Kansas library asked to move transgender children books

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Members of a Kansas public library board are considering a request to move books that include transgender characters out of the children's section. Andover resid...

New dog museum unleashed in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — It's a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay. The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after ...

Vatican launches athletics team of Swiss Guards, priests

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has launched an official athletics team. Around 60 Holy See runners — Swiss Guards, priests, pharmacists and even a 62-year-old professor who works in...

Leading Egypt activist sentenced to 15 years in prison

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced one of the leading activists behind the country's 2011 uprising to 15 years in prison after convicting him of taking part in clashes between protesters and...

Teachers elected amid wave of activism turn to governing

PHOENIX (AP) — After a campaign buoyed by a surge in teacher activism, Arizona's new schools chief took office with a pledge to address the kind of grievances that led to school-shuttering walkouts in...

Netflix and chill no more - streaming is getting complicated

Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix's ...

Investigators: Suspect in library camera case is in Iceland

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Federal investigators believe a man charged with filming patrons in a Columbia Public Library restroom has fled to Iceland. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports an...

Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire?

NEW YORK (AP) — The 1940 movie "The Philadelphia Story" opens with a case of domestic assault played for laughs — Cary Grant shoving Katharine Hepburn to the ground by her face while a jaunty musical ...

Old favorites, outdated attitudes: Can entertainment expire?

NEW YORK (AP) — They are fighting, yes, but the fight crackles with the enticing electricity that only Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn could deliver. He is storming out the door. She is throwing his ...

'Tech addicts' seek solace in 12 steps and rehab

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — We like to say we're addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service. But for some people, tech gets in the way of daily functio...

Tainan City publishes 400-year-old city atlas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City government on Dec. 24 held a publishing event titled "Tainan's 400-year-old city atlas" with 165 different kinds of maps of the ancient city of T...

Open and closed: shutdown's varied impact on parks, tourists

NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business. The government says other national parks "will remain as accessible as possible...

Selling expendable Lincoln-collection items won't erase debt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation owes more than $9 million for a collection of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln and says it might have to sell some of i...

Granddaughter works to save Barry Goldwater photo collection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In Alison Goldwater Ross' earliest memories of her grandfather Barry Goldwater, there's always a 35mm camera hanging from his neck. The senator photographed ...

Indigenous Sweety & Warrior to present free musicals in Hualien, Taiwan Dec 22 – 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indigenous Sweety & Warrior, a Hualien-based indigenous performance group, will present their 2018 annual exhibition in musical form at Hualien County Taiwan Indigenou...