New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Yilan, Miaoli declare typhoon holiday, business as usual in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Typhoon Maria lashes northern Taiwan, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Yilan County, Miaoli County, and Lienchiang&...

48% of workers in Taiwan will still work on typhoon day: online survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – About 48 percent of workers in Taiwan will still go to work despite an official suspension of work and classes announced by the government due to a typhoon, according...

TRA announces partial rail closure due to Super Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial cancellation of service on July 10, due to expected wild weather from Super Typhoon Maria, reported CNA. A ...

HSR runs as planned on July 10, decision for July 11 service announced later today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) system will run as planned today (July 10) and a decision on tomorrow's service will be made later today, as Super Typhoon Maria bea...

Cities, counties across northern Taiwan announce closures this afternoon for Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a land warning was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) for Super Typhoon Maria at 11:30 p.m. last night and as the eye of the storm is just 620 kilometers east of Yil...

Update: Super Typhoon Maria poised to pounce on Taiwan Tuesday

Update: 07/11 9:56 a.m. -  The tail end of Typhoon Maria should be leaving the country by noon today (July 11), according to the CWB. Update: 07/10 10:22 p.m. - New Taipei City,...

Judge halts 9 school closures in Puerto Rico, others pending

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Plans to shutter 265 public schools across Puerto Rico have been temporarily derailed with a judge's order to stop the closure of at least nine institutions. He also recom...

Third college closes as Taiwan's student population shrinks by 90,000 in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kaomei Junior College of Healthcare & Management in Kaohsiung City applied for a permanent closure from the school year 2018, set to become the third college in Taiwan optin...

Thousands in Puerto Rico protest austerity measures

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Ricans are marching to protest pension cuts, school closures and slow hurricane recovery efforts as anger grows across the U.S. territory over looming ...

The Latest: Oklahoma lawmakers planning rare Friday sessions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on teachers rallying for higher pay and more education funding in several Republican-led states across the U.S. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. ...

Some say teachers risk losing support as walkout continues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma Republicans finally passed a massive tax hike for hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools and teacher pay raises, they thought they would get a thank ...

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. ...

Oklahoma lawmakers scramble to avert teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pressure mounted Tuesday on the Republican-led Oklahoma Legislature to broker a deal on taxes to pay for hundreds of millions in new education spending and avert a threatened stri...

Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric in exile

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey's growing influence in predominantly Mu...

Schools close, road flooded by water main break near Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — A massive water main break sent water gushing into neighborhoods and flooded a major highway near Atlanta on Wednesday morning, forcing more than 100 schools to close and shutting down ...