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  • Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien captures life's big, small moments

    Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien captures life's big, small moments
    At one point in the quietly wrenching "The Boys from Fengkuei," a coming-of-age drama by the great Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the title characters are duped by a street hawker. They're country kids trying their luck in the big city, and the...
  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains...
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015. There are 278 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 28, 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited....
  • Pakistan says soldiers kill 15 militants near Afghan border

    Pakistan's military says its soldiers have killed at least 15 militants in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan. An army statement says three soldiers were wounded in Saturday's battle in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber region. It says...
  • Chicago woman wants another chance on plea deal

    The owner of two Northwest Indiana massage parlors accused of running a prostitution scheme wants a judge to force federal attorneys to offer her a plea bargain again after already rejecting it. David Kerstein, James Hyun and Sheldon Sorosky,...
  • Alabama policeman faces federal civil rights charge in confrontation with Indian man

    Alabama policeman faces federal civil rights charge in confrontation with Indian man
    An Alabama police officer already facing criminal charges for an incident in which he slammed a 57-year-old Indian man to the ground has been indicted on federal civil rights charge, prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Eric Sloan Parker,...
  • Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry

    Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets. In comments...
  • YOLA and a musical experiment in Fukushima, Japan

    YOLA has touched down in Soma. And it is not, as might have been expected, the far side of the moon.  When 15 student musicians in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles arrived here Thursday, the expectation was to find...
  • Pentagon envisions up to 7 more Guantanamo trials

    MIAMI Pentagon officials envision prosecuting at most seven more Guantanamo captives, the most notorious among them an Indonesian man known as Hambali who was once considered the CIA's most wanted terrorist in Southeast Asia, according to just-released...
  • Pakistani fears of Sunni-Shiite violence spark opposition to helping Saudis

    ISLAMABAD Prospects that Pakistan would join the Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen appeared to be evaporating Friday amid widespread concern that taking sides in what's perceived as a power struggle between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia...