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...

SUV sends boy flying 100 meters to his death in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 12-year-old boy was hit with such force by an SUV trying to beat a red light in eastern Taiwan that he was sent flying 100 meters, taking the young student's life. At ...

Video shows New Taipei buses actually stopping at zebra crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were shocked to see video footage released on Monday (Feb. 18) showing two buses in a row in New Taipei City deliberately stopping at a zebra crossing and ch...

Google's robotic spinoff launches ride-hailing service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff is finally ready to try to profit from its nearly decade-old technology. Waymo is introducing a small-scale ride-hailing servic...

Lithuania marks female suffrage with crossing lights

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Lithuanian capital has unveiled pedestrian crossing signals featuring women to mark the 100th anniversary of female suffrage. Vilnius mayor Remigjjus Si...

Police car escorting Poland's president hits child

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The office of Poland's President Andrzej Duda says that a boy crossing a street was slightly hurt when he was hit by a police car escorting Duda in the southern city of Oswiecim....

The Latest: Uber teams with Toyota on self-driving cars

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Uber teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service (all times local): 6 p.m. Uber is teaming up with T...

Traffic light man in southern Taiwan city 'becomes a father'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After four months of depicting a couple, the pedestrian crossing lights featuring a little green man with his girlfriend in Taiwan's southern city of Pingtung, have be...

Taipei paints 3D Zebra Crossing to slow drivers down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei has introduced the 3D painted pedestrian crossing on a trial basis in a bid to remind motorists to give way to pedestrians, after obtaining permission from the countr...

Photo of the Day: Green man gets girlfriend in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The solitary green man on pedestrian crossing signs in Taiwan's southern county of Pingtung were changed just one day before Valentine's Day two show that he now has a ...

Not alone anymore! Southern Taiwan's little green man gets a girlfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- On Valentine's Day eve, Southern Taiwan's little green man gets a girlfriend, making him not single while crossing the road anymore. The Pingtung County Police Bureau ...

Tom Brady photos slow down drivers in school zone

BOSTON (AP) — Tired of drivers speeding through a school zone, a Boston physical education teacher turned to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for help. The Boston Globe rep...

Off to Mexico? Prepare to wait at busiest US border crossing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico. The closure between San D...

Russia reduces parking spaces at US consulates

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has withdrawn parking privileges for U.S. diplomats, an apparent continuation of a diplomatic tit-for-tat between Washington and Moscow. State-owned television c...

Social media abuzz as flying insects swarm part of London

LONDON (AP) — Social media users in London are buzzing about an apparent swarm of flying insects that has descended on one part of the city. Videos posted to Twitter Tuesday show peo...