Here's how 'Obamacare' covered Americans with pre-existing conditions. What happens next?

First, unless the writer has an individual income over $200,000, or a family income over $250,000, he or she is not paying taxes for the ACA. "I have heard people say, 'well who cares if the Affordable Care Act is overturned because people can get ... More..

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Dade Mayor Doesn't Want to Get Into It With Trump Over $52000
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Dade Mayor Doesn't Want to Get Into It With Trump Over $52000

Gimenez signed an executive order Thursday ordering the director of his corrections department to begin honoring all requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold immigration suspects in Miami...More..

Attorney General Madigan Seeks to Stop Workers' Pay Until Budget is Passed
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Attorney General Madigan Seeks to Stop Workers' Pay Until Budget is Passed

Madigan's office is seeking to have the court's pay order lifted February 28, giving Rauner and lawmakers "additional time to enact appropriations legislation and thereby ensure that state employees will contin...More..

What is Chinese New Year?
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

What is Chinese New Year?

New Year: Alex Zhao of T's Chinese Restaurant at Sheffield, with dumplings in chilli vinegar sauce and potsticker dumplings. For Malaysians, CNY brings a long break and the opportunity to strengthen the unity...More..

US Unions Just Hit An All-Time Low In Membership
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

US Unions Just Hit An All-Time Low In Membership

That year, union members made up 20.1 percent of the US workforce. In Idaho, union members were estimated at 6.1 percent of the workforce in 2016, and in Montana, they were 11.9 percent. Those trends didn't r...More..

Brent Musburger: Olbermann Should Stick to Sports
by | Saturday, January 28, 2017

Brent Musburger: Olbermann Should Stick to Sports

Musburger, 77, also offered that he was by no means a gambling savant and said people "would go broke" on his picks. And make no mistake, I will miss the arenas and stadiums dearly. I've got millions of friends...More..

by | Friday, January 27, 2017

Madeleine Albright 'ready to register as Muslim'

On Wednesday, " Big Bang Theory " star Mayim Bialik also tweeted in protest to a potential executive order , "I'm Jewish". The Hill reported that she is following in feminist icon Gloria Steinem's vo...More..

Ugly clashes on Australia Day, politicians debate the January 26 date
by | Friday, January 27, 2017

Ugly clashes on Australia Day, politicians debate the January 26 date

The current Australian administration does not support a date change. Australia's 700,000 or so indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people still struggle with the impacts of colonisation and tr...More..

by | Thursday, January 26, 2017

Haley sworn in as the new UN Ambassador

Haley appeared before the committee last Wednesday for almost three-and-a-half hours and presented herself as a strong candidate that could bring reform to the United Nations . She went on to marry Michael Hal...More..

Red panda lust may have led to Sunny's escape from Virginia Zoo
by | Thursday, January 26, 2017

Red panda lust may have led to Sunny's escape from Virginia Zoo

The zoo said it is hopeful that Sunny is still within the confines of the zoo, but is enlisting the help of the public in searching for Sunny. Authorities are still searching for a red panda that went missin...More..

What does Trump's nominee for education secretary mean for Penn?
by | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What does Trump's nominee for education secretary mean for Penn?

DeVos nonetheless managed to inject some unintentional humor while addressing such a serious topic by giving an example of a situation when having a gun in school is definitely a good idea. In an e-mail respons...More..

by | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dense fog advisory extended, rain in forecast through Tuesday

Light southeast wind increasing to 11 to 16 miles per hour in the morning. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. A winter weather advisory and a hazardous weather outlook will be in effect f...More..

Here's What $20 Million Stashed Inside a Mattress Looks Like
by | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Here's What $20 Million Stashed Inside a Mattress Looks Like

The cash was inside a box spring and, police say, is connected to a pyramid scheme involving TelexFree , a Marlborough, Mass. -based company that purported to sell VOIP telephone service. Wanzeler and TelexFre...More..

Obama Gave $221 Million to Palestinians in Last Hours
by | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Obama Gave $221 Million to Palestinians in Last Hours

The money to send to the Palestinians had initially been approved by Congress in 2015 and 2016, but a group of Republican lawmakers objected to the appropriation. Congress was notified of the decision on the mo...More..

by | Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

Trump's upcoming nomination to replace Justice Antonin Scalia will be the topic of his session with Senate leaders from both parties. Obama officially put forth Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Hardiman, who...More..

Sprint acquired a big chunk of Tidal
by | Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sprint acquired a big chunk of Tidal

Under the new partnership, Sprint customers are supposed to get "exclusive" content from Tidal artists. It was founded by owner and rapper Jay Z, and now includes artists Rihanna, Kanye West , Nicki Minaj,...More..

Strong winds, rain predicted in powerful storm heading toward NYC
by | Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Strong winds, rain predicted in powerful storm heading toward NYC

A nor'easter forecast to hit Long Island late Sunday through Monday is expected to bring heavy rains, coastal flooding and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour that may down branches, trees and power lines. The s...More..

Lockdown Lifted at Air Force Base in Arizona
by | Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lockdown Lifted at Air Force Base in Arizona

The lockdown at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson has been lifted, according to a tweet from the base. The base is now on lock down. Authorities warned anyone on base to "seek shelter immediately". Air...More..

Mississippi Tornado: 3 Killed, Major Damage Reported to Buildings
by | Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mississippi Tornado: 3 Killed, Major Damage Reported to Buildings

And for many the statue was a symbol - of the hope to move forward and a reminder that no one died on campus from the destructive force of nature that claimed the lives of four people in the surrounding area. T...More..

Pot activists to hand out 4200 hand-rolled joints at inauguration
by | Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pot activists to hand out 4200 hand-rolled joints at inauguration

Buying, selling and smoking pot in public are illegal. Marijuana advocates are concerned about what actions attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R), was unwilling to commit to that position during h...More..

Oregon's jobless rate drops to 4.6 percent
by | Saturday, January 21, 2017

Oregon's jobless rate drops to 4.6 percent

For the US the unemployment rate for December was 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in November. But unemployment in Alabama is still worse than the national rate of 4.7 percent, which was also up slightly. Jobs...More..

by | Saturday, January 21, 2017

Six people found alive at Italian hotel buried by avalanche

Emergency personnel talk to the boy, who appears to be in good condition, and pat his head. A mother and daughter pulled out of the rubble Friday were taken to a hospital by helicopter, according to ANSA. Ita...More..

by | Friday, January 20, 2017

Who Counts as a "Real Woman" at the Women's March on Washington?

We call on people of all genders to march in London as part of an global day of action in solidarity. Kathi Wolfe , a writer and a poet, is a regular contributor to the Blade. Several women take selfies with...More..

by | Friday, January 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale shooter says he carried out attack for ISIS, FBI claims

ISIS has not claimed responsibility for the attack. Accused Florida airport shooter Esteban Santiago told investigators that he spoke with ISIS terrorists in " jihadi chat rooms " and carried out the deadly J...More..

by | Thursday, January 19, 2017

PUTIN: The people behind the Trump dossier are 'worse than prostitutes'

The Russia leader also questioned whether it was believable that Trump would have hired sex workers. Meanwhile, Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Moscow is looking forward to cooperat...More..

Uncle says Orlando shooter's widow is innocent
by | Thursday, January 19, 2017

Uncle says Orlando shooter's widow is innocent

She was arrested Monday at her mother's home in Rodeo, a middle-class suburb about 25 miles northeast of San Francisco. Her husband was killed in a shootout with police after taking hostages during a three-hour...More..

8 injured in shooting near MLK, Jr. Memorial Park in Miami-Dade
by | Thursday, January 19, 2017

8 injured in shooting near MLK, Jr. Memorial Park in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported six of the injured to local hospitals. Monday was a federal holiday and was recognized in most of the United States as MLK Day. Jerome Battle, 20, underwent two surgeries af...More..

by | Thursday, January 19, 2017

Freezing rain advisory issued for much of MA

The rain snow mix is expected to continue through Wednesday night into Thursday morning with precipitation around 80%. Expect snow from 4,000 feet and up with the potential for more widespread gusty winds ...More..

by | Thursday, January 19, 2017

Minn. Jewish Community Center Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Authorities searched the building, and gave the all-clear within an hour, according to Samantha Levine-Neudel, spokeswoman for the JCC of Greater Boston, which oversees Jewish community centers throughout the a...More..

Philadelphia Phillies sign OF Michael Saunders for $9 million
by | Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Philadelphia Phillies sign OF Michael Saunders for $9 million

Saunders would join a veteran outfielder with Odubel Herrera (signed to an extension last month) and former second baseman Howie Kendrick (acquired in a trade in November). But Saunders struggled mightily aft...More..

by | Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Local women prepare for Washington D.C. march

Auckland is joining cities in more than 30 countries holding a women's rights march on Saturday, coinciding with the Women's March in Washington DC , the day after Mr Trump officially becomes President of the ...More..

by | Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Interior Secretary Nominee on Climate Change: 'I Don't Believe It's a Hoax'

Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday that climate change is not a hoax, that climate is changing and "man is an influence". In his first question, Sanders asked...More..

by | Wednesday, January 18, 2017

State Police Solve 30-Year-Old Missing Persons Case

Yates. Their non-custodial mother has been charged with snatching them. Two sisters, who were reported missing from Rhode Island more than three decades ago, have been found alive in Houston. She was taken in...More..

by | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Is Closing After 146 Years

It's since been shortened to two, and the longest segment-a tiger act-is 12 minutes, which is probably 11 minutes longer than most kids can tolerate. "Try getting a 3 or 4-year-old today to sit for 12 minutes",...More..

Massive gator saunters across path at Polk County reserve
by | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Massive gator saunters across path at Polk County reserve

Facebook user Kim Joiner shared a video that is nearly terrifying to see: a huge alligator ambles its way along a path as several people nearby watch. In the background, several other people are seen gawking w...More..

by | Monday, January 16, 2017

Department Of Treasury Unveils 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

Anthony dollar was retired in 2000, though obviously it's still accepted as payment). The United States Mint just released an image of its latest commemorative collector's coin ― and it features a black woman...More..

by | Monday, January 16, 2017

Parade in Newport News will honor Martin Luther King Jr

The event will include a reception, a performance by Genuine Imitation and a panel discussion beginning at 5:15 p.m. exploring King's legacy in relation to current social justice issues and contemporary activ...More..

Donald Trump Slams Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis for Critical Comments
by | Sunday, January 15, 2017

Donald Trump Slams Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis for Critical Comments

Lewis' 5th Congressional District in Georgia includes the Atlanta metropolitan area. He said he believed "the Russians participated" in Trump's election and added: "They helped destroy the candidacy of Hill...More..

Florida newborn kidnapped from hospital in 1998 found alive
by | Sunday, January 15, 2017

Florida newborn kidnapped from hospital in 1998 found alive

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reached out to the cold case detectives at the sheriff's office, and Kamiyah Mobley provided a swab of her cheek for DNA analysis that proved the match...More..

Video shows dog riding on cage behind SUV on I-95
by | Saturday, January 14, 2017

Video shows dog riding on cage behind SUV on I-95

Brenna said the dog appeared to have the letter "S" permanently marked onto its leg. "It is clearly a unsafe situation for the dog and given they are pits, we all know (they are) most likely fighting dogs". The...More..

Man ticketed for warming up vehicle in own driveway
by | Friday, January 13, 2017

Man ticketed for warming up vehicle in own driveway

Taylor said he started his auto last Tuesday to warm it up in the cold weather and went inside for five minutes - and when he came back out his vehicle had been ticketed, Taylor told WDIV Local 4. "You see th...More..

by | Thursday, January 12, 2017

Book by Trump appointee Monica Crowley pulled by publisher after plagiarism claims

Crowley's book, What The (Bleep) Just Happened , has come under fire recently, accused by CNN KFile of almost " 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources , including the copying with minor changes of n...More..

8th annual East Liberty Celebrates MLK event
by | Thursday, January 12, 2017

8th annual East Liberty Celebrates MLK event

Senator Chris Murphy Martin Luther King, Jr. Utilities: Emergency services are available for water and sewer needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Imad Enchassi, Senior Imam at the Islamic Society of Gre...More..

by | Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Democrat Wants Criminal Charges Against GOP Rep. for Removing Anti-Cop Painting

The tug-of-war over a controversial painting displayed in the Cannon tunnel of the US Capitol continued Tuesday as Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay and members of the Congressional Black Caucus re-hung the art...More..

by | Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Allegiant Airlines coming to Louisville

Days after announcing direct flights from Indy to the east and west coasts, Indianapolis International Airport revealed some new direct flights that will expand travel out of Indianapolis . "Folks in southwe...More..

Eddie Vedder to Play President Obama's Farewell Address
by | Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Eddie Vedder to Play President Obama's Farewell Address

It is believed Obama chose to give the speech in Chicago rather than Washington because back in 2008, he delivered his victory speech after becoming the nation's first black president. ABC's Tuesday lineup i...More..

by | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gas prices projected to rise by 36 cents higher in 2017

The Dearborn-based auto club told the Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 9 that the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.51 per gallon. That fallback in oil prices should show up so...More..

Winter storm: South braces for snow, sleet and freezing rain
by | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter storm: South braces for snow, sleet and freezing rain

Schools cancelled classes in several states and Alabama and Georgia issued emergency declarations ahead of the storm, which was already being blamed for one road fatality Thursday in Kentucky. Raleigh-Durham In...More..

Couple Charged with Killing Teen, Dumping Body in Luzerne County
by | Monday, January 09, 2017

Couple Charged with Killing Teen, Dumping Body in Luzerne County

Sullivan was hospitalized on Dec 30 when he was found unresponsive from a prescription drug overdose at his Horsham home in an apparent suicide attempt. On October 31, around 5:30 p.m., hunters in the woods fou...More..

US Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory
by | Monday, January 09, 2017

US Congress certifies Trump's Electoral College victory

Vice President Joe Biden, who presided over the joint session of Congress in which the ballots were counted, dismissed all of the challenges , telling Jackson Lee at one point, "It's over". Each time, the Vi...More..