Floods prevent inspectors from studying environmental harm

Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top...

Philippine landslide shows poor often live in danger's path

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — They're eerie photographs, probably the final images of a few Filipino villagers standing placidly outside low-slung buildings a day before the green mountainside behind the...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

'Silly old bear': New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh

BOSTON (AP) — Winnie-the-Pooh, that silly old bear, is the star of a new exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. "Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic" explores how the beloved t...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied H...

Bulgarian police detain journalists probing EU funds fraud

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police have detained a Romanian and a Bulgarian journalist working on a story of suspected fraud of European Union funds. Romanian investigative jour...

The Latest: UK repeats assertion that Russia is lying

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The British government has repeated its assertion ...

Spy poison case: Suspects say they were in UK as tourists

MOSCOW (AP) — The two Russian men who have been charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy have appeared on Russian television saying they visited the suspected crime scene as tourists. ...

David Hockney painting expected to break auction records

NEW YORK (AP) — One of David Hockney's famous "pool paintings" is coming to auction and is expected to sell in the $80 million range, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at a...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

MIAMI (AP) — A big one. A monster. A once-in-a-lifetime storm. Hurricane Florence deserves all the names it's being called as it threatens to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle ...

Winners of photo contest to promote Philippines in Taiwan announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) recently announced the winners of photo contest held to promote the Philippines and celebrate Filipino worker...

Mesut Ozil's absence casts shadow over German national team

MUNICH (AP) — The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil. Without the Arsenal midfielder on the field, Germany tried hard but ultim...

Taiwan Pavilion among 10 best installations at London Design Biennale 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Pavilion at the 2018 London Design Biennale has been selected as one of the 10 best installations at the exhibition by design magazine DeZeen. This year...

'The Most Dangerous Branch' looks at the Supreme Court

"The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court's Assault on the Constitution" (Crown), by David A. Kaplan If Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings have inspired...