A cheapskate's guide to shopping for credit cards

Cheapskates and low spenders aren't the ideal credit card customers for banks because they're typically not as profitable as fast-swiping spendthrifts who rack up finance charges. Still, banks offer c...

Taiwan environmental agency commends restaurants for reducing food waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a ceremony to mark World Food Day on Oct. 16, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) commended four dozen restaurants and catering servi...

No Brexit deal could snarl major ports, hitting exports

HOOK OF HOLLAND, Netherlands (AP) — Traffic moves quickly and smoothly at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal on the western edge of Europe's biggest port. A queue of trucks parked pa...

Photo of the Day: New Kaohsiung main station now open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung's new main station (高雄站) opened to the public on Sunday (Oct. 14) as part of the new Kaohsiung underground railway, which opened on the same day. The...

Venezuelan fans endure sacrifices to 'Play Ball' amid crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven't missed an opening day game together. This year, howe...

Massachusetts MGM casino earns $27M during 1st month open

BOSTON (AP) — MGM has reported nearly $27 million in revenue during the first full month of operation at its Massachusetts casino. The state Gaming Commission reported Monday that MG...

Golden Pin Design Award Forum comes to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2018 Golden Point Design Forum is coming to Taiwan on Nov. 11. The event will be held in the multi-purpose exhibition hall of Taipei’s Songshan Cultural &...

Senior citizens to enjoy discounts at forest recreation areas during Double Ninth Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Taiwan's Dongshih Forest District Office (DFDO) will offer special restaurant discounts to visitors over 65 years old at any of its four national for...

GOP decries Dems' 'mob rule,' flipping the script

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic "mob rule" to amp up GOP voters for next month's critical midterm elections, flipping the script ...

Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. Others, who evacuated, are coming to grips with the fact that much o...

AP Photos: Hurricane leaves Florida's Mexico Beach in shreds

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael all but erased the tiny community of Mexico Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast, reducing some homes to mere concrete slabs and leaving others in shreds...

'Apocalyptic:' 1 Florida town demolished by Michael

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida. Now it lies in splinters. Hit head-on by Hurricane Mic...

Royal Wedding redux: This time it's Princess Eugenie

WINDSOR, England (AP) — It's time for another royal wedding at Windsor Castle — but this time it's less of a global TV spectacle and more of a family affair. Despite large signs at t...

3 strategies for companies concerned about Amazon wage hike

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's plans to pay all its U.S. employees at least $15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those who aren't retailers directly competing with the huge company...

New Tokyo fish market starts traditionally with tuna auction

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's famous fish market reopened Thursday at a new location but retained its most famous tradition: the tuna auction. The customary clanging of bells opened the aucti...