AP Photos: In Mexico, prejudice fades around tattoos

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Lalo Aguayo still remembers the shock of seeing his uncle leave prison decades ago with a green arm. He was 13 at the time and asked his mother about it. "My mothe...

Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters to be imploded

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel is due to collapse in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters....

American Institute in Taiwan closes old offices, to reopen in Neihu on May 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) ceased providing services at its old offices on Taipei City’s Xinyi Road Wednesday (May 1) at noon, with its new offices in the Neih...

Taiwanese ‘House of Cards’ shoots inside Presidential Office Building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors to the Presidential Office Building might have been surprised Saturday to witness a presidential inauguration ceremony in full swing. The next such ceremony is...

AP: Failures caused toxic gas leak at Iowa police academy

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A series of infrastructure failures in a crumbling state dormitory caused a toxic gas leak at an Iowa police academy that sickened dozens of recruits and could have killed some ...

Shock, sadness, but no panic: Minutes that saved Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame's rooftop toward the cathedral's iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particl...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FIRE OUT BUT MUCH WORK AHEAD FOR DAMAGED NOTRE DAME Exper...

The Latest: No French trees big enough to rebuild roof

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that swept through Paris' Notre Dame cathedral (all times local): 8:45 a.m. A French cultural heritage expert says France no lon...

Fire under control, attention turns to Notre Dame's future

PARIS (AP) — Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year...

Rat invasion vexes staff at historic Los Angeles City Hall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first clue Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson had that rats were invading City Hall, possibly carrying a potentially deadly disease, was the pitter-patter of little ...

Ice sculpture at Japanese Festival depicts Taiwan landmark

TOKYO (CNA) — An ice sculpture depicting Yushan, Taiwan's tallest mountain, and the historic Kaohsiung railway station building was unveiled in Hokkaido on Monday at the opening of the annua...

Zermatt: The Matterhorn towers above it all

Perhaps love begins here on the Kirchbrücke bridge, when the sun rises over the Matterhorn. Freezing tourists wait tenaciously. They've all come just to see this: the Hore, as the locals lovingly ...

Restored Pompeii gladiator building open to public

ROME (AP) — A 2,000-year-old building where gladiators trained in Pompeii is now open to visitors, eight years after its collapse following rainfall. The Pompeii archaeological site ...

Riding Taiwan’s newest transport link: the TRA Kaohsiung City Network

Kaohsiung is fast becoming one of the best-connected cities in Taiwan. It’s two-line MRT network connects the city center with both Zuoying HSR station, Kaohsiung Airport, and the city’s b...

Police say 4 killed in Bahrain building collapse

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Bahrain say four people have been killed and some 20 others were injured when a building collapsed in the island kingdom. The Interior Mi...