- Online dance craze sweeps police departments across US Updated: May-27-16 3:25 am
LOS ANGELES - In an online sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion.
- New Zealanders to pay $20 for cigarette pack under tax plan Updated: May-26-16 2:36 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Smokers in New Zealand will pay $20 for a pack of cigarettes under the government's budget plan released Thursday. Polluting industries will also get hit with higher taxes.
- NZ 7s coach given some credit for rugby's return to Olympics Updated: May-24-16 6:42 pm
LONDON - Sonny Bill Williams is going in for a try untouched in the left corner when the whistle blows.
- Vauchel-Camus wins final division in Transat yacht race Updated: May-21-16 9:46 pm
NEW YORK - Thibaut Vauchel-Camus won the Class 40 division aboard his monohull Solidaires to bring an end to the Transat bakerly, the world's oldest solo trans-Atlantic race.
- NZ footballer faces doping investigation Updated: May-20-16 4:35 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand footballer Clayton Lewis is being investigated for a possible doping violation and has been removed from the national team which will compete at the Oceania Nations Cup this month.
- New Zealand man faces illegal export charges Updated: May-18-16 2:12 pm
SEATTLE - A New Zealand man has been indicted on federal charges that he attempted to purchase aircraft parts in the U.S. that he planned to sell to a client in China.
- New Zealand fans back Thunder's Adams after 'monkey' comment Updated: May-18-16 3:10 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Oklahoma City center Steven Adams is breaking new ground as a New Zealander succeeding at the top levels of the NBA, and the jubilation of his fans back home seemed little dimmed by his comments that caused a stir in the U.S.
- Thunder's Steven Adams apologizes for 'monkeys' comment Updated: May-17-16 5:37 pm
OAKLAND, California - Oklahoma City center Steven Adams understands that he has to live with the fallout of using a derogatory term to describe Golden State's guards.
- World Rugby approves Jarryd Hayne's switch to 7s from NFL Updated: May-16-16 4:55 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Former San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne was eligible to play for the Fiji sevens rugby team at the Olympics and as early as the world series event in London this weekend, World Rugby said on Monday.
- Brittle-bone New Zealand adventurer Samuel Gibson dies at 39 Updated: May-16-16 4:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Samuel Gibson was born with bones so brittle they would often break, but the diminutive New Zealander inspired many people by pursuing a life filled with outdoor adventures.
- New Zealand loses key players for Oceania Nations Cup Updated: May-12-16 4:49 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - West Ham defender Winston Reid is among the leading players unavailable for New Zealand at the Oceania Nations Cup in Papua New Guinea this month.
- New Zealand's 2 main newspaper groups discuss merging Updated: May-11-16 3:06 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Facing declining revenues and changing reader habits, New Zealand's two main newspaper groups announced Wednesday they're discussing a merger that could end decades of competition and result in hundreds of job losses.
- Panama Papers offshore companies data spurs anti-graft moves Updated: May-10-16 5:17 am
TOKYO - The latest release of the names of thousands of offshore companies and other financial data of the rich and powerful is spurring renewed calls to counter corruption and tax evasion.
- Team New Zealand wins America's Cup World Series New York Updated: May-08-16 10:02 pm
NEW YORK - Emirates Team New Zealand rallied from last place after getting hooked on a starting buoy to claim the winner-take-all final race Sunday in the America's Cup World Series.
- NYPD boogies down for Running Man Challenge dance-off Updated: May-05-16 11:37 am
NEW YORK - Officers from the New York Police Department are shaking their booties in response to a challenge to participate in the Running Man Challenge dance-off.
- UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams Updated: May-04-16 8:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.
- In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake Updated: May-03-16 2:33 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The big question at Palau's Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?
- Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.75 percent Updated: May-03-16 2:00 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low 1.75 percent as it responded to a low outlook for inflation.
- North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness Updated: May-02-16 5:11 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.