6 months ago

Fed to raise rates as Trump economy looms

Wall Street stocks finished Wednesday, May 21, 2014, with sharp gains following mixed retail sector earnings and Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes that confirmed the Fed's stated policy course.  AP PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN AP FILE

WASHINGTON, United States There is little room for doubt that the US Federal Reserve will raise the benchmark interest rate in the coming week for only the second time in a decade.

With unemployment at a nine-year low, jobs being created at an average of 180,000 per month, the economy growing at better than t

9 months ago

CNN/ORC polls: Trump's national gains extend to Florida, Ohio - CNN

Story highlightsThe polls come as other national and battleground state polls suggest a sharply tightened contestVoters younger than 45 are also most apt to say they might change their mindsAmong likely voters in Ohio, Trump stands at 46% to Clinton's 41%, with 8% behind Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein. In Florida, likely voters split 47% for Trump to 44% for Clinton, within the poll's 3.5 percentage point margin of error, and with 6% behind Johnson and 1% backing Stein. In both states, Trump's support increases as a result of the likely voter screen, among all registered voters, Clinton edges Trump 45% to 44% in Florida, and in Ohio, Trump tops Clinton

12 months ago

Confessions Of A Technology Addict - Huffington Post

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Don't get me wrong. I love technology as much as the next guy, (hence being a Digital Lifestyle Contributor) but something clicked in my head this morning, are we more to addicted to technology than we care to admit? If you are like most people, your morning, nay, your life starts and ends with your smartphone. My morning routine might resembles yours, a real life a buzz feed video(I'll leave out the boring parts of using the bathroom, eating and showering). Wakeup at (insert time) and tur

1 year ago

9 Guant

When Mr. Obama became president in 2009 and vowed to close the prison at the Guantnamo military base in Cuba, there were 242 detainees, 99 of them Yemenis. In separate trips to Saudi Arabia that spring, John O. Brennan, then Mr. Obamas top counterterrorism adviser, and Robert M. Gates, who was the defense secretary, again raised the idea, according to another leaked cable and news reports. They were again rebuffed.

As Mr. Obamas first term unfolded, the effort to close the prison ground to a halt as Congress imposed steep restrictions on transfers. But in 2013, amid a widespread hunger strike by detainees, he resumed his push for transfers and renewed talks with the Saudis about the

2 years ago

Woman Stabbed at Art Basel, Patrons 'Thought It Was Performance Art' - People Magazine

By Naja Rayne

@najarayne and George Stark 12/05/2015 AT 01:00 AM EST

Art Basel took a turn for the worst when a woman was stabbed inside the Miami Beach Convention Center the site for the main event on Friday night.

According to a statement obtained by PEOPLE, the stabbing was an isolated incident which reportedly occurred after a fight between two women escalated, leaving one with stab wounds to her arms and neck.

"At 5:20 p.m. a visitor was assaulted by another visitor in the Nova sector of the fair," the statement reads. "The attack was an isolated incident that was immediately secured. The victim was taken directly to the hospital and according to the Miami Beach Police Department the victim's injuries are non-life threatening. Our thoughs are with the victim."

A source on the scene tells PEOPLE: "Some of the patrons inside thought it was performance art, or a performance."

However, neither of the two women were showing art at the event, and the Miami Herald reports that the artist of a nearby exhibit, Naomi Fisher, said she heard a scuffle and then saw a woman being taken away by paramedics around 5:30 p.m.

"A guy walked up to me and said, 'I thought I saw a performance, and I thought it was fake blood, but it was real blood," she told the paper. "It's horrible I'm so freaked out. I feel nauseous."

Security had reportedly announced before the event that they were planning to increase the amount of security at the art show in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, which helped on site officers secure the scene quickly.

"The suspect was apprehended by police who were at the scene within seconds of the incident," the statement continued. "The extensive security provided by the Miami Beach Convention Center is supporting the investigation."

Among the many in attendance, were celebs Katie Holmes and Kylie Jenner, who like most patrons, had no idea that a stabbing occurred.

2 years ago

Britain's Cameron says time to bomb militants in Syria - Reuters

LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria because Britain cannot "subcontract its security to other countries".

Many Britons are wary of entering into another war in the Middle East after Western intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya failed to bring stability to the region and some believe led to the rise of militants groups such as Islamic State.

But after Islamic State claimed responsibility for killing 130 people in Paris, some members of parliament who were reluctant to launch further military action in the Middle East now feel it is needed to protect Britain from such attacks.

Cameron lo

2 years ago

2016 Candidates Respond to Oregon Shooting

In the wake of a mass shooting Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, a number of presidential candidates took to social media to offer their thoughts and prayers to the victims and their loved ones.

According to ABC affiliate KATU, there were at least 7 people killed and 20 wounded in the shooting in Roseburg, the station said, citing Oregon State Police Lt. Bill Fugate.

The shooter's identity has not been released, but police confirmed the shooter was male and is dead.

Jeb Bush was the first to take to Twitter to respond.

Following her event in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton expressed disbelief.

"It is just beyond my comprehension that we are seeing these mass murders happen again and again and again," Clinton told the press. "And as I have said, we have got to get the political will to do everything we can to keep people safe. You know, I know there is a way to have sensible gun control measures that help prevent violence, prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands and save lives. And I am committed to doing everything I can to achieve that."

Donald Trump told the Washington Post, the shooting was "absolutely a terrible tragedy."

"It sounds like another mental health problem. So many of these people, they're coming out of the woodwork," Trump said, the Washington Post reported. "We have to really get to the bottom of it. It's so hard to even talk about these things, because you see them and it's such a tragedy."

The former Governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley, the first Democratic candidate to respond, also offered his thoughts.

During a radio interview today with Hugh Hewitt, Republican candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that the aftermath of the shootings would lead to more calls for gun control.

Obviously there are going to be those calling for gun control but that happens every time we have one of these incidents. Obviously thats not the issue," Carson said. "The issue is the mentality of these people. And we need to be looking at the mentality of these individuals and seeing if there are any early warning clues that we can gather that will help us as a society be able to identify these people ahead of time.

What I worry about is when we get to the point and we say we have to have every gun registered, we have to know where the people are, and where their guns are," he added. "That is very dangerous that I wouldnt agree with at all.

ABC News' Lissette Rodriguez contributed to this report.

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