Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a d...

Clearing skies reveal Florence's wrath in hard-hit counties

The sun is finally shining over parts of the Carolinas, but the clearing skies are only revealing the extent of Florence's wrath . Though the hurricane packed 90 mph (145 kph) winds as it came ashore,...

Israel says police kill Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say officers have shot and killed a Palestinian who attacked a Jewish worshipper in Jerusalem and then charged at them. Police said in a statement the...

Shea-Porter calls for release of detained Indonesian

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman from New Hampshire is calling for the release of an Indonesian woman detained since May after she was picked up at an immigration checkpoint. ...

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest thi...

Confucius supports southern Taiwan’s history and culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legendary philosopher Confucius (孔子) has been recruited by the Tainan County Government (臺南市政府) to promote the region as a tourist destination and to encourage deeper unde...

S. Carolina town worries plan to save road will flood homes

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Year ago, floodwaters from hurricanes Floyd and Matthew came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence, he doesn't feel...

Mariachi shooting in Mexico City claims 6th victim

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City authorities say a sixth person has died as a result of a weekend shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who attacked a restaurant at a popular plaza in the capita...

North Dakota regulators discuss refinery near national park

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Monday discussed an administrative law judge's recommendation that regulators dismiss a challenge to the location of an oil refinery b...

Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters. The majo...

Tourism Bureau holds ‘Door to Taiwan’ event in Busan, S. Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau opened the “Door to Taiwan” at an event to promote tourism at Gwangan Beach in the South Korean city of Busan on Sept. 16. Incorpora...

Military: Palestinian stabs and seriously wounds Israeli man

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a Palestinian attacker has stabbed and critically wounded an Israeli man in the West Bank. The military says the attacker arrived at a mall...

‘Bong Bong’ tourist train on Mt. Taiping in NE Taiwan to resume service after 6 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The once very popular Bong Bong tourist train on Mt. Taiping in northeast Taiwan will resume service on the morning of Sept. 19 (Wednesday), and half price train tickets will be ...

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

MIAMI (AP) — A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught. Storm winds might be dropping, but rivers...

Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knockin...