China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

BEIJING (AP) — "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current...

Obama rails against Republicans, rallies Democrats in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama delivered a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump's administration on Monday but avoided mentioning his successor by na...

The Latest: Obama says Republicans sowed divisions in US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama's rally in Las Vegas (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Former President Barack Obama is delivering a biting ...

Memorial to be dedicated to homecoming parade crash victims

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Officials in Stillwater plan to dedicate a memorial to those killed and hurt in a homecoming parade crash at Oklahoma State University three years ago. Dedic...

Familiar 2016 figures deployed as midterms hit last 2 weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is battling Democrats for control of Congress. But you might think it's 2016 all over again. As the 2018 midterms shifted to the final two we...

Study: Puerto Ricans in Florida after storm below 50,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's possible that the number of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria has been overestimated. A new study released this month by the Universi...

Hurricane Michael could sour Florida's tupelo honey harvest

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael toppled beehives and stripped flowering plants across Florida's Panhandle, threatening tupelo honey production in a tiny community that is the primary source of the swee...

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. Tuesday night's Mega Millions estimated gran...

Malta academic in Trump probe often vanishes after scandals

LONDON (AP) — The Maltese academic who allegedly dropped the first hint that Russians would interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election has gone missing — and an Associated Press investigation sh...

Indiana museum to tell story of basketball great Larry Bird

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum w...

Taiwan’s Sept. unemployment rate lowest for month in 18 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan recorded an unemployment rate of 3.76 percent in Sept., the lowest figure for the month recorded within the last 18 years, according to the Directorate General of B...

Drone capable of extracting data directly from typhoon eyes under development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is hit by typhoons frequently throughout the summer months. Their trajectory, strength and severity, however, is always difficult to predict. Southern Taiwan Sci...

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90. His alma mater Nagasaki University said Monday that Shimomura ...

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the...

For many Brazilians, election is picking 'lesser of evils'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In the lead up to Brazil's elections, Peter Rooker struggled to find a presidential candidate he believed in out of a field of 13. He was sure of one thing, though: He would not ...