WHO criticized for praising China despite country's slow response to viral outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic spirals increasingly out of control, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues praising China despite its slow response t...

Amnesty finds Saudi anti-terror court a weapon of repression

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has used a secretive court established to try terrorism cases as "a weapon of repression" to imprison peaceful critics, activists, journalists, clerics ...

Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump brought African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for blac...

Madoff seeks prison release, citing terminal kidney failure

NEW YORK (AP) — Epic Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff asked a federal judge Wednesday to grant him a “compassionate release” from his 150-year prison sentence, saying he has terminal kidney failure and le...

Jeff Bezos asks court to dismiss defamation suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is asking a California court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against him by his girlfriend's brother, Michael Sanchez. In Sanchez's la...

Clampdown on coronavirus fake news risks eroding free speech in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free speech across Asia could be undermined as governments scramble to crack down on misinformation that has run rampant on social media amid the growing threat of the Wuh...

Jeff Bezos sued by girlfriend's brother for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sanchez, the brother of Jeff Bezos's girlfriend, is suing the Amazon founder for defamation, alleging that Bezos and his team falsely told reporters that Sanchez provided nude ...

Court filing points to Trump emails on Ukraine decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says in a court filing that two dozen emails revealing details of President Donald Trump’s decision-making regarding withholding military assistance to Ukrai...

Family affair: NFL a father-son business for Chiefs, Niners

MIAMI (AP) — San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan grew up living the life of a football coach's son. He liked it so much, he decided he wanted to be just like his dad. Kansas Cit...

Amazon is big ... really, really big; workforce hits 500K

NEW YORK (AP) — Need more proof that Amazon is big? It came this week. Amazon's U.S. workforce topped 500,000 for the first time, up 43% from the year before and more than triple wh...

Trump lawyer blurs lines between charity and profit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trump’s lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 29 The Los Angeles Times on federal spending: The nonp...

US expands troop, fighter jet presence at Saudi base

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Across the vast expanse of this desert air base, hundreds of tents have popped up and a newly arrived squadron of U.S. Air Force F-15E fighters is lined up ...

Report: No sign of fight before officer shot handcuffed man

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Investigators didn't find any evidence of a fight between a Maryland police officer and the handcuffed man he is accused of fatally shooting in the front passenger seat of his...

Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations has been hacked. An internal confidential document from the United Nations, leaked to The New Humanitarian and seen by The Associated Press, says tha...