First hair and beauty expo for black/brown women in Taipei invites locals and foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to cope with difficulty in finding proper hair and skin care resources for the community of black and brown women in Taipei City, two international students host ...

On Netflix now, Frank Grillo is looking for a fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Most travelers to new places usually aren't looking for a fight. Frank Grillo definitely is. "Fightworld," a new Netflix docu-series, follows Grillo, an actor and sel...

Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the ex...

Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitab...

FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI has created replicas of decoy heads used by prisoners to mount their infamous escape from Alcatraz Island in 1962. Authorities on Thursday unveiled 3D-pr...

Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more ...

Mexican writer Fernando del Paso dead at 83

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The widely honored Mexican novelist and poet Fernando del Paso has died at the age of 83. The University of Guadalajara said Del Paso died Wednesday, but did not g...

Long hidden, Marie Antoinette's jewels go up for auction

GENEVA (AP) — Diamond and pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, a giant pearl pendant and other jewelry once belonging to ill-fated French queen Marie Antoinette are set to go on auction in Geneva, showcas...

Reporter's dispatch after Jonestown mass murders, suicides

Forty years ago this week, a California congressman and a group of journalists traveled to Guyana, South America, to see Jonestown, a remote settlement created by an American church, and investigate r...

With J.K. Rowling's help, Jude Law builds a new Dumbledore

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the "Harry Potter" fil...

Amazon HQ locations: Similar basics but different vibes

NEW YORK (AP) — The communities that are expected to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation ...

Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton is loaning some family heirlooms to the Museum of the American Revolution. The items include a Society of the Cinci...

Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics, different vibes

NEW YORK (AP) — The communities said to be favored to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation...

Rescues, not firefight prove emotional for firefighters

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Casey Peck had never prayed so hard. His fire engine was trapped with dozens of cars and panicked people as an inferno roared through the Sierra Nevada foothills...

China's annual shopping frenzy shatters records again

SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers spent more than $14 billion within the first two hours of China's annual buying frenzy on Sunday, once again breaking records as the consumer tradition enters its 10th ...