League of Legends crowns Chinese team as world champions

PARIS (AP) — Just like athletes, the champions got a big shiny trophy. Their most ardent fans screamed with delight over their crushing victory, while the vanquished opponents had the bitterness of de...

White House impeachment hire Bondi winding down foreign work

WASHINGTON (AP) — An agent of the Qataris. Lobbying for a Kuwaiti firm. A decision to steer clear of a lawsuit against Trump University. As she prepares to defend President Donald Tr...

NY Governor: Students' plot to attack school foiled

ALBION, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says authorities have foiled a plot by three students to attack a middle school. The governor's office says Friday that the pl...

Taiwan's Pegatron shares soar after reporting strong net profit in Q3

Shares in Pegatron Corp. moved sharply higher Friday after the contract electronics maker reported a strong bottom line for the third quarter a day earlier, dealers said. The strong third quarter e...

Column: NFL riding wave of sports betting

Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most memb...

Taiwan Presidential Palace Adventure game launches online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new adventure game was launched online on Thursday (Oct. 31) with the aim of increasing public understanding of President Tsai Ing-wen’s ((蔡英文) governance and poli...

Germany ups fight against anti-Semitism, far-right extremism

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has passed measures against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism following an attack on a synagogue earlier this month. Chancellor Angela Merkel'...

Kentucky gov's race stirs clash over casino suicide claims

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Entering the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exposed himself to a new attack by flatly denying his recorded claim that suicide...

A century after Black Sox, baseball cheating goes high-tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century after the Black Sox scandal that tarnished the World Series and ushered in major changes in baseball, the notion that millionaire ballplayers would take money to throw a ga...

Germany: Officials pledge crackdown after synagogue attack

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security officials are backing calls for tougher measures to fight far-right extremism following a deadly anti-Semitic rampage last week. Interior Ministe...

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con — this time a child pornography charge stemming from a published art work — his attorney has renewed hi...

New Jersey breaks its monthly sports betting record

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. ...

Nevada gaming bosses move to bar Wynn from casino industry

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada gambling regulators are seeking to bar former casino magnate Steve Wynn from ever working in the gaming industry in the state. The state's Gaming Control Boar...

Masks of Chinese mobile game characters removed to ‘maintain harmony’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mobile game Shining Nikki (閃耀暖暖) created by Paper Games, a Chinese company, has removed masks from its characters, prompting users to link this to Hong Kong's anti...

Business Highlights

___ UAW strike could cost GM about $1 billion - and counting DETROIT (AP) — Pressure is mounting for the United Auto Workers and General Motors to reach a deal in t...