5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60 Black Hawk...

Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border. ...

Japanese Shinto shrine vandalized in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A historic Japanese Shinto shrine in Taipei has been vandalized and one of its Komainu (lion-dog, 狛犬) statues was stolen on Monday, in an apparent repeat of a re...

The Latest: Nude suspect sits on Los Angeles harbor crane

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a car theft suspect perched on a crane in Los Angeles harbor (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A suspected car thief has been perched hi...

Taiwan-American author wins prestigious US book award

Taiwan-American author Shawna Yang Ryan was named Aug. 4 one of the winners of the 38th American Book Awards for her 2016 novel “Green Island.”   The American Book Awards, establish...

Michigan man dies trying to spread father's ashes in lake

AU TRAIN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father's ashes into Lake Superior. Robert Louis, 59, died shortly after he and six other passen...

National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government says it's eliminating a policy that let national parks like the Grand Canyon ban the sale of bottled water. The National Parks Service announced...

The Latest: Reignited Portugal blaze strains resources

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the summer wildfires in Europe (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Giant clouds of gray smoke are cloaking the horizon in parts of cent...

Laura Davies to compete in men's European Senior Tour event

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Laura Davies will become the first female golfer to compete in an event on the men's European Senior Tour when she takes part in the Shipco Masters next year in Denmark....

Possible 2nd Niagara Falls water discharge being probed

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — New York state officials say they're investigating a possible wastewater discharge near Niagara Falls similar to one last month that turned the water below the world-famous ...

Greek firefighters close to containing wildfire near Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's fire department says it's close to containing a wildfire that is burning north of Athens for a fourth day. Army bulldozers are being used to set up fir...

5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, recalling police brutality under apartheid, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners' livin...

Taiwan power plants cause Sun Moon Lake level to drop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Power plants relying on Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) in Nantou County have caused water levels in the scenic lake to drop so much that six out of nine frogs part of an iconic statu...

$1 billion tower lifts San Francisco skyline to new heights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisc...

Power-ageddon: Timeline of Taiwan's massive blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A sudden power blackout hit Taiwan on Tuesday at 4:51 p.m., affecting more than 6.68 million households in many cities and counties across Taiwan. The outage hit Taipei, Tai...