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Wyoming governor quietly mobilized Guard troops in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While the Wyoming National Guard was sending more than 100 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security around President Joe Biden's inauguration in January, Gov. Mark Gordo...

Scandals reveal Cuomo known by New Yorkers to wider nation

It was Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy-winning performance: daily televised coronavirus briefings in which the New York governor projected competence and compassion, helping to calm a nervous nation. ...

Projects GOP tied to Pelosi, Schumer dropped from virus bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans opposing a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed the House have pointed to two transportation projects as examples of pork that would politically benefit Demo...

US infrastructure gets C- from engineers as roads stagnate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — America's infrastructure has scored near-failing grades for its deteriorating roads, public transit and storm water systems due to years of inaction from the federal government, t...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung resumes charging for rides on light rail system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Free rides on Kaohsiung’s light rail system ended on Sunday (Feb. 28), and as of Monday, it now costs NT$10 (US$0.34) for passengers using electronic tickets and NT$3...

China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

WASHINGTON (AP) — China appears to be moving faster toward a capability to launch its newer nuclear missiles from underground silos, possibly to improve its ability to respond promptly to a nuclear at...

Russian diplomats return from North Korea on rail trolley

MOSCOW (AP) — A group of Russian diplomats and their family members returned to Russia from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley on Thursday because of COVID-19 restrictions in the country, Russi...

Man's 'explosives' on Taiwan high speed train just black tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man frightened passengers on Thursday evening (Feb. 25) when he claimed to be carrying "explosives" — which turned out to be black tea — aboard a T...

Explainer: Mount Etna puts on its latest spectacular show

ROME (AP) — Mount Etna, the volcano that towers over eastern Sicily, evokes superlatives. It is Europe’s most active volcano and also the continent’s largest. And the fiery, noisy sh...

GOP rallies solidly against Democrats' virus relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or pote...

Court ruling may make it harder to cut train crew sizes to 1

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's decision to drop a proposal to require freight trains to have at least two crew members, a plan that was drafted after sever...

KINOKUNIYA, renowned supermarket chain in Japan, launches its 1st Pop-up Stores in Singapore

Presenting a curated selection of popular, authentic produce air flown from Japan In 1953, KINOKUNIYA pioneered the first "self-service supermarket" in Aoyama, Tokyo, where customers could choose t...

Taiwan High Court sentences man to 17 years for railway police killing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court overturned a not-guilty verdict for the suspect accused of killing a railway police officer on a train at Chiayi Station and sentenced him to 17 year...

Crisis over Mexican Indigenous blockade after protester dies

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The conflict over highway blockades by members of the Yaqui group in northern Mexico has come to a head with the death of an Indigenous man killed by a trucker at a roadblock. ...

Artworks of canceled Taiwan Lantern Festival to be displayed elsewhere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the 2021 Taiwan Lantern Festival was scrapped due to pandemic concerns, the Tourism Bureau has decided to display the event’s painstakingly crafted artworks elsew...