Taiwan vows closer climate, trade cooperation with Saint Kitts and Nevis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged broader cooperation with The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, the country's staunch ally in the Caribbean Sea, as she me...

Florence's rains: Coal ash landfill collapses in Carolinas

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Duke spokesw...

Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. Duke spokesw...

Former nuclear site will open to public as wildlife refuge

DENVER (AP) — A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates on Saturday, after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open t...

The Latest: Trump claims Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rejection of the official death count from Hurricane Maria (all times local): 10:40 p.m. President Donald T...

Romania: 4 dead from West Nile virus this week, 30 new cases

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed four people in Romania this week, bringing the total deaths from West Nile virus to 21. The Nation...

Trump disputes estimate of Puerto Rico storm deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death count from Hurricane Maria and falsely accusing Democrats of inflating the Puerto Rican toll from the storm last year to make h...

Puerto Rico death toll isn't Trump's only conspiracy theory

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Puerto Rico death toll. Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. The 2016 presidential election vote. Hillary Clinton and her emails. President Donald Tru...

Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — James Howell Jr. lost big two years when Hurricane Matthew swelled the Tar River less than a half mile from his home. Finally persuaded it was too dangerous to stay, he return...

The Latest: Nevada top doctor has no US medical license

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a court hearings on a pharmaceutical companies lawsuit to stop Nevada from using their drugs for a lethal injection (all times local): 5:45 p.m. ...

The Latest: Greek officials: Migrant camp a health hazard

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Greek regional authorities are threatening to shut a migrant camp on the Aegean Sea...

Italy health authorities investigate pneumonia outbreak

ROME (AP) — Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria in the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has afflicted more than 100 people. Th...

New Taipei City's Yonghe District sees first dengue fever case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Sept. 8 eight new cases of dengue fever across central and northern Taiwan, and the first case for New Taipei City's...

Taiwan’s importing of plastic waste from abroad must stop now

No matter where you live in Taiwan, you are almost certain to have seen pensioners collecting recycling. These enterprising Ama’s (阿嬤) and Agon’s (阿公) spend much of their time collecting r...

Democratic Party transforming as it searches for leaders

BOSTON (AP) — When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the gras...