Ashley Westerman

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During post-storm tour, Biden praises Florida residents for their 'remarkable' spirit

Saturday, September 02, 2023

The president visited the city of Live Oak in northern Florida, about an hour northeast of where Hurricane Idalia made landfall earlier this week.


An SUV strikes 6 migrant workers in Walmart parking lot in North Carolina

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Police are still working to identify the vehicle and driver in the Sunday afternoon incident.


Singapore has executed a woman for the first time in nearly two decades

Friday, July 28, 2023

Singaporean national Saridewi Djamani, 45, was convicted in 2018 of trafficking over 30 grams of heroin. She is first woman to be hanged since 2004.


In Japan, a J-Pop star has come out as gay and his fans cheer

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Shinjiro Atae shared the personal revelation on Wednesday evening with an auditorium filled with thousands in Tokyo.


Whales beached in Australia are euthanized after rescue efforts fail

Thursday, July 27, 2023

After a pod of nearly 100 pilot whales beached themselves on Tuesday, more than 50 of them died overnight. Now officials say the remaining 47 will be euthanized.


The U.S. dedicates a new embassy in Tonga in a bid for more influence in the Pacific

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Tonga is just one stop on a tour of the Pacific by Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week. He is the latest in a parade of US diplomats to visit Oceania in the last year.


After snub by Taylor Swift, Filipino 'Swifties' find solace in another Taylor

Friday, July 21, 2023

Taylor Sheesh, the Philippines' top Taylor Swift impersonator, has set out on her own tour across the country in a bid to get the global superstar's attention.


Co-host New Zealand stuns Norway to open the Women's World Cup

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Host team New Zealand defeated Norway 1-0 in the opening game of the tournament, following a brief pause to remember those killed and injured in a shooting in Auckland just hours before.


What we know about Travis King, the U.S. soldier who crossed into North Korea

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

King, 23, was stationed in South Korea, but was scheduled to fly back to the U.S. to face disciplinary action when he escaped an airport outside of Seoul and managed to flee into North Korea.


After a historic downturn due to the pandemic, childhood immunizations are improving

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

New data from the World Health Organization and UNICEF show that the number of children getting vaccinated is rebounding globally.


The IOC says it will not invite Russia and Belarus to the 2024 Olympics in Paris

Friday, July 14, 2023

While Russia and Belarus will not receive formal invitations, the International Olympic Committee says it will not stop athletes from the two countries from participating as neutral contestants.


The leader of the Solomon Islands visited Beijing. Here is why that's important

Friday, July 14, 2023

A pact on police cooperation is just one of several deals signed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare this week during a trip to Beijing meant to upgrade the relationship between the two countries.


After a review, 'Barbie' movie will show in the Philippines, after all

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

The country's film regulator has decided that a map shown in the movie does not depict China's controversial nine-dash line.


The Dutch are returning looted artifacts to Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Does it matter?

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Two Dutch museums returned nearly 500 cultural objects to Indonesia and Sri Lanka that were looted during the colonial era, including gold and silverware, statues, weapons and hundreds of artworks.


The water crisis — and government influence on the media — in the Philippines

Friday, July 07, 2023

Is there a water crisis happening in Manila? It depends on who you ask and from where you're getting your information. The answers, though, say a lot about the current state of Philippine media.


After Vietnam, the Philippines could be next to ban 'Barbie.' Here's why

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Philippine film regulators are reviewing Barbie after a senator said it depicts a map that China uses to lay claim to nearly all of the South China Sea. Warner Bros. says it's just a "doodle."


The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says Japan can release nuclear waste water into the ocean

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

The International Atomic Energy Agency has approved a plan by Japan's government to dump nuclear waste water from the destroyed Fukushima power plant into the Pacific Ocean.


What are the odds? A Yankees pitcher throws a prized rarity: the perfect game

Thursday, June 29, 2023

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán threw a perfect game Wednesday, just the fourth in team history and 24th overall in Major League Baseball history.


In the Philippines, a survey shows growing support for gays and lesbians

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The survey, conducted by the nonprofit social research group Social Weather Stations, shows a rise in supportive views of gays and lesbians in the socially conservative country in the past decade.


Malaria cases in Texas and Florida are the first U.S. spread since 2003, the CDC says

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Four of the cases were found in Florida, while the fifth was logged in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.