Dressed up, ready for fun: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The party is on! Thousands of people are expected to gather in the New Orleans area to celebrate Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday marks the final day of the season of revel...

Evacuations lifted for flooded California wine country towns

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Jason Flint prepared for flooding in Northern California by putting his deli's valuable equipment on pallets and milk crates stacked several feet above the ground. ...

Health officials: Palestinian killed at weekly Gaza protests

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Health officials say Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during protests along Gaza-Israel frontier. Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-K...

Mercury to drop to 14 degrees in N. Taiwan by Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for four cities and counties in northern Taiwan today and temperatures are expected to dip down as low as 14 d...

First monarch butterflies arrive at Mexico wintering area

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first monarch butterflies have arrived at their wintering grounds in the mountains of central Mexico — almost a week later than usual. Millions of monarchs mak...

Extremely heavy rain advisory issued for northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the first wave of northeastern monsoons strike Taiwan, an extremely heavy rain advisory has been issued today for four cities and counties in northern Taiwan by the Central ...

Rainy weather forecast for central and southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Rainy and unstable weather was forecast for central and southern Taiwan Sunday, due to the effects of the southwestern winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). There wi...

Buyers worry they'll lose tax credit while waiting on Tesla

DETROIT (AP) — In March of 2016, Keith Reynolds flew from California to Atlanta so he could claim his spot in line at 4 a.m., and get a three-hour head start on his West Coast competitors. ...

Croatia gripped by anticipation ahead of final with France

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian flags are everywhere, people are walking the streets wearing the national team's soccer jerseys and even dogs are sporting red-and-white collars. Croa...

D-Day: 'Disastrous deluge' set to strike Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Later today (June 13), the beginning of what Taiwanese meteorologist Wu Der-rong (吳德榮) yesterday described as a "disastrous deluge" (致災豪雨) will begin to impact Taiwan...

Mercury reaches 37.4 in Taipei, but rain coming on May 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Temperatures kept on climbing Friday to break the highs of the past few days and reach 37.4 degrees Celsius, but rainy weather, and lower temperatures were expected to arr...

Column: All eyes will be on Patrick in her IndyCar return

Sebastien Bourdais was back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday. So was Helio Castroneves, who returned to his home away from home to re-acclimate to an Indy car. But the show r...

Temperature to drop to 18 degrees tomorrow in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though Taiwan will see balmy weather today (April 23), a weather front tomorrow could bring heavy rain and cause the mercury to dip down to 18 degrees, a change of more than 10...

Taipei Songshan Airport to undergo one-year runway expansion project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei Songshan Airport on June 20 will commence a project to resurface and widen its runway which could take up to a year, announced the airport's director, Hsu Nei-sh...

Urban Nomad continues to push the envelope at Taipei's Tiger Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –This past weekend, Urban Nomad Opening Freakout exceeded expectations in a celebration of indie music and art. Urban Nomad Opening Freakout was not going to be stopped b...