AP FACT CHECK: Bracing for Trump's 'relentless optimism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most jagged edges of President Donald Trump's day-to-day rhetoric may be sanded at the edges Tuesday night. No speech is more carefully prepared than the State of the Union. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Democrats, impeachment and cows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contrary to a statement by President Donald Trump, Democrats are not aiming to kill cows, Iowa farmers or you. Trump's fictional take on murderous Democrats, which ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fusillade of misfires on fateful week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abroad, at home and in Twitter's ether, President Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of statements over the past week as the Senate impeachment trial unfolded and the Davos economic ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 31 The Houston Chronicle on the anti-Semitic attacks in New York: ...

Founder of nongovernment development organization BRAC dies

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, the world’s largest nongovernmental development organization, has died. He was 83. ...

Brazilians arrive in waves at the US-Mexico border

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border, hotel clerk Joe Luis Rubio never thought he'd be trying to communicate in Portuguese on a daily basis. But with hundre...

Business Highlights

___ Chief justice orders delay in House fight for Trump records WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Represe...

Mounting Venezuela exodus sparks fears of rising xenophobia

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Freddy Brito had just finished belting out tunes on a bus in Peru's capital and was crossing a street on his one good leg when the driver of a blue taxi sped up and veered toward the...

Foxconn and Amazon.com criticized for exploiting laborers at China factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group and one of its biggest clients, Amazon.com Inc., are facing heavy criticism over labor conditions in a Chinese factory located in H...

Small business cultures need to evolve along with work force

NEW YORK (AP) — Meloney Perry once worked at a traditional big law firm with a formal, corporate atmosphere, and knew she wanted a different culture at her own firm. "I learned the '...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 21 The Los Angeles Times on U.S.-Iran relations: Appreh...

Unions pushing for pocketbook proposals from 2020 Democrats

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ardently liberal, pro-labor and anti-corporate cash, the field of Democrats running for president may look like a union activist's dream. But some key labor leaders are starting to wo...

A new 'Les Miserables' heads to TV - no singing along please

NEW YORK (AP) — David Oyelowo kept his distance from the rest of the actors while filming the upcoming six-part retelling of "Les Miserables ." It wasn't personal. Dominic West would...

Layoffs in China confirmed for Taiwan's Foxconn, slowed recruitment expected in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Foxconn corporation may be suffering as a result of the ongoing U.S.-China trade conflict, with reports that nearly 50,000 people working for the company were laid off...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Des Moines Register on Congressman Steve King: ...