New Ukrainian leader's campaign had pages from sitcom script

MOSCOW (AP) — The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view...

Cambodian and Thai leaders mark reopening of rail link

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The leaders of Cambodia and Thailand have met to mark the ceremonial reopening of a rail link that will restore train service between the two countries after more than four...

Tesla gears up for fully self-driving cars amid skepticism

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company's electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. ...

Homeless shelter, looming IPOs have San Francisco on edge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 2...

Mercury forecast to soar to 33 degrees in Taiwan on Monday

Daytime temperatures in most parts of Taiwan are expected to rise to 33 degrees Celsius on Monday as a weather front moves eastward, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). In the Taipei bas...

Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago promotes bicycle tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s offshore Penghu County is promoting bicycle tourism by making the county bicycle friendlier and by offering a free guided bike tour to any bike group of mor...

Forecast predicts Taipei’s version of ‘Manhattanhenge’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After providing a first-ever “Manhattanhenge” forecast for Chiayi City in mid-March, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday also made a forecast...

France's yellow vests: Who they are, what they want, and why

PARIS (AP) — France's yellow vest protesters are still a force to be reckoned with as they hold their 23rd straight weekend of demonstrations since the movement started in November. Here's a look at t...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. Th...

Business Highlights

___ Once-counterculture 420 marijuana holiday goes mainstream LOS ANGELES (AP) — Businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry are embrac...

Popular national park hub to start charging for parking

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A popular hub for visitors to Acadia National Park is going to start charging for parking. Bar Harbor, Maine, has set time limits on parking in much of the d...

Rome readies for Colosseum Good Friday event, led by pope

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Rome is busily preparing for the Colosseum Way of the Cross procession, presided over by Pope Francis. Buses and other traffic were being re-routed away from the ...

The Latest: Woman killed in Alabama after tree falls on home

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local): 12:31 a.m. Alabama authorities say a woman has been killed after ...

Video shows boulder barely miss car during quake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced showing a massive boulder barely missing a motorist driving through Taroko Gorge as the powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:...

Celebration of Japan's new era big opportunity for business

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is getting ready for its biggest celebration in years with the advent of the Reiwa era of soon-to-be emperor Naruhito. That means big opportunities for businesses hoping consumers w...