Evening visits to central Taiwan mansion hark back to Qing Dynasty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Wufeng Lin Family Mansion and Garden began holding evening tours in April, scenes of tourists donning old-timey garments and sipping tea while watching performan...

After 7 months, it's back to the beach for some Venezuelans

LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (AP) — At least some Venezuelans headed back to beach on Friday as the government relaxed lockdown measures aimed at stifling the new coronavirus. It had been se...

Face masks to bobbleheads: All things RBG available in gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gone but far from forgotten. With the death of the Supreme Court justice on Sept. 18 came an outpouring of gift prospects in her honor. Ahead ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 9, the 283rd day of 2020. There are 83 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1...

Hybrid Paris Fashion Week, both physical and digital, begins

PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. The s...

China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fight

CHENGBEI GAN’EN, China (AP) — Under a portrait of President Xi Jinping, Ashibusha sits in her freshly painted living room cradling her infant daughter beside a chair labeled a “gift from the governmen...

Pope says autistic kids are beautiful, unique flowers to God

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told a group of children with autism and spectrum disorders Monday that they are beautiful, unique flowers in the eyes of God. Francis met with membe...

Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious...

Banksy loses EU trademark fight with greeting card company

BRUSSELS (AP) — Street artist Banksy has lost a legal battle with a a greeting card company along with a European Union trademark for one of his most iconic artworks. The cancellatio...

Spackman Entertainment Group's #ALIVE Number One on Netflix Globally

Produced by the Group's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema, #ALIVE topped the movie chart on Netflix globally on 10 September 2020 Starring Yoo Ah-in of Spackman Media Group, and Park Shin-h...

Peru's Indigenous turn to ancestral remedies to fight virus

PUCALLPA, Peru (AP) — As COVID-19 spread quickly through Peru’s Amazon, the Indigenous Shipibo community decided to turn to the wisdom of their ancestors. Hospitals were far away, sh...

On new album, Chick Corea plays with a piano and his fans

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're very lucky, one day Chick Corea will make your portrait. And because he's a formidable musician, it will be a portrait entirely in musical notes. Corea like...

Governors want more say in habitat rule for at-risk wildlife

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Governors from 22 Western states and Pacific territories want a bigger say in how the Trump administration defines habitat for wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act. ...

Decision day: Magnolia or shield for new Mississippi flag?

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A commission on Wednesday is choosing a single proposal to replace a state flag that Mississippi retired because the 126-year-old banner included the Confederate battle emblem th...

SEC complaint filed over mine that could threaten rare plant

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists have filed a complaint with the Securities Exchange Commission accusing an Australian mining company of misleading investors about how soon it might start building a...