Consumer prices rise 0.94% in May

Taipei (CNA) -- Consumer prices rose 0.94 percent in May from a year earlier, reaching to a seven-month high, as the prices of fruits, vegetables, fuel and travel expenses increased, government statis...

Someone breaks into home, takes nothing, gives it good scrub

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Whoever broke into a Massachusetts man's home last week didn't take a thing. They did, however, leave the house spotless. Nate Roman tells The Boston Globe ...

APNewsBreak: Other lies by child-impostor suspect alleged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with lying to federal agents about being a missing child was also accused of making up stories while in prison, threatening other inmates and refusing orders from g...

Tough calls prove again that sports aren't perfectly fair

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The toilet paper was already flying at Toomer's Corner, the spot where the biggest celebrations go down when Auburn's sports teams win big. Then, the whistle blew....

FINAL FOUR: 3 newcomers, one standby arrive in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Izzo certainly knows his way around the Final Four, even if the longtime Michigan State coach had never toured U.S. Bank Stadium until the Spartans arrived for practice Thursday...

'Angels of the sky' offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. Flood...

60% of Chinese tourists steal items from Japanese hotel rooms: Fuji Television

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey carried out by Fuji Television found that over 60 percent of Chinese questioned admitted to taking articles from hotels home, and Japanese hotels said that they lost a...

China to use facial recognition to thwart scalpers

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese hospitals are using facial recognition to identify people who sell doctors' appointments at an illegal markup. State media said Sunday more than 30 hospitals i...

Grab a soda and go: Convenience stores get more convenient

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar te...

Indonesian migrant worker rescued from torture by employer

A female migrant worker from Indonesia has been rescued by a joint effort by police and the New Taipei City government after she was tortured by her employer, the city's Labor Affairs Department r...

National parks struggle to stay open, safe during shutdown

Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown ...

Scathing report on Cleveland county jail spurs vow of change

CLEVELAND (AP) — A scathing report from the U.S. Marshals Service concludes the short-staffed county jail in Cleveland keeps inmates in inhumane conditions, sometimes failing to provide proper food, h...

Western Taiwan shop owner turns litter into satirical 'art exhibit'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A photo posted on Facebook on Sunday (Nov. 11) of an "art exhibition" created by the owner of a clothing store and made from trash left in front of his shop in wester...

Sri Lanka president dissolves Parliament, calls for election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president dissolved Parliament and called for elections on Jan. 5 in a bid to stave off a deepening political crisis over his dismissal of the prime minister that...

The best defense: investors flee tech stocks for utilities

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market's plunge over the last three weeks has investors showing love to companies they had been ignoring. Steady, plodding, un-sexy stocks like utilities, h...