FBI background check for Taiwan visas shuttered due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it appears that the FBI has had to temporarily suspend its background checks, which will prevent Americans who are...

Kavanaugh's 'revenge' theory spotlights past with Clintons

WASHINGTON (AP) — To some, Brett Kavanaugh is clearing his name. To others, he's veering into conspiracy theory. But in blaming "revenge on behalf of the Clintons" for the sexual mis...

The Latest: White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Senior Trump administration officials say the White Ho...

Senators grow frustrated with lax Trump vetting on nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nomi...

Details on cram school background checks for foreigners finalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The government this week finalized the details of the background check on foreign nationals that is part of a new law geared at tightening the requirements for both foreign and...

The best people? Trump's personnel picks haunt him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to boast that he only hires the best people. But his personnel choices keep coming back to haunt him. One of the people Trump hired for...

White House submits some paperwork for agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has submitted nomination paperwork for agriculture secretary pick Sonny Perdue — more than seven weeks after President Donald Trump nominated him. T...

Six weeks later, senators question delay on Agriculture pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tapped former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be his agriculture secretary six weeks ago, but the administration still hasn't formally provided the Senate with th...

Guam federal judge to continue seeking renomination

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam officials say they will again push for the renomination of the territory's chief federal judge after President-elect Donald Trump is in the White House. Tim...

Suspect in 4 of 11 Phoenix freeway shootings charged

PHOENIX (AP) -- Prosecutors announced formal charges Wednesday against a 21-year-old man suspected in some of the freeway shootings that have rattled the Phoenix area.Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was char...