Taipei 101's top floor opens to public for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time in the 15 year history of Taipei 101, the observation deck will be opened to visitors on Saturday (June 15), announced the building's management team on ...

AP Photos: A pedestrian crossing that's a top tourist draw

TOKYO (AP) — It's not just a pedestrian crossing. Located just outside Tokyo's Shibuya Station, it's one of the top tourist attractions in Japan. It's so famous that there's an obser...

New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (AP) — A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban c...

The Latest: Djokovic, del Potro begin play in US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro have begun their U.S. Open match...

Coliseum eager to host Trojans, Rams amid renovation project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Hollywood, even a 95-year-old celebrity isn't too old for a facelift. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is getting much more than a little cosmetic work done, h...

Two students fined for trying to rappel down one floor from Taipei 101 observation deck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two university students were fined NT$2,000 (US$65) each for trying to climb down one floor by a rope from the Taipei 101 observation deck last week, reports said Friday. ...

Vietnam opens tallest building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vietnam marked the opening of the country’s tallest building, Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City, on Thursday. The building is 81 stories or 461.3 meters tall, and r...

Things to do on your Taiwan Honeymoon

Taiwan is packed full of interesting and romantic things to do during your honeymoon. If you’ve never visited Taiwan before it may be hard to know where to start, especially for such a special t...

Knockoff Eiffel Tower in Taiwan’s Taoyuan slammed as blot on landscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Fuxing District Office of Taoyuan City recently built a 10-floor steel tower in bright red on the site of a former fort during the Japanese colonial period in hope of "...

Transcontinental Realty Investors Inc. and Abode Properties Begins Construction on Tower Bay Lofts in Lewisville, Texas

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--Transcontinental Realty Investors Inc., (NYSE: TCI) and Abode Properties in association with a local developer recently broke ground on Tower Bay Lofts in Lewisvi...

Bombings send chill through hipster city of Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Suddenly, the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan doesn't feel so fun anymore. The beloved local motto — repeated with equal pride by college students, self-proclaimed sl...

AP Was There: The 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center

EDITOR'S NOTE — On Feb. 26, 1993, a group of Islamic terrorists drove a rented van into the underground parking garage at the World Trade Center and set off a 1,200 pound bomb in a failed attempt to c...

'Precursor to 9/11': Trade center bomb echoes after 25 years

NEW YORK (AP) — In a room in the 9/11 museum, there are a police captain's poignant notes and a flashlight that illuminated the way to safety. Nearby, a letter from a trapped man tells his family, "I ...

Brush fire scorches 30 acres in Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A brush fire broke out in the Nantun District of Taichung yesterday afternoon and burned from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., reported CNA. The fire took place near the Wanggaoliao O...

Officials appeal to hikers to not toss fruit peels on mountain trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hikers are being urged not to toss fruit peels and other food waste on Yushan and other alpine trails in Taiwan as the cold temperatures act as a "refrigerator" that ...