Malta arrests ‘person of interest’ in journalist slaying

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta authorities on Wednesday arrested a prominent Maltese businessman who appears to be a “person of interest” in the assassination of a leading investigative reporter. ...

Maltese authorities arrest businessman fleeing country

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Police in Malta have arrested a businessman on a yacht as it tried to leave Maltese waters. The yacht was intercepted on a course for Sicily by the Maltese mil...

AP Explains: How have the protests in Chile evolved?

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It’s been nearly five weeks since the most potent civil unrest in Chile’s recent history broke out, bringing mass protests across the South American nation. Most of the demonstr...

Taiwan extends scope of tax concessions for foreign professionals

The government has relaxed the interpretation of the scope and mechanism of tax concessions stipulated in the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals to assuage concerns over t...

US Latinas need twice the time to match white male’s income

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government figures show that on average, Latinas in the United States are paid 54 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic male makes. That means it takes ...

5 Signs an Online Loan Is a Debt Trap

As you scan the crowded pages of Google search results for a low-cost loan, it can be difficult to decipher reputable lenders from predatory ones. These lenders, who use abusive or u...

Medtronic: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot

DUBLIN (AP) — Medtronic PLC on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.36 billion. The Dublin-based company said it had net income of $1.01 per share. Earnings, adjuste...

CEO: Pakistan loses income, players in international absence

SYDNEY (AP) — A top Pakistan Cricket Board official says his country has lost serious income and a generation of players because it couldn’t host a test match at home for a decade. "...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2019. There are 42 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 19, 1...

Pope decries that “greed of a few” worsens poverty of others

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is decrying that the “greed of a few” wealthy people is compounding the plight of the poor. Francis celebrated a Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica ...

Pensioners struggling to survive join Chile protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Seventy-seven-year-old María Gonzalez is tired of waking up, Monday to Friday, to sell toilet paper in the Chilean capital. Her meager $146 monthly pension puts her below the po...

Fuel rations, price hike hit Iranians amid plunging economy

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Many Iranians are angry after authorities abruptly raised fuel prices by up to 50% and imposed rationing without any prior warnings to the public. Across the capi...

Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

CAIRO (AP) — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half that of men. Since her father's death last year, Huda Nasrallah, a Chr...

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. ...

Wall Street feuds with Warren, much to her apparent delight

NEW YORK (AP) — Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax is putting her at odds with some of Wall Street’s wealthiest, and the fight is increasingly spilling out into the open. ...