Taiwan emerges as 2nd largest face mask producer to fight epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ramping up production of protective gear amid the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, with factories going into overdrive manufacturing surgical masks and alcohol-b...

2 sickened by cleaning solution in drinks at Nebraska bar

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Two customers at a movie theater bar in Nebraska were treated at a hospital after they were served cleaning solution in their drinks apparently by accident. The...

Former LSU student drops appeal in frat hazing death case

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana State University student and Phi Delta Theta member convicted in the hazing death of a pledge has waived his right to appeal. Matthew Naqui...

The most VIP Super Bowl weekend costs $1.5M, includes butler

MIAMI (AP) — Private jet service, a personal butler, or how about a meal with former Patriots star Rob Gronkowski to top off Super Bowl weekend? From legendary nightclubs to exclusive parties, no plac...

Spirit Tourism: Britain sees spike in visits to distilleries

Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. ``Spirit tourism’’ is booming across the United Kingdom, with artisanal brands and micro distille...

Pankster appears in Australian court for driving flooded car

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — A social media prankster appeared in an Australian court on Wednesday charged in relation to driving a car full of water to a liquor store during a heat wave and buying beer...

Taiwan to launch limited edition liquor, beer for Pres. Tsai’s inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation (TTL) announced on Tuesday (Jan. 14) plans to launch a range of limited edition liquor and beer products to mark the inauguration...

Taiwan Tzu Chi Foundation donates supplies to disadvantaged families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation announced Friday (Jan. 10) that it has begun distributing charitable supplies to disadvantaged families across Taiwan. ...

Filipino Catholics pray for Mideast peace in Nazarene event

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics prayed for peace in the Middle East as they began an annual procession of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ ...

Ex-Maryland lawmaker faces sentencing for misusing funds

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker was sentenced Friday to six months in prison followed by two months of home detention for misusing campaign funds for her personal benefit. ...

Larsen, who threw only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in World Series histor...

Want OxyContin in China? Pain pill addicts get drugs online

SHANGHAI (AP) — China has some of the strictest regulation of opioids in the world, but OxyContin and other pain pills are sold illegally online by vendors that take advantage of China’s major e-comme...

China has pain pill addicts too, but no one's counting them

SHANGHAI (AP) — Wu Yi was supposed to die. At age 26, his cancer was spreading. His doctor gave him five years to live and a prescription for OxyContin. ...

Taiwan’s Kavalan Whisky makes inroads into India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Kavalan Whisky has become the first Taiwan-made liquor to break into India, a country believed to boast unlocked potential in the booze market. Taiwanese ...

Multiple people killed in New Jersey shooting, including cop

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer and multiple other people were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy gunfire for about an hour,...