Victim blaming: Landlord evicts woman for being 'too beautiful' after rape attempt in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After fighting off an attempt by a stranger to rape her, a woman found herself being evicted because her landlord allegedly blamed her for causing "trouble" because s...

Bourbon Street battle: Jumbo beer seller sues over trademark

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a Bourbon Street battle of jumbo beers, just before Mardi Gras' climactic weekend: Huge Ass Beers vs. Giant Ass Beer. The creator of Huge Ass Beers is suing a...

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is on track to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections ...

Belgian police have 1 suspect behind bars in bank robbery

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the spectacular weekend bank robbery in Antwerp's famed diamond district, and continue investigating the tunnels dug to get inside the va...

Silicon Valley landlord rents $1,500 studio to 2 cats

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two cats are living large at a $1,500-a-month studio apartment their owner rents for them in Silicon Valley, where a housing shortage has sent rents skyrocketing. ...

Win or lose, Sears' chairman may still come out on top

NEW YORK (AP) — As Sears teeters on the brink of collapse, one man stands at the center of the fight for the future of the iconic retailer. Eddie Lampert plays several often-conflict...

Band mocks 7 Taiwan brands that lost ground after entering China market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of the controversy swirling around Taiwan's "bread master" Wu Pao-chun (吳寶春) after he kowtowed to China in an attempt to save his branch in Shanghai, ...

Review: 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is lyrical and lovely

"Every black person born in America was born on Beale Street...whether in Jackson, Mississippi, or in Harlem, New York," reads the title card that begins director Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could...

Africa's solid waste is growing, posing a climate threat

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No one would envy a life of scavenging in Kenya's biggest landfill, but Daniel Kiarie says he would never leave it. Birds circle overhead and dogs scuffle as th...

Legendary San Francisco baseball bar re-opens to fanfare

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A legendary San Francisco baseball memorabilia bar forced from its touristy spot in the city's downtown has re-opened in equally touristy Fisherman's Wharf. San ...

New Taipei: Sisters take care of corpse for months, waiting for it to return to life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decomposing body of a 63 year old man was discovered in an apartment in New Taipei City last month, and was reportedly being washed and cared for in the home for nearl...

Polymer art space holds final show reflecting oppressive Taiwanese art industry  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Polymer art space will be closed due to its upcoming expiring lease in December. In order to commemorate its five-year's in the space, Polymer will hold a perform...

Enough is enough: Fed-up Americans crave unity amid violence

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She flipped through television channels and radio stations, scanning from conservative to liberal media, searching for any sign that the polarized nation had finally reached its...

Follow the trek of Venezuelan migrants fleeing on foot

About 1.9 million Venezuelans have fled their collapsing nation since 2015 in one of the largest migrations in the world in recent years. The most desperate cannot afford a bus or plane ticket, and so...

Mother, daughter desperate to leave Venezuela flee on foot

PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP) — As night approached, Sandra Cadiz wrapped her shivering daughter in a blanket and prayed for a ride up the frigid Colombian mountaintop known as "the icebox." ...