Groups promoting news literacy to combat misinformation

NEW YORK (AP) — A special effort launched this week is promoting the idea of news literacy education to help the public, particularly young people who have grown up with social media, learn to track d...

Experts say UK should lower salary threshold for immigrants

LONDON (AP) — A panel of immigration experts says Britain should lower the salary threshold for immigrants after Brexit and urged the government to quickly set up new migration rules once the U.K. lea...

Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the...

Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the 2002 All-Star game ticked away. ...

Mississippi governor: Close part of notorious state prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will take steps to close part of a state prison that has been rocked by deadly violence and beset by longstanding problems such as broken toilets and moldy showers, G...

Biden's 'consensus' pitch faces biggest test in Iowa

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — On a snowy morning just days before Iowans make their choice in the Democratic presidential contest, Joe Biden invoked President Ronald Reagan, warning a small crowd that the n...

Nepal ends search for missing South Korean trekkers, guides

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities decided Thursday to end the search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who were buried by an avalanche on a popular trekking route. ...

Hall of Fame HS basketball coach Morgan Wootten dies at 88

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Morgan Wootten, a Hall of Fame basketball coach who built DeMatha High School into a national powerhouse and mentored several future NBA stars during a career that spanned part...

Erasing Evo: Bolivian bid to remove his image draws backlash

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man with a sledgehammer pounded at the bust of his country's former leader adorning a huge sports stadium that his government had built and named after the then long-reigning ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2020. There are 344 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 22,...

Rescuers resume search for 4 Korean climbers, 3 Nepal guides

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers took advantage of improved weather on Nepal's Mount Annapurna to press ahead with a search for four South Korean climbers and three Nepali guides and have a possible l...

Taiwan government to explain Anti-Infiltration Act to investors in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will hold a special information meeting after the Lunar New Year to explain the new Anti-Infiltration Act to Taiwanese investors in China, Straits Exchange ...

Taiwanese sea adventurer puts safety first organizing activities for senior citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Su Tar-zen (蘇達貞), founder of the Jonathan Su Foundation, was recently invited to appear as a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's "Celebrit...

Taiwan government denies rumors of pension changes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday (Jan. 20) that the government has no plan to withdraw the 2018 pension reform project for civil servants in the country. During...

A teacher passionate about improving children’s reading ability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Junyi Academy CEO Lan Wei-ying (藍偉瑩) was recently invited to appear as a guest on the latest episode of the I-Fun Learning website's "Celebrity Interviews." ...