Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong’s famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally...

Hong Kong teachers’ rally starts another weekend of protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers in Hong Kong marched to the official residence of the city’s leader on Saturday as another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese terr...

Rare British sports car crashes on Taiwan mountain road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The driver of a rare British convertible sports car hit the side of a mountain road in New Taipei City Friday (August 16), causing an estimated NT$2 million (US$63,800) in...

China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what som...

Taiwan-born businessman to take control over NBA team Brooklyn Nets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Joseph Tsai (蔡崇信) is about to become the first Taiwanese to own a team in the United States' National Basketball Association (NBA) with his purchase of the Brooklyn Ne...

Satellite photos appear to show Chinese APCs near Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports comp...

Taiwan’s Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon begins accepting registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Jiao Xi Hot Spring Marathon (礁溪溫泉馬拉松) has begun accepting registration from now until Sep. 16 or when the designated capacity is reached, according to the event&r...

Bisdak Fighters clinch Filipino summer basketball league title in Taipei

The Bisdak Fighters basketball team on Sunday clinched the title of a summer basketball league for Philippine migrant workers held in Taipei by a Philippine organization that aims to help its compatri...

China bans movies, actors from prominent Taiwan film awards

BEIJING (AP) — China said Wednesday that it was banning Chinese movies and actors from participating in Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, one of the Asian film industry’s most prestigiou...

Taichung mayor apologizes to Paper Windmill Theatre after canceled shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Paper Windmill Theatre has canceled charity performances in Taichung due to "political involvement," drawing an apology from Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen, who sai...

Nathan Adrian: life before medal gold as he fights cancer

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Nathan Adrian says that his success won't be on his mind at the end of his life. Maybe that would have been him some years ...

Mets beat Marlins 6-2, reach .500 for 1st time since May

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff McNeil welcomed Robert Dugger to the major leagues with a home run on his first pitch, Jacob deGrom gave himself a cushion with a two-run single off the 24-year-old rookie and the...

Olympic gold medalist Sally Pearson retires from track

SYDNEY (AP) — London Olympics hurdles gold medalist Sally Pearson has announced her retirement from elite track and field after failing to recover from a series of recent leg injuries. ...

Olympic champion hurdler Sally Pearson of Australia retires

SYDNEY (AP) — Olympic champion hurdler Sally Pearson has announced her retirement from track and field after a long battle with injuries. The 32-year-old Pearson won gold in the 100-...

Texans' J.J. Watt fulfills dream in Green Bay _ sort of

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — J.J. Watt remembers standing outside the Packers' practice field as a kid, watching Brett Favre through the holes of the chain-link fence. He dreamed of one day being on the oth...