Lawmakers push for Curt Flood's enshrinement in Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for sacrificing his career to advocate for free agency, has not been enshrined in base...

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian police officers exchanged gunfire for hours Sunday with soldiers of the newly reconstituted army outside the national palace, in a dangerous escalation of protests...

Nearly 90% of Taiwanese wish to work overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 90 percent of salary employees in Taiwan wish to work aboard after Lunar New Year, the highest since 2014, according to a survey by online job bank yes123. Aroun...

Work-life balance becomes priority for S. Korean Millennials: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Millennials in South Korea expressed their opinions about their ideal job in a recent survey, showing that work-life balance has become their main concern, reported JoongA...

Sports quirks in 2019: Golf balls, oddballs, watches, pants

Sometimes the general managers and player personnel directors on Mount Olympus look down on some lucky soul and declare: This is your moment. Consider Dale Cohen, a 62-year-old shif...

Trumps wish Americans 'Merry Christmas' as they mark holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are wishing Americans a Merry Christmas as they celebrate the holiday with their family in Florida. “The p...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 24 The New York Times on Christmas as Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral ...

Business Highlights

___ Boeing CEO resigns after two deadly 737 Max crashes Boeing's CEO is stepping down with no end in sight for a crisis that has enveloped the manufacturer and its ...

Senate sends Trump defense bill with federal parental leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday voted to send to President Donald Trump an annual defense policy bill that combines a $738 billion Pentagon budget blueprint with legislation to provide federal...

Kentucky's new Democratic governor hits the ground running

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just days into his term as Kentucky's governor, Democrat Andy Beshear already has checked off some big priorities from his to-do list: a new state school board installed; the edu...

Taiwan stock market opens at 29-year high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the boost to U.S. stocks after President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday (Dec. 12) that the U.S. and China are nearing a trade deal, Taiwan's stock market open...

House OKs defense bill, parental leave for federal workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday passed its annual defense policy measure, which combined a $738 billion Pentagon price tag with legislation to provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid ...

Taiwan's TSMC, Largan, AUO set to give pay raises of 3% to 7%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, is planning to give pay raises of at least 3 percent to employees by the end...

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-held Senate passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midn...

Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers have voted in favor of the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike. The Chicago Teachers Union announced the results late Friday. ...