Rand Paul attacker's attorney appeals to Supreme Court

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A man who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and broke his ribs has asked for the Supreme Court's opinion after an appellate court vacated his 30-day jail sentence and suggested it ...

Burger King brings a plant-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it's not the Impossible Whopper that's been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian B...

Nevada reviews possible mining threat to unique wildflower

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is launching a comprehensive review of the status of a rare desert wildflower that isn't known to exist anywhere else in the world. The move comes after cons...

Celebrities, others ask Texas to halt inmate's execution

HOUSTON (AP) — Supporters of a Texas death row inmate who is facing lethal injection in less than two weeks for a murder he says he didn't commit are mounting a final push in the courts and on social ...

Syracuse guard Tiana Mangakahia recovering from surgery

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia is recovering from breast surgery. The school made the announcement on Thursday. The 24-year-old Australian had surgery on...

Mayor: Roxbury residents support 'Nubian Square' name change

BOSTON (AP) — An effort to rename the square in a historically black Boston neighborhood to Nubian Square isn't dead, despite the failure of a citywide referendum. Democratic Mayor M...

Judge rules Hawaii may subpoena Airbnb over tax records

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ruled Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as part of an investigation into whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying t...

Zimbabwe police stop protest march by civil servants

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police Wednesday blocked government workers from marching to protest for better salaries, a day after dozens of public hospital doctors were fired for striking for mor...

Recall campaign against Taiwan’s Kaohsiung mayor plans Dec. 21 march

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizers of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) want to see 100,000 people take part in a march on Dec. 21, just weeks before the presidential...

German calling for Taiwan's recognition meets diplomat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Michael Kreuzberg, the German behind a petition calling on his country to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan, met with Taiwan's representative to Germany Shieh...

US Rep. Ilhan Omar divorces husband in Minnesota

Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an “irretrievable breakdown” in their marriage. Omar and ...

US Rep. Ilhan Omar divorces husband in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an "irretrievable breakdown" in their marriage. ...

Taiwan academics throw weight behind President Tsai as election nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With less than 70 days before the presidential election is held in Taiwan, a number of research fellows at Academia Sinica launched a petition on Monday (Nov. 4) to suppor...

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___ Why Trump tariffs haven't revitalized American steelmakers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move last year to tax imported steel triggered jeers but a...

Google employees call for corporate climate change action

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google employees are demanding the company issue a climate plan that commits it to zero emissions by 2030. An online petition posted Monday bears signatures from...