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Social Security benefits to rise by 2% in 2018

October 13, 2017 |

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2% increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest increase since 2012 but amounts to a bump of only $ 25 a month for the average beneficiary.

The Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA,…


L.A. Times – Business

Social Security Recipients Get Largest Raise in Years

October 13, 2017 |

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2% increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $ 25 a month for the average beneficiary. The Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) Friday. The COLA affects benefits for more…
Newser

Security checks on air travelers prompt outcry from ACLU, Muslim Advocates and NAACP

October 13, 2017 |

The drama in airplane cabins won’t go away.

Six months after a physician was dragged off a United Airlines flight, civil rights groups are protesting a series of incidents involving passengers who were forcibly removed or underwent extra screening on planes.

The American Civil Liberties Union has…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Announces His Pick for Head of Homeland Security

October 12, 2017 |

President Trump announced Wednesday he will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to replace John Kelly as the head of the Department of Homeland Security after the latter left the post to become Trump’s chief of staff, Politico reports. Nielsen is an attorney and cybersecurity expert who served in the Transportation Security Administration…
Newser

Steve Wynn on the future of security in Las Vegas

October 8, 2017 |

Chief executive of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas enhanced security at his properties after deciding a year ago that Las Vegas was a soft target.
FOX News

In Hotel, Paddock Called Security About Noisy Neighbor

October 5, 2017 |

In a story about Stephen Paddock’s life as a Vegas gambler, the New York Times includes an interesting nugget: The night before his shooting spree, Paddock called security to complain about loud music in the room below him. Twice. Albert Garzon of San Diego recalls that security guards knocked on…
Newser

Unarmed Security Guard Tried to Stop Vegas Gunman

October 5, 2017 |

One of the most amazing stories of heroism to emerge from the Las Vegas mass shooting is that of Jesus Campos, an unarmed security guard who was the first to locate gunman Stephen Paddock. Union chief Dave Hickey says Campos arrived at the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel…
Newser

Equifax Has More Bad News About Massive Security Breach

October 2, 2017 |

Credit report company Equifax is now saying an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by a massive security breach this summer, bringing the total to 145.5 million people, the AP reports. Equifax said the company it hired to do an examination of the breach, Mandiant, has…
Newser

Lil Wayne Won’t Go Through Security, Skips SC Concert

October 1, 2017 |

Saturday night was a big disappointment for Lil Wayne fans in South Carolina after the performer ditched a concert because he wouldn’t go through security, report the Post and Courier and Billboard . The rapper was scheduled to appear at Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena with a slew of other acts, including…
Newser

Here’s What Americans Paid for Trump Kids’ Security on Ski Trip

September 30, 2017 |

$ 329,561. That’s how much it cost taxpayers to provide security for Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Eric Trump, and their families when they took a ski trip to Aspen last March, reports CBS News , which got the records through a Freedom of Information Act request. The Department of Homeland Security…
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