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US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest U.S. sanctions on Myanmar target an army-controlled gems business rife with corruption and abuses that is one of the junta’s key sources of revenue. It’s u...

US hits state-owned Myanmar gem firm with coup sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday hit Myanmar’s junta with new sanctions in response to February’s coup in the Southeast Asian nation. The State and Treasury dep...

Gold and jade masterworks from Taiwan on exhibit in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 44 delicate artworks from Taiwan are now on display at the Bowers Museum in California until Sept. 5, celebrating the mastery of the art of carving using the me...

Mandarin Oriental Taipei, Valmont jointly launch suite package

Mandarin Oriental Taipei is delighted to announce an exclusive collaboration with VALMONT, a luxury skincare brand originating from Switzerland, with the launch of VALMONT MOments to take guests on a ...

Polk carries Pepperdine over Coastal Carolina for CBI title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Darryl Polk Jr. had 19 points and five steals, and Pepperdine romped past Coastal Carolina 84-61 on Wednesday night for the College Basketball Invitational championship. ...

Famed Tiffany jewelry designer Elsa Peretti dead at age 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Elsa Peretti, who went from Halston model and Studio 54 regular in the 1960s and '70s to one of the world's most famous jewelry designers with timeless, fluid Tiffany & Co. collect...

Police: 1 dead, 2 held in shooting at Boise State University

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two suspects have been taken into custody in a fatal shooting on the campus of Boise State University, police said early Tuesday. Boise Police tweeted that offic...

Houston Baptist beats Incarnate Word in Southland tourney

KATY, Texas (AP) — Pedro Castro matched his career high with 21 points as No. 10 seed Houston Baptist beat seventh-seeded Incarnate Word 80-68 on Tuesday night. in the first round of the Southland Con...

BYU beats Pepperdine in OT to reach WCC final vs No. 1 Zags

PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Alex Barcello scored 23 points and Matt Haarms hit the go-ahead foul shots with 2:01 left in overtime, sending BYU to an 82-77 win over Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference To...

Ross leads Pepperdine over Santa Clara 78-70 in WCC tourney

PARADISE, Nev. (AP) — Colbey Ross had 25 points and 12 assists as Pepperdine topped Santa Clara 78-70 in the West Coast Conference Tourney quarterfinals on Saturday night. Kessler E...

South Dakota House lawmakers leave AG impeachment in doubt

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House on Wednesday left the impeachment of the state's attorney general in doubt as lawmakers moved to delay evaluating whether he should be impeached until the co...

Shaq Attack: O'Neal ready to rumble in tag match for AEW

Hack-a-Shaq is coming to All Elite Wrestling. Shaquille O'Neal may again absorb some intentional hits in his tag team match this week. The 7-foot-1 basketball Hall of Famer gets his ...

Fornes carries Nicholls State over Houston Baptist 83-68

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Jaylen Fornes made seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points as Nicholls State beat Houston Baptist 83-68 on Wednesday night. Kevin Johnson had 19 poi...

Teasett leads Northwestern St. past Houston Baptist 86-80

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Carvell Teasett had a career-high 25 points as Northwestern State beat Houston Baptist 86-80 on Monday night. Teasett made 7 of 9 3-pointers...

Yushan view from weather station arouses envy in Taiwanese netizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The photo of a window view against the backdrop of Yushan (玉山), the highest mountain of Taiwan, has wowed netizens who expressed awe at the spectacular landscape. On Fr...