Pope role in study of Argentine sex abuse case in spotlight

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pope Francis' role in Argentina's most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic...

Visa, Mastercard in new settlement of credit card fee suit

NEW YORK (AP) — Visa and Mastercard say they and several banks will pay $6.2 billion to settle part of a long-running lawsuit brought by merchants over fees on credit card transactions. ...

Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded — a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery. Studies and experts suggest thi...

Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Jap...

AP PHOTOS: Morocco cracks down on migrants heading to Spain

TANGIERS, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants escaping poverty and violence in their home countries are fleeing to forests to escape police raids in the northern Moroccan port city of Tang...

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said ...

German Institute in Taipei demands hair salon owner take down 'Nazi swastikas'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news reports that a hair salon in Hsinchu is using a logo that resembles a Nazi swastika and after repeated private requests to take the symbols down, the G...

Cyprus public school teachers stage 2-day strike

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Some 120,000 primary, middle and high school students in Cyprus have stayed home as school teachers go ahead with a two-day strike to protest what they say was the government's ...

US-China tariffs: What's behind them, who stands to be hurt?

WASHINGTON (AP) — By imposing tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, President Donald Trump has intensified his trade war with Beijing and triggered the likelihood of price ...

A green beer that looks like algae? It's all for clean water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There are spicy beers and even peanut butter beers, made to stand out on crowded shelves. Then there's a murky, green brew that looks a lot like algae. It's making a statement on t...

US state of Wyoming to expand trade with Taiwan, open trade office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The state of Wyoming in the U.S. is poised to begin a new trade partnership with Taiwan according to local media. Taiwan trade representative Chester Chu will assist th...

Man caught shaving on train in viral video says don't judge

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless...

Legal pot business owner sentenced for federal tax crimes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A part-owner and operator of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday, marking what a prosecutor called the county's first federal s...

Column: Ganassi, Penske shine on strong day of motorsports

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Roger Penske stood atop the timing stand at Sonoma Raceway, transfixed by the overtime laps of NASCAR's playoff opening race at Las Vegas. He had three drivers in contention for ...

Review: 'Button Man' is rich and compelling novel

"Button Man" (Minotaur), by Andrew Gross New York City from almost a century ago and the saga of Jewish immigrants struggling to make a living highlight "Button Man," a rich and comp...