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American think tank to hold video conference on US-Taiwan economic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington D.C.-based think tank Heritage Foundation will host a video seminar Monday night (Aug. 31) that will touch upon Taiwan-U.S. economic ties and trade. The vide...

Beyond November: At GOP convention, there's a 2024 subplot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans this week are focused squarely on their convention's star, President Donald Trump, and securing his reelection in November. But there's also plenty of angling for what — ...

Taiwan's economic minister, US assistant secretary of state to discuss economic relations in forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) will join U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell, who heads East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at a v...

The bully pulpit: Trump pushes Washington, but virus resists

WASHINGTON (AP) — His face framed by the golden Oval Office curtains behind him, President Donald Trump stared straight into the camera aimed at the Resolute Desk. It was the night o...

Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning 'pods'

MIAMI (AP) — On the 4-acre farm at the edge of the Everglades where Timea Hunter runs a horse academy, she has hosted plenty of parties, picnics and workshops. So with her children's school building c...

China launches bold attempt to land rover on Mars

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday (July 23) in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet. The Tianwen-1 was launch...

US House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol, as a reckoning over racial injustice continues follow...

Congress weighs kicking racist chief justice from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will vote on whether to remove from the U.S. Capitol a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans coul...

Lee descendant urges official removal of Confederate statues

Democratic lawmakers and others urged official removal of Confederate monuments at the center of a politically fraught national debate, saying Tuesday that slow action was leading protesters to try to...

Houses of worship gain audience by going online during virus

On a rainy evening in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis delivered a special blessing, asking God for help against the coronavirus. The square in Vatican City would normally be packed...

'Republicans are nervous': Some in GOP eye protests warily

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest demonstration by right-wing groups against measures to contain the coronavirus will be held Friday in Wisconsin, where hundreds, and possibly thousands of people plan t...

Powerful GOP allies propel Trump effort to reopen economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Republicans say the coronavirus shutdown cannot go on. Car-honking activists swarmed a statehouse Wednesday to protest stay-home restrictions. Capitol Hill staff are quietly ...

States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has shown no reluctance to use his White House perch to commend and criticize governors over steps they've taken to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. ...

US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. ...

Infrastructure often embraced by both parties, to no avail

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows. House Speake...