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 […]

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 … […]

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 […]

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 a surprising wave of support among conservatives that has placed him near the top of contenders for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. The soft-spoken 63-year-old Carson, an African-American who only officially became a Republican last year, has […]

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 allegations that can be made under the landmark Fair Housing Act by ruling that the law allows for discrimination claims based on seemingly neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect. On a 5-4 vote in a major […]

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 […]

Duncan comments on losing more than $20M

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan stated this week that misplaced trust in a financial adviser caused him to lose more than $20 million, but it won’t impact his decision-making process about whether to continue playing or retire. Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg notes the power forward has made around $220 million in salary throughout his […]

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 in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Thursday and U.S. officials are investigating the attack as a hate crime. Law enforcement officials detained alleged gunman Dylann Roof, 21, after a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, about 220 […]

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 […]

Fabian Gomez wins his 1st career PGA Tour title at St. Jude

Winning the first PGA Tour title of his career at the St. Jude Classic isn’t enough to earn Fabian Gomez a trip to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Being fully exempt through the 2016-17 season is more than enough. “Winning a tournament is a big thing because you have two-year exemption and after that […]

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