Rayos Syndication User
August 12, 2022 4:06 AM
The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor. There’s the focus on energy, including billions of dollars in incentives for clean energy but also renewed support for traditional fuel sources such as coal and natural gas. Those provisions were added as the price Democrats had to pay to win West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s all-important support. And the package includes big boosts for national parks, low-income people needing health care and coal miners with black lung disease, which are all measures likely to impact Manchin’s constituents back home. Manchin is a conservative Democrat who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He was a key vote needed to pass the package and send it to the House.
August 12, 2022 4:05 AM
Anne Heche is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and her survival isn't expected, according to a statement from a representative.
August 12, 2022 4:00 AM
Some people could earn even more.
August 12, 2022 3:36 AM
It's something today's workers need to be prepared for.
August 12, 2022 2:45 AM
You can earn more than you may think -- even during a bear market.
August 12, 2022 2:26 AM
The Taliban’s capture of Kabul on Aug. 15, 2021 brought the hardline movement back into power in Afghanistan nearly 20 years after they were toppled by the U.S. invasion following the 9/11 attacks. The year since has been disastrous for the country. Here is a timeline of significant events in connection to the Taliban takeover and subsequent rule.
August 12, 2022 2:02 AM
Don't rush to sign up as soon as possible.
August 11, 2022 11:12 PM
After the Griffeys played catch in Iowa, Drew Smyly took over. Smyly struck out nine in five scoreless innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 in Major League Baseball’s second “Field of Dreams” game. Seiya Suzuki reached three times and Nick Madrigal had three hits for Chicago in a throwback ballpark a short walk away from the main field for the 1989 movie. The night began with Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. and his father emerging from the iconic cornstalks to play catch in the outfield, delighting the sellout crowd of 7,823.
August 11, 2022 11:02 PM
Aug. 5-11, 2022
August 11, 2022 9:57 PM
A spokesperson for Anne Heche says the actor is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and isn't expected to survive. The statement released on behalf of her family said she is being kept on life support to determine if she is a viable organ donor. Earlier Thursday, police said they are investigating Heche for driving under the influence of drugs. Heche crashed her car into a Los Angeles area house on Aug. 5. A police spokesman said Thursday that detectives with a search warrant took a blood sample from Heche, and it showed narcotics in her system. A spokeswoman for Heche declined comment on the investigation.
August 11, 2022 9:39 PM
Authorities are investigating the motives of an armed man who they say tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office, fled, and was shot and died hours later in a rural standoff with law enforcement. The case Thursday unfolded as the FBI warns its agents to take extra precautions amid an increase in social media threats to bureau personnel and facilities following a search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. A law enforcement official briefed on the Cincinnati matter says federal investigators are examining whether the suspect in that case, identified as 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer, may have had ties to far-right extremist groups, including the Proud Boys.
August 11, 2022 9:26 PM
Last week, Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed state lawmakers to tighten restrictions on abortion. An Associated Press analysis of the voting results found high turnout among Democratic and independent voters contributed to that result. But even in traditionally conservative Kansas — a state Donald Trump carried by double digits in 2020's presidential election — support for the abortion measure was lower in every single county than support for the former president had been two years ago. In other states, abortion-rights supporters and opponents alike are using the Kansas vote to drive their followers to the polls.
August 11, 2022 9:12 PM
The California Energy Commission is holding a three-hour workshop focused on the state’s power needs and what role the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant might have in maintaining reliable electricity in the climate change era. The online hearing Friday comes as Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging Pacific Gas & Electric to consider a longer operating life for the plant that is scheduled to close by 2025. Newsom fears the state could face power shortages after the plant closes, as California transitions to solar and other renewables. But there are questions over cost and who would pay for a longer run, and earthquake risks.
August 11, 2022 9:08 PM
For the first time in decades, hand-counting will be used in parts of Nevada on election day. Nationwide proponents of hand-counting have described the old-fashioned method in broad terms as a way to address distrust in elections and voting machines. Now with the general election approaching, after successfully making their case in parts of rural Nevada, the state has introduced guidelines on how hand-counts could potentially be conducted. They include hand-counting teams of four, not all from the same party; tables at least 10 feet apart; and ballots counted 20 at a time.
August 11, 2022 9:00 PM
August 11, 2022 8:02 PM
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning ancient sculptures and other works of art that were illegally exported from Italy. The museum announced Thursday that next month it will ship back a nearly life-size group of statues known as “Orpheus and the Sirens.” Four other pieces will follow at a later date, including a giant marble head, an incense burner, an ancient mold for making pendants and a 19th century painting. The museum says all are believed to have been illegally excavated or removed from Italy.