WildAid:Shark Fin is Always the “Worst Choice”

In honor of Shark Awareness Day, international conservation organization WildAid and Plan B Media PCL, one of Thailand's leading outdoor media service providers, urge the public to stop serving an...

Taiwan News interviews outgoing Israeli envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Israeli envoy to Taiwan, Asher Yarden, has been serving as the chief of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office (ISECO) in Taipei since summer of 2015. After four years of ...

Judge in newspaper shooting case rules on evidence sharing

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to hire their own psychiatrist to conduct a second mental health evaluation for a man accused of killing five peop...

Indiana attorney general's lawyers downplay groping claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana's attorney general are downplaying allegations he drunkenly groped four women during a party, arguing that the claims against him represent common behavior even...

All-white creature identified as rare albino porcupine

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A curious visitor to a Maine train museum that resembled a white throw pillow or perhaps a lost toupee turned out to be a rare albino porcupine. The young...

Stats show how AOC dominating social media attention

NEW YORK (AP) — Judging by social media metrics, it was a big week for U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The trouble for Democrats is that attention takes away from their candidate...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "...

Prized defender De Ligt undergoing medical with Juventus

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Matthijs de Ligt is undergoing medical exams with Juventus ahead of an expected 70 million euros ($80 million) transfer from Ajax. Juventus shared photos and vide...

Tuesday Sports in Brief

WNBA NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence i...

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting Maduro online

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (AP) — Karen Palacios' Yamaha clarinet still rests where she left it atop sheet music of a Mozart concerto that she practiced diligently the night before two strangers dressed in...

US House Foreign Affairs Committee honors Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House’s foreign affairs committee posted about its members’ meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) last week via social media, on Tuesday (July 16)...

Rep. Cleaver, civility ally, abandons House gavel amid fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. Civility had had enough. "We don't ever, ever want to pass up, it seems, an opportunity to escalate," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., said from the House speake...

Venezuela frees musician jailed after blasting government

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in Venezuela have released from prison a young musician who was jailed six weeks ago after taking to social media to vent her frustration against President Nicolá...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck Tue...

Phony Ferraris, 'Shamborghinis' seized at Brazil factory

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they've shut down a clandestine factory that was producing fake Ferraris and sham Lamborghinis. A father and son who owned the workshop in ...