In N. Carolina Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired up a crowd at a North Carolina airport last week, he gave a shout-out to the home-state senator fighting in his own tough reelection battle that ...

Less than 1 million gay couple households in U.S. in 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In 2019, there were slightly less than 1 million same-sex couple households in the U.S., and a majority of those couples were married, according to new figures the U.S. Census Bur...

Chick-fil-A: No longer seeking lease at San Antonio airport

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chick-fil-A said Monday that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented and agreed to let it do so after more than a y...

UK urged to drop ex-Australia PM Abbott from trade envoy job

LONDON (AP) — Prominent equality and environmental activists, including “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen, have urged the British government to drop plans to make former Australian Prime Minister ...

Georgia church splits from Methodists over LGBT dispute

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia congregation said Thursday that it has finalized its split from the United Methodist Church after the denomination's divisive vote last year to strengthen bans on same-s...

AP PHOTOS: Haitian center a refuge for transgender people

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prejudice and discrimination against transgender people is common in Haiti, but at least one organization is providing a haven where they can feel welcome. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2020. There are 121 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septem...

'GAY' still banned from license plates in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gay rights groups are calling on the government to consider removing the word “GAY” from a list of 24 supposedly sensitive or obscene terms banned from the lic...

Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US 'season of darkness'

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with a vow to be a unifying “ally of the light” who would move an America in crisis past the chaos of P...

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and ackno...

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presid...

Kansas Democrats excited about ex-GOP lawmaker's Senate bid

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas for the first time in almost 90 years on a retired doctor and former Republican who vexed ...

Canada should increase engagement with Taiwan: Vancouver TECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Canada looks to expand into Asia-Pacific markets, Ottawa should consider expanding engagement with Taiwan, according to an op-ed by Andy Kang-I Chen (陳剛毅), director gen...

UK city to debate establishing sister cities with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Oxford City Council in the U.K. is set to discuss a proposal on Monday (July 20) to establish a sister city relationship with Taiwan. The motion, put forward by Cit...

EU urges Taiwan to abolish death penalty in human rights talks

The European Union (EU) reiterated its strong opposition to the death penalty in annual human rights talks with Taiwan on Wednesday, as part of an agenda that also included LGBT issues, migrant worker...