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Bionic woman helps others thrive after paralysis

August 5, 2018 |

Amanda Boxtel was 24 years old when she lay in a hospital bed, unable to move her legs.
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Democrats calling for ICE to be abolished include Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and others

July 18, 2018 |

Some Democrats have joined the call to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency — especially under President Trump’s administration.
FOX News

American tourist dead in Bahamas boat explosion, several others injured

July 1, 2018 |

A female American tourist was killed and several others were injured after a tour boat exploded and caught fire Saturday in the Bahamas, officials said.
FOX News

They ‘Married’ Each Other’s Daughters. The Girls Were 7, 8

June 30, 2018 |

A Utah man who said he was the prophet of a polygamist sect is headed to prison after his conviction and sentencing this week on a child sodomy charge. Samuel Shaffer is the Knights of the Crystal Blade leader who was arrested in December on kidnapping charges involving his two…
Newser

Seattle repeals tax on big companies after pressure from Amazon and others

June 13, 2018 |

Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon.com and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses. It was a stark reversal from a month ago, when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis.

The council voted 7-2 after supporters…


L.A. Times – Business

Wells Fargo not the only bank to have created unauthorized accounts — but regulator won’t identify others

June 9, 2018 |

A federal bank regulator that has fined Wells Fargo more than $ 500 million over its creation of unauthorized accounts and other consumer abuses has found evidence of sales practice problems at other large and midsize banks — but is refusing to name those institutions.

The Office of the Comptroller…


L.A. Times – Business

Missouri lake boat crash kills 3 friends, injures 2 others; driver charged

May 20, 2018 |

A boat driver was charged with boating while intoxicated after he crashed the vessel with four of his friends aboard into a rock bluff at the Lake of the Ozarks, killing three of them, officials said.
FOX News

N. Korea’s New Move Assures Some, Concerns Others

May 15, 2018 |

Satellite imagery shows North Korea has already begun dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear-test site ahead of a promise to destroy it entirely in front of international journalists. The removal of buildings and rail lines observed by 38 North on May 7 appear in line with Kim Jong Un’s promise over the…
Newser

In the convention center arms race, Los Angeles plans to go big to take on Las Vegas and others

May 11, 2018 |

In the arms race among the nation’s largest convention centers, Las Vegas has unveiled its biggest weapon yet: a plan to make its already giant facility, well, humongous.

The proposed 1.4-million-square-foot expansion, once completed, would stretch the Las Vegas Convention Center two miles from…


L.A. Times – Business

As Companies Aim for Diversity, Others Charge Alienation

May 6, 2018 |

Companies trying to rectify a legacy of discrimination are finding that some tactics can breed resentment and new concerns about reverse prejudices.
WSJ.com: US Business