Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly givin...

First week of World Equestrian Games a 'rollercoaster ride'

The World Equestrian Games are hoping to finish on a positive note after a dreadful first week that included the cancellations of two events, an organizational mistake that sent riders in the wrong di...

Tornado and waterspout hit Southeast Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As Typhoon Mangkhut (山竹) left the Philippines heading for China, a tornado and a waterspout hit different stretches of the Taitung County coastline Saturday afternoon. A wate...

Hurricane stokes talk of extending college football season

With an eye toward player safety and scheduling flexibility, the NCAA last year considered ways to lengthen the college football season so every team would have 14 weeks to play 12 games every year. ...

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Meteor Festival was meant to bring together indie groups from around the world in what organizers billed as a Woodstock-like "cutting edge musical journey that surpasses bord...

The Latest: 9 dead, 30 missing in northern Japan quake

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 8 p.m. Japan's prime minister says at least nine people are dead af...

Heavy, torrential rain advisory in 10 counties, cities as 'rain bomb' blasts Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression and moist southwesterly winds lash southern Taiwan, what is being described as a "rain bomb" is blasting Kaohsiung with up to 216 millimeters...

Work and classes canceled in Kaohsiung at last minute today due to 'rain bomb'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a low pressure zone and moist southwesterly winds have combined to generate a "rain bomb" over Kaohsiung, the city government at 6:12 a.m. this morning announced t...

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___ US and Mexico tentatively set to replace NAFTA with new deal WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to replace ...

Work and class cancellations announced in southern Taiwan due to heavy rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After three days of torrential rains brought on by a tropical depression and moist southwesterly winds, ten counties in and cities in Taiwan are still under heavy and extremely...

8 Taiwan counties, cities announce work and class cancellations due to torrential rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As extremely heavy rains from a tropical depression pound Taiwan, many counties and cities in southern and central Taiwan have started to announce the suspension...

Work, classes, THSR suspended in southern Taiwan as heavy rains pound island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As extremely heavy rains pound southern Taiwan, many counties and cities in southern Taiwan have started to announce the suspension of work and classes and Taiwa...

Ryanair apologizes after compensation checks bounce

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair has apologized after customers who received compensation for canceled flights complained that the checks bounced. Europe's largest discount airline says "a tiny...

Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysia's state news agency has cited Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad as saying that multibillion-dollar China-financed projects have been canceled. Bernama says Mahathir...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that...