Taipei Lantern Fest grand finale to feature Tokyo Disney carnival parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taipei Lantern Festival will reach its climax when a carnival parade takes place in Ximending on Sunday (Feb. 24), bringing an end to the nine-day event with ente...

California teen charged with creating 'Banana Plug' drug app

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California college freshman is facing felony charges for allegedly creating an iPhone app he dubbed the Banana Plug to sell illicit drugs. Collin Howa...

Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points and the New York Knicks snapped a franchise-worst, 18-game losing streak with a 106-91 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. ...

16-year-old girl dressed in T-Rex costume attacked by thug in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 16-year-old young woman, who wears an inflatable T-Rex costume to raise funds, on Friday (Feb. 8) reported being assaulted while performing on the streets of Tainan. On Fr...

Utah school becomes latest to ditch Native American name

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Teams will no longer be known as the "Redmen" at a Utah high school that's become the latest to get rid of a Native American name deemed offensive. The Iron Cou...

Aldridge helps Spurs escape pesky Pelicans, 113-108

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs withstood another bat intrusion — with a nifty play from the team's coyote mascot — and held off the deplet...

Premier Su spreads awareness of Taiwan's fight against African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is helping to spread awareness of the threat posed by African Swine Fever (ASF) to foreigners visiting Taiwan, who might be considering...

Chinese tourist takes out Shanghai Disney mascot in 20 seconds flat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In yet another instance of Chinese tourists abusing mascots at Shanghai Disneyland, a male visitor yanked the ear of the mascot for ShellieMay, apparently inflicting an injury ...

Mitchell scores 24, Jazz outlast Timberwolves 106-102

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and had a career-high 11 assists and the Utah Jazz outlasted the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 106-102 on Friday night. ...

Take a deep breath in Taiwan’s Hualien and get a chance of winning flight tickets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When many areas in Taiwan are shrouded by polluted air from time to time, Hualien County always has clean air and blue skies. In an effort to bring that local advantage in...

Flyers puzzled by fall from playoffs to worst in the East

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The vendor at the Flyers merchandise kiosk on the main concourse scrolled through his phone as disinterested fans breezed by the $70 Stadium Series sweatshirts and $250 jerseys tha...

Purdue fan who inspired amid cancer fight laid to rest

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people on Tuesday attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent. In a sanc...

The Latest: Dignitaries, sports figures attend Trent funeral

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral service for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent (all times local): 7 p.m. Hundreds of dignitari...

Blues send Philadelphia Flyers to 7th straight loss, 3-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scored and Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots in his first NHL start to lead the St. Louis Blues past the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Monday ni...

Museum acquires statue, complete with glitter, nail polish

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An impressive marble sculpture of the first king of Israel, which disappeared from public view for 150 years, has been acquired by a North Carolina art museum from a boarding scho...