Superblocks – Urban design for communities

It’s a regular Monday morning when residents from the Poblenou neighborhood in Barcelona leave their homes and start a new workweek. The previously vehicle-occupied streets are empty and it&rsqu...

Federal judge upholds a Trump alternative to 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is upholding the Trump administration's expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act's costlier comprehensive i...

Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economy

BEIRUT (AP) — For days, Lebanese TV stations have been blanketed with live coverage as lawmakers held heated debate over a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage the flailing economy, with pr...

President Tsai visits St. Lucia on 4th leg of Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability

St. Lucia (Taiwan Today)-- President Tsai Ing-wen touched down July 17 in St. Lucia on the final leg of her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability that also included stops in Haiti, St. Kitts a...

Scuffles near Lebanon parliament before vote on budget

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of protesters have scuffled with Lebanese security guarding the country's parliament just as lawmakers met to vote on a controversial austerity budget. The prote...

Will a summer job burn your financial aid for college?

Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a dif...

2020 hopeful Warren pitches new private equity constraints

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry, pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" by inve...

Trump leaning on issue of race to win a second term in 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has placed racial animus at the center of his reelection campaign, and even some of his critics believe it could deliver him a second term. Eve...

House Democratss, GOP unite to repeal Obama health care tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans joined in a rare show of unity Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to repeal an unpopular tax on generous health insurance that's a symbol of former Pres...

Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seldom has a leftist been so austerity-minded as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. In his first seven months in office Lopez Obrador has cut governmen...

Judge won't toss charges in Vietnamese tour leaders killing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Criminal charges will stand against a convicted felon facing a death penalty trial in the killings of two Vietnamese tour leaders at a Las Vegas Strip hotel, a judge said Wednesday. ...

EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see whether it uses data from independent retailers to gain an edge in the market. ...

Lawmakers slash personal income taxes in state budget deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, keep a debated business tax break and change how pharmacy benefits are administered for Medicaid users to boost transparency and contr...

The Latest: 4% tax cut, pharmacy compensation in Ohio budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the crafting of Ohio's next two-year state budget (all times local): 8 p.m. The latest version of Ohio's proposed two-year state...

Biden plan seeks to boost rural America through investments

MANNING, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has released a broad plan to revitalize rural America through investments in agriculture, rural economies and infrastructure. ...