Taipei records 38.9 C, highest ever in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury hit 38.9°C in Taipei Monday afternoon (June 29), the hottest the Taiwanese capital has ever recorded in the month of June, according to the Central Weather...

Taipei bakes in 38.4-degree heat, hottest day of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury in Taipei climbed to a scorching 38.4 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit) this afternoon (June 23), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). At 2...

Australia's most populous state declares wildfire emergency

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Arou...

Coe addresses low turnout at worlds, heat and doping scandal

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has a concise message for athletes who are dissing on Doha: Deal with it. The head of worldwide track and field says any athletes complaining about t...

Judge threatens to bring the heat to Texas prison officials

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge threatened Friday to subject some Texas officials to the same hot temperatures prisoners have experienced after a group of inmates accused the state of failing to honor ...

Snow inside, but hot outside as casts work on holiday shows

LONDON (AP) — On a sunny summer day in the United Kingdom, cast and crew can be found inside a studio — sprinkled with snow. It's the seasonal disorder of television shows. In order ...

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to ...

Plum rain front storms toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Much of Taiwan will see rain today (June 10), as a plum rain front gathers steam and prepares to hover over the country and potentially bring "disastrous precipitation&quo...

Toyota recalls 1.7M vehicles in N. America to fix air bags

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles in North America to replace potentially deadly Takata front passenger air bag inflators. The move announced Wednesday includes...

The Latest: UNICEF highlights perils for children on caravan

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local): 5:35 a.m. UNICEF says some of...

Earthquake paralyzes Japan's northern island of Hokkaido

Japan mobilized 20,000 rescue workers on Hokkaido on Thursday after being wracked by a magnitude-6.7 earthquake just south of Sapporo, Hokkaido island's main city, and multiple aftershocks. NHK b...

Wildfire smoke blots out mountains, skylines across US West

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, leading authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors, blotting out mountains and city skylines ...

Tropical Storm Yagi forms SE of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A tropical depression approximately 1,300 kilometers southeast of Taiwan was at noon today (Aug. 8) officially upgraded by the Japan Meteorological Agency as Tropical Storm Yag...

Taiwan to see blistering temperatures on 'Liqiu' 1st day of 'Fall'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though today is considered the first day of Autumn in the lunisolar calendar, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued high temperature warnings are in nine counties and cit...

Congo health ministry preps for possible Ebola vaccinations

BENI, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says that it is preparing to begin Ebola vaccinations Wednesday in the eastern city of Beni and neighboring Mangina village where the outbreak was announced ...