Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting t...

California lecturer slams college head over anti-Bush tweet

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted to teaching online courses after posting a negative tweet about Donald Trump says the university's president is again failing to d...

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___ 2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has triggered a furor...

2 months behind bars for co-defendant in Hawaii concert scam

HONOLULU (AP) — A Florida man must spend two months behind bars and four months under home confinement for his role in scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert tha...

A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — A look at Miguel Diaz-Canel, the new president of Cuba: — Full name: Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez — Early life: Born April 20, 1960, and raised in...

Review: 'Space Odyssey' robustly explores Kubrick's '2001'

"Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece" (Simon & Schuster), by Michael Benson Fifty years ago, moviegoers had their minds blown by dir...

Younger party official faces test as Cuba's next president

SANTA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Raul Castro travels in motorcades of gleaming imported sedans. Rings of grim-faced bodyguards protect him, pistols under crisp guayabera shirts. The 86-year-old outgoing presi...

Worker killed when Missouri public TV tower collapses

FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires. Rob Talburt, ...

Judge refuses to suppress lottery scam suspect's statements

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job has lost her battle in federal court in North Dakota to have evi...

House where Rosa Parks sought refuge will be displayed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the south will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money. ...

In the name of Taiwan

There are few people active in politics today who are consistent from start to finish in what they say. One member of that rare breed is Premier William Lai (賴清德). No matter whether he was running for...

The Latest: Cosby at courthouse, drug experts to testify

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived for the ninth day of his sexual assault...

Protesters want release of frat video deemed racist, sexist

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Protesters at New York's Syracuse University are demanding that the school release video showing racist and sexist behavior by members of a now-suspended fraternity. ...

Majority of Taiwanese people will defend country facing Chinese Invasion: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a survey released by a Taiwan-based non-profit organization promoting democracy, the majority of the Taiwanese population favors the cross-strait "status...

Police: Attackers hurl acid at 3 female students in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a group of men on motorcycles hurled acid at three female university students in the city of Gujrat. Officer Umair Hayat says one of the three m...