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 2018-08-16 02:22 

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Taiwan shares open lower...

Taipei, Aug. 16 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 53.18 points at 10,663.57 Thursday on turnover of NT$1.87 billion (US$60.58 million)....

 2018-08-16 01:21 

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Taiwan Today: President Tsai attends Paraguayan president-elect inauguration, Taiwan's highest museum opens on Alishan...

President Tsai attends Paraguayan president-elect inauguration Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen () attended the inauguration of Paraguayan President-elect Mario Abdo Bernitez and Vice President-elect Hugo Adalberto Velazquez Moreno on Wednesday and extended ...

 2018-08-16 01:00 

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Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing...

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother have arrived at a Malaysian court for a key ruling.The judge is to decide Thursday whether to acquit the women of murder or to c...

 2018-08-16 00:52 

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Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest...

SEATTLE (AP) — Unhealthy smoky air is blanketing the Northwest.The National Weather Service says Washington state had the worst air quality in the country Wednesday.In the Washington cities of Chelan and Wenatchee the air quality Wednesday reached t...

 2018-08-16 00:50 

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'Old man' Mikulak (he's 25) back for 5th US gymnastics title...

BOSTON (AP) — If Sam Mikulak didn't already get the message from the twinge in his back during a dismount last week, he could certainly figure it out from looking around the field at the U.S. gymnastics championships....

 2018-08-16 00:49 

China Post

Progress slow for USA Gymnastics in wake of Nassar scandal...

BOSTON (AP) — Simone Biles is not here to save gymnastics. Or at least USA Gymnastics.The reigning Olympic champion understands how bumpy of a ride it has been for her sport's national governing body since she stepped off the podium in Rio de Ja...

 2018-08-16 00:47 

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Iowa State QB Kempt embraces top job after long road to Ames...

AMES, Iowa (AP) — For the first time in a career spanning six seasons and three schools, Iowa State's Kyle Kempt will finally enter a campaign as a No. 1 quarterback.Kempt and the Cyclones couldn't be happier about it.Kempt, who turned aroun...

 2018-08-16 00:46 

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Coliseum eager to host Trojans, Rams amid renovation project...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Hollywood, even a 95-year-old celebrity isn't too old for a facelift.The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is getting much more than a little cosmetic work done, however. The University of Southern California is just past the h...

 2018-08-16 00:45 

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Acuna hit by Urena's first pitch; Braves, Marlins brawl...

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr.'s streak of leadoff homers in three straight games ended when the Marlins' Jose Urena hit him with his first pitch, triggering a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice.Uren...

 2018-08-16 00:05 

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Procession set for Utah firefighter killed in California...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history will be given a procession as his body is flown back to Salt Lake City.Cal Fire officials were set to escort Matthew Burchett's casket We...

 2018-08-16 00:03 

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Senate study faults government care of migrant children...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has made only incremental improvements to its troubled efforts to care for thousands of migrant children detained entering the U.S. without their parents, perpetuating a problem the Trump administration has aggravate...

 2018-08-16 00:01 

China Post

Exiled jurists symbolically sentence Maduro to 18 years...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A panel of self-exiled Venezuelan judges holding a symbolic trial in Colombia has found President Nicolas Maduro guilty of corruption and sentenced him to more than 18 years in prison.Ousted Venezuelan chief prosecutor Luisa ...

 2018-08-15 23:59 

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US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State organization.Omar Abdulsattar Ameen and other members of...

 2018-08-15 23:57 

China Post

GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicl...

 2018-08-15 23:56 

China Post

Pot taxes pick up in California but still far off target...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to the taxman, California's legal pot market is off to a sluggish start.Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit million between April and June, state officials announced Wednesday. That's a jump ...

 2018-08-15 23:54 

China Post

Bears LB Trevathan returns to field where he started career...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The memories came rushing back as Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan set foot on the practice field where he spent the first part of his career.A momentary stroll down memory lane of his time with the Broncos: Like when...

 2018-08-15 23:52 

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With full health, Bolts' Gordon poised to stand out in crowd...

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Melvin Gordon got into an argument recently with a fan who insisted he was Todd Gurley.The Los Angeles Chargers' durable running back doesn't look a whole lot like his Los Angeles Rams counterpart. That didn't d...

 2018-08-15 23:50 

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Tempers flare as 49ers, Texans practice together...

HOUSTON (AP) — There was plenty of intensity on Wednesday when the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers met in the first of two joint practices before this weekend's preseason game.A little too much in fact, with Houston receiver DeAndre Hopki...

 2018-08-15 23:48 

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Kerryon Johnson was raised for opportunity he has with Lions...

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson was just a kid when his older siblings hit him with elbows while playing hoops. And his parents, both of whom played college basketball, did not swoop in to save their young son from the physical games. Sure,...

 2018-08-15 23:47 

China Post

Gordon breaks scoreless tie with HR in 12th, M's top A's 2-0...

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.Jean Segura had four hits to help...

 2018-08-15 23:46 

China Post

Seahawks running back Penny has surgery on broken finger...

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Rashaad Penny had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken finger.Head coach Pete Carroll said the surgery went well and Penny isn't expected to miss more than a couple of weeks....

 2018-08-15 23:45 

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Cardinals wrap up short training camp, head to New Orleans...

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up their shortest training camp in recent memory Wednesday with a workout at University of Phoenix Stadium.The Cardinals reported on July 27 for their first camp under new coach Steve Wilks and sc...

 2018-08-15 23:01 

China Post

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments...

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks.A special National Institutes of Health ov...

 2018-08-15 23:00 

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Moderates are key to defeating Kobach in Kansas...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want.Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, has earned a national reputation for his tough views on illegal immigration, hi...

 2018-08-15 22:58 

China Post

The Latest: All evacuations lifted for California blaze...

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):3:05 p.m.Officials have lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for a deadly blaze in Northern California that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people.The Calif...

 2018-08-15 22:56 

China Post

The Latest: Report-CEO rethinking 'core parts' of Twitter...

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Twitter's suspension of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (all times local):6 p.m.In an interview with The Washington Post, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he is rethinking...

 2018-08-15 22:55 

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New McCartney love song takes direct, 'raunchy' approach...

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who co-wrote...

 2018-08-15 22:54 

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Rape case dropped against Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta are dismissing a rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis over an alleged assault more than five years ago while he was at Georgia Tech.Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard J...

 2018-08-15 22:52 

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Officials unveil plan to replace Rikers with smaller jails...

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that we...

 2018-08-15 22:51 

China Post

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obam...

 2018-08-15 22:49 

China Post

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning...

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading ...

 2018-08-15 22:48 

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Raiders linebacker Marquel Lee steps up in training camp...

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Marquel Lee wasn't quite ready to end the revolving door at middle linebacker for the Oakland Raiders when he was thrown into the starting lineup to start his rookie season last year. With a year of experience and a defensive...

 2018-08-15 22:46 

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Miller says he's not upset over sitting out preseason game...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller is preparing to make his preseason debut this weekend against the Chicago Bears.Of course, the star linebacker was all set to play last weekend against Minnesota when he said...

 2018-08-15 22:45 

China Post

Atletico beats Real Madrid 4-2 after extra time in Super Cup...

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo.Atletico got...

 2018-08-15 21:56 

China Post

Raiders linebacker Marquel Lee steps up in training camp...

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Marquel Lee wasn't quite ready to end the revolving door at middle linebacker for the Oakland Raiders when he was thrown into the starting lineup to start his rookie season last year.With a year of experience and a defensive ...

 2018-08-15 21:54 

China Post

Darnold could start Jets' preseason game vs. Smith, Redskins...

Long after the final joint practice between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins wrapped up, the quarterbacks kept chatting.Apart from the on-field workouts, those moments gave Alex Smith a chance to get to know Jets rookie Sam Darnold a little bit. ...

 2018-08-15 21:53 

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Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins' 6-4 win over Pirates...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Forsythe had three RBIs, the Minnesota bullpen tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings and the Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Wednesday.Oliver Drake, Gabriel Moya (3-0), Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers scattered five hits and ...

 2018-08-15 21:52 

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FANTASY PLAYS: Kelley, Darnold potential sleeper picks...

They're the hot names that everyone wants to know as they head into fantasy football drafts for the 2018 season — the unearthed gems and the deep values that can come out of nowhere to help you win your league and make you look smarter than ever...

 2018-08-15 21:51 

China Post

Keep it clean: Jaguars, Vikings convene for joint practices...

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the coaching staffs for Jacksonville and Minnesota met the night before, a group of 12 trusted players from both the Jaguars and Vikings convened before the two teams took the field for their first joint practice.The goal o...

 2018-08-15 21:49 

China Post

Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason...

It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason.But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minn...

 2018-08-15 21:47 

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Rizzo leads Cubs past Brewers 8-4...

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered, drove in three runs and stole two bases in his return to the cleanup spot, and the Chicago Cubs restored their three-game lead in the NL Central by topping the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Wednesday.Jason Heyward ad...

 2018-08-15 21:45 

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Joint practices reunite QBs Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will be on the same practice field for a couple days, though their football careers will be forever linked.They practiced on the same field Wednesday for one period as Winston's Tampa Bay...

 2018-08-15 21:09 

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Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain...

NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gain...

 2018-08-15 21:07 

China Post

Body camera video shows police responses to Vegas shooting...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have released 15 more officer body-camera videos from the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 on the Las Vegas Strip.The public records released Wednesday come after Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Aug. ...

 2018-08-15 21:05 

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Baby elephant joins herd at San Diego Zoo Safari Park...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The newest elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has joined the rest of the herd.Video posted by the zoo this week shows Umzula-zuli taking his first tentative steps in the elephant enclosure — under the watchful eye of his mo...

 2018-08-15 21:04 

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Van Damme's son pleads guilty in Arizona knife incident...

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their apartment in suburban Phoenix.Nicholas Van Varenberg had a change of plea hearing Wednesday.He's no...

 2018-08-15 21:02 

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Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a...

 2018-08-15 21:00 

China Post

Democrats' hope to beat Walker is former teacher...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years: beat Sco...

 2018-08-15 20:59 

China Post

The Latest: Dems decry decision to revoke Brennan clearance...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the revocation of former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance (all times local):4:10 p.m.Democrats are lining up to denounce President Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of form...

 2018-08-15 20:57 

China Post

Backers of Brazil's Lula rally on filing day for candidacy...

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Thousands of supporters of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rallied Wednesday outside the court in Brazil's capital where his party planned to register his candidacy for president later in the day.Da Silv...

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