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  • Chairman of Taiwan's ruling party visits mainland

    The chairman of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist party said Sunday that further cooperation between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan was of utmost importance ahead of expected talks with President Xi Jinping as the former bitter enemies continue their 2-decade-...
  • Nepal officials say death toll from earthquake has passed 7,000

    At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village, a wooden sign stands, cobbled together from debris of homes flattened by Nepal's devastating earthquake. Its message: "WE NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP." A steep winding road leads up to the ruins of the...
  • U.S. sending as many as 500 troops to help with Nepal quake recovery

    U.S. sending as many as 500 troops to help with Nepal quake recovery
    A week after a massive earthquake leveled many areas in Nepal, the U.S. military is sending up to 500 troops, plus aircraft and equipment, to help deliver aid that has been stuck at the tiny country’s main airport. The assistance has been...
  • Hartford Students' Nepal Project Gets Personal After Earthquake

    Hartford Students' Nepal Project Gets Personal After Earthquake
    HARTFORD — For eight months, a $97,000 school project to bring electricity to remote villages in Nepal has absorbed students at Hartford Public High's Academy of Engineering and Green Technology. Teenagers at the academy designed and built a wind-...
  • Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits USC, where he was a student

    Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits USC, where he was a student
    Heading home from a weeklong visit to the U.S., Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stopped off Saturday morning for a nostalgic tour of USC, where he was a student in the 1970s. The brief visit to USC was Abe's final event in the United States before he...
  • Orlando native Sonya Baumstein will try to row solo across Pacific Ocean

    Orlando native Sonya Baumstein will try to row solo across Pacific Ocean
    Half her lifetime ago, Sonya Baumstein approached a table at Winter Park High School, intrigued by a sport she knew little about. It was her freshman year, and the people at that table were trying to convince her to try rowing. "They told me it was...
  • Fresh-kill shops have certain appeal

    Fresh-kill shops have certain appeal
    On a typical weekday afternoon, piles of chicken carcasses sit on a stainless-steel table a few feet from the window that separates employees of the Midway City poultry shop from the customers in the shop's front entrance. A middle-aged woman grabs...
  • Thai police dig up 26 bodies at suspected trafficking camp

    Thai police trekked into the mountains and dug up 26 bodies from dozens of shallow graves at an abandoned jungle camp that's been linked to human trafficking networks, which activists say are "out of control" in the Southeast Asian country. A lone...
  • Michelle Obama, Antioch company create new White House dishes

    Michelle Obama, Antioch company create new White House dishes
    A little part of northern Illinois will now reside in the White House as Antioch's Pickard China scored another win in the world of fine china. The Obama administration picked the 122-year-old company to produce the tableware for state dinners in the...
  • Pakistan military says strikes kill 44 suspected militants

    Pakistan's military says airstrikes have killed 44 suspected militants in the tribal region near the Afghan border. A statement Saturday said 28 suspected militants were killed when jets struck hideouts in the Tirah Valley of the Khyber tribal region. It...
  • Nepal drafts students for crash course in inspecting quake-damaged buildings

    Nepal drafts students for crash course in inspecting quake-damaged buildings
    The group of about 10 young building-inspectors-to-be tromped across the campus of Tribhuvan University’s engineering school Friday, listening to tips from their professors about how to assess whether a building cracked by Nepal’s giant...