King: Katahdin Woods and Waters' existence is settled

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King said after a meeting with the acting interior secretary in Bangor that the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument's existence is settled. Ki...

Powell says Trump's attacks played no role in rate pause

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says political attacks by President Donald Trump played no role in the Fed's decision in January to signal that it planned to take a pause in h...

Taiwan Central Bank Governor suggests rate pause amid mild inflation outlook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) suggested at a legislative finance committee on Thursday that interest rates would remain unchanged in the bank's upc...

Dinosaur tracks make fresh impression at Valley Forge park

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's a c...

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture sanctions three new national historic sites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture (MOC) officially sanctioned three new national historic sites on Feb. 22, bringing the total number of such sites to 103, the MOC said i...

US Secretary of State: US, China close to ending trade war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the U.S. and China could be “on the cusp” of reaching a deal to end the trade war. Reuters reports Pompeo made ...

Hanoi Postcard: Vietnam tames media invasion but sees upside

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Journalists covering the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may want freedom to work and food to fuel them through the long days, and they ...

Kim and Trump share views on North Korea's future at Hanoi Summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Thursday North Korean state media says leader...

Summit Day 1: What happened at Trump-Kim meeting II?

Perhaps the sheer mind-bending spectacle of seeing North Korea's secretive, dynastic leader Kim Jong Un together with the mercurial U.S. President Donald Trump on the world stage for the first time, s...

Senators grill pharmaceutical CEOs about high drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators grilled CEOs of seven major drug companies on Tuesday over high prescription drug prices that are a drain on Medicare and Medicaid and a burden to millions of Americans. The...

Taiwan's Xueshan sees 10 cm of snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a continental cold air mass blasted into Taiwan from China, Taiwan's second tallest peak Xueshan saw 10 centimeters of snow yesterday (Feb. 24), while Yushan and Hehuans...

Jake of all trades: Indians counting on new arrival Bauers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are heading into the 2019 season missing some big bats from last year's lineup. They hope Jake Bauers brought one from Tampa. Bauers, who...

Authorities investigating death of Mount Washington climber

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says police are investigating the death of a mountain climber who was hiking up a moderately difficult snowy and icy area on New Hampshire's Mount Washingt...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 23 - March 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Whether it is music, art, dance or theater that pique's one's interest, there is always plenty to do and see around Taipei. For those looking to see what is happen...

Florida firefighter blames coca tea for failing drug test

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida firefighter fired for a positive drug test got his job back after arguing the cocaine in his system was from a tea made with coca leaves. The Orlando S...