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Colombia police, military raid illegal gold mining operation

MAGUI PAYAN, Colombia (AP) — From the air, the illegal gold mines look like wounds in the dense jungle of southern Colombia — scars of red, gray and brown dirt surrounding toxic ponds. ...

Syracuse coach Hillsman has 11 players enter transfer portal

Quentin Hillsman chuckled at the thought. The women's basketball coach at Syracuse said he didn't quite know what to say when one of his young sons asked him if he was in the transfer portal. ...

Astronauts flying reused SpaceX rocket, capsule for 1st time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew. Astronaut Megan McArthur takes special pleasure in the ...

Typhoon Surigae to come closest to Taiwan on April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Typhoon Surigae is projected to come closest to Taiwan on Thursday (April 22), when it will bring some rain to eastern Taiwan, while the country should see more rain over ...

Source: Swiss billionaire drops bid for Tribune Publishing

A Maryland hotel executive is trying to assemble new financing for a $680 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing after his partner, a Swiss billionaire, pulled out of the bidding for the newspaper ch...

Founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs dies at age 81

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) — Charles “Chuck” Geschke — the co-founder of the major software company Adobe Inc. who helped develop Portable Document Format technology, or PDFs — died at age 81. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, April 16, the 106th day of 2021. There are 259 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April ...

Mercury to drop 10 degrees in northern Taiwan, tropical storm could form Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A weather front is expected to send temperatures dropping by 10 degrees Celsius on Wednesday (April 14), while a tropical storm could take shape near Guam that same day. ...

Yosemite National Park to limit summer visitors due to virus

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Yosemite National Park will require advanced reservations for day visitors during the peak summer season to limit the number of visitors and allow social distancing amid ...

Summer highs for Spring Scream and Tomb Sweeping holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be summery temperatures during the annual Spring Scream celebrations over the holiday period, with the mercury rising as high as 34 degrees Celsius in Pingtung ...

20,000 kg of US Fuji apples intercepted in Taiwan for excessive pesticide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another batch of U.S. apple imports failed a safety test in Taiwan this week, CNA reported. Inspectors rejected or destroyed a total of 20,580 kilograms of U.S. Fuji ap...

Alternative bidders emerge for newspaper chain Tribune

A group of alternative bidders is emerging for newspaper chain Tribune Publishing, which had agreed to a $630 million acquisition by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Over the weeken...

Report: Military cleanup in Puerto Rico islands slow-going

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The reopening of hiking trails and various white-sand beaches on two tiny Puerto Rican islands long used as Navy bombing ranges and now popular with tourists will be delay...

Mercury to reach 30 degrees in south Taiwan during weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in south and central Taiwan are likely to cross the 30-degrees Celsius mark over the weekend up to April 2, forecasters said Friday (March 26). While the c...

Forecast for Taiwan next week partly sunny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said Wednesday (March 24) that temperatures will gradually rise across Taiwan in the coming week, while the north and east coasts may have sp...