The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

REDWOOD CITY, California (AP) — The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Former Peruvian president Alejan...

Ex-Peru president arrested in California drunkenness case

REDWOOD CITY, California (AP) — Authorities say a former Peruvian president who is wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public int...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information on the victims who were lost: HUSNA AHMED Farid...

De Blasio calls Obama's early days in office 'a lost window'

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday criticized former President Barack Obama during a small gathering as he mulls a run for president, saying that Obama's early days in office...

Indian Holi Festival brings burst of colors to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The "Indian Holi Taipei" festival held on Saturday (March 16) in Taipei saw over 650 attendees celebrate Holi, the "Festival of Colors, and enjoyed the day with ...

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face ...

Taiwanese cement truck smashes SUV into duck restaurant during lunchtime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Three people were reported injured in Kaohsiung Saturday after a cement mixing truck smashed into a parked SUV, propelling it into a roasted duck restaurant during lunch. At ...

US eliminates coveted 5-year tourist visa for Cubans

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who...

Broadcom and Ulta Beauty post gains, Facebook and Tesla dip

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Boeing Co., up $5.69 to $378.99 The airplane maker will install a software upgrade to i...

McDonald’s Taiwan starts accepting EasyCard payment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People in Taiwan can now pay for their meals with EasyCard at the country’s McDonald’s outlets, the fast food chain giant announced Friday. Starting March 1...

Judge who blocked deportation mid-flight set to review case

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland resident whose deportation was blocked by a federal judge while he was on a flight to his native China is now asking the same judge to allow him to stay in the coun...

Donors team up to expand #MeToo's impact in the workplace

NEW YORK (AP) — In an unusual team effort to broaden the #MeToo movement, a group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workpla...

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try...

Athletics excited about starting season in Japan next week

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks wants to taste soy sauce ice cream. Teammate Marco Estrada is hoping to spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland. Athletics manager Bob Melvin just ne...

New York inaugurates its $25 billion mini-city, Hudson Yards

NEW YORK (AP) — A towering sculpture called Vessel — made up of 2,500 twisting steps the public can climb — is scheduled to open Friday as the visual centerpiece of Hudson Yards, a $25 billion urban c...