Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to...

Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17. T...

Relax and enjoy a bike tour along the unparalleled beauties Taitung County has to offer 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung is the best place to ride a bike as it is full of scenic views and has the best air in the country. So why not join a bike tour orga...

Films, exhibits, tours to put spotlight on homeless in Taipei this October

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's wealth gap has been widening over the past decade. As more glittering high-end shopping malls have been erected in eastern Taipei to woo the super rich, some p...

The Latest: Congress to extend gov't funding through Dec. 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Congressional leaders say they have reached agreement on a plan to p...

Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before...

Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midter...

GOP lacks votes _ and appetite _ to end 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. J...

Small businesses not keeping with larger companies in hiring

NEW YORK (AP) — While job growth in the U.S. has been steady over the past year, the gains are slow and erratic at small businesses. Reports last week show the disparity between over...

Judge orders quick action on graphic cigarette warnings

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Food and Drug Administration to quickly finish writing a rule requiring graphic warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements. Judge...

Fans rejoice: Subscription-free streaming for NFL games

NEW YORK (AP) — The good news for football fans: It's going to be much easier to watch NFL games online this year. The league is finally dropping a requirement that viewers sign in w...

Amazon orders 20,000 vans to build delivery fleet

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says it has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. ...

Explore eastern Taiwan by bike in fall

TAITUNG (Taiwan News) - Don't know where to start your cycling tour in eastern Taiwan's Taitung to explore its beautiful coastline this fall? Check out the online maps designed&...

FANTASY PLAYS: Rookies beyond Barkley to consider in drafts

Fantasy football players needn't worry if they miss out on Giants running back Saquon Barkley. While he's the crown jewel of the 2018 rookie class, there are a host of first-year players who will cont...

Amid swine fever fears, Taiwan to crack down on meat smuggling from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid fears of an epidemic of African swine fever spreading from China, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday it had found 292 instances of people smuggling meat, in...