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Parents happy Taipei Zoo reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo partially reopened on Sunday (Aug. 1) after having been closed for more than two months, CNA reported. The Taipei Zoo began to operate at a reduced capac...

Radio veterans podcast about Taiwan's martial law era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new podcast from the former staff of Taiwan’s ICRT (International Community Radio Taipei) during the late martial law era takes listeners back to when Chiang Ching...

Taipei searching for 10 people who watched 'Black Widow' with COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei officials are searching for 10 people who watched the film "Black Widow" in the same auditorium as a confirmed COVID case at a popular movie theater in th...

Analysis: How the NFL got through the pandemic and to 2021

Saying the NFL is America's most popular sport isn't exactly brainiac territory. Arguing that it also dealt most successfully with the dangers and restrictions caused by COVID-19 should be just as obv...

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cas...

Scandal-hit Tokyo looks to final torchbearer to mend battered image

TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) - Battered by scandal on the eve of the opening ceremony, Tokyo 2020 organisers have the chance to patch up the Games' image when they reveal today who will carry the Olym...

Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event

Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project...

US to play World Cup qualifier vs Jamaica in Austin, Texas

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play a World Cup qualifier in Texas for the first time, hosting Jamaica on Oct. 7 at Q2 Stadium in Austin. The match will be the fourth of 14 qu...

Eilish concert film coming; Rockettes return for holiday

A look at what's happening the world of music as artists announce their touring plans and concert venues plan their reopenings after being shuttered by the pandemic. BILLIE'S POST-AL...

'We're back on the road!' Rolling Stones relaunch U.S. tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Time is finally on their side. The Rolling Stones announced on Thursday the relaunch of their U.S. “No Filter” tour, which had been derailed by the pandemic, beginnin...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 20 The Wall Street Journal on billionaires in space — more than a joy ride: ...

Analysis: Bucks GM Jon Horst, a champion from modest roots

So many heroes. The Milwaukee Bucks had no shortage of them on their way to this NBA championship. Giannis Antetokounmpo, of course, tops the list. Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez too. Role...

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red Oklahoma. A devout Baptist,...

Bezos' comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest man wanted to say thanks to the people who made his brief trip into space Tuesday possible. But for some, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' expression of...

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins US Senate race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes on Tuesday joined the crowded Democratic field for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, vying to become the first...