Off-duty NYPD officer killed in crash with garbage truck

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was killed Wednesday in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck in the Bronx. Officers responding to a 911 call found...

Italian mayors, governors challenge government asylum law

ROME (AP) — The ranks of prominent citizens opposed to a new Italian law cracking down on asylum-seekers swelled on Monday, with more governors announcing court challenges to the populist government's...

Shanghai TAO officials return to China after visit to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the afternoon of Dec. 11, the delegation from China’s Shanghai branch of the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) left Taipei to return to Shanghai after three days in the...

Cases of law enforcement officers charged in shootings

DALLAS (AP) — The indictment of Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the killing of an unarmed black neighbor marks the latest development in a national conversation on issues of l...

'Give me candy!' Viral video leads to NYC bullying suspect

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they've arrested a 16-year-old boy suspected of violently bullying a 9-year-old boy at a Brooklyn public housing complex. NYPD Chief of Detec...

Trump visits Marines who responded to recent DC fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying a visit to the Marine Barracks in Washington to meet with marines who responded to a recent fire at a public housing complex in the nation's capital....

Amazon's NYC home in 'opportunity zone' for Trump tax break

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax over...

Gangster's death brings abrupt end to old South Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The death of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger brings an abrupt end to a notorious chapter in the history of South Boston, the neighborhood where Bulger once ran a ruthless gang responsible...

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or commun...

Job growth is found to be no cure for a community's poverty

BALTIMORE (AP) — A healthy dose of job growth has long been seen as a likely cure for poverty. But new research suggests that poor Americans are frequently left behind even when their cities or commun...

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

CHICAGO (AP) — The conviction of a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager marks the latest development in what has become a national conversation on issues of law enforcement...

Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

CHICAGO (AP) — The conviction of a Chicago police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager marks the latest development in what has become a national conversation on issues of law enforcement...

More than 200,000 sunflowers in bloom at Taipei’s Rainbow Riverside Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—About 230,000 sunflowers are in bloom across about 6,600 square meters on the banks of Taipei’s Rainbow Riverside Park. The best time to enjoy the flowers is betw...

Man, 74, found alive after 5 days inside fire-gutted complex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers inspecting the wreckage of a public housing complex gutted by fire five days ago found a 74-year-old tenant inside, alive and well, on Monday. The discove...

Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for '04 sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers a...