Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits island chain in New Zealand

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck an arc of islands in New Zealand. The agency says the earthquake hit a spot about 872.6 kilometers (541.0 miles) nor...

Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger t...

Suburban Denver debates tearing down Columbine school

DENVER (AP) — Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a buildin...

Drivers have 31% likelihood of traffic delay in Taiwan's large cities: global Traffic Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This week, the GPS manufacturer TomTom released the results of its annual survey of automobile traffic congestion in 403 cities around the globe, which reveals which citie...

Taiwan president’s victory in DPP primaries keeps provoking reactions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) victory over ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) in the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential primaries kept provoking reac...

Former Taiwan President Chen skeptical of DPP primary polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) lashed out against the presidential primary polling results of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which were released on Thursda...

While Trump wages trade war, Pence tries to ease GOP anxiety

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A group of Pennsylvania manufacturers surrounded Mike Pence as he offered his standard greeting from President Donald Trump. The response was underwhelming. "When I ...

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China's government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party's nomination Thursday to seek a second f...

Taiwan President Tsai wins DPP primary poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has officially won the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary for the 2020 presidential race, defeating her rival former premier William...

Catholic bishops approve new sex-abuse reporting hotline

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church's most tangible steps yet i...

'This isn't for everyone': A labor of love for football refs

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football. Those who do it face relentless, often uninformed criticism and attacks on their credibilit...

Millennial Money: What couples gain by merging finances

As a millennial couple, you and your partner might not be planning to blend finances even if you've been together for a while. Venmo is convenient, after all; the peer-to-peer money ...

Liz Weston: Don't believe these Social Security myths

Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early. More than half apply for Social Security before they...

Seniors more likely to work longer in big metropolitan areas

CHICAGO (AP) — Seniors in major metropolitan areas, especially in the Northeast and around Washington, D.C., are more likely to continue working past age 65 than those in other areas around the countr...

This Week: Job openings, H&R Block results, consumer prices

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: HELP WANTED Employers are eager to hire workers, with open jobs exceeding the ...