sunday (Nov. 22), Reuters reported. Sour...

New Taipei City mayor will participate in Sunday's 'Autumn Struggle' march

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said this morning (Nov. 22) that he would stand with Taiwanese at the "Autumn Struggle" march in the afternoon and express...

Taipei police brace for 'Autumn Struggle' pro-labor march

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei police are urging participants in an annual pro-labor march on Sunday (Nov. 22) to remain calm during their protest of the government's labor regulations and lo...

'Something very historical': Push for diverse Biden Cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native Americans are urging President-elect Joe Biden to make history by selecting one of their own to lead the powerful agency that oversees the nation’s tribes, setting up one of s...

American EPA chief to visit Taiwan in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, is planning to visit Taiwan in December. Wheeler is expected to lead a 10-person delegation ...

Transition or tropics? EPA chief looks at final trips abroad

After months of travel to battleground states before Election Day, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency now is looking at taxpayer-funded trips abroad, including the tropics, in the Trump a...

Taiwan to use acoustic cameras to catch traffic noise violators next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New acoustic cameras will hit Taiwan's streets next year to catch traffic noise violators, and fines for such offenses could soon double. Taiwan has for decades bee...

Man in prison for murder charged in 1989 cold case killing

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A man imprisoned for killing a former girlfriend and federal worker in Washington a decade ago pleaded guilty Monday to slaying his estranged wife who disappeared from her Virgini...

Corps suspends $9.4B plastics complex permit for a new look

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has suspended its permit for a Chinese conglomerate’s $9.4 billion plastics complex on a technicality but says it may also review other aspects of the pe...

Key role for Black policy leaders on Biden's transition team

DETROIT (AP) — Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition, marking one of the most diverse agency review teams in history. Of the 500-plu...

New BMW has classic grille - but for sensors, not airflow

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German luxury automaker BMW on Wednesday gave an early look at a new battery-driven SUV that illustrates the company's future plans for electric-powered driving. ...

Pakistan's Lahore sees peak pollution as coronavirus surges

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A thick blanket of smog enveloped Pakistan's cultural capital of Lahore on Wednesday, prompting officials to warn that tens of thousands of the city's residents risk respirator...

NJ sues 3 firms over 'forever chemicals' in drinking water

New Jersey is upping its efforts to force chemical companies to pay for decades of contamination of waterways by so-called “forever chemicals” used to stain-proof clothing and produce non-stick cookwa...

GOP backs Trump as he fights election results, transition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration threw the presidential transition into tumult, with President Donald Trump blocking government officials from cooperating with President-elect Joe Biden’s te...