Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious...

Cummings wrote of 'pure pain' from Trump tweets on Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings felt “pure pain” from President Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore, and the Maryland Democrat wrote “I could feel the attack to my core,” in...

Southern Taiwan woman contracts hantavirus hemorrhagic fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman bitten by a rat in Pingtung County last month has become the eighth hantavirus hemorrhagic fever case in Taiwan this year, setting a new high number of cases in a ...

Video shows fight break out on Taiwan train over hamster in priority seat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Sept. 5) showing a fight on a Taiwanese train that broke out between an elderly man and a young woman after she placed her hamster on a priorit...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, July 27, the 209th day of 2020. There are 157 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 27...

Rat seen scurrying on sushi belt in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular Japanese restaurant chain Sushiro is offering a refund to customers who were traumatized by a rat that was seen dashing along its sushi conveyer belt on Saturday (...

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at le...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ June 23 The Washington Post on the importance of wearing face masks amid the ...

Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances despite the coronavirus pandemic, at Arlington National Cemetery and at a historic fort in Baltimore. Trump recent...

N. Taiwan reports first hantavirus case, night markets on alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Keelung City has been diagnosed with hantavirus, the first case in northern Taiwan this year and the fourth nationwide. The patient, who is in his 40s, is a re...

Mfume rejoins House, in vacant seat of late Elijah Cummings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kweisi Mfume rejoined the House on Tuesday replacing the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, representing a Baltimore-area district that President Donald Trump insulted last year as “disgusti...

Virus creates unprecedented Maryland congressional election

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Ballots cast in person in Maryland's special congressional election between Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik will be quarantined for about 24 hours after poll...

First ride featuring Mickey Mouse debuts at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. was built on the shoulders of Mickey Mouse, so it may come as a surprise that there never has been a theme park attraction based on the lovable rodent. ...

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business. ...

US House passes bill to help eradicate invasive swamp rodent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure to grant funding to try to eradicate the invasive rodents called nutria has passed the U.S. House with the help of a large, stuffed specimen. California R...