Democracy is solution to Hong Kong's woes: Taiwan KMT candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Thursday (Nov. 14) expressed support for the Hong Kong protesters, saying that the solution to the current cris...

Florida gun activists rally amid California school shooting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of students from across Florida descended on their state Capitol demanding action on gun control Thursday, a day when a deadly school shooting in California prompted pa...

Trump returns to Louisiana, trying to flip governor’s seat

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump is testing the strength of his political influence in the face of Washington’s impeachment drama, as he returns to Louisiana on Thursday to try to oust t...

Mexico’s Cozumel port announces cruise ship passenger tax

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican tourist resort of Cozumel is proposing its first tax on cruise ship passengers. But the island off Mexico’s Caribbean coast says it would only charge t...

Kentucky governor faces big decision in contested election

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Bes...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 12 The Los Angeles Times on the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on efforts to overturn the Deferred...

Taiwan’s NPP nominates mother of murdered child as legislator-at-large

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The New Power Party (NPP) on Wednesday (Nov. 13) announced a list of its nominees for legislators-at-large, including the mother of the murdered child known as "Little ...

Ukrainian capital names streets after Nazi collaborators

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian Jewish Committee's director has harshly criticized a decision by the Ukrainian capital's legislature to name streets after Nazi collaborators. Eduard Doli...

Taiwan's PFP Chairman James Soong announces presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People First Party Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) announced on Wednesday (Nov. 13) that he would enter the presidential race to compete with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of th...

Taiwan's retired police decry court's award of damages to Sunflower protesters

The Retired Police Officers Association launched a protest Tuesday over a court ruling that requires the state to pay compensation to 10 people who were injured during the 2014 Sunflower Movement prot...

The Latest: Morales says he's leaving Bolivia for Mexico

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has tweeted that he is leaving Bolivia for Mexico, w...

AP Explains: Did a coup force Bolivia's Evo Morales out?

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Did Bolivia experience a coup or the culmination of a popular movement demanding a president's resignation? Bolivians and countries around the world are weigh...

All eyes on Texas governor as calls grow to halt execution

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his five years as Texas' governor, Republican Greg Abbott has overseen the execution of nearly 50 prisoners while only once sparing a condemned man's life, after a victims' fam...

Bloomberg's wealth gives him options his rivals don't enjoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are many questions surrounding Michael Bloomberg's potential presidential candidacy. Whether he'll have enough money to sustain a lengthy and bruising campaign is not one of th...

John Legend lends support as Florida felons get vote rights

MIAMI (AP) — Singer John Legend was on hand to lend support as 18 former felons were granted the right to vote in what Miami officials say is a simple and streamlined process. The ce...