Grave robber dies digging up coffin in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A suspected grave robber was found dead after apparently becoming trapped in a hole he had dug to try to pilfer the contents of a coffin, while a local folklore expert suggests...

UN: Venezuelans now file 1 in 5 of all new asylum claims

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Johan Álvarez was unable to provide more than one meal a day for his young family he knew it was time to leave Venezuela. With his wife and infant son, the 25-...

Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according ...

Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. In a complex of lofty tombs...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12...

Egypt demands Christie's halt auction of King Tut statue

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is trying to halt an auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun at Christie's in London. The Foreign Ministry issued a statem...

Spanish court halts government plan to exhume Franco

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court is temporarily halting the government's plan to move the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco to a discreet tomb next week as judges have yet to rule on the appeals of ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 30, the 150th day of 2019. There are 215 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 30, 1...

Churches strike deal to restore Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — The three churches in charge of Jerusalem's holiest Christian site say they have reached an agreement to begin a multi-million dollar renovation of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. ...

Pence honors fallen service members at Arlington cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces, thanking their loved ones in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and acknowledging th...

France honors soldiers killed freeing hostages in Africa

PARIS (AP) — France is honoring two special forces officers killed in an operation that freed four hostages held in Burkina Faso. The French public was invited to line the Alexander ...

Texas House OKs death penalty ban for severely mentally ill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas House has voted to ban the execution of inmates who are severely mentally ill in the nation's busiest death-penalty state. No law...

Scientists liken Anglo-Saxon burial site to King Tut's tomb

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England (AP) — Archaeologists say an underground chamber discovered accidentally by road workers may be the site of the earliest Christian royal burial in Britain. T...

French leader marks Victory Day at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has relit the flame of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the high point of a solemn ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the World War II victory over ...