Taiwan ex-Academia Sinica head found not guilty of graft charge

The Shilin District Court ruled former Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠) not guilty of corruption Friday in a high-profile case that saw the prominent biochemist accused of taking bribes f...

China ex-deputy intelligence chief given life sentence

BEIJING (AP) — China's former deputy intelligence chief has been sentenced to life in prison for corruption. A court in the northeastern port city of Dalian announced Thursday that M...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2018. There are 13 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 18, 1...

Kendricks happy to be back with Seahawks after suspension

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks is eager to get back to the normalcy provided by life on a football field. The 28-year old Kendricks is returning fr...

Hunt video just latest case of NFL's reactive discipline

The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to discipline for players with troubles off the field. Kareem Hunt was the latest example of the NFL's reactionary approach toward se...

Taiwan elections: Wife of imprisoned ex-Hualien Magistrate elected to replace him

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Hualien County, results of Saturday’s elections saw Hsu Chen-wei (徐榛蔚) win election to the office of County Magistrate. Hsu, who is one of seven successful fem...

Chinese leaders struggle to dispel stock market gloom

BEIJING (AP) — Lu Yushan, a retired salesman, has advice for investors in China's slumping stock market: Sell. Lu's shares soared over the past decade. But the 65-year-old cashed out...

Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Alabama, Clemson, LSU and Notre Dame are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The 13-member selection c...

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history. But two Republican congressmen are attempting to do just that in November's midterm elections: Reps. Duncan Hunter ...

Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Equifax manager was sentenced Tuesday to serve eight months home confinement for engaging in insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year. ...

Iceland seeks financial crash closure with last prosecution

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy threw the United States into an epoch-defining financial storm. Imagine 300 of them going bust at once. That, in relative ter...

House seat suddenly in play after Trump backer's indictment

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York's most conservative congressional district is unexpectedly in play as Republican incumbent Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump's first supporters, fights insider...

Former Chinese stock market regulator jailed for corruption

BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese stock market regulator has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. A court in Handan, southwest of Beiji...

Carroll: Thomas will face consequences for missing practice

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that disgruntled free safety Earl Thomas will face "consequences" for skipping a pair of practices last week, but he didn't detail what the...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court has rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. Saturday's rul...