Headlines on 2018-1-12

  • Democrats to try to censure Trump over harsh immigration comment

    Democrats said Friday they will attempt to censure President Trump next week for disparaging comments he reportedly made about developing countries in a closed-door meeting on immigration. Rep. Cedric Richmond, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said they'll pursue ...

  • Walmart raises minimum pay again, while Sam's Club closes many stores

    There are the Walmart-related headlines Walmart wants you to read, the headlines Donald Trump wants you to read and the headlines neither Walmart nor Trump want you to read. Walmart wants you to read the good news: it’s raising its minimum wage from $9-10 to $11 an hour, and expanding paid parental leave benefits. Donald Trump wants you to read that the company is giving credit for that move to the recent Republican corporate tax cuts. Neither of them wants you to think much about the years-long...

  • These Are The Top Risks 'We, Average Americans' Face In 2018

    Authored by Peter Diekmeyer via The Mises Institute, A decade ago, Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, launched one of the geopolitical world’s greatest marketing coups: an annual list of key global risks. The 2018 version is finely balanced to generate maximum interest among the consultancy’s global banking, defence and government sector clients. China, Russia, North Korea and Iran all figure highly, as do terrorism, Islamic- and cyber- threats. Naturally, it has made Bremmer a favorite...

    Zero Hedge
  • Bay Area woman united with her dog three years after he was stolen

    A small dog missing for three years after it was stolen from its owner was returned to her this week thanks to the pup's microchip.

  • Raptors' Masai Ujiri Responds to President Donald Trump's 'S---hole' Remarks

    Raptors president Masai Ujiri was critical of President Donald Trump over reported racist remarks about immigration.

  • White House physician says Trump in 'excellent health'

    The White House physician announced Friday that President Trump is in "excellent health" following his first physical exam as commander in chief."The president's exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center...

  • Freemie Liberty breast pump lets mothers set and forget

    While a lot of CES’s flashier showings revolved around cars, or massive televisions, or VR, or robots, equally revolutionary are less-conspicuous bits of tech that aim to make life easier for a subset of users. Case in point, the Freemie Liberty breast pump, which debuted this year. What is it? The Freemie Liberty pump, developed by Dao Health, is hands-free and is attached to a timer. Mothers can set the timer to pump, and it will stop when the timer runs out. This frees the mother up to do...

    The Next Web
  • Demi Lovato posts sunlit swimsuit poolside photo

    The Northern Hemisphere is currently in the middle of winter. But when Demi Lovato plugged her latest album on Instagram this Friday, she decided to cleave to a summery theme.

    Mail Online
  • Matthews apologizes for Cosby comment

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologized for joking about a "Bill Cosby pill" while awaiting an interview with Hillary Clinton two years...

    Mail Online
  • Court plans review of its workplace rules after claims

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The nation's largest federal court circuit has announced plans to review its workplace protections following the resignation of a judge...

    Mail Online
  • 20-year-old Florida man claims $450 million lottery jackpot

    A 20-year-old in Florida has hit the jackpot. State lottery officials said Friday that Shane Missler of Port Richey, a Tampa suburb, came forward to claim the $450 million Mega Millions grand prize, which he won in a drawing one week ago. The Mega Millions jackpot swelled to impressive heights ahead of Missler's win, in part because of a recent rule change that makes winning the jackpot more difficult. Twenty-three drawings rolled by before Missler's ticket lined up perfectly with all five...

  • Driver in crazy Burbank mudslide video speaks out

    "It was something out of a movie, but it was my movie at the time," driver Desionne Franklin said.