2 drunk Burmese, American-Korean assault reporter, harass woman at Kaohsiung 7-Eleven

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three foreign fishery workers were arrested this morning after they disturbed the peace, assaulted a reporter, and harassed a woman in front of a 7-Eleven in the southern Taiwa...

North Dakota, Dakota Access developer settle land dispute

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline settled a lawsuit over the Texas company's ownership of ranchland in the Plains state where corporations aren't a...

Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis

BAUTA, Cuba (AP) — Just after 8 a.m., Pura Castell got in line behind about 100 other people waiting for a chance to buy frozen chicken legs. For two hours she leaned on her cane watching people leave...

Business Highlights

___ To some market vets, stocks are rallying like it's 1999 NEW YORK (AP) — The furious rally for stocks this year, so quickly on the heels of last year's scary tum...

Italian shipping firm fined $4M in US waste oil dumping case

An Italian shipping company admitted in the U.S. to dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea rather than paying to dispose of them properly, and will pay a $4 million fine. U.S...

Fed survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says the economy was expanding at a "slight-to-moderate pace" in March and early April, with some regions seeing signs of strengthening after a winter slowdown. ...

Four Roses eyes expanded US sales with distillery expansion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An iconic Kentucky bourbon that reintroduced itself to American whiskey drinkers only last decade is ready to ramp up production in hopes of gaining a greater foothold in the U.S...

Syria fuel shortages, worsened by US sanctions, spark anger

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians in government-controlled areas who have survived eight years of war now face a new scourge: widespread fuel shortages that have brought life to a halt in major cities. ...

US fines Italian bank $1.3 billion in sanctions probe

MILAN (AP) — Italian bank UniCredit will pay $1.3 billion (1.5 billion euros) to settle charges by the U.S. government that it violated sanctions against Iran and other countries. Un...

Treasury sanctions Venezuelan business to isolate Maduro

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Friday targeted four companies and nine ships, including some that transported oil from Venezuela to Cuba, as part of the Trump administration's ongoing ef...

The Latest: Pelosi says plan for immigrants 'disrespectful'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 12:20 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) says rounding up immi...

Singapore seizes more pangolin scales in week's 2nd bust

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore has seized 14 tons of pangolin scales belonging to around 21,000 endangered mammals in the second such bust in less than a week. The scales, which were en ...

Russia seeks to protect its interests in the Arctic, FM says

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says military deployments in the Arctic are intended to protect national interests. Speaking Tuesday at the Arctic forum in St...

Ghost of Toys R Us still haunts toy makers

NEW YORK (AP) — This year, children will have a hard time finding Uncle Milton's glow-in-the-dark ant farm, or the gel and ant village version. Basic Fun, the parent company behind the brand, has stop...

US to designate Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unprecedented step to ramp up pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration is planning to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard a "foreign terrorist organization." The move is e...