Department stores troubles increase for Kohl's and Penney's

NEW YORK (AP) — The outlook for department stores got murkier Tuesday after J.C. Penney and Kohl's reported fiscal first quarter results that showed they struggled at the start of the year. ...

DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: 'He's like a prophet'

NEW YORK (AP) — During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love," Kh...

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn to close all its 650 stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, ...

My Europe: A culture war in Austrian classrooms

Nobody in Austria wants girls who have not even reached puberty to wear Muslim headscarves: neither the government, nor the opposition, nor teachers, nor education experts, nor those imams who express...

Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey's leader spoke of cooperation with the United States during a White House visit two years ago with President Donald Trump, but by day's end, the warm rhetoric had been oversha...

No Fury, no Joshua, but Wilder fired up to fight Breazeale

NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever disappointment Deontay Wilder may have had in not fighting Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next is gone. Now the heavyweight champion can't wait to get in the r...

Donald Trump to impose tariffs on remaining imports from China

US President Donald Trump began the process of ramping up tariffs on almost all of China's remaining imports after trade talks between the two countries ended on Friday. The move came less than a...

APNewsBreak: Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET tol...

A T-shirt shopping trip with rock singer James Bay

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, British singer James Bay's favorite music T-shirt is of the Rolling Stones, but the one he wishes he had? Aretha Franklin. "Somebody asked the other day, 'What's...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 17-26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Summer is well on its way, and there are plenty of activities across Taipei this month for you to enjoy. Here are some recommended events happening between May 17 and May ...

New enterprise to address growing waste problem in Vietnam recognized at Taiwan summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnamese enterprise mGreen won a Biosphere Sustainability award at the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit for its unique initiative that encourages citizens to s...

Austrian lawmakers approve elementary school headscarf ban

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian lawmakers have approved plans to ban girls in elementary schools from wearing headscarves, a move that would add to existing restrictions on veils. The Austria...

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools

Austria's parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, a measure that is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional ...

Lonely Planet's top destination suffers a blow after blasts

HIKKADUWA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on deserted Hikkaduwa beach, Alexi Konchayenko, a sports trainer from Ukraine, struck a stoical note. Bomb bl...

4 arrested in connection with assault after playoff game

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Transit police in Massachusetts say four people have been arrested in connection with an assault hours after the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes in a playoff game. ...