Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow "freedom fighters" as his role models. In reality, all were terrorists — most notable for acting a...

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

NEW YORK (AP) — NASA's plan to scoop up dirt and gravel from an asteroid has hit a snag. Scientists thought the asteroid Bennu had wide, open areas suitable for the task. But a space...

US professor is first woman to be awarded math's top prize

HELSINKI (AP) — An American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world's most prestigious international mathematics awards. The Norwegian Aca...

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy has won one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work. ...

Taiwanese psychiatrist warns of dangers of 'claw machine addiction'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A psychiatrist in southern Taiwan says that many Taiwanese have begun to become addicted to the promise of "cute dolls" inside claw machines, disrupting both their pr...

Taiwan's NCSIST rejects claim missile sank Argentina submarine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A controversial theory surrounding the destruction of an Argentinian submarine that sank in 2017 suggests that a missile manufactured in Taiwan was the cause of the ARA Sa...

Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election

PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote Thaksin, ...

7 districts in Taichung, Taiwan exposed to 8 cancerous air pollutants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A study of air pollution in Taichung City has found that seven districts contain unacceptable levels of PM2.5 and eight first-level airborne carcinogens, reported SETN. On S...

Melania Trump to convene interagency group on youth programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is hosting a White House meeting this week to review youth programs at various government departments and agencies. The first lady's office says she w...

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to scre...

Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn't on Capit...

Taiwan launches military test ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) on Friday launched a ship which will function as a testing platform for new weapons. The ceremony to...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, March 16, the 75th day of 2019. There are 290 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 1...

Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore is praising the Democrats' 2020 presidential field for its emphasis on combating climate change. The politician-turned-climate activist t...

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than t...