Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

WASHINGTON (AP) — Connor Mitchell's university classes take place online, he doesn't have any exams and he studies in a different country every year. Is he looking into the future or...

Migrant workers to march Sunday for direct hiring system

Migrant workers will take to the streets on Sunday to press their demand for abolition of the private employment brokerage system among other issues, according to the organizers. The protesters wil...

10,000 Taiwanese expected to march in Taipei on Labor Day

An estimated 10,000 local workers will take to the streets Monday in a Labor Day march to call for greater protection of labor rights. The workers will gather on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the...

US employment costs climbed steadily in first quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and benefits paid to U.S. civilian workers grew steadily in the first three months of the year. The Labor Department says that total compensation was up 0.8 p...

Arkansas prepares to wrap up aggressive execution schedule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it prepares for a fourth lethal injection in eight days after initially planning twice as many over...

Mysterious drop in prized bait worms threatens a way of life

WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) — Dan Harrington makes his living unearthing marine worms by hacking away at mudflats with a tool that resembles the business end of an old steel rake. He's fine...

Jefferson Muzzle 'awards' take aim at free-speech offenders

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists' comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S...

Arkansas' 4th execution set after stay request rejected

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' aggressive effort to execute condemned inmates is set to conclude Thursday after the state Supreme Court refused to stay the execution of a man who killed a former d...

Taiwan's employers can’t fire pregnant foreign workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) reiterated Wednesday that employers firing foreign workers who are pregnant, have given birth, or are raising children during their service will sub...

Taiwan’s Asian Silicon Valley invites int’l enterprises to help build comprehensive IoT ecosystem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Asian Silicon Valley project anticipates partnerships with global enterprises will help the nation's transition from a low-value labor intensive manufacture...

French stocks soar to near-decade highs as Macron tops poll

LONDON (AP) — As relief rallies go, this may be as good as they come. European markets have jumped higher, with France's main index hitting its highest level since early 2008, amid r...

Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech. The former presid...

Vietnamese woman to face deportation for working as an intern

Taipei (CNA) A Vietnamese woman who received a resident visa for investing in Taiwan will be deported after she was found to be "working as an intern" at a dumpling store. Immigrat...

Jail to job: NYC to give jobs to released inmates

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is betting on a plan to offer jobs to released jail inmates as a way to break the cycle of incarceration. Mayor Bill de Blasio's $10 million-a-year "jai...

United delays CEO's ascent to the role of chairman

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says its CEO won't add the title of chairman next year as planned, as fallout continues from the violent removal of a passenger from a plane this month. ...