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Texas wants its gold back inside the state’s borders

Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within...

Governor: Puerto Rico near ‘death spiral’

Puerto Rico is teetering near a “death spiral” as it nears a government debt default, its governor...

In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics, is riding...

Supreme Court upholds broad discrimination claims under housing law

A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday embraced a broad interpretation of the type of civil rights...

White suspect arrested in killing of nine at black U.S. church

A white man suspected of killing nine people in a Bible-study group at a historic African-American church...

Study on ER returns suggests more need for follow-up care

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but...

Texas wants its gold back inside the state’s borders

Texas wants its gold back inside the state’s borders

Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum.

Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold, according to public sector and financial industry experts — not just gold futures or investment positions, but approximately 5,600 gold bars worth around $650 million. The holdings, stored at a …

July 4, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Governor: Puerto Rico near ‘death spiral’

Governor: Puerto Rico near ‘death spiral’

Puerto Rico is teetering near a “death spiral” as it nears a government debt default, its governor says.
Puerto Rico can no longer make payments on its $73 billion in debt, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, who warns the island is perilously close to entering a “death spiral”

“The debt is not payable … there is no other option. This is not politics, this is math,” Garcia Padilla told the New York Times in an interview published Sunday evening. …

June 29, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride

Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride

A young Afro-Cuban performance artist transformed a Havana cultural center into the stage of a black hairstyle competition this weekend in a rare public commentary on racial beauty standards in Cuba, where prejudice remains widespread and largely undiscussed.

Politics, particularly detente with the U.S., is a common subject matter at this year’s international art fair. Few works touch on discrimination against black and mixed-race Cubans, which remains commonplace more than a half-century after the island’s socialist revolution …

June 15, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’

Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days have accused King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation.

Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical professionals “up until the time that he peacefully passed away in his sleep,” attorney Brent Bryson …

May 27, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Study on ER returns suggests more need for follow-up care

Study on ER returns suggests more need for follow-up care

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it’s more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

Already some ERs are taking steps to find out why and try to prevent unnecessary returns. A Philadelphia hospital, for example, is beginning to test video calls and other steps to link discharged patients to primary care.

The new …

June 15, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Alcohol Disorders: Nearly 1 in 3 Adults Are Problem Drinkers

Alcohol Disorders: Nearly 1 in 3 Adults Are Problem Drinkers

About 30 percent of adults in the United States misuse alcohol at some point in their lives, but the large majority don’t seek treatment, a new study suggests.

Researchers also found that in a given year, about 14 percent of American adults misuse alcohol, which researchers refer to as having “alcohol use disorder.” This yearly rate translates to an estimated 32.6 million Americans with drinking problems during a 12-month period.

“The study found that the risk of alcohol use disorders …

June 3, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

LeBron James opts out of Cavaliers Contract

LeBron James opts out of Cavaliers Contract

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James declined his player option for the 2015-16 NBA season Sunday, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. It’s a decision that was expected as he seeks to maximize his contract while waiting for the league’s new television deals to take effect in 2016.

Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, citing league sources, reported Friday, “James will take a wait-and-see approach while the Cavaliers tend to their housekeeping matters.”

Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan speculated …

June 29, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Dez Bryant Contract: Rumors, speculation surrounding Cowboys WR

Dez Bryant Contract: Rumors, speculation surrounding Cowboys WR

Wide receiver Dez Bryant was unable to reach a long-term deal with the Dallas Cowboys before free agency began, so the team slapped the franchise tag on him. Now, the 26-year-old is preparing to force the team’s hand in securing a contract by holding out.

Mike Fisher of Fox Sports reported Bryant was at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, but that the wide receiver was not there to participate in the team’s minicamp. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram …

June 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Reviews

2016 Subaru Legacy

2016 Subaru Legacy

The 2016 Subaru Legacy is no longer the specialty sedan it was in the past, and it’s only time before mainstream...

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2016 Acura ILX – Review

2016 Acura ILX – Review

For 2016, Acura has essentially rebooted its entry ILX model—dropping the surplus of powertrain variants and focusing this small sedan under...

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Ranging from the cost-effective V-6 and potent V-8 SS, to the track-ready Z/28 and lightning-quick ZL1, to the well-rounded 1LE V-8,...

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Other News

Texas wants its gold back inside the state’s borders

Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold...

Jul 4, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

LeBron James opts out of Cavaliers Contract

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James declined his player option for the 2015-16 NBA season Sunday,...

Jun 29, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

In 2016 operation, Dr. Carson is outpacing many U.S. presidential rivals

Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon with no experience in the cutthroat world of Washington politics,...

Jun 29, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Supreme Court upholds broad discrimination claims under housing law

A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday embraced a broad interpretation of the type of...

Jun 25, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Dez Bryant Contract: Rumors, speculation surrounding Cowboys WR

Wide receiver Dez Bryant was unable to reach a long-term deal with the Dallas Cowboys...

Jun 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Duncan comments on losing more than $20M

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan stated this week that misplaced trust in a financial...

Jun 18, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

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