'Dorm chef' still cooking up culinary buzz

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most coveted re...

Activities at Taiwan Hsinchu's temple to flash back to old-time temple festivities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hsinchu City Government will hold traditional temple festivities at the square in front of the Xiangshan Tianhou Temple (香山天后宮) from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 1 to celebra...

US sanctions on Iran felt in Iraqi Shiite tourist shops

BAGHDAD (AP) — For years, Karar Hussein has sold sweets in his shop near the entrance to one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, accepting whatever currency was offered to him by his clients, many of t...

Organization's new name signifies trust between US, Taiwan: Tsai

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A Taiwan government organization has been renamed to include for the first time the terms "U.S." and "Taiwan," a development that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said ...

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White natio...

Albinism pageant in Zimbabwe joyfully breaks down prejudice

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Ayanda Sibanda, a model with albinism, has invariably been called "yellow" or "white" by friends and even some relatives. But she hardly recalls anyone referring to her by her ...

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the pas...

Coach says 'Marta is still Marta' as World Cup nears

One of the best players in women's soccer history, Brazil's Marta has chased titles in every tournament with the national team since 2002. But recent history suggests she may want to...

Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost every Monday night, Gaby Dalkin, hosts a live cooking demo from her home in southern California on her Instagram account, What's Gaby Cooking . The show is und...

Pompeo to make up canceled Germany trip on Europe tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week will make up a trip to Germany he canceled earlier this month amid heightened tensions with Iran. The State Department says...

Arguments over rape and incest divide abortion opponents

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it's divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. ...

Foreign envoys join celebration of gay couples' marriage

Several foreign representatives to Taiwan Friday attended a joyful collective wedding ceremony held by Taipei City Government to celebrate the union of gay couples who were legally allowed to marry fo...

First Russian Siberia Airlines flight lands in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first flight of Russian airline Siberia Airlines, also known as S7 Airlines, is slated to land at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport today (May 24). Siberia Airlines h...

Mexico asks US to invest in Central America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico is proposing that the United States finance seven projects designed to boost the economies of three Central American nations whose poverty and violence now pushes desperate mi...

NWHL agrees to increase salaries, benefits, revenue sharing

The National Women's Hockey League is increasing salaries, offering a 50-50 split of sponsor-related revenues and improved benefits in an agreement reached with its players' association. ...