Taiwanese pedestrians should walk toward traffic: professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Research by a Taiwanese professor is reinforcing the government's policy of encouraging pedestrians to face traffic while walking down the street. According to rese...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 20 The Los Angeles Times on a plan that would have pulled flavored electronic cigarettes from ...

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg going up in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is staring down at pedestrians in the heart of San Francisco where an artist is painting a massive mural of the Nobel Peace Prize nomine...

Mural of activist Greta Thunberg going up in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is staring down at pedestrians in the heart of San Francisco where an artist is painting a massive mural of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee. ...

California couple, son run over on Halloween die of injuries

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California couple and their 3-year-old son have died of their injuries after they were run over by an SUV on Halloween night, police said Monday. ...

Iran unveils anti-American murals at former US Embassy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has unveiled new murals painted on exterior walls of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran ahead of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the embassy. Amo...

London Bridge inquest raises questions on Security Services

LONDON (AP) — An inquest into the 2017 London Bridge attacks has expressed concerns about the Security Services policy of sometimes suspending investigations of people thought to pose a possible risk ...

Elite runner's close call inspires road safety campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly d...

Torrential rain in eastern Japan causes flooding near Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — Torrential rain from a low-pressure system hovering above Japan's main island has triggered flooding in towns east of Tokyo, prompting fresh concerns in areas still recovering from recent...

Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for Bolivians

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — There's almost no traffic in the streets. Supermarkets are shuttered. Movies are closed. Pedestrians stroll through open-air markets set up on car-free avenues, then gather to p...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some prote...

3 killed in gang violence in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say three people were killed in a turf battle between criminal gangs in Rio de Janeiro. Authorities said Friday that six people were also injur...

Kin of limo crash victims call for stricter regulations

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of some of the 20 people killed in a limousine crash are calling for stricter safety regulations as the anniversary approaches. They joined Democrati...

NTSB seeks new seat belt requirements for limos after crash

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for new seat belt requirements for limousines following a crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people. The...

Artist Kehinde Wiley unveils bold sculpture in Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — Perpetually crowded Times Square has a new statue for pedestrians to navigate — but it's unlike any other. Artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled his biggest work ever Friday,...