Taiwan volunteers advance health care in Eswatini

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The Feng Hsing Medical Service Team from Taipei Medical University set out Feb. 10 for the Kingdom of Eswatini, the sixth time the volunteer aid group undertook an annual miss...

New Hampshire, online lottery firm sue over Wire Act opinion

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that could threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries is being challenged in court by the state of New Hampshire and the company t...

Portuguese govt faces no-confidence vote over public workers

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A conservative party in Portugal's parliament is issuing a no-confidence vote in the minority Socialist government, but the motion is likely to fail because left-of-center part...

On immigration, Mideast and more, Kushner keeps pushing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ink wasn't dry on a border security compromise before Jared Kushner had moved on to another enormous challenge. As lawmakers fine-tuned a border agreement that ...

Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby's brain

Anesthesia during a short surgery doesn't harm a baby's brain development, according to an experiment involving hundreds of infants in seven countries. While the study can't answer b...

Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too. Econom...

Oversight of federal student loans is lacking, watchdog says

The Education Department's independent watchdog says the agency hasn't done enough to stop student loan servicers from breaking federal rules. An audit released Thursday by the depar...

Report finds problems with student loan servicing, oversight

NEW YORK (AP) — The nine companies and organizations tasked with servicing the accounts of the nation's 30 million student loan borrowers repeatedly failed to do their jobs properly over a period of y...

El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, U.S. forecasters said. The National Oceanic and...

The Latest: Denver strike ends; teachers to get big raises

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver teachers strike (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Denver Public Schools and teachers have reached a deal to end their three day st...

National Taiwan University president made unreported NT$18 million: Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) President Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) made at least NT$18 million (US$583,000) from unreported work during the 15 years that he held official fu...

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

TOKYO (AP) — Ken Kozumi and Kenji Aiba have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating that Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalize same-...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 12 Chicago Tribune on drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman: ...

Cheap and easy cleaning routine wards off superbug infection

Think of it as decontaminating yourself. Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use spec...

Arrest warrant issued for Puerto Rico's education secretary

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal arrest warrant has been issued for Puerto Rico's secretary of education. The U.S. Attorney's Office told The Associated Press that a judge issu...