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$20M settlement reached in police killing of handcuffed man

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county has agreed to a $20 million settlement with the family of a man who was handcuffed in a patrol car when a police officer shot and killed him, a county offici...

Boris Johnson urges world leaders to unite against COVID-19.

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has frayed the bonds between nations, and urged world leaders to unite against the “common foe” of COVID-...

Taiwan launches multiple disaster drills on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is carrying out a number of disaster drills on Monday (Sept. 21), including alerts for earthquakes, air raids, and tsunamis. To mark Taiwan's National Disast...

Virginia lawmakers push to expand police decertification law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A white Virginia state trooper yells an expletive-laden threat at a Black motorist who refuses to get out of his car during a traffic stop. Smiling for the driver's cellphone came...

Police in Maryland accused of rubber stamping use of force

One of Maryland's largest police departments appears to routinely “rubber stamp” the use of force by officers who disproportionately wield it against Black citizens, a plaintiffs' expert said in a cou...

Germany: Nationwide warning test fails in some places

BERLIN (AP) — People in Germany braced themselves for shrieking sirens Thursday morning but instead got deafening silence in many places as the first test of the nationwide warning system in 30 years ...

Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes

DETROIT (AP) — Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles, a new study has found. ...

Turkey's Black Sea coast pummeled by flash floods

Farm minister Bekir Pakdemirli said downpours packing 13 centimeters (five inches) of rain in less than 24 hours had "changed" the skyline of Dereli, a hill town, 30 kilometers (19 miles) in...

New Mexico city to pay $6.5M in police chokehold settlement

A New Mexico city has agreed to pay $6.5 million to the family of Mexican American man who was choked to death by a police officer. A settlement agreement made public this week by L...

Last call: Colorado prohibits serving booze after 10 p.m.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered bars and restaurants across the state to stop serving alcohol past 10 p.m. as the number of coronavirus cases among young adults keeps rising...

Flood alerts issued for 3 major rivers in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain continues to batter China for a second straight month, severe flood alerts have been issued for three major rivers this week: the Yangtze, Yellow, and H...

Scientists find Taipei's Tatun Volcanoes could potentially erupt at Dayoukeng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese earthquake scientists have found that a volcanic conduit is forming across Dayoukeng, a volcanic fumarole near the Tianmu and Beitou areas of northern Taipei, an...

Red alert issued in Wuhan as floodwaters rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday (July 7) released the highest level alert for torrential rain as floodwaters continue to rise in the city. Wuhan, which is where the cor...

Taiwan to put in place volcano alert system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to implement a volcano warning system by the end of this year that covers the Datun Volcano Group (大屯火山群) in the north and Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island...

Heavy rain, flood warnings issued for Wuhan, Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy rain warnings have been issued for Anhui, Wuhan, Shanghai, and many areas along the Yangtze River Basin, further menacing the Three Gorges Dam and threatening the re...