How to beat Trump? Dems divided as he rams race onto ballot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Biden was at a soul food restaurant in Los Angeles on Thursday when he blasted President Donald Trump's "racist" taunts at a rally the night before. "This is a...

Scuffles near Lebanon parliament before vote on budget

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of protesters have scuffled with Lebanese security guarding the country's parliament just as lawmakers met to vote on a controversial austerity budget. The prote...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all w...

House Democratss, GOP unite to repeal Obama health care tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans joined in a rare show of unity Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to repeal an unpopular tax on generous health insurance that's a symbol of former Pres...

54% of Taiwan's employers planning 3.5% pay raise in H2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly 54 percent of companies in Taiwan plan on giving their employees a 3.5 percent raise on average in the second half of this year, below the 6 percent average expectation ...

Pakistani journalists stage protests to denounce censorship

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists are holding nationwide protests to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and months...

Taiwan's Central Bank calls for minimum wage increase

(Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) has called for a reasonable increase to the national minimum wage, invoking resistance from business leaders. Governor Yang mainta...

One reason for a Fed cut: Powell now fears too-low inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a shift from just a few months ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is worried that too-low inflation could persist for a while — and undercut the U.S. economy. ...

Regular wages in Taiwan increased 2.40% in May

Taipei (CNA) -- The average regular wage in Taiwan rose 2.40 percent in May from a year earlier, while non-regular wages surged 9.55 percent year-on-year, government data showed Wednesday. The aver...

Sanders facing tougher 2020 competition for liberal support

Barbara Lee supported Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid, helping him score one of his most decisive victories that year when he dominated the New Hampshire primary. But as he wages another bid for...

Taiwanese firm gives workers NT$67K in monthly pay, sports cars, trips abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Auto Tech Creations (ATC, 全拓工業) has not gone public, instead, its chairman prefers to invest the company's profits into his employees, giving them an average monthly salary...

Trump revamps kidney care to spur transplants, home dialysis

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation's care for kidney disease, so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and home ...

Amazon Minnesota warehouse workers plan 'Prime Day' strike

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis said Monday they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday — its heavily touted "Prime ...

Police break up huge 'modern day slavery' ring in UK

LONDON (AP) — Details about what prosecutors have called one of Britain's largest-ever modern day slavery rings have emerged with the convictions of eight people. Prosecutors say mor...

The Latest: US adds robust 224,000 jobs in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. jobs report for June (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. job growth rebounded in June as employers added 224,000 jobs, an ind...