Acquittal of matricide defendant erodes confidence in Taiwan's justice system: Former DPP chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) said Saturday (Aug. 22) that the acquittal on Thursday (Aug. 20) of a man who murdered his mother is an exa...

Farmer found guilty of contaminating baby food for blackmail

LONDON (AP) — A sheep farmer in Britain has been found guilty of planting baby food laced with metal shards in stores as part of a plan to blackmail a supermarket chain. Prosecutors ...

Woman with mental disability goes missing in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of a Taichung woman who has a mental disability have been searching for their missing daughter since Friday (July 24), when she went missing after getting off ...

Taiwanese graphic novel illuminates mental illness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cartoonist Pam Pam Liu (劉盼妤) on Monday (June 15) launched the sale of her latest creation, "A Trip to Asylum" (瘋人院之旅), in which she offers a unique per...

Parents of slain Taiwanese cop fume at not-guilty verdict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of railway police officer Lee Cheng-han (李承翰), who was stabbed to death by a passenger, are reportedly furious at the not-guilty verdict handed down by Chiayi ...

Taiwan president petitioned to pardon death row inmate tortured into confession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One week after Taiwan saw its second execution during the tenure of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a coalition of NGOs, lawyers, and academics sent her a petition for a pre...

Man accused of terror plot may be mentally unfit for trial

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A psychologist who examined a man accused of planning an attack inspired by the Islamic State-group at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., found “ample...

Iowa woman accused of racist attacks to undergo mental tests

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge Monday approved a competency evaluation of a woman accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a girl she thought was Mexican. ...

Suspect arrested in kidnapping of UFC fighter's stepdaughter

A man wanted in the disappearance of UFC fighter Walt Harris' stepdaughter has been apprehended in Florida, but the whereabouts of the woman he's accused of abducting remained a mystery Friday. ...

Kaohsiung man slashes high school girl with knife 20 times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man allegedly viciously slashed a female high school student over 20 times after she told him that she wished to break up. On Saturday evening (Sept. 7), a 22-year old man...

20 years in prison for Florida man who posted bomb guides

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State. ...

Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced w...

Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced w...

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgen...

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgen...