Twitter teaches Taiwan politicians how to tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the final week before the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, social media platform Twitter said it had trained politicians from both the Democratic Pro...

Performer injured in Olympic ceremony rehearsal accident

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A performer has been hospitalized after an accident at a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne. The International O...

NFL adds 6 grassroots groups to Inspire Change Initiative

The NFL is awarding new grants to six social justice organizations as part of its " Inspire Change " initiative that emphasizes education and economic development, community and police relations, and ...

Taipei mayor calls for higher retirement age as Taiwan braces for super-aged society

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is unsustainable for Taiwan to maintain the official retirement age at 65, as the country is on track to become a super-aged society from 2020 onwards, said Taipei Mayo...

Real Madrid set to sign another Brazilian teenager

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is about to add another Brazilian teenager to its squad. After signing youngsters Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo in recent seasons, the Spanish club is close t...

Bills enter offseason feeling pain of playoff collapse

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen expects he'll be carrying the weight and pain of his first playoff loss for the foreseeable future. Standing at a podium in the Buffalo Bills' fi...

Toulouse coach fired after loss to Saint-Pryve Saint-Hilaire

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Top-tier Toulouse fired coach Antoine Kombouaré on Sunday, a day after an embarrassing French Cup defeat against amateur club Saint-Pryve Saint-Hilaire. Kombo...

Bayern signs hot goalkeeping prospect Nübel on free transfer

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has found its replacement for captain Manuel Neuer. The Bavarian powerhouse said Saturday it had agreed to sign goalkeeper Alexander Nübel on a free trans...

Ghana soccer association fires all coaches

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — The Ghana soccer association has fired all its national team coaches in a drastic and unexpected move. That includes the coaches for the men's and women's senior ...

Sudan's women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

OMDURMAN, Sudan (AP) — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants...

Billy Turner's positivity has been contagious for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers right guard William "Billy" Turner's perspective on life was bleak and negative after he was cut by the Dolphins in October 2016. “When I was...

'Affluenza' teen jailed in Texas for probation violation

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who used "affluenza" as a defense at his trial for killing four people while driving drunk was arrested Thursday after authorities say he violated the terms of his...

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use t...

Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. They...

Himmelfarb, influential conservative scholar, dies at 97

NEW YORK (AP) — Gertrude Himmelfarb, the matriarch of one of the right’s most prominent families and a scholar of Victorian England who argued forcefully for conservatives in the modern “culture wars,...