AP Interview: Brazil's Temer denies graft, defends legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer said Monday that corruption charges against him were the result of his administration's attempts to reform the country's pension system, an explanation...

Utility votes to continue costly Georgia nuclear project

ATLANTA (AP) — The board of a Georgia utility has voted to continue the expansion of a nuclear power plant that's years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. But another co-owner still ...

The Latest: Florence evacuations continue as rivers rise

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Residents in a coastal South Carolina county are being urged ...

French government to cut taxes on businesses, households

PARIS (AP) — The French government plans to cut taxes by 24.8 billion euros ($29.2 billion) next year in an effort to boost the economy and create more jobs. Budget Minister Gerald D...

EU takes action against UK over customs duties

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking further legal steps against Britain over its alleged failure to effectively prevent customs duties fraud, which is hurting the EU's budget. ...

Gaza refugee agency staff on strike over cutbacks, firings

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza employees of the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency have suspended services for a day to protest pay cuts and dismissals. Schools, clinics, and food di...

Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before ri...

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate. ...

Mystery around disappearance of Chinese star Fan Bingbing

BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. ...

Congress considering nearly $1.7B Florence relief package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence. Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund t...

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last pr...

Confidence in Taiwan's economy improves in September: survey

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Confidence in Taiwan's economy edged higher in September after the government said economic growth in the first half of the year was more brisk than originally projected, according...

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign amid allegations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota ...

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

NEW YORK (AP) — The $1,100 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized scre...

Taichung to allocate NT$100 million for Int’l NGO Center based in Central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday the city government will allocate NT$100 million to renovate the historic Guang Fu Village in Wufeng District...