The Latest: Con Ed: Relay system failure led to blackout

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the cause of a Manhattan power outage (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A relay protection system that should have i...

Biden aggressively defends health law known as 'Obamacare'

Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who ...

NYC mayor, running for president, on defense after blackout

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor is fending off criticism because he was in Iowa campaigning for his presidential bid while Manhattan was in the grips of a major power outage. Bill d...

Taipei mayor likely to run for president as independent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An aide close to Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has revealed that if he were to run for president, he would do so as an independent. With both the Democratic Progressive ...

Breaking News: Han wins KMT primary poll for Taiwan presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has officially won the Kuomingtang's (KMT) nationwide poll to select its candidate for the 2020 Taiwan presidential race, with ov...

Taiwan Foxconn founder to consider independent presidential bid: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) continued its presidential primaries Friday (July 12), there were an increasing number of media reports hinting that Foxconn Technology ...

Han's wife in hot water for illegal 'luxury farmhouse' in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lee Chia-fen (李佳芬), the wife of itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), is facing legal trouble as the Yunlin County Government yesterday declare...

Taipei mayor could announce presidential bid next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is likely to announce a presidential bid next month, media reports said Thursday (July 11). Ko is reportedly waiting until the main op...

Taiwan's Foxconn tycoon cries after thanking sea goddess for his presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn tycoon and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (Kuo Tai-ming, 郭台銘) on Wednesday broke down into tears after thanking the sea goddess Matsu (媽祖) and the go...

Sanders facing tougher 2020 competition for liberal support

Barbara Lee supported Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid, helping him score one of his most decisive victories that year when he dominated the New Hampshire primary. But as he wages another bid for...

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Tom Steyer ruled out a 2020 presidential bid earlier this year. Now he's changed his mind. The billionaire investor and activist announced Tuesday that he would join the crowded Demo...

Reversing course, billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer launches 2020 Democratic presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing course, billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer launches 2020 Democratic presidential bid.

Michigan Rep. Amash formally withdraws from House GOP caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan has formally withdrawn from the House Republican conference, days after announcing he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisa...

Eric Swalwell says he's ending his 2020 presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell of California is ending his presidential bid, becoming the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic primary to exit the campaign. Swal...

Warren pitches executive orders on race, gender pay gap

Democratic 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren says that if elected president, she would sign executive orders aimed at addressing the wage and employment leadership gap for women of color, punishing compan...