Plastic items most common waste in Taiwan's coastal area: group

Plastic items are the most frequently seen garbage on local beaches, accounting for 70 percent of marine debris in Taiwan in 2019, an environmental group said Thursday. Plastic bottle caps, PET bot...

As a novelty or a favorite, wooden toys can make great gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Why buy wooden toys for children? Chances are good you know at least one parent who sings their praises for durability, sustainability or magical powers to boost creativity. If you don...

SUV sent flying into FamilyMart in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An SUV was sent hurtling into a FamilyMart convenience store after it was struck by a vehicle running a red light in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City early Wednesday mor...

Pet shop owner says suspects threw stolen guinea pig at him

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky pet store owner says two women stole a pair of guinea pigs, lobbing one of the animals at him during their escape. News outlets report 21-year-old Isa...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan president's purrfect running mate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwan presidential race heats up, a massive billboard showing President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) holding one of her cats has surfaced in Taipei. On Saturday (Nov. 16)...

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

SEATTLE (AP) — Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too. ...

Orangutan granted human status settles into new Florida home

WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into her new surroundings at the Center for Great Apes in central Florida. ...

Terry Gou sues Taiwan Facebook user for defamation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The founder and former CEO of Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, Terry Gou (郭台銘), filed a lawsuit against a Facebook user surnamed Li (李) Tuesday morning (Nov. 5) after Li a...

Furry friends good for mental health: Taiwan foundation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan's leading mental health foundations has promoted the findings of an international study that found that interacting and playing with animals for at least...

Tragedy strikes Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita despite reform

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front o...

Pink or blue? Some gender reveal parties take dangerous turn

It was supposed to be a happy moment, a chance to declare the sex of a soon-to-be-born baby with a blast of color and burst of attention on social media. But the gender reveal party ...

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of ...

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of ...

Wildfires outside L.A. threaten homes, spare Reagan library

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wind-whipped outbreak of wildfires outside Los Angeles on Wednesday threatened thousands of homes and horse ranches, forced the smoky evacuation of elderly patients in whe...

Punishing winds that whipped California fires could last

LOs ANGELES (AP) — Punishing Santa Ana winds that pushed fires into Los Angeles-area neighborhoods, burning six homes, were expected to last through Friday and could prompt more power shutoffs to hund...