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Taiwan to mandate condemned inmates wear hoods during executions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is amending rules regarding the death penalty, mandating that death row inmates wear hoods during executions to reduce the mental bu...

CBS reimagines 'Equalizer' and 'The Silence of the Lambs'

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah, Rebecca Breeds and Thomas Middleditch are set to star in three new CBS shows for the 2020-21 season as the network adds a reimagined “Equalizer,” a show based on “The Si...

Virus ends daredevil life of double-lung transplant patient

BOSTON (AP) — Before her double-lung transplant, Joanne Mellady could barely put on a shirt without losing her breath. Afterwards, she barely stopped moving. Mellady, who died of the...

Ed Farmer, White Sox broadcaster, former pitcher, dies at 70

CHICAGO (AP) — Ed Farmer, an All-Star reliever who spent nearly three decades as a radio broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 70. The White Sox said he died Wednes...

Saudis allegedly buy 'Halal organs' from 'slaughtered' Xinjiang Muslims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Sunday (Jan. 19), a Chinese woman claimed to have personally witnessed the harvesting of live organs from unwilling Xinjiang Muslim donors who were "slaughtered on...

German parliament to decide on new rules for organ donors

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers are considering whether to tackle a shortage of donor organs with a reform that would make most people potential donors unless they object. In a debate...

China has pain pill addicts too, but no one's counting them

SHANGHAI (AP) — Wu Yi was supposed to die. At age 26, his cancer was spreading. His doctor gave him five years to live and a prescription for OxyContin. ...

Someone to love: Rising Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi

NEW YORK (AP) — Breakthrough singer Lewis Capaldi is such a nice guy that after you and he breakup, he writes songs about the experience, then let's you preview them before they are released to the wo...

Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive organ transplants next year

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive individuals to donate organs to HIV-positive patients sometime next year, Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center Chairman Lee Po-chang (李伯...

'Modern Family's' Sarah Hyland had second kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she had a second kidney transplant last year, replacing a kidney from her father with another from her brother. Hyland detai...

'Slaughter' author says Chinese used Taipei Mayor Ko's tech to transplant Falun Gong prisoners' organs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ethan Gutmann, author of the book "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem," at a press conference to...

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ...

Doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons turned down Terra Goudge for the liver transplant that was her only shot at surviving a rare cancer. Her tumor was too advanced, they said — even though Goudge had a friend ...

Book claims Taipei Mayor transplanted organs from Falun Gong prisoners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese publisher of the Chinese version of a book about the harvesting of human organs from dissidents in China has posted a full-page advertisement claiming Taipei'...

Brexit Diaries 43: Sweating bullets in London

Despite the cool press conference room, the United Kingdom's Brexit secretary was sweating horribly. Was it the pressure of spreading nonsense to the public that caused Dominic Raab such discomfor...