Ex-officer sentenced to 25 years in black motorist's killing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida police officer was ordered Thursday to spend 25 years in prison for the fatal on-duty shooting of a black musician whose SUV had broken down after a late-...

Mayor among 3 slain in Mexico's Veracruz state

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico authorities say a mayor and two others were shot dead as they were traveling in a municipal vehicle in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Prosecutors said Th...

Tahoe residents oppose new homes in path of wildfire danger

RENO, Nevada (AP) — During her career as a flight attendant, Laura Haneveld had a checklist to remind her what to do in the event of a fire. "The most important thing on an airplane ...

With hurricanes, wildfires, evacuation orders fall short

MIAMI (AP) — With Hurricane Michael strengthening as it took aim at Florida's Panhandle, Mark Bowen and his employees watched the live footage through tears. They weren't looking at ...

California roads not designed to handle wildfire evacuations

PARADISE, California (AP) — Californians got a deadly wakeup call when more than 27,000 Paradise residents trying to escape the Camp Fire got caught in a nightmare traffic jam. The 2018 catastrophe il...

Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren't

PARADISE, California (AP) — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others....

In Mexico, migrants turn to 'The Beast' after highway raids

IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as "The Beast" is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the ...

Video shows helmet-less joy rider ram into pillar in Nantou, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced today on Taiwanese social media showing a helmet-less joyrider on a scooter casually chatting with his buddy before suddenly colliding with a concret...

Shifen Historic Trail, one of Taiwan’s oldest hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Shifen Historic Trail, the first stretch of the Tamsui-Kavalan Historic Trails (淡蘭古道), connects Keelung’s Nuan Nuan with Shifen in New Taipei City. One of the old...

Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. now carry the added anxiety of the pursued after Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds in a surprise raid...

Strong earthquake shakes areas north of Philippine capital

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken the area around the Philippine capital, prompting thousands of people to flee to safety. There were no immediate reports of injuries or widesp...

Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-d...

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. ...

North Macedonia police say 58 migrants found in stopped van

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police say officers patrolling a main highway in North Macedonia found 58 migrants packed into a van and detained three men on suspicion of smuggling migrants. ...

Landslide kills at least 14 in Colombia

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Disaster officials say heavy rains have caused a landslide in southwestern Colombia in which at least 14 people have died. The national disaster agency says...