Hsinchu wins title of Taiwan's happiest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hsinchu retained the title of Taiwan's happiest city for the second year in a row, according to a survey released yesterday, which included factors such as approval ratings ...

Pennsylvania takes credit ratings hit amid budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's credit rating is taking a hit, another black eye in the nearly three-month budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legisla...

Column: Time for tour to add more sizzle to FedEx Cup finale

ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson had a chance to win $10 million while sitting in front of a television. For all the drama the final day of the FedEx Cup can provide, it must have been ...

Emmys steady in ratings but no Colbert bump; football rules

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hard-working Emmy Awards host Stephen Colbert and a Sean Spicer cameo helped the ceremony avoid a ratings slide but failed to significantly boost viewership. Sunda...

Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining its prime-time lineup next week with a regular show. Her show, "The Ingraham Angle," will air...

Portugal is upgraded out of junk status and its markets jump

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's stock market is surging and its government borrowing rates are falling after the country recovered its investment-grade rating from Standard & Poor's. ...

Stephen Colbert: A smooth Emmy host while roughing up Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — If President Donald Trump's ears have been burning thanks to late-night TV, they must have sizzled Sunday as Stephen Colbert hosted the Emmy Awards. Colbert has boost...

Done, Dale: Junior's final season ends without championship

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a stamp of approval from fans wanting to write letters to the retiring star, wishing him luck. Jennifer Hoger has attended races at Ch...

Playoffs? Sponsors, Twitter spats headline NASCAR opener

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is playing out the string in his final NASCAR season, leaving a mammoth opening for some driver to capture the sport's attention and become its next most popular...

Florida gov could get political boost for leadership in Irma

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Standing tall in a NAVY cap, Florida Gov. Rick Scott will be an enduring image from Hurricane Irma. Seemingly everywhere but the eye of the storm, he was there on social media...

Winfrey joins '60 Minutes' for 50th anniversary year

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS' "60 Minutes," the newsmagazine that can credit consistency for much of its success as it enters its 50th anniversary year, is about to see a major change with the addition of Opra...

Use of technology eyed in fight against modern slavery

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seeking a job abroad? A website to check recruiters' reviews and ratings might be a tool to protect you against trafficking. Andrew Goledzinowski, Australi...

Study: US government its own worst enemy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis by the Harvard Business School outlines why U.S. voters are so frustrated with their political leaders — there is a lack of genuine competition between Republicans and...

Television ratings another casualty of Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK (AP) — The ability of television networks to know how many people are watching their programs is one temporary casualty of Hurricane Irma. The Nielsen company said Tuesday t...

AP Video: Players test out first WNBA video game

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Sugar Rodgers always wanted to play as herself in an NBA video game, but had to settle for putting "Rodgers" on the back of a male player. Not anymore. ...