Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who says a racist juror tainted the outcome of his trial. ...

Filipino farmers protest as rice prices drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Plummeting rice prices due to cheap imports from Vietnam and Thailand have driven Filipino farmers to protest at the Department of Agriculture in Manila on Wednesday (Oct. 16), ...

China decries 'blacks hands' of Taiwan separatists behind White House petition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Wednesday (Oct. 16) said that a petition calling for the White House to recognize Taiwan as an independent county is a "far...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltw...

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A conservation organization has petitioned for protection of the western Joshua tree under the California Endangered Species Act due to the effects of climate change and habitat des...

Meet the playwright behind a 'deeply raw space' on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn't cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut. Harris uses the singer's 2017 ...

White House petition to recognize Taiwan passes threshold in less than one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At approximately 4:00 p.m. (Taiwan time) on Sunday (Oct. 13), a White House petition calling on the U.S. government to recognize Taiwan as an independently governed nation...

Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a me...

Italy starts petition supporting Taiwan’s attendance at Interpol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Sixteen senators from the Italian Parliament have launched a petition to support Taiwan's participation in the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) Ge...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against...

Petition to recall mayor of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung reaches target

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A petition drive to recall Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as mayor of Kaohsiung has obtained the necessary 300,000 signatures, one of its organiz...

Better protection sought for Thailand's helmeted hornbill

BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand's dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks. ...

Petition calls for US to recognize Taiwan as independent nation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new petition has been started on the official White House webpage calling on the U.S. government to recognize Taiwan as an independently governed nation, which would eff...

Dutch parliament passes motion supporting Taiwan's international participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dutch House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan motion supporting Taiwan’s participation in international organizations and global affairs. The motion,...

Yellow cedar rejected for threatened species listing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An iconic Alaska tree with roots that can freeze to death if not covered by snow was rejected Friday by a federal agency for the threatened species list. The...