Anti-racism demonstrators to protest in Sydney despite ban

SYDNEY (AP) — Anti-racism protesters plan to demonstrate in downtown Sydney on Tuesday despite court rulings that the gathering is illegal due to the pandemic threat. Organiser Paddy...

'Visa run' not required for foreign students in Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (July 26) announced that foreign students currently residing in Taiwan do not need to go on "visa runs"...

Thorpe's scandal-tainted 1912 golds still resonate, amaze

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — It has been described as the first major international sports scandal, and still resonates more than a century later. Jim Thorpe, a Native American who seeme...

Efforts underway in Alaska to remove statues of colonialists

As many in the Lower 48 call for statues of Confederate leaders to be removed amid a national reckoning on race, some Alaska residents are conducting a similar movement demanding statues tied to colon...

'Visa run' unnecessary for foreign students in Taiwan changing schools: MOFA

International students seeking to continue their tertiary education in Taiwan or transfer from one university to another are not required to leave the country for a "visa run," the Ministry ...

Mexico sets traps for friendly bear that posed for 'selfies'

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A black bear pictured putting its paws on hikers and inspecting them in northern Mexico is drawing support from an online campaign opposing plans by authorities to use non-lethal tr...

Paulette Wilson, Windrush generation campaigner, dies at 64

LONDON (AP) — Paulette Wilson, a grandmother who campaigned for justice for people wrongly targeted by a British government crackdown on immigrants from Commonwealth countries that became known as the...

'Clear as mud' housing refund plans irk college students

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Laura Comino opened the housing email from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in June, she knew she had to take action. At the direction of the ...

Indonesian students urge Taiwan to lift visa restrictions for new students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesians hoping to study in Taiwan are nervous that the government’s travel restrictions have not yet been lifted for most university students from the Southeast ...

US mulls endangered status for Nevada plant in mine fight

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says there’s enough scientific evidence that two rare plants in Nevada’s desert could go extinct to warrant a year-long review of whether to list t...

North Carolina professor found dead weeks after backlash

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday discovered the body of a white North Carolina professor who recently announced his retirement amid backlash over his comments on social media, in which ...

Thai serial killer cremated after decades as museum display

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — For decades, some Thai parents warned their naughty children that if they didn’t behave, Si Ouey would come eat their livers. If the threat of a ghostly v...

AP EXPLAINS: A look at $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrest Tuesday of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case has upended both politics and policy-making ...

Condemned Tennessee inmate claims innocence, seeks DNA tests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee inmate scheduled to be executed in December asked a Shelby County court on Wednesday to order DNA testing of the evidence in his case. Pervis Pay...

Less momentum for Confederate statue removal in rural areas

CLINTON, La. (AP) — The statue of the anonymous Confederate soldier has stood in front of the white-columned East Feliciana Parish courthouse for more than a century, leaning on his rifle as he looks ...