US officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit." The s...

Carnival promoting food safety kicks off in northern Taiwan

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and representatives of Taiwanese food manufacturers on Thursday (Nov. 7) opened the 2019 Taoyuan LOHAS Food Safety Carnival, a fou...

Japan's Takeda dengue vaccine found effective overall with one limitation

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co's experimental dengue vaccine was highly effective at preventing the mosquito-borne disease in a late stage study, but it failed to protect against one type of the virus i...

The Latest: Las Vegas makes sleeping on the streets illegal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Las Vegas city officials considering a law to make sleeping on the streets illegal (all times local): 6 p.m. Despite protests about a...

'This city is not livable': New Delhi citizens face foul air

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor's orders. The 22-year-old call center oper...

Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint

MONTREAL (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been unwittingly exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever...

India's capital restricts cars as people choke in dirty air

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi are restricting private vehicles from the roads on alternating days to control vehicular pollution as people in the national capital continues to gasp under t...

Elite runner's close call inspires road safety campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly d...

Former Juul exec alleges company shipped tainted products

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allega...

A look at what protesters in Chile have to say

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Once the fuse was lit, the anger couldn't be contained. The spark that ignited protests in Chile was a rise in subway fares, but 12 days later the government has failed to conta...

Taiwan's foreign minister visits Paraguay with agricultural delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) is leading an agricultural delegation to Taiwan’s South American ally Paraguay from Oct. 29 to 31. Wu said via Twitter on Tuesday...

APNewsBreak: State investigating MIT lab radiation complaint

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials are looking into safety and compliance issues at an MIT lab containing a deactivated electron accelerator. The state's Radiation C...

Chileans reject president's concessions, plan new protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chileans gathered Tuesday for a 12th day of demonstrations that began with youth protests over a subway fare hike and have become a leaderless national movement demanding greate...

US-Taiwan Pacific leadership program opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than a dozen officials and professionals from Pacific island nations are in Taipei for a program jointly led by the U.S. and Taiwan that is aimed at fostering leaders...

Georgia plant agrees to close in fight over gas emissions

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials reached an agreement Monday to temporarily shut down a medical sterilization facility that uses a gas that studies have linked to an increased risk of cancer. ...