Janet Evanovich and the plot twist of success

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 years and many millions of sales later, the story of her first book deal still makes Janet Evanovich cry. “I collected rejections for 10 years,” recalls ...

Review: Janet Evanovich delivers with 'Twisted Twenty-Six'

"Twisted Twenty-Six," Putnam, by Janet Evanovich In "Twisted Twenty-Six," Janet Evanovich's latest Stephanie Plum novel, Edna Mazur, Stephanie's eccentric grandmother, marries a gang...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2019. There are 62 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 30,...

Scorsese, De Niro and Pacino on time and 'The Irishman'

NEW YORK (AP) — They come into the room not like the moveable Mount Rushmore that they but like three old friends, energized by being in each other's company. They are chatting about movies. ...

Beijing threatens Prague for canceling sister-city ties, Czech Pirate Party responds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Earlier this week, after the city of Prague announced plans to formally terminate its sister-city relationship with Beijing, the Chinese embassy on Wednesday (Oct. 9) sent...

Taiwan media tycoon sentenced to 26 months for prison corruption scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media tycoon Gary Wang (王令麟) was sentenced to two years and two months on Wednesday (October 9) for buying off a prison official, who received a 16-year sentence. Wang,...

Whitey Bulger's girlfriend now lives with his relatives

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — The longtime girlfriend of the late Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger now lives with his relatives in an affluent suburb. The Boston Globe reports that 68-y...

Former 'American Gangster' prosecutor sentenced to probation

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" has been sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing ...

Dillinger family members apply again to exhume his body

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his body from an Indianapolis cemetery. The Indiana State Department of...

The divide and rule strategy that will define Taiwan’s presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Divide and rule is a political strategy that can be traced all the way back to Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance Italy, but it is ass relevant and effective today a...

Former top-10 fugitive dies in Taiwan hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former top-10 fugitive bank robber and kidnapper Hsueh Chiu (薛球) died at a Tainan hospital Saturday (August 17) after serving 14 years of his life sentence. Details of ...

US Sec. of State Pompeo meets Chinese Communist Party foreign affairs chief in NY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (Aug. 13) met with a high ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party in New York in a meeting that was not announced ahea...

Pro-China gangster 'White Wolf' snared in Taipei for ill-gotten gains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂), aka the "White Wolf" and five other members of his party were ...

Epstein dies in the dark, but abuse investigation carries on

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sex...

Pro-China political party backs KMT's Han for Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A political party that promotes Taiwan’s unification with China has expressed its support for Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) in the key election ...