Five Chinese media outlets named 'foreign missions' by US State Department

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. State Department listed five U.S.-based Chinese media outlets as "foreign missions" on Tuesday (Feb. 18) as part of its counteractions against China'...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for November, December announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Jan. 25. Three 7-Eleven and one FamilyMart s...

Terror attacks drop, but Pakistan 'not out of the woods'

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Terror attacks in Pakistan plummeted by more than 85% over the last decade. It's a welcome statistic for the country, but one that risks being overshadowed by international...

Critics say Mexico social programs used for political ends

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Shortly before taking office, Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador decided to create an army of volunteers — 18,000 of them — to carry out an unusual mission for an adminis...

Two NT$10 million special prizes in Taiwan receipt lottery still unclaimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of seven receipts contain the winning numbers for the NT$10 million (US$334,000) special prize in the September-October edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, but ...

AP Exclusive: State voucher violations leave details unknown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee parents were accused of misspending thousands of dollars in school voucher funds while using state-issued debit cards over the past school year, a review by The ...

AP Exclusive: State voucher violations leave details unknown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee parents were accused of misspending thousands of dollars in school voucher funds while using state-issued debit cards over the past school year, a review by The ...

Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism

HONG KONG (AP) — Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police and anti-government protesters. The Hong Kong Tourism Bo...

New charges against SC sheriff including pocketing overtime

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspended South Carolina sheriff already facing federal charges was indicted Thursday on state charges that he took money meant to pay overtime for his deputies and had officer...

Yageo to remit NT$10 billion for local investment

Yageo Corp., a leading passive electronics component maker in Taiwan, said Wednesday that it will remit NT$10 billion (US$332 million) back to Taiwan from overseas for local investment. Yageo, a pr...

Sherman tells contract critics 'I keep all the receipts'

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The bet Richard Sherman placed on himself when he personally negotiated a free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers that included significant incentive clauses is pay...

Three NT$10 million receipt prizes remain unclaimed

Three receipts that each won NT$10 million (US$332,226) in the July-August receipt lottery have yet to be claimed, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Wednesday. The MOF urged the winners to act bef...

Germany says new rule requiring receipts fights tax fraud

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister is defending a new rule taking effect Jan. 1 that will require shops to provide a receipt for every purchase, a change that critics fear will result in vast am...

After tragedy, Oregon Christmas tree industry buoyed by bill

GERVAIS, Ore. (AP) — It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon...

'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops

NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. ...