Montgomery reunited with Duffy in return to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery and Danny Duffy are being reunited on a pitching staff for Kansas City for the first time since 2011, when they were highly regarded left-handers in the Royals'...

Pentagon nominee argues for diplomatic approach to Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Pentagon has told his Senate confirmation hearing that the United States should pursue diplomatic solutions to its differences with Iran a...

Venezuelan migrants take arepas to new lands amid crisis

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelans like to jest that their beloved arepas are so widely consumed that babies come out of the womb with the corn flatbreads already in hand. Now, as m...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

Dutch PM to visit Trump for talks on trade, defense

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, amid reports that the Netherlands is considering an American request to help protect sh...

New Orleans' levees face a hard test as storm bears down

Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River's levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orl...

AP Explains: Mideast tensions threaten key global oil route

The brief standoff between British and Iranian naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday looks to renew concerns about the vulnerability of world energy supplies to tensions in the Persian Gul...

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block ship in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British commercial ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Thur...

Businesses find problems, pitfalls in making goods overseas

NEW YORK (AP) — Danica Lause manufactured knitted hats in China for four years and struggled the whole time. "I was unable to achieve the level of quality control our brand requires ...

US proceeding with plan for coalition to deter Iran threats

FORT MYER, Virginia (AP) — The top U.S. military officer says Washington will move ahead with plans to build a coalition of nations to monitor and deter Iranian threats against shipping in the Persian...

Taiwan confirms President Tsai’s Caribbean trip with stopovers in New York, Denver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Presidential Office on Tuesday (July 9) confirmed President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) July 11-22 visit to four Caribbean allies with stopovers in New York City and De...

Taiwan's CSBC Corp. completes desulfurization mod on 13,000-TEU container ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s premier shipbuilding company, CSBC Corp., recently completed modifications to a massive container ship owned by Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Li...

Fire damages equipment at Florida SpaceX facility

COCOA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a SpaceX facility in Florida caused damage to equipment, but no injuries were reported. News outlets report it happened Monday afternoon ...

US Customs seizes ship where huge cocaine load was found

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Customs authorities have seized a cargo ship where agents discovered nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine when the vessel arrived in Philadelphia last ...

Morgan says tea-sipping celebration was nod to Sophie Turner

LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women's World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner's amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn't a dig at England...