Taiwan Lawmaker announces KMT chairmanship bid

Lawmaker Chiang Chi-chen (江啟臣) became the fourth person to announce his bid to run for chairman of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) when he confirmed his candidacy Saturday. At his service offi...

'Shut it down,' protesters chant about Mississippi prison

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Protesters outside the Mississippi Capitol on Friday condemned conditions in state prisons where inmates have died violently in the past month. People with rela...

Kentucky bill requires care for infants surviving abortion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill that would require doctors and other health workers to provide life-saving care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt was approved by a Kentucky Senate ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 21 The Washington Post on how the Senate is handling President Donald Tr...

Florida wades into creating task force on sea-level rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After years of mostly ignoring climate change, Florida lawmakers waded deeper into the matter on Tuesday advancing a proposal that would create a statewide Office of Resilienc...

Venezuela lawmakers again blocked from congress session

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan lawmakers opposed to President Nicolás Maduro called off an attempt to hold a session in the national congress building on Tuesday, saying they wanted to avoid cla...

Taiwan legislature passes NT$2.1 trillion 2020 budget

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Legislative Yuan on Monday (Jan. 20) approved the government’s 2020 budget of about NT$2.1 trillion (US$70 billion) in its final interim session. After cutting prop...

Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting a black ch...

Venezuelan theater becomes Plan B in lawmakers' turf battle

EL HATILLO, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition lawmakers are expected in the coming days to make their third attempt to get inside the legislative chamber in downtown Caracas, after twice this mon...

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and s...

Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling i...

Taiwan Presidential Office denies administration reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-The Presidential Office has dismissed a report on planned personnel changes in the administration, condemning it as a complete fabrication. China Times reported on Saturday (Ja...

Honduras government fails to extend anti-corruption mission

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduras said Friday it failed to reach an agreement with the Organization of American States to extend the mandate of an anti-corruption mission that had upset a number of national...

Nicaragua's opposition unites against Ortega administration

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's two main opposition groups announced the formation of a coalition Friday aimed at winning the 2021 elections and ending President Daniel Ortega's rule. ...

Georgia says new voting system on track, critics skeptical

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is on track to have its new election system ready for the presidential primaries in March, lawyers for the state assured a judge Friday, but critics pushed for a more concrete b...