House passes $717B Pentagon policy measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The bipartisan 351-66 vote s...

10,000 Taiwanese workers call for 10% wage raise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 10,000 workers marched on the streets of Taipei to mark Labor Day yesterday (May 1) and to make six demands, including a 10 percent salary raise, reported CNA. Organiz...

The Latest: Governor vetoes 10 bills, wants teacher pay hike

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona teachers' threat to strike and the governor's reaction (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed 10 piece...

In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejected

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republican-dominated legislature overrode vetoes from the state's GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for educa...

Arizona teachers group nearing walk out over low pay

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers who have organized to push for big raises and a restoration of school funding are threatening a statewide walkout, following the lead of educators across the country, i...

Red-state teacher rebellion hits Oklahoma, grows in Arizona

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teacher rebellion that started in the hills of West Virginia spread like a prairie fire to Oklahoma this week and now threatens to reach the desert in Arizona. ...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Jan. 31 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Ma Ying-jeou might be added to president election committee of NCCU after Lung resigns ...

5 ways to assess whether the GOP tax plan is delivering

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are right, the $1.5 trillion tax cut plan they sped into law last month will make individuals and businesses more prosperous. Payc...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Dec. 22 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: China hands down heavy sentences for Taiwanese suspects in Kenya fraud case @China Times...

Target to up hourly base pay to $15 by end of 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain t...

Taiwan Headline News

Taipei, Sept. 13 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Wednesday are as follows: @United Daily News: 3 percent pay hike planned for public servants @China Times: 3 perc...

Charities try to help Oklahoma teachers survive pay collapse

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School teachers in Oklahoma are among the most visible victims of the state's seemingly endless budget problems, with some of the lowest salaries in the nation, ballooning class s...

Highlights of bipartisan $1.1T government-wide spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill finances agency operations through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The bill has been endorsed by the White House, top...

Gorsuch paid $3.28 million by former firm, under 2005 deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave up a $1 million a year paycheck when he left his private law practice a decade ago for less financially rewarding work as a government lawyer ...

Despite suffering without doctors, Kenyans support strike

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A wave of contractions forces Sharon Andisi to crouch by the dusty taxi rank outside a hospital. Although she is about to give birth, she has just been turned away from Kenya's o...