Just monkeying around: Primate takes phone, then selfies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian student whose cellphone was stolen while he was sleeping has tracked down the culprit: a monkey who took photo and video selfies with the device before abando...

Toots Hibbert, beloved reggae star, dead at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Toots Hibbert, one of reggae's founders and most beloved stars who gave the music its name and later helped make it an international movement through such classics as “Pressure Drop,” ...

Playoffs begin with 14 drivers chasing Harvick and Hamlin

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are expected to race head-to-head for the NASCAR Cup title when the 10-week playoff series begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway. The duo heads to the Sou...

Jags turn to 'mad scientists' Gruden, McAdoo to help Minshew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Looking to revitalize one of the NFL’s most inept offenses, the Jacksonville Jaguars turned to the NFC East for the second consecutive year. Doug Marrone hi...

Dev Patel celebrates India from his Los Angeles front yard

LONDON (AP) — Quarantine brought opportunities to Dev Patel’s front yard. From a safe distance, the British actor was able to enjoy both his birthday and his relationship with India ...

Endangered Brazilian monkeys get a bridge to themselves

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The overpass juts from a forest over a four-lane highway in a rural area outside Rio de Janeiro. It's meant for a very special sort of pedestrian: golden lion tamarins, small ora...

'Zero chance' coronavirus is natural: Chinese virologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese virologist and whistleblower on Sunday (Aug. 2) agreed that based on its genetic structure there is a "zero chance" that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-1...

Zoo officials apologize for display of African man in 1906

NEW YORK (AP) — The organization that runs New York's Bronx Zoo is apologizing for racism in the zoo's past, including putting Ota Benga, a central African man, on display in the Monkey House in 1906....

Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse to Bayern teammates

For weeks Bayern Munich players had been showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at games when Jerome Boateng was approached by teammates for a deeper conversation. “...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2020. There are 163 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2...

Peacock enters streaming fray with paid, free subscriptions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is joining the streaming world with a few feathers plucked from its intended array of original programs. Amid a stubborn, industry-wide production halt for...

Video shows Shanghai Tower spring massive leak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Videos surfaced on Monday (July 6) after tenants from the 9th to 60th floors of Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in China, found themselves drenched with leaking water...

Thailand denies monkeys abused to harvest coconut products

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coconut-picking monkeys, long a popular tourist attraction, have become a sensitive trade issue as British activists claim the animals are abused and push for a boycott of th...

Photo of the Day: 'Shell' spotted over Taiwan's Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unusually low cloud was spotted covering Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) over the weekend, prompting some to deem it the turtle's "shell," while older...

China’s Confucius Institute renamed amid global backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Confucius Institute has seen its name changed to one that highlights “language exchange” amid mounting controversy over its alleged role as a pro...