Hong Kong’s litter finds its way to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent study by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Hong Kong discovered that up to 40 percent of litter dropped on the streets of Hong Kong can find its way to...

Review: "Paradise Valley" by C.J. Box is taut, suspenseful

"Paradise Valley: a Novel" (Minotaur), by C.J. Box "Paradise Valley" reaches the same level of frightening realism that made C.J. Box's "The Highway" so terrifying. A sequel to that ...

NY transit officials chew on possible ban on subway snacks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York transit officials are chewing on the notion of a subway snacking ban — and that's heating up the political rhetoric. The Metropolitan Transportation Authorit...

Retailers, brands see green for back-to-school shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green. Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions ma...

U.S.streamer apologizes for littering but accuses Taiwan news media of fake reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After widespread criticisms of his littering and offensive videos, Chris James Robb, an American streamer in Taiwan, who goes by the online handle "CJayride" apologiz...

Skating streamer 'CJayride' slammed by netizens for littering live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American streamer who has recently been skateboarding around Taipei with live video feeds received scathing criticism online yesterday for a compilation video showing...

In Syria's devastated twin towns, tears mix with rubble

ZABADANI, Syria (AP) — Arriving with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to check on their home for the first time in five years, Adibeh Ghosn had trouble recognizing the neighborhood. ...

Texas police commanders demoted amid leaked video, records

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Two police commanders in Texas have been demoted following an internal investigation into leaked body camera footage after a controversial arrest of a black woman and her daug...

New York City collects nearly a billion in fines last year

NEW YORK (AP) — New data shows that New York City made a record $993 million from fine payouts last year. Total fines were up by nearly 4 percent, with officials handing out nearly 7...

Coca-Cola in North Korea? It's (usually not) the Real Thing

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Coca-Cola is possibly the world's most recognizable brand, an almost inescapable symbol of the global appeal of American-style consumer culture. There are only two countr...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

The Dalai Lama consecrated a Buddhist monastery in India's remote northeast, amid Chinese warnings that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to a disputed border region would damage bil...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

The Dalai Lama consecrated a Buddhist monastery in India's remote northeast, amid Chinese warnings that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's visit to a disputed border region would damage bilateral r...

How city police departments with consent decrees are faring

Fourteen police departments big and small are working under reform agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice. The agreements known as consent decrees force police officials and ...

NYC subway trash bin ban yields to better cleaning methods

NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with too much trash in one of the world's biggest — and arguably dirtiest — subway systems, New York transit officials tried an unusual social experiment. They removed garbage bi...

Staff to clear crowds from venue before free Mayday Concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--With the free Mayday Concert at Daan Forest Park on March 29 approaching, Taipei City’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) began to clear the crowds camping out at the v...