Taiwan unlikely to follow South Korea, US in dropping interest rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s central bank is not expected to lower interest rates despite precedents set by other countries, and it expects improved growth in the second half of the year. ...

General: Early Afghanistan troop pullout would be mistake

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army general nominated to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs says that pulling American troops out of Afghanistan prematurely would be a mistake. He says the U.S. should ke...

New law seems unlikely to alter Philly gun law prosecutions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor said Tuesday he does not intend to use new unilateral authority to prosecute gun crimes in Philadelphia under a state law passed after criticism of...

Dear Washington, do not seek to appease the Chinese Communist Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 3, the Washington Post published an op-ed entitled “China is not an enemy” addressed to the White House and Congress, which was endorsed by 100 signato...

US Senate panel takes up what to do with nuclear waste

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's been more than a decade since the U.S. government was supposed to begin moving spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at dozens of commercial reactors around the coun...

Review finds severe dysfunction at Providence public schools

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The findings of an independent review of the Providence public school system are devastating and shed a light on what's clearly a broken system, Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo s...

Taiwan's Han, Gou compete against each other on economic issues in TV presentation

The top two contenders of the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT's) presidential primary both pledged Tuesday to focus on improving the strained cross-Taiwan Strait relations and to boost the econom...

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo signs abortion rights bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a bill Wednesday to preserve federal abortion protections in state law. The Senate passed the bill and immediately transm...

The Latest: Rhode Island governor signs abortion rights bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on the debate in Rhode Island over a bill to preserve federal abortion protections in state law (all times local): 9 p.m. Democra...

Push to legalize recreational pot fails in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative session. ...

Trump, in 2020 campaign mode, calls Democrats 'radical'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled...

Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump i...

'You can't choose your family': DPP brother of KMT Taiwan TV host

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that his estranged sister, Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwan TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien (黃智賢), called for "Taiwan to be returned to China," Democratic Pro...

Taiwanese want TV host's citizenship revoked after calling for 'Taiwan's return to China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are calling for having Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwan TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien's (黃智賢) citizenship revoked after she called for "Taiwan to be return...

Automakers urge California, US to restart mileage talks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Major automobile manufacturers urged the Trump administration and California on Thursday to restart negotiations over vehicle mileage standards to prevent a lengthy legal bat...