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Kucherov shines, Lightning beat Islanders 4-2 in Game 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are running out of superlatives to describe the playmaking ability of NHL playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov. “He’s remarkably gifted ....

Rahm preparing for US Open after positive COVID-19 test

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The hard part, at first, was having to walk off the course with a six-shot lead and no chance to finish the tournament. Learning on national TV that he had tested positive for COVID-1...

Animals have Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park all to themselves during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s wild animals have been beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they can now roam comfortably in Shei-Pa National Park free of human interference. Sinc...

Taiwan’s top weather official sparks controversy with hiking trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Weather Bureau Director-General Cheng Ming-dean ( 鄭明典) on Sunday (June 13) posted several photos on Facebook of himself hiking with his daughter, causing heated de...

Wall St Week Ahead Fed meeting looms for stocks as inflation worries collide with 'Goldilocks' markets

Investors will be zeroing in on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting next week as a "Goldilocks" market environment that has helped lift stocks to record highs and tamed a bon...

Chinese working women will rue three-child policy

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Beijing will allow married Chinese couples to have three children, a sign of desperation. Firming the social safety net might help boost births. But the men who run...

Taiwan’s Taroko and Yushan national parks to close hiking trails amid COVID spike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Taroko National Park Headquarters on Monday (May 24) announced the closure of several hiking trails in an attempt to discourage the public from going out am...

Lake Jiaming hikers can now receive certificates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Now hikers who visit Lake Jiaming in Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range can receive a special certificate for a small price, according to the Taitung Forest District Of...

60 years since 1st American in space: Tourists lining up

Sixty years after Alan Shepard became the first American in space, everyday people are on the verge of following in his cosmic footsteps. Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company is finally opening ti...

'I have to help,' says sailor who rescued migrants at sea

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cale Foy had just started hiking with his wife and three kids as they do every Sunday when he noticed what he thought was an abandoned fishing vessel approaching the rocky, wind-swept...

'I have to help,' says sailor who rescued migrants at sea

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cale Foy had just started hiking with his wife and three kids as they do every Sunday when he noticed what he thought was an abandoned fishing vessel approaching the rocky, wind-swept...

Watching from afar, Congress will make or break Biden agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most striking part of President Joe Biden’s address to Congress on Wednesday may be the absence of most members of Congress, the very House and Senate lawmakers who will make or...

On-site applications soon available for day trips to Taiwan’s Lake Jiaming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hikers intending to make a day trip to Lake Jiaming from the Xiangyang trailhead will be allowed to make on-site applications for entry permits as of May 1, but there is a...

What to watch during Biden's 1st big speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is putting the finishing touches on his first address to a joint session of Congress, a prime-time speech on Wednesday night on the eve of his 100th day in office...

What's in Biden speech? Lawmakers race to add priorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahead of President Joe Biden’s address to Congress on Wednesday, lawmakers are intensifying the push to make sure key priorities are included in the next phase of his massive infrast...