Former Japanese official sentenced for killing reclusive son

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court sentenced a former senior government official to six years in prison on Monday for fatally stabbing his socially reclusive son with a kitchen knife. The T...

Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is suing the state of California over its decision to ban the import and sale of alligator products, saying the ban will hurt an important Louisiana industry and ultimatel...

UN climate talks in limbo as rifts among countries remain

MADRID (AP) — Countries remained deadlocked Saturday in talks over combating climate change as U.N. talks dragged on beyond the official deadline with no end in sight. Chile’s environme...

Opponents warn of staff exodus as US breaks up lands bureau

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Opponents of the Trump administration's plan to break up the Washington, D.C., headquarters of the country's public lands bureau are warning of a brain drain, saying many staffers who...

Judge recommends Georgia prevail in water war with Florida

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge is recommending that Georgia prevail in a longstanding legal battle with Florida over water consumption from rivers shared by the states, though the final decision...

Arctic habitats and cultures on thin ice as region warms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising temperatures and shrinking snow and ice cover in the Arctic are endangering habitats, fisheries and local cultures, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Oceani...

Study says warming world could devastate fisheries, reefs

BERLIN (AP) — A study commissioned by 14 seafaring nations predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in ...

Taiwan, Japan discuss maritime cooperation in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taiwan-Japan maritime affairs cooperation meeting got underway in Taipei on Monday afternoon (Dec. 2). Taiwan and Japan have in recent years come up with sev...

2 dead, 9 missing after fishing boat sinks off Morocco

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco says two people have died and nine others are missing after a fishing boat with at least 11 crew members aboard capsized off southwest Morocco. The Moro...

Tuvalu spurns China bid to build artificial islands, sticks with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Pacific island ally Tuvalu on Thursday (Nov. 21) announced that it has rejected an offer by Communist China to build artificial islands, which presumably woul...

Tuvalu foreign minister visits Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe visited President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Nov. 20), receiving congratulations for the Pacific island’s democratic electio...

Taiwanese brown sugar bubble milk tea on S Korea’s top food list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan brown sugar bubble milk tea is among the most popular food and drink choices in South Korea this year, according to a report released by the country’s Agro-Fi...

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far. ...

Future of Gulf of Maine draws scientists, leaders to event

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists and leaders from New England and Canada are gathering in Maine this week for an event focused on what the warming of the ocean will mean for the region. ...

Commission: Virginia let company defy fishing limits in bay

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Fishing regulators say the state of Virginia allowed a Canadian-owned company that makes fish-oil supplements to defy catch limits for a tiny and oily fish in the Chesapeake Bay. ...