Fire damages equipment at Florida SpaceX facility

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a SpaceX facility in Florida caused damage to equipment, but no injuries were reported. News outlets report it happened Monday afternoon ...

Large quantities of smuggled North Korean cigarettes seized in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Customs seized a shipping container filled with smuggled North Korean cigarettes worth more than NT$50 million (US$1.6 million) on Friday (June 21), Liberty Time...

Vietnam police seize 7.5 tons of ivory, pangolin scales

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Police have seized 7.5 tons of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam's biggest wild animal trafficking cases. Vietnam News Agency reported the 3....

After Canada garbage row, Manila eyes waste shipped from Hong Kong, Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the diplomatic crisis between the governments of the Philippines and Canada moves towards resolution, the Duterte administration is being advised by lawmakers to consid...

Singapore seizes more pangolin scales in week's 2nd bust

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has seized 14 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 21,000 endangered mammals in the second such bust in less than a week. The scales, which were en ...

450 cocaine bricks worth $38M found at Philadelphia port

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. customs officials say drug dogs sniffed out Philadelphia's largest seizure of cocaine in more than two decades. Local, state and federal law enforcement offi...

Taiwanese citizen arrested in New Zealand in major meth bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 39 year old Taiwanese man and his 27 year old Chinese partner in crime were arrested last week in New Zealand on charges of smuggling methamphetamine into the country. ...

Dutch drugs: 'Breaking Bad' in Tilburg

Gilze and Rijen are actually two towns, separated by train tracks, a highway, and an airport, but in the Netherlands they're often mentioned in a single breath: Gilze-Rijen, a seemingly ordinary m...

Venezuela's political fight could snarl rush to ship aid in

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food su...

Politics prevail in rush to supply Venezuela much-needed aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food su...

Politics prevail in rush to supply Venezuela much-needed aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food su...

Politics prevail in rush to supply Venezuela much-needed aid

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food su...

Film Review: 'Serenity' now? No thank you

The elevator pitch for Steven Knight's "Serenity" would be: "'Key Largo" meets "Westworld.'" And it's every bit as ridiculous as that sounds. Seven decades after Humphrey Bogart inde...

Alleged cocaine smuggler appears in Australian court

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian businessman who was allegedly part of a criminal syndicate that smuggled 1.28 metric tons (1.41 U.S. tons) of cocaine inside a shipment of prefabricated steel from China ha...

The Latest: Man dies at Greek refugee camp, cause unknown

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Greek authorities are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man from...