Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing

Taiwan Presidential Office

February 8, 2018  Reuters

HUALIEN, Taiwan – Scores of aftershocks hampered rescue efforts on Thursday as emergency personnel combed through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after a powerful earthquake killed at least 10 people near Taiwan’s popular tourist city of Hualien.
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An obscure court decision against a Rhode Island town’s police officers and firefighters could be a warning sign for Social Security

Cranston, Rhode Island

February 8, 2018  Business Insider

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit gave us an interesting glimpse of the future last week when it ruled on an obscure case involving government pension obligations. Continue reading An obscure court decision against a Rhode Island town’s police officers and firefighters could be a warning sign for Social Security

A wedding cake is an ‘artistic expression’ that a baker may deny to a same-sex couple, Calif. judge rules

Wedding Cake

February 7, 2018  The Washington Post

Forcing a baker to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage over her religious objections violates her right to free speech, a California judge has ruled. Continue reading A wedding cake is an ‘artistic expression’ that a baker may deny to a same-sex couple, Calif. judge rules

IRS warns tax preparers about a new refund scam

IRS Building

February 7, 2018  CBS News

Only a few days into the tax-filing season, the IRS is sounding an alarm about a new tax scam. Specifically, it’s warning tax preparers to be on guard about the scam, which is aimed at stealing taxpayers’ refunds by using data compromised in tax preparers’ offices. 
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