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You won't believe the talent at Cyndi Lauper's Home for the Holidays Concert this year

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:49:35 GMT

Former Queer Eye gay Carson Kressley will host the show at New York City's historic Beacon Theatre. The concert benefits the True Colors Fund's work to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth.




Oklahoma jobless rate ticks lower

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:04:12 GMT

Workers assemble steel bar cages to reinforce piers for hangars that are being built for the KC-46A campus at Tinker Air Force Base. [Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman] Preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Oklahoma's unemployment rate in October was 4.4 percent.




NYC council passes bill making revenge porn a crime

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:49:41 GMT

The City Council on Thursday passed legislation that would make it a crime to engage in revenge porn, sharing intimate images of people with an aim to embarrass or hurt them.




Critical Analysis: Symetra Financial (SYA) & Its Rivals

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:49:40 GMT

Symetra Financial is one of 25 publicly-traded companies in the "Life & Health Insurance" industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Symetra Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation. Symetra Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%.




U.S. jury hears closing arguments in trial of alleged Benghazi attack organizer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:11:29 GMT

A jury heard closing arguments on Thursday in the federal government's case against Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is accused of conspiring to organize the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Khatallah, the first defendant to face criminal charges in connection to the Benghazi attack, is on trial for 18 counts, including murder and providing material support to terrorists.




Far-Right Ohio Lawmaker Resigns After Liaison With Man in His Office

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:11:28 GMT

A right-wing Ohio legislator who has touted his religious faith and family values has resigned after being caught in "inappropriate behavior" of a romantic or sexual nature with a man in his office. The incident happened a few weeks ago Rep. Wes Goodman's office and "involved a male in a consensual situation," The Columbus Dispatch reports.




How Did they do it Without Computers?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:30:51 GMT

More than 85 percent of American homes have some sort of computer. Millions of people rely on computers daily to access, formulate, and store information.




Price-Fixing Allegations Against Generic Drug Manufacturers Broaden...

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:10:57 GMT

On October 31, 2017, the Attorneys General of forty-five states and the District of Columbia moved to amend a December 2016 complaint alleging a broad price-fixing scheme among key players in the generic drug industry. The motion to amend, filed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeks to add numerous generic drug companies to the list of defendants named in an earlier complaint.




Community Oncology Alliance: Medicare Sequester Budget Gimmicks Threaten Community Cancer Care

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:10:56 GMT

Doubling and Extending the Medicare Sequester Cut Will Backfire, Reducing Access to Cancer Care for Seniors and Fueling the Federal Deficit for Taxpayers Sequester cuts to Medicare payments are a destructive and shortsighted budget gimmick that hurt cancer patients and ironically fuel the federal deficit" WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, November 16, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- The Community Oncology Alliance is warning Congress that a new, increased sequester cut to Medicare payments will severely threaten community cancer providers and the nation's cancer care delivery system. The Medicare sequester cut has already dealt a severe blow to community cancer care, and doubling and extending it will be catastrophic.




Justice Dept. Threatens to Cut Federal Funds to DC

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:44:51 GMT

The U.S. Justice Department is threatening the District of Columbia and 28 other states and jurisdictions with a loss of millions of dollars in federal crime-fighting funds. The Justice Department says in a new letter to the local governments that they have so-called sanctuary city policies that may undercut federal immigration enforcement.




ACA federal enrollment surges by at least 47 percent this year, CMS says

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:54:59 GMT

Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act in 39 states has surged at least 47 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Nearly 1.5 million Americans signed up for coverage during the first 11 days of enrollment, CMS said Tuesday, including 876,788 during the second week.




Factory infuses coffee and cannabis together

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:33:27 GMT

Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. And with your jolt of caffeine, you can also get a little buzz.




House tax reform could cripple innovative education model aimed at low-income families

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:58:21 GMT

The portion of the tax code that allows for these "educational assistance programs" is on the chopping block from the House version of tax reform that's expected to see a floor vote on Thursday. A nationwide network of Catholic prep schools offered exclusively to low-income families is warning that the House version of tax reform contains provisions that could devastate their funding model, and could spell the end of an educational program that has graduated tens of thousands of low-income children in America's inner cities.




Here's what it costs to maintain an empty RFK stadium

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:14:30 GMT

The District of Columbia paid more than $2 million for security and maintenance at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium last fiscal year, a dollar amount that will likely be taken into account as the city and Events D.C. decide what's next for the aging edifice. Those costs for the fiscal year ended Sept.




Education groups differ on Wyoming's approach to disadvantaged students

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:14:29 GMT

State education officials may or may not be properly addressing the needs of low-income and minority students in Wyoming. It depends on whom you ask.




Mega Millions results for 11/14/17; jackpot worth $82M

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:14:28 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot is closing in on $100 million as there was no winner of the $82 million jackpot for the drawing on Tuesday, Nov. 14. That means the drawing on Friday, Nov. 17 will be worth an estimated $95 million with a cash option of $59 million. While there was no grand prize winner, two players matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million.




Indian Companies Create 1L Jobs In US

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:27:57 GMT

Indian companies have created more than 113,000 jobs in the US and invested nearly USD 18 billion in the country, according to a Confederation of Indian Industry report. The report titled 'Indian Roots, American Soil', which was released by Confederation of Indian Industry on Tuesday, states that Indian companies have also contributed USD 147 million towards corporate social responsibility and USD 588 million as research and development expenditures in the US.