Dispatches from Yosemite: Alone with the bears and beauty

The glacier-carved valleys of Yosemite National Park have been closed to the public for nearly three months and a few dozen lucky kids have had it mostly to themselves. Locked down a...

Father goes missing while rescuing daughter from river in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rescue team has so far been unsuccessful in its efforts to find a man who went missing Saturday afternoon (May 30) while trying to rescue his daughter, who fell into a r...

Global pandemic: Through the eyes of the world's children

CHICAGO (AP) — These are children of the global pandemic. In the far-north Canadian town of Iqaluit, one boy has been glued to the news to learn everything he can about the coronavi...

Postponed Indy 500 puts short-track drivers in spotlight

GAS CITY, Ind. (AP) — The roaring engines and flying dirt pellets briefly brought Gas City I-69 Speedway back to life Sunday. It wasn't the same. The grandstands we...

Taiwanese college student dies after falling into ravine while mountaineering

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 21-year-old college student surnamed Chien (簡) fell more than 60 meters into a ravine and died Saturday (May 16) on a two-day mountaineering trip to Mt. Bilu (畢祿山) in ce...

The Latest: UN chief: LGBTI vulnerable during pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

Shanghai to restart classes as New Orleans diners return

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — China's commercial hub of Shanghai announced the restart of classes for younger students amid falling virus cases, while New Orleans's famed restaurants were allowed to reopen with ...

Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Monday said its forces demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of being behind a deadly blast in the West Bank last year. Israel says 22...

Malls, movies and more: A look at reopenings by state in US

The reopening of the economy and loosening of coronavirus-prompted restrictions remain uneven and varied throughout the U.S. as governors watch case numbers and weigh caution against desires to ramp u...

Surf's down in California: Governor will close beaches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom will order all beaches and state parks closed starting Friday after people thronged the seashore during a sweltering weekend despite his social distancing o...

Tour scenic attractions in Dongshi, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dongshi District (東勢區) in Taichung City, famous for producing fruits year round due to its climate, is also a nice place to admire fireflies and lotus flowers during summ...

Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau to step up virus prevention measures at Marian Hiking Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will begin to take crowd control measures at the Marian Hiking Trail (聖母登山步道) in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County for fear that the popular tra...

3-year-old Taiwanese girl climbing East Asia's highest peak met with mixed reactions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese father of a three-year-old girl posted pictures of his daughter climbing the country's highest peak, Yushan, but his joy quickly turned to confusion when s...

Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau urges social distancing while hiking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The congenial weather of late has drawn more people outdoors, prompting the Forestry Bureau to publish a press release on Monday (April 20) urging the public to adhere to ...

Governor gives green light for some Fla. beaches to reopen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor on Friday gave the green light for some beaches and parks to reopen if it can be done safely, and north Florida beaches became among the first to allow all...