Taste of the Tour: A festival of lard at high altitude

LA MONGIE, France (AP) — It's one of the unwritten rules of the Tour de France. When the riders go uphill, cholesterol levels do, too. Up in the Pyrenees where crops can't grow, meat...

Taste of the Tour: Hunting with dogs for 'Black Diamonds'

CESTAYROLS, France (AP) — When he got the call that Monsieur le Directeur of the Tour de France and friends would be dining in his restaurant and would it be possible, please, to serve them truffles, ...

'Our lost son': Migrant boy still separated from parents

BUDA, Texas (AP) — There were water balloons at Byron Xol's birthday party — bunches of them, filled a dozen at a time. He squeezed them with both hands, until the water burst on his face and chest. ...

Eat your greens: Tour deep into fermented cabbage country

COLMAR, France (AP) — There are two types of French people: Those who relish the savory-sweet tang of choucroute and those immune to the charms of the shredded and fermented chewy cabbage. ...

Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews s...

At Tour de France, a beacon for fire-damaged Notre Dame

REIMS, France (AP) — On quiet days at the Tour de France, when even the commentators on French TV talk about the boredom of flat, long, meandering stages where not much happens until the sprint finish...

What beats the Tour de France? The Tour with fries and mayo

BRUSSELS (AP) — For die-hard fans in cycling-mad Belgium, only one thing beats watching the Tour de France: Watching cycling's greatest race while also munching on fries slathered in mayo. ...

Hamilton leads Vettel in 1st practice for Austrian GP

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, a few hours after teams voted against a mid-season switch of tires...

Asian nations scramble to contain pig disease outbreaks

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.5 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in...

Stocks jump, on track for best week since late November

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher for a fourth consecutive day as investors look to start June with a strong weekly gain after a downturn in May. Investors bought stoc...

Plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat beats forecasts in 1Q

Beyond Meat went beyond expectations in its first earnings report since its stock market debut last month. The plant-based meat maker's shares soared after it beat Wall Street's firs...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 17-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Summer is well on its way, and there are plenty of activities across Taipei this month for you to enjoy. Here are some recommended events happening between May 17 and May ...

Union Berlin fans savouring Bundesliga promotion bid

BERLIN (AP) — Smoke from grilled bratwurst sausages filled the air and the beer taps were kept flowing as Union Berlin fans celebrated taking a step closer to Bundesliga promotion. T...

Hong Kong travelers subject to same African swine fever checks as Chinese: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors arriving from Hong Kong and Macau already have their luggage checked for African swine fever with the same thoroughness as those from China, officials said Saturd...

Cuba launches rationing in face of economic crisis

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says it will begin rationing chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Be...