Queen Latifah to receive Harvard black culture award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. ...

Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategy

CHICAGO (AP) — A threatened strike by Chicago teachers would test a strategy employed by a growing number of urban teachers unions convinced that transforming contentious contract talks into discussio...

Anxiety over Supreme Court arguments pervades Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides ab...

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He...

Nationalism over NBA fandom: Fans support 'motherland' China

BEIJING (AP) — When Wu Xintong's favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers, played the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai this Thursday, she broke a viewing streak of more than 10 years and deliberately missed the...

Iowa teacher out after Facebook post about climate activist

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa high school science teacher has resigned after an investigation into a social media post that appeared to threaten Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. ...

9 British students urged to leave Egypt after 2 detained

CAIRO (AP) — Britain's Edinburgh University says two of its students studying in Cairo were recently detained and subsequently released by Egyptian authorities. According to a statem...

Cousins gets surprise call of praise from White House

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins delivered a 306-yard, two-touchdown, no-turnover performance in a bounce-back win on the road over the New York Giants last week. It followed one of the wors...

Court: Boarding school owner can question accuser's history

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says the founder of a boarding school for troubled youth will get another chance to potentially discredit a student whose testimony helped convict him of ...

One Taiwanese student still in hospital after Grand Canyon car accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three of four Taiwanese students injured in a car accident near the Grand Canyon were allowed to leave hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona, and to prepare returning home, but t...

Tsai pledges to defend Taiwan, calls Beijing's 'one country, two systems' a failure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At Taiwan’s National Day ceremony on Thursday (Oct. 10), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for Taiwanese unity in defying Beijing’s attempts to assert contro...

Photo of the Day: 'Human Lennon Wall' spotted at Taiwan college

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an innovative response to the constant assault on Lennon Walls by Chinese students and tourists, a group of Taiwanese college students has decided to turn themselves in...

Vietnamese masseur indicted for raping college student in Taipei spa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese migrant worker has been indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting a Taiwanese college student while her boyfriend was being massaged on the other side of the...

Chinese tourist banned 5 years for destroying National Taiwan University Lennon Wall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese tourist arrested on Monday (Oct. 7) for ripping down a Lennon Wall at National Taiwan University (NTU) will be deported on a charge of vandalism and denied ent...

Video shows Chinese tourist rip down National Taiwan University Lennon Wall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese tourist was arrested on Monday morning (Oct. 7) after he was captured on video ripping down a Lennon Wall at National Taiwan University (NTU). On its Facebook...