Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legi...

GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and person...

Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei invites guests to spend an unforgettably warming holiday with special Christmas meals

This winter, Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei invites guests to spend an unforgettably warming holiday with special Christmas meals at its restaurants and lounges. The hotel also off...

The Latest: Trump arrives at Capitol to rally for tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House consideration of the tax overhaul (all times local): 11:34 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at the Capitol to encourage...

Melania Trump to accept White House Christmas tree on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas is coming to Donald Trump's White House a bit early this year. Melania Trump is set to accept the official White House Christmas tree on Monday. First lad...

GOP muscling tax bill through House; hits senator roadblock

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging them on to a critically needed legislative victory and GOP House leaders exuding...

Philippine economy grows 6.9 percent in last quarter

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the Philippine economy grew at a faster than expected 6.9 percent annual pace in the July-September quarter, helped by increased public spending on pay hikes f...

What did they say? Roy Moore camp finally speaks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With barely an hour's notice, the Roy Moore campaign announced it would hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon. There was intense speculation about what t...

Outtakes: Sam Smith on George Michael, Rihanna and drinking

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith — whose new album, "The Thrill of It All," debuted at No. 1 this week — discusses George Michael, recording bad songs and his goal to cut down smoking and drinking in outtake...

Businesses lure seasonal help with chances for other jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Every fall, the staff count at Fun.com swells from 150 to as high as 2,000, as the online retailer fills orders for Halloween costumes and decor. The company offers i...

Mugabe latest leader over years taken into custody

Zimbabwe's army has taken President Robert Mugabe and his wife into custody, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military's supporters called it as a "bloodless correction." It wasn'...

Plummer calls his replacement of Spacey in film 'ironic'

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer says he doesn't feel like he's replacing Kevin Spacey in the upcoming Ridley Scott film "All the Money in the World" because he was up for the part when the movie w...

Majority of Australians polled support gay marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Australian Board of Statistics, David Kalisch, announced on Wednesday the results of a national poll which showed that the majority of Australians are in f...

GOP bill aimed at overhauling taxes to get Trump push

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans stake their claim to middle-class rescue in tax cut legislation deemed to carry tax hikes for millions, President Donald Trump plans an in-person appeal to lawmakers a...

Republicans continue abandoning Moore after new accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roy Moore's support from fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s, the latest setback to ...