For India's prime minister, symbolism is political strategy

VARANASI, India (AP) — It's a project dripping with equal parts symbolism — Modi, the devout Hindu, restoring the ancient connection between two religious icons — and political calculation. In his fiv...

Snap and Apache jump while Boston Beer, LivaNova slip

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Duluth Holdings Inc., down $5.94 to $17.60 The clothing retailer's fourth-quarter profi...

Lawsuit: Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from photos of slaves

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a law...

Paris joins Hong Kong and Singapore as world's most expensive city

Singapore is one of the world's three most expensive cities for the sixth year running, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, released on Tuesday...

Nigerian art historian, critic Okwui Enwezor dies at 55

BERLIN (AP) — Nigerian art historian, curator, author and critic Okwui Enwezor has died at 55. The Haus der Kunst in Munich, where Enwezor was director from 2011 to 2018, confirmed h...

Vulnerable to attack: Businesses should boost cyber defenses

NEW YORK (AP) — When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries' computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. ...

Taiwanese bird photographer wins 1st place in ‘General’ category at HIPA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan bird photographer won the first place in the “General – Color” category at the Hamdan International Photography Award (HIPA), which held its ann...

Woodstock '69 artifacts headed to museum 50 years later

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — A bass guitar and handwritten song lyrics will be among the artifacts related to the original Woodstock concert heading to a museum for display. The museum at the...

Taiwanese photographer indicted for organizing 'artistic' 13-person orgy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Famed Taiwanese photographer Tsai Che-kai (蔡哲凱), has been indicted by the Taipei prosecutors for pandering sexual intercourse (媒介性交罪), after a female university student last ye...

Exhibit on US Latina 'cholas' opens in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola — the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs. Th...

AP immigration team adds multiformat journalist in El Paso

DALLAS (AP) — Cedar Attanasio, a multiformat journalist with international reporting experience, is joining The Associated Press to cover immigration from El Paso, Texas. Attanasio w...

Feds: Forgery operation produced over 10,000 fake documents

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration documents th...

Video shows Communist Chinese govt. blast giant Buddha statue to smithereens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, the Communist Chinese government on Feb. 2 blasted a 57.9-meter-tall Buddhist statue into smithereens, reported Bitter Wi...

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Yannis Behrakis dead at 58

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has died. He was 58. His death Saturday was confirmed by his employers, Reuters, where he had worked ...

Taiwanese photographer takes 1st place in intl. underwater photography contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese photographer has been awarded first place a in world-class underwater photography competition, called “World Shoot Out.” In the “Wide Angl...