Jill Biden, Joe's chief protector, stepping up as first lady

WASHINGTON (AP) — She's fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She's moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic. She's supported his presidential ambitions again an...

German minister to stop using doctor title in thesis flap

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent German government minister said Friday that she will stop using the academic title “doctor” after a Berlin university decided to revisit a controversy over plagiarism allegat...

Google, Oracle meet in copyright clash at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech giants Google and Oracle are clashing at the Supreme Court in a copyright dispute that's worth billions and important to the future of software development. Th...

Republican duo reshapes Montana politics in Trump's style

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate....

'The Disciple' returns India to Venice film fest competition

SEOUL (AP) — A film about a classical musician’s struggle to balance his career dreams and life in contemporary Mumbai will this week return India to the main competition at the Venice Film Festival f...

Writer Gail Sheehy, author of ‘Passages,’ dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) — Gail Sheehy, the journalist, commentator and pop sociologist whose best-selling “Passages” helped millions navigate their lives from early adulthood to middle age and beyond, has died....

For Joe Biden, long path to a potentially crucial presidency

When Joe Biden steps to the podium Thursday night as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, he will offer himself to a wounded, meandering nation as balm — and as a bridge. A ...

Taiwan university to revoke KMT mayoral candidate's master's degree over plagiarism allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung's National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) will revoke the master’s degree held by unsuccessful Kuomintang (KMT) mayoral candidate Lee Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) du...

KMT stands with S. Taiwan mayoral candidate amid plagiarism scandal

The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) on Saturday reiterated that it will continue to throw its full weight behind Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁), its candidate in the upcoming Kaohsiung mayoral by-election, two days af...

Taiwan university finds similarities in master’s thesis of mayoral candidate accused of plagiarism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first meeting of a review committee at National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) found a high level of similarity between the master’s thesis presented by Kaohsiun...

Slovakia's PM survives parliamentary no-confidence vote

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s prime minister survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote over allegations of plagiarism. Only 47 of the 125 present lawmakers in the 150-seat...

KMT candidate in Taiwan mayoral race tries to surrender master's degree amid scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) said on Thursday (July 23) that she will give up her master's degree as plagiari...

KMT candidate in S. Taiwan mayoral race accused of thesis plagiarism

[Last update: July 22 17:00] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) candidate for the Kaohsiung mayoral by-election Li Mei-jhen (李眉蓁) has been accused of plagiarizing speech notes and an...

Multimedia journal retracts over 30 Chinese research papers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A research journal has pulled more than 30 papers authored by Chinese researchers citing plagiarism and other academic misconduct. Multimedia Tools and Applications, wh...

Ex-Green Beret behind Venezuela raid suspected of plagiarism

MIAMI (AP) — The former Green Beret behind a failed military incursion in Venezuela can add another infraction to his growing list of potential screw ups — cut and paste plagiarism. ...