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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:00:51 -0500

Policymakers increased a key rate for the third time this year. The quarter-point move indicates the Fed is confident in the economy as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.

Winemakers Worry Wildfires Will Leave Whiff Of Ashtray In Their Wine

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:52:10 -0500

Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can absorb compounds that carry over into wine and ruin the flavor. The problem is only expected to grow as extreme weather events become more frequent.

How A Woman Engineer Built A Public Case Against A Sexual Harasser In Silicon Valley

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:17:57 -0500

Niniane Wang, an experienced engineer with a startup incubator, says she was harassed by a male investor. She wanted to be certain that when she came forward, she wouldn't be ignored.

White House: Nomination of Alabama Lawyer Brett Talley 'Will Not Be Moving Forward'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:16:00 -0500

Brett Talley had been rated "unanimously unqualified" by the American Bar Association in part because he had not tried a case or argued a motion in federal court.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In U.S. Senate

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:23:00 -0500

Smith's appointed term will run through January 2019. She will also be running in a special election next year to serve out the remainder of Franken's term, which ends in 2020.

Our 10 Most Popular Global Health And Development Stories Of 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:35:00 -0500

From the 455 global health and development stories we posted on our blog in 2017, here are the top 10, ranked by pageviews.

Smithereens Lead Singer Pat DiNizio Dies At Age 62

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Pat DiNizio, a singer and songwriter who made popular rock songs as the leader of The Smithereens, died on Tuesday, his fellow band members say.

More College Presidents Join The Millionaires' Club

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:26:05 -0500

Sixty-six university presidents took home more than $1 million in 2015, according to a new analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:38:00 -0500

The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.

Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.

Firefighters Battle The 5th Largest Blaze In California's History

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

Firefighters in California are making progress containing the enormous Thomas fire near Santa Barbara, but fear even one flying ember could send them back to where they were.

Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:03:00 -0500

An Ohio bill would ban abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. It has become a divisive issue in the community, much like it is everywhere else.

In Reaction To Trump, Democratic Candidates Surge In Deep-Red Texas

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:00:35 -0500

For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. But that doesn't mean they can win in the Republican state.

Tillerson Says He Would Meet With North Koreans, Even Without Denuclearization Talks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:43:00 -0500

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. would negotiate with North Korea without demanding that the country first agree to nuclear disarmament.

Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:25:00 -0500

In Virginia, officials hope a shift to toll pricing based on demand and traffic flow will change commuter behavior and reduce congestion on Interstate 66. Critics say the cost is too high.