Michigan governor open to allowing Great Lakes oil tunnel

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she's open to allowing construction of an oil transport tunnel beneath the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet, despite...

Estonia likely to see euroskeptic party brought to power

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia's outgoing prime minister has been designated to form a government in a decision that likely will bring a populist, eurosceptic party to power for the first time in the Baltic ...

North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalt...

Former US Interior boss parlays post into private career

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump's cabinet into a lucrative private career. He's landed a more...

German parliament fines far-right party for PR firm donation

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament has fined the far-right Alternative for Germany party more than 400,000 euros ($452,200) for accepting illegal campaign donations. The Bundestag s...

Finland's Center Party head to step down after election loss

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's outgoing prime minister says he will step down as head of the Center Party, which had one of its worst performances in decades in Sunday parliamentary election. ...

Notre Dame fire shows the power of monuments to the French

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Monuments are the emotional backbone of France. That accounts for the despair over a blaze that killed no one, yet seared the collective soul. It is the power Notre Dame had ...

North Dakota governor 'read every letter' on abortion bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Monday that he carefully considered all arguments before signing legislation that makes it a crime for a doctor performing a second-...

France's Le Pen wants Salvini to form populist EU group

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — France's Marine Le Pen, one of the leading voices of the far right in the European Union, is throwing her political weight behind Italian hard-line interior minister Matteo S...

Finland's center-left Social Democrats narrowly top poll

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party is facing the tough task of trying to form a government coalition after becoming the Nordic country's largest party by an extremely narrow...

GOP states discover a tax hike they have to like: for roads

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it's time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax incr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2019. There are 262 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 1...

Inside Buttigieg's 'complicated' relationship with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence's cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana's fourth l...

Malaysia plans to impose departure tax

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Traveling to Malaysia might be a bit costlier in the near future as the Malaysian government has introduced a bill that would allow the country to impose a departure tax on vis...

DGE sees Taiwan making headway on gender equality

Taiwan ranks eighth globally and first in Asia based on data used to compile the latest U.N. Gender Inequality Index, according to the Cabinet-level Department of Gender Equality. Scoring 0.056 ou...