Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe's democracies, according to...

US sports envoys to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two former U.S. professional basketball players, Holly Warlick and Carol Jue, will visit Taiwan as sports envoys from July 16-22. Warlick and Jue will take part in a va...

Taiwanese athletes at 2019 Universiade deliver best performance

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Taiwan ranked the seventh-biggest winner in the just-concluded 2019 Summer Universiade held in Naples, Italy, scoring nine golds, 13 silvers, and 10 bronze medals among the 118 p...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing....

Epstein philanthropy since sex plea included all-girl school

NEW YORK (AP) — In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program nea...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and caree...

The Latest: DA says slain teen did not provoke stabbing

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the fatal stabbing of a black youth by a white man for playing rap music (all times local): 10 a.m. An Arizona prosecutor says a black ...

Losses mount for rookie manager Hyde as Orioles rebuild

BALTIMORE (AP) — There might come a time when Brandon Hyde wakes up in the morning, grabs a newspaper and finds the Baltimore Orioles in the standings. For now, the rookie manager si...

White man indicted in killing of black teen over rap music

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona prosecutor says a grand jury has returned an indictment charging a white man with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a black youth for playing rap music he said he ...

Poet and former Youth Laureate Amanda Gorman has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is working on a picture book. Viking Children's Books announced Thursday that Gorman's "Change Sings: A Children's Anthem" is...

Chinese social media app TikTok faces growing scrutiny in India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In India, members of the public and their lawmakers have grown weary of the social media app TikTok, which has skyrocketed in popularity among young people across the coun...

Emmy-winning actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Award-winning television, film and theater actor Rip Torn has died at the age of 88, according to his publicist. Publicist Rick Miramontez says Torn died Tues...

China cries foul at US Abrams, Stinger sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Shortly after news broke on Tuesday (July 9) that the U.S. State Department has approved US$2.2 billion worth of Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and other equipment, the Chines...

The Latest: 1st-degree murder charge in black teen's killing

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on outrage over the killing of a black teen by a white man over the youth's rap music (all times local): 5 p.m. County prosecutors in Phoe...

Killing of black teen in Phoenix area trending on Twitter

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of people including a presidential candidate are speaking out on Twitter about the killing of a 17-year-old black youth at a suburban convenience store by a white man who said ...