Judges: New North Carolina Congress map will be used in 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges ordered a new U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month be used in the 2020 elections, deciding on Monday there wasn’t the ti...

Taiwan does not need two large parties and two small ones: Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Saturday (November 30) publicly disagreed with a statement by Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) that Taiwan needed two large ...

Court won’t revive suit against gun site over spa shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t revive a lawsuit against a firearms website over a suburban Milwaukee spa shooting. The justices rejected an appeal Monday from the daughter...

Atlantic City casinos’ 3rd-quarter profits up from year ago

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s nine casinos saw their collective gross operating profits increase by 12.5% in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year. ...

Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate Wednesday night. C...

Phony 'fact check' account on Twitter raises new concerns

The deception was easy to pull off and came with barely any consequences. Britain’s Conservative Party changed the name of its press office’s Twitter account to “factcheckUK&rdquo...

Chelsea verdict due mid-December in FIFA transfer ban case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea can expect a verdict within three weeks in its appeal to overturn a FIFA transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules. The Court of Arbitration...

FDA warns Dollar Tree about flagged Chinese manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government regulators have again warned Dollar Tree’s parent company about importing drugs and cosmetics that could be tainted due to improper product testing during manufacturing. ...

Taiwan's CAL, EVA Air rated as 5-star global airlines by APEX

Taiwan's two major carriers, China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Air, received a five-star rating in the category of global airlines at an award ceremony hosted in Singapore Tuesday by an international a...

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing ...

Business Highlights

___ Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell expects the U.S. economy to keep growing at...

Google to suspend ads for political candidates in Taiwan starting Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google announced on Wednesday (Nov. 13) that it has decided to suspend all advertisements by political candidates in Taiwan from Nov. 15 to Jan. 17. In a post on the of...

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube. Social...

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON (AP) — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube. Social...

People puzzled by peculiar texts, and no one can say why

If you woke up Thursday to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren't alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept America's phones overnight, delivering largely unintelligible messages f...