Edmunds: 4 lessons from a 7,100-mile, 48-state test drive

You don't complete a 7,100-mile, 48-state road trip without learning a few things, especially if you go in the grips of winter. A group of Edmunds editors made such a journey in December, in just seve...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan Plaza spotted in Honduras

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A user of the social media site Reddit on Monday (Jan. 14) posted this photo from Google Maps showing a plaza dedicated to Taiwan, complete with a mock-up of Taipei 101, in the...

Egypt deports second German in a week for alleged IS links

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai P...

500 people complete Taipei ‘Grand Hike’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –A total of 500 people have completed the Taipei Grand Hike since Taipei City Government inaugurated the activity in September last year, according to a news release posted ...

Egypt deports German citizen over terror suspicions

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities say they have deported a German citizen of Egyptian origin who had been detained last month in Luxor airport carrying maps and a compass, raising suspicions he was pl...

Taiwanese blogger, plastic surgeon husband flee to Canada to evade fraud charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Famous Taiwanese blogger Su Chen Tuan (蘇陳端), her cosmetic surgeon husband, and father-in-law have been charged with fraud and have fled to Canada where they are seeking "r...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 8 The New York Times on President Donald Trump's first Oval Office addre...

New Taipei daycare center caregiver filmed beating baby with spatula

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video was released at a press conference today showing caregivers beating small toddlers at a daycare center in New Taipei City. Several caregivers at a daycare center in ...

Update: Pig carcass spotted in downtown Taipei

Update: 01/09 5:40 p.m. The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) on Tuesday (Jan. 8) announced that the dead musk pig, which weighed over 180 kilograms, has tested n...

Texas tests whether GOP losses soften hard-right Statehouse

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' last legislative session ended with one lawmaker threatening to shoot another after reporting Hispanic protesters to immigration agents, and corporate giants from Amazon to...

Taipei to ban smoking on hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Encountering people smoking is probably a major annoyance for a lot of hikers who wish to enjoy refreshing air in the mountains. Starting on Dec.31, all the hiking trails ...

'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...

Missouri governor wants repeal of new redistricting law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says a new constitutional amendment changing Missouri's legislative redistricting process should be repealed. Parson told The Ass...

Michigan GOP grabs more power before Democrats take office

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans voted early Friday to toughen rules for ballot drives and to give themselves the authority to intervene in court cases, capping a contentious post-election l...