MLB '19: Longtime baseball voices going, going, almost gone

Steve Blass spent his boyhood afternoons in Connecticut flinging a rubber ball against the side of a half-barn, fantasizing that he was pitching in the majors. Come evening, the 10-year-old would get ...

Algeria: Opposition meets, teachers protest, tension simmers

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian teachers are demonstrating against their longtime president as political uncertainty grips this gas-rich North African country. Teachers gathered Wed...

Uncounted Oregon votes expose election vulnerability

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Days before last November's elections, members of a political action committee in Oregon went door-to-door in Portland and its suburbs and collected filled-in ballots from voters, s...

Banqiao bank robber caught by New Taipei Police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police have arrested a 41 year old man, surnamed Ye (葉), in connection to a bank robbery and theft of NT$500,000 that occurred in New Taipei on Monday afternoon. After ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2019. There are 314 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 20,...

For Amazon, it's business as usual despite CEO drama

NEW YORK (AP) — First it was a heart-wrenching tweet that he and his wife were getting a divorce after 25 years. Then a tabloid revealed that he'd been having an affair, releasing texts and photos of ...

The Latest: 5 workers missing after explosion, fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire in San Francisco (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The San Francisco Fire Department says five workers are missi...

Gas-line explosion in San Francisco sets building on fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An explosion on a gas line has set at least one San Francisco building on fire and is sending huge plumes of fire and smoke into the air, prompting evacuations of nearby buildings...

Taiwan Receipt Lottery: Winning numbers announced for November-December 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Friday the uniform-invoice prize winning numbers for November and December 2018, with the NT$10 million Special Prize winning nu...

Watchdog: GSA ignored emoluments in OKing Trump hotel lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The inspector general for the General Services Administration says the agency improperly ignored the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it approved...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2019. There are 358 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1...

Convenience stores to offer Taiwan receipt lottery redemptions starting Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese convenience stores will offer cash redemptions for winners of the Taiwan receipt lottery, and a new APP will be available, starting Jan. 1, reported CNA. As the Ta...

The Latest: Trump pushing for 'good old fashioned Wall'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 9:30 a.m. On the second day of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is...

Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is expected to remain partially closed past Christmas Day in a protracted standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall with M...

Pope's expands efforts to help needy with health station

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope's official almsgiver has opened a health station beneath St. Peter's Square to serve the homeless, expanding Pope Francis' efforts to care for the needy living close to th...