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Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

Senate plan would scrap income and property tax deductions

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday proposed a tax overhaul that does away with deductions for all state income and property taxes, going further than the version proposed by the House and delivering a blow to residents high-tax states, according to senators briefed on the plan.

Woman Who Faked Cancer For $260,000 In Donations Sentenced To Jail

Woman Who Faked Cancer For $260,000 In Donations Sentenced To Jail

An Alabama woman who faked having terminal cancer to solicit donations was sentenced to 25 months in prison Wednesday. Jennifer Flynn Cataldo, 37, collected more than $260,000 in donations between 2014 and 2017.

Trump Arrives in China for Thorny Talks on Trade, North Korea

Trump Arrives in China for Thorny Talks on Trade, North Korea

Donald Trump arrived in Beijing Wednesday, his first visit as U.S. President to a nation that has been a focus, often a negative one, in his drive to secure jobs at home. Trade is to top the agenda, but so is North Korea.

Apple’s $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court

Apple’s $120 mn patent award from Samsung upheld by top US court

The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a $120 million patent award Samsung was ordered to pay Apple in the latest ruling in a series of legal skirmishes between the top two smartphone makers. … sought some $2.2 billion at trial, only to have a jury award the California-based company $119.6 million. An appeals panel […]

Secretary Mnuchin and First Daughter Ivanka Speak on Republican Tax Plan at the Reagan Library

Secretary Mnuchin and First Daughter Ivanka Speak on Republican Tax Plan at the Reagan Library

By Debra Tash Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, along with first daughter, Ivanka Trump spoke at the Reagan Library on Sunday night.  Notice went out to members the Tuesday before the November 5th event, short notice for many who regularly attend the Library’s programs.  Ms. Trump flew back from Japan at her father’s request […]

Manafort and Hillary, The Beat Goes On — The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Oct. 28-Nov. 3/Day 289-296) Week 41

Manafort and Hillary, The Beat Goes On — The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Oct. 28-Nov. 3/Day 289-296) Week 41

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, October 28 (Day 289): California high-tech companies want Supreme Court to rule for LGBT Yelp, Apple, and PayPal all plan to sign an amicus brief encouraging the Supreme Court to rule that refusing service to LGBT people based on religious beliefs is not a First Amendment right, but rather anti-LGBT discrimination. […]

This Is How ‘Temporary’ Protected Status Became Permanent For 300,000 People

This Is How ‘Temporary’ Protected Status Became Permanent For 300,000 People

Within the next two months, U.S. immigration officials will have to decide what should happen to hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals living in the U.S. under a program that shields them from deportation. … Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing […]

At Least 27 People Reported Dead in Texas Church Shooting – Gunman Killed by Police

At Least 27 People Reported Dead in Texas Church Shooting – Gunman Killed by Police

A mass casualty shooting near San Antonio, Texas, left at least 27 people dead and dozens injured. Reports from Sutherland Springs, Texas, indicate that multiple people have been taken to area hospitals. The gunman is reported to be dead after deputies cornered him about five miles from the scene. Update 3:17 p.m.: KSAT reports a witness claims […]

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros). In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was “outraged”, and said it would “ensure […]

Majority of millennials want to live in socialist, fascist or communist nation: Poll

Majority of millennials want to live in socialist, fascist or communist nation: Poll

A majority of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one, according to a new poll. In the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s “Annual Report on US Attitudes toward Socialism,” 58 percent of the up-and-coming generation opted for one of the three systems, compared to 42 […]