Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases...

Trump pick as security adviser is nod toward pragmatism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander ...

CSX railroad's top 2 executives retiring this spring

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top two CSX executives plan to retire this spring from the railroad that is in discussions with a hedge fund seeking to install the executive who led Canadian Pacific's turnarou...

Senator: Trade jobs better for inner-city kids than college

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Senate Education Committee chairman is being criticized for saying minority students from "inner city" public schools would do better in vocational careers than i...

'Abortion reversal' bill clears Indiana panel for 2nd time

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House panel on Tuesday approved an amended version of a measure that would require abortion providers to give women considering drug-induced abortions information on sto...

Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort to be bought by Vail Resorts

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont is being purchased by the Colorado-based Vail Resorts for $50 million. Vail said Tuesday in a statement that it had reached an agre...

Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships betw...

Money-losing Toshiba selling medical leasing unit to Canon

TOKYO (AP) — Embattled Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. is selling its stake in a medical equipment leasing company to Canon Inc. for 3.14 billion yen ($27.7 million). Toshib...

Circus lionized for cutting animal acts will bring them back

BOSTON (AP) — A circus is being lionized for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with changing public attitudes. ...

Nutting: Pirates had 'step back' in '16, but talent is there

BRADENTON, Florida (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates missed the playoffs last season for the first time in four years, but that won't cause chairman Bob Nutting to abandon the team's steady, build-from-wi...

Longtime official who faced conspiracy count dies at age 62

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey official accused of conspiracy in a shakedown involving the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City-area airports has died. ...

Approval rating for Tsai rebounds in latest poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The approval rating for President Tsai Ing-wen has risen 7.6 points to 41.4 percent, according to the latest poll conducted by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation released M...

Pakistan Super League final stays in Lahore, says Sethi

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Super League final will be played in the city of Lahore next month despite a recent attack there which killed at least 13 people. "PSL management and fr...

Business groups call on Legislature to change new labor law amendment

Groups representing capitalists and business owners in Taiwan Sunday called on the country’s Legislature to change the new labor law amendment that they said has been badly received by the count...

AmCham Taipei cites new labor laws as fresh concern for foreign investors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The enacted amendment to Taiwan’s labor act that initiates the controversial “one fixed day off and one flexible rest day" (一例一休) has raised heated debate among...