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Rock-climbing enthusiasts take measures to step up safety at Taiwan’s Longdong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rock-climbing enthusiasts have taken it upon themselves to step up safety at the Longdong (龍洞) rock climbing site on the northeast coast of Taiwan and create a bilingual w...

Grass sledding playground opens in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new playground was opened at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park (新北大都會公園) on Sunday (Aug. 18) for kids to enjoy grass sledging. A first of its kind in Taiwan, the slope...

Adidas' Greg Thomsen talks outdoors

NEW YORK (AP) — When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas's U.S. outdoors business back in 2010, he faced some big challenges. The outdoors market was overcr...

Innovative program enriches learning for kids in Taiwan's countryside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been pushing for the “Urban-Rural Collaborative Partner Schools Program” in order to improve education in the countryside. Th...

Sewing for sport: Handmade workout clothes make strides

If necessity is the mother of invention, then pending motherhood may have given Sarah Vander Neut a creative boost. The Aurora, Colorado, seamstress was pregnant with her first daugh...

Taiwan to no longer compensate daredevils who suffer accidents on mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) on Facebook on Wednesday (May 29) announced that a draft amendment to the State Compensation Law (國家賠償法) calls for the governme...

Deadly mazes: Paris architecture complicate fire rescues

PARIS (AP) — The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from window ledges eight stories above bare concrete. ...

Taiwanese sisters aged 7 and 9 found roaming the streets of Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A pair of sisters aged 7 and 9 from Taiwan were found wandering the streets of Australia with bruises all over their bodies last Saturday (Oct. 13), prompting local police...

Kavanaugh's 2nd accuser never sought spotlight, friends say

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Between shifts ladling hot meals at the dining hall, Deborah Ramirez did her best to fit in with the blue-blooded social set of Yale University in the 1980s. She took a chartered...

In 'Free Solo,' a steeper challenge for Honnold than El Cap

TORONTO (AP) — A new documentary not only chronicles rock climber Alex Honnold's famed, free solo ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan, a 3,000-foot wall of sheer granite, it also depicts an arguably stepp...

American scientist dies while rock climbing in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The family of an American scientist who died while rock climbing in New Zealand is urging other climbers to carefully consider their reliance on equipment that's been le...

Girl Scouts stress 'girl power' in new recruitment efforts

As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empower...

Sheckler Foundation Unveils Latest Set of Finalists for Its “Be the Change” Initiative

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2018--Today, the Sheckler Foundation is proud to announce the top four finalists for its most recent “Be the Change” initiative to help action sports ath...

California park slaying probe looks back to 7 past shootings

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a camper at a popular California wilderness park last week will look for links to seven past shootings in the area dating back t...

First SCP Hotel To Open In Colorado Springs Following Nine-Month, $6 Million Transformation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2018--Soul Community Planet (SCP) announced today the opening of its first SCP Hotel in Colorado Springs after a nine-month, $6 million renovation. Th...