Photo of the Day: Coronavirus valentine bouquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the relatively low novel coronavirus incidence in the Philippines—so far there have only been three cases and one death—the issue is clearly on the min...

Photo of the Day: Wuhan Trojan jet lands in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a charter jet ostensibly meant to evacuate Taiwanese businessmen from Wuhan was found to have a person onboard infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), as we...

One hit no more: Persistence pays off for Billy Ray Cyrus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Most people would say that Billy Ray Cyrus has been lucky to keep finding himself in the middle of massive pop culture moments over this three-decade long career in music and t...

Misinformation pledge gains a supporter in presidential race

CHICAGO (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday in a presidential campaign pledge to avoid the use of fake news, manipulated images or online mis...

UK psychiatric group cites social media dangers to the young

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Royal College of Psychiatrists is urging that mammoth tech companies like Facebook and Twitter turn over research about possible dangers caused to young people by excessive soc...

US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s t...

Taiwan leader gets election boost from unlikely place: China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A year ago, Taiwan's leader was on the ropes. Then she got a boost from an unexpected corner: Chinese President Xi Jinping. Polls indicate that President Tsai I...

Australian PM's leadership criticized during wildfire crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As his country burned, Australia's prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” a “moron” and worse, and skewered at home and abroad for his dismis...

Jury deliberates in college student's fatal stabbing

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A white man who stabbed a black college student to death at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s campus admits he carried out the killing and concedes he is guilty of ...

Holiday rom-com 'Love, Actually' inspires UK election memes

LONDON (AP) — “Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election. The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday seaso...

Jury to decide if college student's killing was hate crime

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Three friends were waiting at a bus stop on the University of Maryland’s campus around 3 a.m. on a Saturday when a stranger approached them, screaming. "St...

Feds fight back as Epstein death conspiracy theories swirl

NEW YORK (AP) — At another time in history, the indictment of two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself might have served as an emphatic rebuttal to ...

Feds fight back as Epstein death conspiracy theories swirl

NEW YORK (AP) — The indictment of two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself hasn’t squashed conspiracy theories about his death. That’s e...

In Mexico, giant Baby Jesus creche figure draws memes

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A church in rural Mexico has created one of the largest known Baby Jesus creche figures in the country. While the Zoquite parish church in Zacatecas state wanted t...

All-America Watch: Clemson QB Lawrence back in top form

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Praise him or criticize him, Trevor Lawrence doesn't care. Not as long as the quarterback keeps improving and No. 3 Clemson keeps winning. Lawrence and the Tiger...