Tsai Ing-wen determined to defend Taiwan's sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said during a reception for a delegation from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on Tuesday (Jan. 14) that Taiwa...

Taiwan votes with future of its democracy on the line

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The future of Taiwan’s democracy is on the line as the self-ruled island’s 19 million voters decide on whether to give independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen a second term. ...

Arkansas judge orders officer who shot motorist reinstated

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Thursday ordered the city of Little Rock to reinstate a police officer who was fired for fatally shooting a black motorist. Pulaski Coun...

China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classifie...

China tightens info control after leaks on detention camps

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and holding high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified paper...

Takeaways so far from House public impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The start of public impeachment hearings unfolding in Congress marks the first time the American public can watch and listen to the witnesses at the heart of the matter. ...

Taiwan entertainer decries fine for shouting 'President Han' at flag-raising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese entertainer Hsiu Hai-ling (熊海靈) is crying foul over a proposed fine for her referring to Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu as "President Han"...

Former Little Rock officer appeals firing to state judge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A white Little Rock, Arkansas, police officer who was fired for fatally shooting a black motorist is asking a state judge to reinstate him to the police force. ...

NTU president receives official reprimand from Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taipei News) -- A hearing by the Public Functionary Disciplinary Sanction Commission involving National Taiwan University (NTU) President Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) concluded on Monday (Sept. 2), f...

His mom says Bruce Springsteen's son is firefighter

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — His mom says Bruce Springsteen's son is becoming a firefighter in Jersey City. Patti Scialfa on Thursday posted congratulations to their youngest child, Sam,...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2019. There are 151 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 2, 1...

Michigan Republicans sue to block redistricting commission

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans sued Tuesday to block the creation of Michigan's new, voter-approved redistricting commission, challenging eligibility guidelines that prohibit politicians and others...

Presidents have made racist gestures throughout US history

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a "rat and rodent infested mess" and for tweets targeting fo...

Indiana attorney general's lawyers downplay groping claims

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana's attorney general are downplaying allegations he drunkenly groped four women during a party, arguing that the claims against him represent common behavior even...

Government restrictions on religion increasing worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places around the world, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe's democracies, according to...