Taiwan's presidential candidates to discuss youth policy with students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The three presidential candidates will each discuss their youth policies with hundreds of students from across Taiwan in December. After weeks of negotiations, it is co...

Lee Lieh backs youth to give Taiwan film industry edge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Film producer Lee Lieh (李烈), who supervised production of the award-winning film “Detention,” said at a media conference in Taipei on Monday (Nov. 25) the coun...

National powers, fewer players define California football

BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — On a typically perfect Southern California afternoon, bright sun and blue sky, the stars are out at St. John Bosco Prep football practice. The quarterback b...

Pro-democracy candidates advance in key Hong Kong elections

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy candidates won nearly half of the seats in Hong Kong’s local elections, according to partial returns Monday, as voters sent a clear signal of support for the...

Jessye Norman remembered as force of nature at Met memorial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman was remembered as a force of nature as thousands filled the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday for a celebration of the soprano, who died Sept. 30 at age 74. ...

As internet restored, online Iran protest videos show chaos

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Machine gun fire answers rock-throwing protesters. Motorcycle-riding Revolutionary Guard volunteers chase after demonstrators. Plainclothes security forces grab, bea...

Turnout high in Hong Kong vote seen as referendum on protest

HONG KONG (AP) — Given a chance to vote, the people of Hong Kong were doing just that on Sunday. Long lines snaked around plazas and extended for blocks as citizens of the Chinese te...

Namibia’s ruling party faces unexpectedly challenging vote

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Namibia votes Wednesday in an election that promises to be far removed from the overwhelming victories enjoyed by former liberation movement SWAPO since independence in 1990. ...

Pakistan summons Norway’s ambassador over burning of Quran

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Norway’s ambassador to convey the deep concern of the government and Pakistani people over the recent burning of Islam’s holy book by ...

Advocacy group urges changes to Catholic abuse review boards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic diocese, who was recently appointed chairman-elect of the U.S. Catholic church’s national committee for protecting abuse...

Boy Scouts mortgage vast New Mexico ranch as collateral

One of the most spectacular properties owned by the Boy Scouts of America is being been mortgaged to help secure the youth organization’s line of credit. The Boy Scouts say there is ...

Isolated Iceland newly vulnerable to computer scams

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — "Hi, I hope you are not busy?" The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before bank...

Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The bill would also plac...

AP Interview: Commisso promises to keep Fiorentina ‘forever’

ROME (AP) — Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadiu...

USA Hockey snub leads Alex Carpenter on Chinese adventure

Once Bobby Carpenter's flight from Beijing touched down in Boston, he raced to the Lawrence Larsen Rink in nearby Winthrop, Massachusetts, to catch his daughter's Canadian Women's Hockey League game. ...