9 essential gadgets worth the real estate in your kitchen

I love a shiny new kitchen object as much as the next cook, and at times my kitchen has resembled a kitchen specialty store. But if you have a small kitchen, counter space and cabinet storage are at a...

Japan says Ghosn's escape inexcusable, orders investigation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister says the flight of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn as he awaited trial on financial misconduct charges was inexcusable and vowed to beef up immigration checks...

Japan's justice minister says Carlos Ghosn's escape inexcusable, vows to beef up immigration checks

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's justice minister says Carlos Ghosn's escape inexcusable, vows to beef up immigration checks.

China Airlines' Taiwan float wins award at Rose Parade 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines of Taiwan has claimed the International Award for the most outstanding float from outside the United States at the 131st edition of the Rose Parade held in ...

Column: Think you know 2020? Some sports predictions for you

Predictions aren't for the faint of heart, as anyone who has ever given money to a bookmaker can attest. Strange things can happen, which is a big reason why they still play games. S...

Why is Terry Gou really so opposed to the Anti-Infiltration Bill?

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — After his humiliating defeat in the KMT presidential primary elections, Terry Gou (郭台銘) appeared to slope out of Taiwan’s political sphere with his tail betw...

Ducks, Badgers approach pomp of Rose Bowl in different ways

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oregon and Wisconsin are taking contrasting approaches to everything that comes before the Rose Bowl. Ducks coach Mario Cristobal is treating this week as a bu...

Nonstop violence as Baltimore nears record homicide rate

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore could wrap up 2019 with its highest per-capita homicide rate on record as killings of adults and minors alike for drugs, retribution, money or no clear reason continue to ad...

Brazil's role questioned after UN global warming meeting

SAO PAULO (AP) — With the failure of the U.N. climate conference to produce an agreement, some Brazilians who participated in previous climate meetings say their country is now part of the problem in ...

Police arrest 7 suspected militants in Indonesia's Papua

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in the country's easternmost Papua province as authorities beef up security ahead of Christmas and New Year'...

Business Highlights

___ US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and China are close to finalizing a modest trade agreement ...

Brazil's Amazon at a Crossroads

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying ...

How not to ruin that pricy piece of meat in the holiday meal

Nothing says “celebration” like a ridiculously expensive piece of meat. Well, that’s not really true, but this is the time of year for splurging, in dollars and eating. And with apol...

Japanese regulators recommend $22 million fine on Nissan

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) over the under-reporting of compensation of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn....

Trump’s US-Japan trade deal wins Japan parliament approval

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Parliament on Wednesday approved a trade deal that was agreed upon by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier this year. The deal cutt...