Wild-card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was merely the first inning, yet fans kept rising out of their seats to applaud or yell or twirl their red towels, to chant "Let's go, Nats!" and "M-V-P!" and various players' nam...

42-minute firework display to wow crowd at National Day celebration in S Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The longest-ever National Day fireworks display will take place at the Riverside Park in Pingtung County on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., with a number of performances taking place f...

Kovacs wins shot put gold at worlds with wife as coach

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — In one ear, American shot putter Joe Kovacs heard a technical tip from his coach. In the other, his wife weighing in to take a deep breath. All that feedback befor...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

People at Tiananmen Square hold up their phones to record fireworks as part of a gala evening commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of China’s Communist Party. In other ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Oct. 1 The Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the guilty verdict for a white former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man: Dallas County jurors made a po...

Thousands march in Hong Kong on Communist Party anniversary

Thousands of black-clad pro-democracy protesters defied a police ban and marched in central Hong Kong on Tuesday, urging China’s Communist Party to “return power to the people” as th...

Better late: Montano gets medals, but the fight goes on

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Alysia Montano walked off the track with a pair of bronze medals that were placed around her neck several years too late. Were those tears of joy still drying on h...

Taiwan's Tainan promotes two small towns with photography contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Government is holding a photography contest to promote the city’s Houbi (後壁區) and Yanshui (鹽水區) districts, which are among the 40 winners of Taiwan Touri...

Hong Kong pro-democracy rally ends early as violence erupts

A massive pro-democracy rally Saturday in downtown Hong Kong ended early after violence broke out, with police firing tear gas and a water cannon after protesters threw bricks and Molotov cocktails at...

Taiwan's Presidential Office set to light up for Double Tenth National Day celebrations

A light show is set to be projected onto the Presidential Office in Taipei City Oct. 4-10 as the country begins its Double Tenth National Day celebrations. Organized by the Taipei-based General Ass...

Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, set fires

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn o...

Hong Kong protesters take over mall, fold origami cranes

HONG KONG (AP) — Young protesters, many wearing masks to disguise their identity, filled the open area of a Hong Kong shopping mall Sunday and folded paper "origami" cranes in the late...

Hong Kong protesters burn flag, police fire pepper spray

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances. Police accused some protesters of thr...

Demonstrators march in Hong Kong in new weekend of protest

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters marched through an outlying district of Hong Kong on Saturday in a renewed outpouring of grievances against the Chinese territory’s government. The march by ...

Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong has called off an annual fireworks display marking China's National Day as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. The city issued a terse statement...