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Something old, something new — the costumes of Downton Abbey

LONDON (AP) — Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue — all these elements went into the costuming of “Downton Abbey: A New Era.” While that phrase is usu...

FreeFlow Finance and IX Fintech Digital Form Strategic Partnership for Synergistic Cooperation

FreeFlow payments infrastructure enabling universal access to regulated digital assets and IX Fintech’s portfolio of innovative digital asset products make for a win-win outcomeHONG KONG SAR - Media ...

Taiwan resident’s hope of striking gold dashed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chiayi man’s hope of discovering gold in eastern Taiwan has been shattered following fierce opposition from a local Indigenous community. The resident surnamed ...

Murder complaint: Minnesota woman abandoned 2 newborns

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman has been arrested and charged in the death of her newborn who was abandoned at a lake nearly 20 years ago, and in a criminal complaint acknowledged abandoning ...

Scorsese presents a buried gem and a pitch for cinema's past

NEW YORK (AP) — While Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker were holed up in an apartment cutting “Raging Bull” — an intense process that would have consumed the thoughts of most filmmakers — Scorses...

Indigenous village protests man digging for gold in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man digging for “hidden gold” in Zhiben, Taitung, has caused controversy by excavating despite protests from an Indigenous village. The 69-year-old man, s...

Bucket list reimagined: Mindful return to the Greek islands

ASTYPALEA, Greece (AP) — In a small bay flanked by thyme-covered hills and a medieval castle-topped village, I floated in perfect solitude on the shimmering Aegean Sea. Last summer w...

Scholar uses trash as treasure to study life in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the waves wash trash onto the beaches of front-line South Korean islands, Kang Dong Wan can often be found hunting for what he calls his “treasure” — rubbish from North ...

Pebble now USGA anchor site with 4 men's and women's Opens

Pebble Beach is the third course to become an anchor site for the U.S. Open, with the USGA announcing Wednesday four U.S. Opens and four U.S. Women's Open over the next 26 years. Peb...

Review: Broadbent, Mirren charm in art heist pic ‘The Duke’

If you’re gonna face a jury for a crime you’ve already confessed to — and even explained how you did it — you’d better have something going for you besides a “not guilty” plea. The r...

Egypt collector preserves hundreds of classic cars

CAIRO (AP) — The past frequently collides with the present in Cairo, with traffic snarling next to ancient sites. Cars in the city can take a beating — between soaring temperatures, ...

Review: 'King's Shadow' chronicles unlikely treasure hunter

“The King’s Shadow” by Edmund Richardson (St. Martin’s Press) Charles Masson isn't a household name, even for many avid readers of history, but it's easy to wonder why that's the cas...

War Crimes Watch: The woman who would make Putin pay

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — For now, Iryna Venediktova has a single purpose: To make Vladimir Putin and his forces pay for their crimes in Ukraine. While courts around the world are workin...

War Crimes Watch: The woman who would make Putin pay

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The messages, reports from across Ukraine, scroll in real time: One civilian dead. Thirteen military casualties. Five civil...

Crews work to save WWII destroyer taking on water in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A decommissioned World War II-era destroyer docked near downtown Buffalo in New York was taking on water and listing perilously on Thursday. Crews were working t...