Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...

Restorers uncover new details in a Michelangelo Pieta

ROME (AP) — A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist's tool marks, that had been hidden under centurie...

WTO finds Washington broke trade rules by putting tariffs on China; ruling angers U.S.

The World Trade Organization found on Tuesday (Sept. 15) that the United States breached global trading rules by imposing multibillion-dollar tariffs in President Donald Trump's trade war with Chi...

LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson celebrated amid protests, PPDs

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ JACKIE ROBINSON DAY MLB is set to celebrate the man who broke baseball's color barrier ami...

LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson celebrated amid protests, PPDs

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ JACKIE ROBINSON DAY MLB is set to celebrate the man who broke baseball's color barrier am...

Homeless essential workers face greater risk of COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, Tiffany Cordaway’s biggest struggle was finding a place to shower. She worked two jobs in northern California, disinfecting medical equipment during the day and carin...

Taiwan's Volando Urai Hot Spring Resort calls out for visit even in summer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When it comes to hot springs in northern Taiwan, the famous Beitou hot springs are always the first to pop up on tourism blogs, and yet many travelers are less familiar wi...

Norwegian smashes world record for singing Elvis Presley

A Norwegian man on Saturday set the new world record for singing Elvis Presley songs for 50 hours, 50 minutes and 50 seconds straight in an online competition. Impersonator Kjell Henning Bjornstad, a...

Transgender official takes abuse while leading virus efforts

Many of the attacks against Pennsylvania’s health secretary have little to do with the way she has handled the statewide response to the coronavirus pandemic. As a transgender woman,...

How pilots acquire 'dubious' licenses in Pakistan

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is once again in hot water after nearly a third of its pilots were suspected of holding fake or "dubious" licenses and dodging exams following inquiries...

Ariston: Singapore's First-ever WiFi-enabled Smart Water Heater Now Complete with Full Range and Design to Fit Any Bathroom Design

Ariston smart water heater series with build-in WiFi features to enable easy and remote controls via Aqua Ariston Net App now comes in slim design Features such as water heater controls, shower-ready ...

How New Grads Can Handle 3 Essential Post-College Questions

Life after graduation is always an unknown. But the coronavirus pandemic has added even more uncertainty for the nearly 4 million students expected to receive college degrees in 2019-20, according to ...

Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund corruption trial fees

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on trial for accepting gifts from wealthy friends. But that has not stopped him from seeking another gift from a wealthy friend to pay for...

China propagandist Nathan Rich's criminal record revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American YouTuber Nathan Rich, who goes by the handle Hot Pot King (火鍋大王), could find himself in hot water with the Chinese authorities if they ever explore his criminal r...

Chinese state TV could face fine in UK for biased HK coverage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British communications regulators have found Chinese state broadcaster CGTN in breach of U.K. broadcasting rules for its biased reporting of the Hong Kong protests last ye...