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Mar 21 2017

Trump drops 220 spots on the Forbes Billionaires List

During the campaign he said that he was worth $8.7 billion and said past year in a personal financial disclosure form filed with the federal government that his net wort...

Mar 20 2017

GOP infighting over health care, other issues belies victory

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller says he can't support the House GOP health care bill in its current form, leaving the measure short of the support it needs in the Senate. CBO e...

Mar 17 2017

McDonald's goes after Trump, then says it was hacked — Twitter beef

It appears somebody who accessed McDonald's corporate Twitter account Thursday has a beef with President Donald Trump. McDonald's said its account was "compromised"...

Mar 15 2017

US News and World Report recognizes Illinois State graduate programs

Cornell University slips in just behind the two on both MBA and law school dominance. The magazineThe top five education graduation programs were Harvard, Stanford,...

Mar 13 2017

Is Daylight Saving Time actually risky?

We sprung forward in the United States, moving our clocks forward an hour in a spring ritual that now adds an hour of daylight to each day from March 12 until it ends on ...

Mar 12 2017

Will a big storm come our way?

AccuWeather calls for a sharp turn in conditions from a high of 52 and partly sunny skies today to highs of 33 on Friday , then 23 and 28 over the weekend. Models don...

Mar 10 2017

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Expected To Report Earnings On Thursday

The stock appeared -19.63% below its 52-week highs and is down -2.34% for the last five trades. Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.78. O...

Mar 05 2017

Philadelphia Unions Offer Help in Response to Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

No arrests have been made, and police said they have not determined a motive. Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged head...

Mar 04 2017

US House Intel Committee Chiefs Agree on Scope of Russia Election Probe

Trump's National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned last month after it was revealed that he misled Vice President Mike Pence and White House officials about his con...

Mar 04 2017

Rand Paul says Obamacare 'repeal' secrecy is cause for concern

Yet a trio of Senate conservatives - Mr. Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah - have objected to the House GOP approach, on top of centrists who are a...

Mar 01 2017

Jewish Centers In Several States, Including Pa., Being Evacuated Due To Threats

The threats in Harrisburg and York came on the heels of bomb threats made to almost a dozen other Jewish buildings across the country, including schools. Prior threat...

Feb 25 2017

Owners arrested after puppy eats heroin

An officer with the Carrollton Police Department spotted the puppy, a Chihuahua mix, alone in a locked truck in the parking lot of a Home Depot. "Eventually we did find d...

Feb 21 2017

Whittier Police Officer Dead, 1 Officer Injured In Shootout With Suspect

Los Angeles County Fire Dispatch Supervisor Art Marrujo said the suspect was treated for gunshot wounds. "When they got the call, it was just a traffic accident and the...

Feb 18 2017

The Senate Just Confirmed the EPA's Arch Enemy to Run the Agency

While it's unlikely there are any smoking guns in the emails that would have been enough to change Republicans' minds on Pruitt, Democratic senators called for another ...

Feb 16 2017

Humana Will Pull Out of Obamacare For 2018

Gruber was also an architect of the MA health care law signed in 2006 by Governor Mitt Romney, which served as a model for the federal plan. Unquestionably, the ACA has...

Feb 16 2017

White House will reopen for public, says Melania Trump

Even so, Trump's few initial statements, courtesy of the elusive Wolkoff (a New York-based event organizer and fashion luminary), indicate that the new first lady is inte...

Feb 14 2017

DeVos confirmation as ed secretary rankles electeds

DeVos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after running into stiff opposition during her confirmation hearings. Republican senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa...

Jan 31 2017

State Sets Up Hotline For Detained Foreign Travelers

New Yorkers do like the new president's infrastructure ideas and his policies when dealing with Russian Federation but on seven other issues, including race relations and...

Jan 31 2017

Durbin not ruling out filibuster of Trump Supreme Court nominee

He was confirmed by a voice vote in 2006. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urged all House and Senate Democrats to join her for a rally in front of the Sup...

Jan 31 2017

BU advising students from 'travel ban' countries to stay in US

These students are from countries impacted by the recent executive order restricting immigration to the United States from certain countries. Faculty and students hav...