Column: Poulter and his passion back at the Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Ryder Cup meant the world to Ian Poulter even when he only had a tent to sleep in. Poulter was 17 and folding shirts in a shop called Jac...

Ryder Cup, European capsules

A capsule look at the European team for the 42nd Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in France. Players listed in order they made the team: FRANCESCO MOLINARI ...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Nutty pastry fingers in Mende

VALENCE, France (AP) — After a brief respite, the Tour de France heads for the heights again on Saturday when almond and hazelnut pastry fingers point the way for surviving riders through terrain feat...

Column: Poulter a 'match play ninja' only when playing well

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Memories are strong in match play, which might explain why Ian Poulter picked up a new nickname. Golf held its version of a selection show Monday night at a down...

Half-ton of undelivered mail found in Italy postman's garage

ROME (AP) — Italians fed up with the country's lousy postal service may now have found a culprit: Police say they discovered nearly a half-ton of undelivered mail in a rogue postman's garage. ...

Taiwan postman travels 250 km to deliver mail in Hehuanshan even in snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A postman from the Hualien branch travels about 250 kilometers to Hehuanshan for delivering parcels and mail twice a week regardless of mild or vile weather cond...

Postman accused of stealing pills from mail gets probation

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former U.S. postal worker accused of stealing prescription drugs from packages has been sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to perform community service work. ...

Free ‘Ho Ping Island Land Music Festival’ at Taiwan’s port city of Keelung to take place August 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The free “Ho Ping Island Land Music Festival” will take place at 5 p.m. on August 5 in the surroundings of breathtaking landscapes of coastal erosion in Ho Ping Islan...

Pennsylvania couple leave long letter as prank for postman

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple pranked their mailman on April Fools' Day by leaving an extra-long letter sticking out of the mail slot on their front door. Bill Kelly an...

Chunghwa Post celebrates 120th anniversary in Taipei

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) Chunghwa Post Co. celebrated its 120th anniversary in Taipei on Friday, by holding activities to honoroutstanding employees and by releasing sets of commemorative stamps. ...

AP WAS THERE: Pope John Paul II arrives in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 21, 1998, Pope John Paul II became the first Catholic pontiff to visit Cuba, and more than 20 AP writers, editors, photographers and TV staffers arrived to cover ...

Taiwan's century-old postal service reinventing itself

By Lee Hsin-Yin, CNA staff reporter "When I put on the green uniform, I can feel the trust that people have in me," said Du Wan-yi, a 63-year-old postman who works in New Taipei City. ...

Postman dies of heart attack on Miaoli mail route

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) A long-serving postman suffered a heart attack while he was making his rounds in Miaoli on Tuesday and was declared dead on arrival at a hospital in the northern county, police...

Balotelli's Back: Striker returns to spotlight with big goal

Scoring a first English Premier League goal for your club to win a crucial match against one of your big rivals would arouse outward feelings of relief and elation in most players.Not Mario Balotelli....

Postman faces prosecution for dumping mail down a cliff

Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) A postman in Hualien County has admitted to getting rid of tens thousands of mail items over the past three years to reduce his workload, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The of...