Photo of the Day: Chinese cosplayer mocks Xi with 'Winnie-the-Pooh dragon robe' outfit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Images have surfaced on Weibo (the Chinese equivalent to Twitter) showing a person at a cosplay convention in China dressed as Winnie-the-Pooh in a dragon robe, in apparen...

Humbled Illinois governor admits errors, pleads for 2nd term

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A humbled Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, one of the most endangered state executives in the country, promised Thursday to be less confrontational and more understanding of his po...

Trump candidate, Dem underdog to vie for Florida gov's seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor's race will largely be a referendum on President Donald Trump as his hand-picked Republican nominee faces off against his political opposite, a young, black...

Trump-backed DeSantis wins Florida GOP primary for governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With the backing of President Donald Trump and more than 100 appearances on Fox News under his belt, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis sailed to victory in Florida's Republican primary f...

Colombians vote on anti-corruption referendum

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians are voting Sunday in a first-of-a-kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white-collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilita...

Wyoming voters choose from 6 Republican governor candidates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming voters were deciding Tuesday which of six Republican candidates will run for governor in the general election and whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an ...

Republican insurgent gives Wyoming senate incumbent a fight

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed...

Appeasing China will not bring peace

People who love peace, freedom and human rights should not forget the words of German pastor Martin Niemoeller (1892-1984) about the Nazis, paraphrased at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston:...

China's Xi beset by economic, political challenges

BEIJING (AP) — As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi...

US drops bribery case against ex-Arizona utility regulator

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they are dropping the bribery case against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three others after their trial ended three weeks...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang faces trouble over vaccine scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (李克強) might see his power curtailed by President Xi Jinping (習近平) due to the scandal over vaccines, reports said Tuesday. Public anger in Chi...

Ex-president of Armenia charged in fatal breakup of protest

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Former Armenian President Robert Kocharian has been charged in connection with the violent breakup of a 2008 protest in which at least eight people died. Arme...

Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is arriving in Africa on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administratio...

The Latest: Cameroon's president says he will run again

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The Latest on Cameroon (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Cameroon's president, one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, says he will run again ...

Brothel owner who won primary shunned by Nevada GOP brass

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said Wednesday the "establishment got crushed" when he knocked off an incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. But now t...