After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Senate convened for a rare August work period, the late-summer session serves as a reminder of how much has changed in the partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McC...

Trump's veterans parade delayed until at least 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018. Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said...

Italian disaster puts spotlight on highway management

MILAN (AP) — As Italy comes to terms with the disaster of this week's bridge collapse, the government is accusing the highway operator for focusing too much on its financial interests, putting a spotl...

The Latest: Italian highway operator faces volatile trading

MILAN (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The holding company for Autostrade per ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2018. There are 139 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 14...

Male model convicted of murdering rival after online feud

LONDON (AP) — A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute. A jury found George Koh guilty on Monday of stabbin...

Darnold, Bridgewater make cases to be Jets' starting QB

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' already intriguing quarterback competition just got a lot more interesting. Thanks to a poised Sam Darnold. And a sharp and healthy Te...

Top 10 taboos to watch out for during Taiwan's Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ghost Month (鬼月), observed in the 7th month of the lunar calendar, is once again here, this year running from Aug. 11 to Sept. 9, and Taiwan News has created a lis...

Business Highlights

___ $3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune is withdrawing from its $3.9 billion buyout by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, ending...

Xi Jinping angry with chief CCP strategist as US-China trade war takes toll: Reuters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Reports of discord in the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party continue to emerge, with CCP insiders suggesting that a rift may have emerged between Chairman Xi and h...

Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals...

Prosecutors present more evidence of fraud in Manafort case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort's protégé wrapped up his testimony after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes while also enduring stinging attacks on his...

New ways to pay: Installment payments with a twist

NEW YORK (AP) — New kinds of installment plans are offering options to shoppers who may remember layaway as something their parents or grandparents used. The payment businesses, many...

Danish designer uses runway to make statement on burqa ban

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iranian-born designer has made more than a fashion statement by showcasing models wearing burqas and dressed as police officers at a show in Denmark days after a law bann...

Business Highlights

___ Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72B buyout proposal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considering leading a buyout of the electric car maker in...