Missouri governor signs GM tax break bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a business incentive bill aimed in part at enticing General Motors to expand in the state. The economic devel...

Taiwanese woman indicted for driving Volvo over husband's BMW with mistress inside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman has been indicted for public endangerment after she plowed her Volvo on top of her husband's BMW last December, after she spotted who she believed to be his mistres...

Abortion arguments at play in limiting veterans' IVF benefit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal program to help injured veterans and their spouses conceive children through in vitro fertilization is being hobbled by anti-abortion forces that oppose how the process...

Taiwan sees over 1,000 same-sex couples marry, 2 divorce since May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taiwan became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia on May 24, 1,173 same-sex couples have wed, including 28 transnational couples, and two have already...

An average of 149 couples file for divorce per day in Taiwan in 2018: data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 54,402 married couples filed for divorce in 2018, averaging 149.05 divorce cases per day, statistics from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) show. The data i...

Review: Novel dissects divorce with sharp, funny scalpel

"Fleishman Is in Trouble" (Random House), by Taffy Brodesser-Akner There was once a time when becoming a doctor or marrying one was an ideal measure of success. But "Fleishman Is in ...

Liz Weston: Don't believe these Social Security myths

Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early. More than half apply for Social Security before they...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 158th day of 2019. There are 207 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 7, 199...

Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles

TAIPEI (DW) -- Over 1,500 pro-marriage equality supporters gathered outside Taiwan's legislature earlier this week as lawmakers tried to smooth out differences among three competing draft bills on...

Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. Lawmakers pressured over the past two y...

Liz Weston: Your 401(k) just got more valuable

If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to a retirement fund. Tax-deductible contributions to 401(k)s, IRAs and othe...

5 must-do things in Taiwan on Lunar New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and citizens are eager to begin celebrating. Families will be gathering from far and wide Monday to tuck into a sumptuous reunion di...

Video shows Taiwanese woman drive Volvo over husband's BMW with 'mistress' inside

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Christmas Day (Dec. 25), video surfaced of a Volvo SUV being driven on top of a BMW with the same "lucky" plate number after the woman behind the wheel of the Swed...

Top 5 Taiwanese taboos to avoid on Dongzhi, Winter Solstice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Dec. 22) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and though many consider it a festive ti...

For same-sex couples, a new path to legal parenthood

BOSTON (AP) — When Sara Watson's partner got pregnant with their son through in vitro fertilization, they were overjoyed. Then the fear came. They weren't married, so Watson had no l...