Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated gran...

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has jumped into two competitive Senate races, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company calls its first...

Venezuela's prosecutor rejects calls for independent probe

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said he is investigating police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th floor of a high-security buil...

Worsening odds lead to bigger lottery jackpots

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Friday night's Mega Millions grand prize of ...

Former deputy UK leader Nick Clegg takes post with Facebook

LONDON (AP) — Facebook has hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increas...

American Express profits jump 22 percent, beating forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said its third quarter profits jumped by 22 percent from a year earlier, as the credit card giant benefited from a lower tax rate and increased spending on the company...

BP starts expansion to Thunder Horse deep-water Gulf field

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy giant BP says it's added the equivalent of 30,000 barrels of oil a day to production at its largest Gulf of Mexico platform, called Thunder Horse . A news r...

Brexit uncertainty set to hobble UK economy through winter

LONDON (AP) — The uncertainty over Brexit that's hobbling the British economy is set to go on for longer than expected, leaving companies and households in a limbo. When Britain trig...

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus is a locked door bearing a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve cent...

Missing Chinese actress Fan Bingbing spotted in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After mysteriously disappearing for over three months, Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing has finally been sighted in public this Monday (Oct. 15) at the Beijing Capital Internatio...

Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

NEW YORK (AP) — Ebay filed a lawsuit against Amazon Wednesday, saying the online retail giant used eBay's messaging system to recruit its sellers. In the lawsuit, eBay says Amazon re...

EasyCard unveils Chiang Wei-shui cards to mark Taiwan Culture Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - To celebrate Taiwan Culture Day as well as the 97th anniversary of Taiwan Cultural Association (TCA) which paved way to Taiwan's democracy movement and national awarene...

Scope of Michael's fury becomes clearer in Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, most of them in the coastal county that took a direct hit from the storm, state emergency authorities said Tuesday. Tha...

Three misleading Taiwan attractions 

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Tourism is big business in Taiwan, and there is no shortage of people here who make a good living from it, despite the hype of a decline in Chinese tourists hitting the...

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

DALLAS (AP) — Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it power to jolt the global economy — if it wants. That was the country's message when it warned Washington not ...