LaVine powers Bulls past Wizards 115-106

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine had 30 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the banged-up Chicago Bulls beat Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 115-106 on Wednesday night. C...

No sight of French deal on pensions as unions hold out

The French government and labor unions appeared far from reaching any compromise deal Friday in talks over a planned pension overhaul, with strikes and protests grinding on. Prime Mi...

Survivor of boat disaster: 'Sleeping to swimming' in minutes

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A survivor of a Alaska crab boat sinking that left five fellow fishermen missing said the crew went from “sleeping to swimming" in minutes as rough seas and ice threatened to sin...

Panama Canal marks 20 years of US handover amid water crisis

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama marked the 20-year anniversary Tuesday of the turnover of the Panama Canal, now amid a water crisis that threatens the viability of the waterway. Declining...

USC DC Clancy Pendergast, special teams coach Baxter out

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and special teams coordinator John Baxter will not return to coach Clay Helton's staff at Southern California. Helton annou...

Taiwan industries support KMT in fear of ECFA termination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese industry representatives gathered at the Kuomintang (KMT) campaign headquarters Tuesday (Dec. 17) to advocate to rally behind the party's presidential candid...

Taipei Twin Towers to open in 2027

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The investment agreement for the Taipei Twin Towers project was signed Tuesday morning (Dec. 17) by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Hsu Kun-tai (許崑泰), chairman of Ta...

Who's No. 1? Top picks Murray and Mayfield ready for QB duel

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Baker Mayfield has the moxie and machismo while Kyler Murray prefers to keep things low-key. The two will always be linked by their similar back stories, similar ...

Taiwan takes three-pronged approach to boost financial competitiveness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s financial regulator unveiled on Thursday (Dec. 12) a three-pronged approach to boost the island nation’s financial competitive edge, as one report ind...

EU approves state aid to develop car batteries industry

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has approved 3.2 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in subsidies from seven member countries that want to develop the electric battery industry and challenge China's supre...

FSC head lists 5 reasons why Taiwan is unlikely to replace Hong Kong as financial hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the ongoing political turbulence and social unrest in Hong Kong, Taiwan is unlikely to replace the city as a financial hub in the Asia-Pacific region, according to...

Troubled waters: Open water swimming faces do-over of 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — Haley Anderson has been through this before. In the lead-up to the Rio Olympics, all the talk about open water swimming focused on the conditions rather than the compe...

Business Highlights

___ Saudi Aramco plans $25.6B share sale in biggest ever IPO DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco is laying the groundwo...

Nissan gives workers 2 unpaid days off as US sales slump

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. is making its U.S. factory and office employees take two days off without pay amid slumping sales. The company's U.S. sales this year are down...

Farmers blocking Berlin roads to protest government policies

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of tractors are heading into Berlin as farmers protest the German government’s agricultural policies. Police say some 5,000 tractors and 10,000 farmers are ex...