81 sick after suspected food poisoning at hotel in N.E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A case of suspected food poisoning at Hotel Royal Chiaohsi’s (礁溪老爺酒店) buffet restaurant in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, has sickened 81 people, 41 of whom have sou...

Taiwan records 6,944 food poisoning cases in 2019, marking 23-year high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded 6,944 instances of food poisoning last year, which marked a 23-year high, according to numbers released by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...

Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy veteran Jerry Stiller, who launched his career opposite wife Anne Meara in the 1950s and reemerged four decades later as the hysterically high-strung Frank Costanza on the smash...

NHL-best Bruins beat Lightning 2-1 to extend division lead

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brad Marchand and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins took a big stride toward winning the Atlantic Division with a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. ...

Tight security promised for Super Bowl 54 in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Florida and federal law enforcement agencies preparing for the Super Bowl this Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens say they are ready for anything, including a detonated bomb or ...

'Tough year' for measles and other infectious diseases in US

NEW YORK (AP) — This year, the germs roared back. Measles tripled. Hepatitis A mushroomed. A rare but deadly mosquito-borne disease increased. And that was just the...

Reed builds 3-shot lead in Bahamas as Tiger rallies

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A tropical breeze replaced the raging wind and made golf a lot easier for Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods and just about everyone else Thursday in the Hero World Challenge. ...

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

NEW YORK (AP) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. ...

Business Highlights

___ S&P 500 snaps 6-week string of gains even as stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shook off a midday stumble to finish slightly higher Friday, though the...

US officials: Don’t eat romaine grown in Salinas, California

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to ea...

Health officials disclose another romaine outbreak, now over

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are disclosing another food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but they say it appears to be over. The disclosure comes after romaine prod...

Indian guru Rajneesh's ex-aide to star in new documentary

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ma Anand Sheela, who helped controversial Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh set up a commune in Oregon in the 1980s and was a subject of the hit Netflix series Wild Wild Country, w...

Food safety monitoring center to ensure safe lunches in New Taipei City schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A monitoring center will be in place in New Taipei City before the start of next semester to ensure the safety of lunches provided to junior high and elementary schools in...

Bicyclist completes solo ride of entire Pony Express Trail

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jan Bennett learned a lot of lessons on her solo bicycle ride across the entire 2,220-mile (3,572-kilometer) Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. ...

Rugby reflections: a look back at the 8 World Cups

In eight Rugby World Cup tournaments, four countries have claimed the title: New Zealand three times, including the last two, Australia and South Africa twice each, and England. As Japan prepares to h...