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Gold bullion worth NT$50 million put up for auction in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 27 gold bullion bars worth an estimated NT$50 million (US$1.68 million) will be auctioned off at the Taitung District Prosecutors Office on July 13. The gold...

EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will work

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to pe...

Maradona's medical personnel to face homicide trial

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — An Argentinian judge ruled on Wednesday that eight medical personnel involved in the care of soccer star Diego Maradona will face a public trial for criminal negligence. ...

Teen's miraculous survival in Florida collapse finds purpose

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Jonah Handler’s miraculous rescue from one of the deadliest building collapses in U.S. history might seem to have an obvious parallel, given his name. The teena...

Man found not responsible for Times Square vehicle rampage

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove his car through crowds of people in Times Square in 2017, killing a young tourist and maiming helpless pedestrians, was cleared of responsibility Wednesday because of m...

Wallowing in Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz

WASHINGTON (AP) — For half a century, every major Washington scandal started with some form of this question: Is this another Watergate? Watergate spawned an all-purpose suffix. If “...

Defendant's degree of psychosis argued at Times Square trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of using his car to mow down people in Times Square made a deliberate choice to leave a path of death and destruction there in the spring of 2017, a prosecutor said Wedne...

Judge drops cannibalism charge in northern Idaho murder case

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A judge has dropped a cannibalism charge against a northern Idaho man after finding that there wasn't enough evidence to move forward to a trial, but said the man will still fa...

Tribeca 'documusical' casts Rudy Giuliani's arc as opera

NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Rudy Giuliani premiering at the Tribeca Festival weaves in musical performances to give the ups and downs of the man once commonly referred to as “America’s May...

Testimony at Times Square trial: Attacker was hearing voices

NEW YORK (AP) — After Richard Rojas was kicked out of the Navy, he began sharing disturbing thoughts that were coursing through his head — that cars were following him, that aircraft were dusting him ...

Man who killed 11 relatives in Easter shooting dies at 88

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man serving a life sentence for the shooting deaths of 11 family members, including eight children, on Easter in 1975 has died. James Ruppert, 88, died ...

Female ex-officers win $1M bias verdict against Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former police officers whose gender discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia’s police commissioner to resign have won a $1 million verdict against the city...

Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A hand surgeon testified Monday that Johnny Depp could not have lost the tip of his middle finger the way he told jurors it happened in his civil lawsuit against ex-wife Amber...

Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker’s urbane wit and style through his essays,...

CECC predicts Taiwan's COVID cases will peak next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 18) predicted that Taiwan's COVID cases will likely peak next week. After reporting around 60,000 COVID...