Man buried in Alaska mountain avalanche saved by other hiker

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hiker is lucky to be alive after he was buried during an avalanche and another hiker saw his feet and freed him, officials said. The hiker was alon...

EPA rejects ban on poison bombs against cattle predators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trappers can keep using sodium cyanide bombs to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, the Trump administration said Thursday, rejecting calls for a ban despite repeated instanc...

Taiwan to limit compensation for victims of typhoon accidents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Victims of accidents while hiking in the mountains or watching the waves during typhoons will no longer automatically receive government compensation, according to a measu...

Taiwan's 'Year of Mountain Tourism' hits the heights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Tourism Bureau is promoting 24 mountain-related package tours, in line with its designation of 2020 as the "Year of Mountain Tourism," according to a pres...

2 killed, 1 injured after fall at Arches National Park

MOAB, Utah (AP) — A man and woman died Friday morning while hiking in a popular area of Arches National Park in Utah. Chief Ranger Scott Brown said a 65-year-old man and 60-year-old ...

Hikers answer plea to find wedding ring lost on mountaintop

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man’s quest to find his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot snow-covered mountain in New Hampshire has been completed by a couple of hikers — and a metal detector. ...

Disturbing the peace? 5 hikes to avoid Yosemite crowds

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Dappled sunlight kisses the valley floor of Yosemite National Park. Granite monoliths, gushing waterfalls and giant sequoias abound. The wilderness is calling. ...

Two Dakeng hiking trails in central Taiwan attractively restored

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two hiking trails in the Dakeng Scenic Area damaged by heavy rains, Trails No. 1 and No. 6, have recently been restored and their safety much improved, CNA reported on Sun...

Boy Scouts mortgage vast New Mexico ranch as collateral

One of the most spectacular properties owned by the Boy Scouts of America is being been mortgaged to help secure the youth organization’s line of credit. The Boy Scouts say there is ...

Undergrounding beautifies scenic Taitung County Route 197 in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undergrounding project has been completed on a scenic stretch of Taitung County Route 197 from Chihshang Township to Taitung City to remove the eyesore of omnipresent o...

Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

BEIRUT (AP) — On one of Beirut’s main commercial streets, store owners are cutting salaries by half or considering shutting down. Shops advertise sales, but still can’t draw in customers. The only pla...

First case of tick-borne SFTS discovered in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday (Nov. 19) that a 70-year-old Taiwanese man has been confirmed as having the first case of the tick-borne Sev...

AP Was There: Native Americans take over Alcatraz Island

On Nov. 20, 1969, dozens of Native Americans took over Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay to demand that the U.S. government recognize longstanding agreements with tribes and turn over the deed to the ...

Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is likely to keep its benchmark short-term interest rate unchanged in the coming months, unless the economy shows s...

Deserted military barracks in NE Taiwan turned into tourist attraction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A deserted military barracks located on Bitou Cape in northeastern Taiwan has been renovated by tourism authorities, and it opened to the public on Nov. 5 in hopes of attr...