Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei to take place on Feb 16 and 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place on Feb. 16 and Feb. 19, and New Taipei City’s Tourism and Travel Department (TTD) is offering an NT$399 Pingxi p...

Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. ...

Kaye Ballard, boisterous singer and actress, dies at 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A friend says that actress Kaye Ballard, co-star of the TV series "The Mothers-in-Law," has died. She was 93. The friend, Marguerite Gordon, says Ballard died Mond...

Lagerfeld absent from Chanel's 18th-century couture

PARIS (AP) — It's snowing in Paris, but that didn't matter for Chanel, which showcased frothy, 18th-century inspired couture inside a lavish, sunlit Italian villa. For once, Karl Lag...

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry's largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn't envision two ...

Inmates at Panama youth prison anticipate visit from pope

LAS GARZAS, Panama (AP) — More than 100,000 young people are expected to show up in Panama City when Pope Francis visits this week for World Youth Day. At a detention center about 25 miles (40 kilomet...

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival has another batch of buzzy documentaries premiering this year with subjects ranging from Harvey Weinstein to disgraced bio-tech company Theranos. ...

Bolivian bus plunges into ravine, killing 13, injuring 26

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities say a bus rolled over on a mountain road in the southern part of the Andean country, then tumbled 100 meters (330 feet) into a ravine, killing at least 13 p...

Pingtung announces performance highlights for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pingtung County Government on Saturday announced performance highlights for its 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which include Intel Drone Light Show and performances by the ...

AP Photos: Celebrating south India's bull taming festivals

MADURAI, India (AP) — As drums beat and the crowd cheers, a man leaps onto the back of a large bull and hangs tightly to its hump as the animal bucks and jumps. If he can hold on to ...

Taipei Lantern Festival 2019 to go glitzy at Ximending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei unveiled the theme and main visual design – “Twinkle Taipei”– for the Taipei Lantern Festival 2...

Kaohsiung's 'We Are South' art and music fest returns to southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The art and music festival “We Are South” is happening again in Kaohsiung starting today (Jan. 18), bringing independent business and artists together for a ce...

Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

BERLIN (AP) — The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 appears likely to be closed without a formal verdict. Four e...

AP Exclusive: A peek at how Disney resort shows are made

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World recently invited The Associated Press for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how it puts its shows together. It's a shift for a r...

Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This year's theme at the Philadelphia Flower Show might be "Flower Power" but not all events at the annual floral festival will be about peace and harmony. The sh...