Groups to sue US agency over loss of caribou herd

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental groups said Wednesday they plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to prevent the recent loss of the last herd of mountain caribou in the Lower 4...

Top 5 Taiwanese taboos to avoid on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and though many consider it a festive ti...

Review: 'Hearts of the Missing' is a baffling mystery

"Hearts of the Missing" (Minotaur), by Carol Potenza Nicky Matthews, a Pueblo, New Mexico, police sergeant assigned as liaison to the Tsiba'ashi D'yini reservation's police departmen...

Review: Ed Harcourt shuns lyrics, emanates calm on new album

Ed Harcourt, "Beyond the End" (Point of Departure) One of the recurring themes in Ed Harcourt's career has been his stylistic breadth, his affinity for stretching wide the musical va...

Review: 'Creed II' goes more than the distance. It's a KO

The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a seque...

Review: Smashing Pumpkins' album is shiny and oh so bright

The Smashing Pumpkins, "SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN." (Napalm Records) It's no question The Smashing Pumpkins has had a tumultuous past. Multiple ...

A universe of flawed heroes: Stan Lee was ahead of his time

It became easy, in recent years, to dismiss him as the wisecracking grandpa of the American comic book, a past-his-prime gimmick who cameoed alongside Earth's angstiest superheroes in the high-grossin...

Centenary of WWI's end bringing leaders to Arc de Triomphe

PARIS (AP) — An overview of the international ceremony taking place in Paris on Sunday for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I: WHO IS ATTENDING: Leaders from the majorit...

Mountain caribou in lower 48 states being sent to Canada

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The six mountain caribou remaining in the lower 48 states will be relocated farther north into Canada, a move that ends decades of efforts to reintroduce the large animals into I...

Thai Red Cross wants bloody-minded donors for Halloween

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Red Cross Society may not measure its blood supplies by the bucket, but it knows how to throw a Halloween party. Hoping that the annual gusto for gore would...

Top Halloween parties in Taipei 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Halloween, a popular festival from American culture, is becoming more widespread in Taiwan as many young people are celebrating this chilling and spooky night. As Hallo...

Top 10 Taiwanese Movies

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Few of the creative industries are flourishing more in Taiwan than movie-making. For a relatively small nation, Taiwan is remarkably prolific at churning out big-screen ente...

Under a steady rain, Rodarte's fairytale designs shimmer

NEW YORK (AP) — A steady rain marked the return of Rodarte at New York Fashion Week as it held its show in a flower-strewn cemetery in Manhattan's East Village. There were grumbles a...

People scramble to snatch offerings for ghosts at a temple in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—About 200 to 300 people turned up at a temple in Taiwan’s Miaoli County on Sunday (Sep. 9) and snatched 1,900 offerings to ghosts and ancestors, which included dried f...

AP PHOTOS: Czech 'ghost church' gets new life from tourism

LUKOVA, Czech Republic (AP) — A 14th-century church in the Czech Republic that was once in ruins is getting a new life from tourists who want to see the eerie visitors from beyond the grave. ...