Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other resta...

Dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan will take one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The work to dismantle an empty Chinese freighter which ran aground in Yilan County in September will start next Tuesday (October 22) and take about one month, according to...

Ghost hunter's work gets TV afterlife in 'The Holzer Files'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The work of the late paranormal researcher Hans Holzer is getting an afterlife on TV. Holzer wrote more than 100 books starting with "Ghost Hunter" in 1963 and inc...

Venezuelans seek strength, healing from mythical goddess

CHIVACOA, Venezuela (AP) — Every year, thousands trek to a mountainside in Venezuela for rituals played out with fire, blood and smoke to pay tribute to the indigenous goddess Maria Lionza, who is rev...

Some recent fatal crashes involving vintage aircraft

Wednesday's crash of a World War II B-17 bomber in Connecticut was the latest in a long list of fatal crashes involving vintage planes used or designed for military purposes. Some other recent fatal c...

The Latest: 2 jurors held in contempt for warehouse trial

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the trial against a man who will be retried on involuntary manslaughter charges after a fire in a California warehouse killed 36 partygoers (all times local): ...

Retrial for man in California warehouse fire that killed 36

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will re-try a man on manslaughter charges for allegedly turning a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse into a cluttered maze that killed 36 at a party. ...

Over 800 kg of ghost nets removed from Penghu coral reefs

A volunteer cleanup effort to help protect the coral reefs around the offshore Penghu County yielded more than 800 kilograms of abandoned fishing nets on Thursday, the Marine National Park Headquarter...

Review: 'The Shape of Night' invokes classic gothic suspense

"The Shape of Night" (Ballantine), by Tess Gerritsen In "The Shape of Night" by Tess Gerritsen, a writer named Ava Collette attempts to escape a tragic event in Boston by fleeing to ...

Chinese ‘ghost ship’ runs aground in Northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A presumably Chinese empty freighter ran aground in Yilan County near Toucheng Saturday (September 28). The authorities were planning to send two ships to tow the &lsqu...

Chinese ‘ghost ship’ found drifting off North Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An empty freighter was found drifting off New Taipei City Friday (September 27) morning, leading investigators to believe it hailed from China despite the absence of any o...

Manufacturers' business sentiment improves for 2nd straight month

Confidence among Taiwanese manufacturers improved in August for the second consecutive month largely on the back of rising global demand during the peak season for electronic gadgets, the Taiwan Insti...

Tegan and Sara's "High School" is a raw, powerful memoir

"High School" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Sara Quin and Tegan Quin Tegan and Sara's dance-pop hit "Closer" concludes with a question. "All I want to know is: Ca...

California's dive boat, Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean off Santa Barbara. Both became fi...

'Ghostbuster' sequel to focus on a family of original film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The upcoming "Ghostbuster" sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits. Ivan ...