Torrential rains in Seoul prompt rare river flood warning

Incessant torrential rains pounding South Korea prompting authorities on Thursday to close parts of highways and issue a rare flood alert near a key river bridge in Seoul. The state...

Half of human head found floating in Tamsui River in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Half of a decomposing human head was found floating in the Tamsui River near the Guandu Bridge in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Aug. 5), and prosecutors have not ruled out...

Technical issue has California under-reporting virus cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A technical problem has caused a lag in California’s tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data showing improvements in the infection rate and n...

U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast. Only one...

Thousands remain evacuated from Southern California wildfire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of people after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced crews to battle flames in ...

Heavy rain hammers South Korea, leaving 6 dead, 7 missing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Torrential rain pounded most of South Korea on Sunday, leaving six people dead and seven others missing, officials said. The Ministry of the Interior and Sa...

AP-NORC poll: Optimism fades jobs lost to virus will return

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half of Americans whose families experienced a layoff during the coronavirus pandemic now believe those jobs are lost forever, a new poll shows, as temporary cutbacks give way...

Colleges win immigration battle but fear for US reputation

Even with a fresh victory on behalf of international students, U.S. universities fear they’re losing a broader fight over the nation’s reputation as a place that embraces and fosters the world’s best ...

Ecuadorian hummingbirds chirp ultrasonic songs of seduction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Perched on a flowering shrub on a windy Andean mountainside, the tiny Ecuadorian Hillstar hummingbird chirps songs of seduction that only another bird of its kind can hear. ...

Taipei Valentine's Day 2020 to feature concert, fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese capital is celebrating this year's Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi Festival) with an open-air concert and fireworks spectacle that defies social dist...

Video shows dike burst on China's largest freshwater lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Monday (July 13) showing a dike along China's largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, bursting. As the vaunted Three Gorges Dam continues to fail to...

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region Tuesday. At least 50 peop...

Japan floods: 1.2 million people to be evacuated

Nearly 1.2 million people have been asked to leave their homes as Japan's southern region of Kyushu continues to be lashed by heavy rainfall that began over the weekend. The resulting floods have ...

Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's disaster management agency says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing. Pounding rain since late Frida...

40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain

TOKYO (AP) — The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers searched for 10 missing...