Experts say Med Sea altered by Suez Canal's invasive species

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — As Egypt marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal, marine biologists are bemoaning one of the famed waterway’s lesser known legacies — the invasion of hundr...

KMT member who failed with presidential nomination seeks seismic reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The key for effective reform of the Kuomintang (KMT) lies in tearing down the wall of plutocracy, said Taiwanese political scientist Chang Ya-chung (張亞中), after the party ...

Friends say woman freed from death row led bittersweet life

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Gaile Owens left the Tennessee Prison for Women in 2011, after more than two decades on death row, her life seemed a textbook example of redemption and hope. ...

Business Highlights

___ Oil price keeps rising as industry eyes Iran-US conflict PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — The global benchmark for crude oil has risen above $70 a barrel for the...

Iraqi militant killed by US worked with Iran for decades

BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a veteran Iraqi militant who was closely allied with Iran and rose to be a senior militia commander during the war against the Islamic State group, was killed ove...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 31 The Houston Chronicle on the anti-Semitic attacks in New York: ...

Rams disappointed by playoff absence despite winning season

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have learned all about the minuscule differences between a Super Bowl run and an early offseason. Despite finishing 9-7, coach Sean ...

Bankruptcy judge thrust into spotlight in Purdue Pharma case

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma warns that real-life court cases don't unfold like “Perry Mason.” But he’s afraid this one might come to ...

N Korean leader holds party meeting to bolster military

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday leader Kim Jong Un has convened a key ruling party meeting to decide on steps to bolster the country’s military capability. The meet...

Business Highlights

___ US economic growth and consumer spending show resilience WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy, which only recently was flashing warning signs of a worrisome slowd...

French telecom company Orange faces verdict over suicides

French telecommunications powerhouse Orange is facing a potentially landmark court ruling Friday on whether it was responsible for dozens of employee suicides or suicide attempts during a painful rest...

US man jailed in Russia on spying charges loses job

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who has been imprisoned in Russia on spying charges for nearly a year lost his job with an automotive parts supplier Friday in a corporate restructuring, a mo...

PG&E, California governor face off in bankruptcy dispute

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will have to quickly overhaul a complex plan addressing more than $50 billion in wildfire claims to gain California Gov. Gavin Newsom's support in t...

Governor warns of harm from changes to minor league baseball

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor wants Major League Baseball to rethink a restructuring plan that would affect three minor league teams in his state. Gov. Tom Wolf on M...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2019. There are 35 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 2...