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Officer dies cleaning trash; state's 3rd recent police death

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A police officer picking debris out of an expressway in South Carolina died after he was stuck by a SUV, becoming the third law enforcement officer in the state to be killed ...

Taiwan coffee shop owner returns trash to litterbug by mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coffee shop owner in the northern Taiwanese city of Keelung said Wednesday (Jan. 6) that he once sent a bag of trash back to the individual who left it near the Waimusha...

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top coo...

Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies

They are two young girls from two very different worlds, linked by a global industry that exploits an army of children. Olivia Chaffin, a Girl Scout in rural Tennessee, was a top coo...

Warsaw protesters march to home of country's leader

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Large numbers of people marched Sunday in Warsaw to protest Poland's right-wing government, the latest demonstration after a high court ruled to further tighten the country's alr...

Cigarette litterbug receives 22 tickets in 2 hours in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A driver has received 22 notices after discarding 22 cigarette butts from their car within two hours in south Taiwan. A Facebook user on Saturday (Dec. 5) posted photos...

Analysis: GOP lets doubts about Biden's legitimacy flourish

WASHINGTON (AP) — In backing President Donald Trump's baseless claims of election fraud, Republicans risk leaving millions of Americans with the false impression that the results of the 2020 race are ...

Taiwanese woman shocked by plastic inside crab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While dining on crab earlier this week, a Taiwanese woman discovered to her horror that the crustacean was filled with chunks of red plastic. On Monday (Nov. 9), a user...

NASA's new moonshot rules: No fighting or littering, please

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new moonshot rules: No fighting and littering. And no trespassing at historic lunar landmarks like Apollo 11′s Tranquility Base. The space agency ...

Kansas City activists camp at City Hall in police protest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Activists who were outraged when a white Kansas City police officer knelt on the back of a Black pregnant woman during an arrest last week have set up camp outside City Hall an...

The body clock of France thrown off-kilter by autumn tennis

PARIS (AP) — Practically alone with a buffet of tennis to gorge on at the pandemic-skewered French Open like no other, Christophe Bailly glanced at his watch and reluctantly realized that not only was...

NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney general says

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general on Friday recommended the New York Police Department get out of the business of routine traffic enforcement, a radical change she said would prevent encount...

NYC tries $50 fines to get scofflaws to don masks on subway

NEW YORK (AP) — The young man slouched against the inside of the subway doors as the No. 3 train headed south along Broadway. Across the aisle, another young man lay asleep, sprawled across three seat...

Entrance to Taiwan's Water Curtain Cave littered with tourists' raincoats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taroko National Park Headquarters has been stepping up efforts to warn tourists not to litter their raincoats at the entrance to the popular Water Curtain Cave. Loc...

Taiwan's Penghu mulls travel charge for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu saw an overwhelming number of visitors over the last few weeks and in response the local government said Friday (July 31) it is...