Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Torrential rain causes flooding across Taipei area; Typhoon Mangkhut growing in strength; Taiwan ranked 1st in world for quality of life: ...

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...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Taiwan mulls cutting visa-free travel to twice a year for Thai, Philippines, Brunei tourists; Philippine police nab Canadian English teach...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - September 1

Top news this week includes 3 suspects in murder of Canadian identified, 2 nabbed, 1 on the run; English to become second official language; Massive deluge in southern Taiwan; United Airlines sid...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Canadian male English teacher dismembered in New Taipei; TV celeb Jacky Wu's son threatens to bomb Taipei City Hall; Taiwan sever...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes 85C Bakery Café kowtows to Chinese bullying; US shows unprecedented courtesy to Taiwan President in LA; Sheraton hotel Wi-Fi screen post...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top news of this week includes TSMC fights off virus attack, Two Taiwanese tourists invited to meet Polish President for tea by surprise, Taiwan flag flown defiantly at Paris G...

Illinois governor signs 2 bills to tighten gun restrictions

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws Monday authorizing judges to take weapons away from people suffering mental health and other problems and to extend the waiting period for delive...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Typhoon season is to move into higher gear; Typhoon holiday timing causes havoc on Taipei MRT; Son of Malaysian ex-leader spotted dining with a...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 07

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Rat causes stampede on Taipei MRT during rush hour, Taiwan's 'Evil Landlady' sentenced to 8 years and 2 months, MECO laments P...

Supreme Court hands Illinois governor a rare win over unions

CHICAGO (AP) — The Supreme Court's ruling in an Illinois labor case gave Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a rare victory in his campaign to weaken public-worker unions and something to tout in a tough re-...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - June 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Archery teacher kills and dismembers woman near Huashan 1914 Creative Park; British 'pick-up artist' continues offensive video ser...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - June 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Taipei kindergarten job ad controversy; Eight Filipino workers lost in the mountains safely found; Two Japanese airlines correct references to ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - June 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Taiwan Wan An air raid drill held on June 4; Taiwan 7-Eleven launches fitness gym at Taipei store; 200 km hiking trail to open in Northern Taiw...

Illinois House speaker aide quits after harassment complaint

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The chief of staff to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan abruptly resigned Wednesday after an employee accused him of lewd comments and of mishandling complaints ...