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Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

BERLIN (AP) — Judges at the Berlin Film Festival announced Friday that the satirical movie ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded this year’s top prize, sayin...

Creativity emerges in quieter, digital Milan Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Fashion is off the hamster wheel, taking a deep breath that is allowing some freshness to seep into the once relentless cycle. “It is so weird thinking about fashion, a...

Insider Q&A: Hyundai's Olabisi Boyle

Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy at Hyundai Motor North America, has seen plenty of change during her decades in the industry. Before joining Hyundai in August, ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates to write new 'Superman' film

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed essayist and novelist who expanded the world of Wakanda for Marvel comics, will write the script for a new “Superman” film from Warner Bros. ...

Donaldson seeks calf strength after 'fluke ordeal' last year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The year-ago buzz around the Minnesota Twins created by signing Josh Donaldson to the franchise's richest free agent contract was quickly quelled by the global pandemic that pared d...

French electronic music act Daft Punk announces split

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legendary dance music duo Daft Punk on Monday (Feb. 22) announced it has broken up. After 28 years together, Daft Punk made the announcement Monday in an eight-minu...

Syfy's 'Resident Alien' invader gets lift-off with viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Resident Alien,” a new Syfy series that caught the attention of veteran TV critic Rob Owen and approving viewers, is evidence that inventive shows exist outside premium cable and s...

French house pioneers Daft Punk announce split

Daft Punk are splitting up after 28 years making music together, the spokesperson for the duo said on Monday. The Parisian producers Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who met at schoo...

NASA's Perseverance rover roams Mars with Taiwanese at controls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When NASA’s Perseverance rover rides around the planet Mars, a Taiwanese robot expert will be at the steering wheel, reports said Saturday (Feb. 20). Jeng Yen (嚴正...

Yankees add extroverted Taillon, introvert nicknamed Klubot

Just getting dressed for his first workout with the New York Yankees merited a selfie from Jameson Taillon. “Every sports fan knows what the Yankee pinstripes mean,” the pitcher said...

Honda taps tech expert as chief to steer in ecological times

TOKYO (AP) — Toshihiro Mibe, a research expert tapped president of Japanese automaker Honda on Friday, promised to steer the company toward new growth by focusing on ecological models and safety techn...

Mars mission inspires growing fan base back in China

BEIJING (AP) — Cui Tingting dyed her hair Mars red for the arrival of China’s spacecraft at the planet known in Chinese as the Fire Star. “This is a great era for space, and the futu...

China's drone army a growing regional threat

China's aggressive development of unmanned air, ground and underwater vehicles is an increasing threat to Taiwan and the rest of region, according to analysts at a government-funded think tank in ...

Japan automaker Honda's profit rises despite pandemic damage

TOKYO (AP) — Honda reported Tuesday its fiscal third quarter profit more than doubled to 284 billion yen ($2.7 billion) despite the coronavirus pandemic as auto sales grew in Japan and the U.S. ...

DoorDash buys robot food prep company Chowbotics

DoorDash is buying automated food prep company Chowbotics to expand its fresh meal offerings. San Francisco-based DoorDash announced the acquisition Monday. Terms of the deal, which ...